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Innovation Fund | Informational Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Location: Stark State College

Cost: Free: $0.00

Are you a Canton-area entrepreneur leading a technology-based startup? Are you looking for funding and resources that can accelerate your startup’s growth?


If so, join the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network for a free information session to learn about Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial resources and one of its most active early stage seed funds.


The Innovation Fund awards up to $350,000 to Northeast Ohio startups every quarter and is partnering with Stark State College to host this educational event. Hear from Cliff Reynolds, Co-Director of GLIDE, the Lorain County-based incubator that administers the Innovation Fund, about:


  • How to apply and who is eligible
  • How the funding can be used
  • Things to know before you fill out your application
  • What to expect if you receive a grant
  • Financial reporting requirements
  • Educational components

You’ll also hear about the varied entrepreneurial resources available through the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network and ways the City of Canton is supporting its regional entrepreneurs.


AGENDA:


Introduction
Cliff Reynolds, Co-Director of GLIDE


Welcome
Dr. Glenda Zink, Dean of the Business and Entrepreneurial Studies Division at Stark State College


JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network
John Dearborn, President of JumpStart


Canton Support for Entrepreneurs
Derek Gordon, Assistant Safety and Service Director for the City of Canton


Innovation Fund 101
Cliff Reynolds, Co-Director of GLIDE
Nancy Ernstes, Financial Advisor for GLIDE
Katie Van Dyke, Entrepreneur Advisor for GLIDE


EVENT: Innovation Fund/JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network Information Meeting


DATE: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1-4pm


LOCATION: Stark State College, Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center - Rm M101, 6200 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio


REGISTRATION: Click here for more information and to register online.



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