Tuesday, September 25

Voting is Cool- MidTown Tech Hive Ice Cream Social

Join DigitalC for a casual ice cream social on National Voting Registration Day. Come check out their community-based coworking space, and register to vote for the November 2018 election. Interested in learning about ways to get involved beyond voting? They will have collateral and sign-up sheets available to do so....
Tuesday, September 25

Likes Into Leads

Are you struggling with gaining sales through social media? If you need to turn "Clicks into Customers" and "Likes Into Leads", this two-hour workshop will give you the tools you need to create effective messaging. In this two hour course, you will learn strategies for: Writing an engaging copy Marketing...
Tuesday, September 25

Encore Entrepreneur Initiative Fall 2018

"Encore Entrepreneurs" over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of business owners. If you are woman aged 50+, then entrepreneurship can offer an opportunity for you to use your knowledge, passion, life, and professional experience toward creating a small business of your own. The Cleveland...
Wednesday, September 26

Business Growth Boot Camp Part 2: How to Build a Marketing Machine from Scratch

In September 2015, Sam Brenner joined BoxCast with a large task to accomplish: build a scalable marketing strategy that increases leads, sales, and brand awareness...from scratch. At the time, BoxCast was a small startup with 12 employees, less than $500K in revenue, a $25K annual advertising budget, 20 inbound leads...
Wednesday, September 26

Cleveland Conversations: How Anchor Institutions Partner with Startups

On September 26, 2018, Meeting of the Minds partners with DigitalC and Cuyahoga County to convene thought leaders in Cleveland for the second of two networking and thought leadership event. The event will feature a panel discussion with local and national leaders, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the...
Wednesday, September 26

Two Tomorrows: The Conversation Continues (Over Beer)

Northeast Ohio is faced with two tomorrows: One where a legacy industry mix, lower-than-average educational attainment rates, the outmigration of people and jobs, persistent concentrations of poverty, and racial disparities continue to undermine our region's prosperity. The other where we are extraordinary. Where competitive industries and new businesses are growing,...
Wednesday, September 26

Business Growth Boot Camp: How to Build a Marketing Machine from Scratch

In September 2015, Sam Brenner joined BoxCast with a large task to accomplish: build a scalable marketing strategy that increases leads, sales, and brand awareness...from scratch. At the time, BoxCast was a small startup with 12 employees, less than $500K in revenue, a $25K annual advertising budget, 20 inbound leads...
Wednesday, September 26

Tau Boule Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Professional Development Series

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity 3rd Biennial Tau Boulé Professional Development Series is an event to provide professional development and networking opportunities for emerging and mid-level professionals. The keynote speakers for this exciting and informative event are Craig Arnold, Chairman, and CEO of Eaton Corporation and Author and Consultant Stedman Graham....
Friday, September 28

Techstars Startup Weekend Mansfield

Your idea in 54 hours Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?  Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate...
Friday, September 28

IngenuityFest 2018: FuturePast

IngenuityFest showcases creativity and innovation across sectors: it is a unique space to find something for everyone! Ingenuity Cleveland highlights maker activities; exhibits from small businesses and entrepreneurs; site-specific installations; dozens of bands, dance acts and performances across multiple stages; art of all types; and projects from IngnenuityLabs incubator members...
Saturday, September 29

Great Lakes Black Authors Expo & Writers Conference

The Great Lakes Black Authors Expo and Writers Conference will become a preeminent literary event fostering literary education and publishing industry networking. Friday, we will host a reception. Saturday serves as an all-day conference and simultaneous expo. Friday, September 28th will kick-off the event with a closed reception and awards...
Monday, October 1

LIFT Advanced Materials for Lightweighting Certificate

Become a leader in your field and a greater asset to your company by taking part in the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University. In collaboration with Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and other industry partners, our specialized programming offers you the opportunity to increase your team’s...
Tuesday, October 2

LIFT Additive Manufacturing Design Certificate

Become a leader in your field and an asset to your company by taking part in the Siegal continuing education program at Case Western Reserve University. In collaboration with Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and other industry partners, our specialized programming offers you the opportunity to increase your team’s knowledge...
Tuesday, October 2

SunDown RunDown – Canton

SunDown RunDown is one of Ohio’s premier entrepreneur pitch nights. It’s a great way to connect with investors, mentors, and community leaders. Entrepreneurs give a five-minute pitch followed by five minutes of Q&A. The SunDown RunDown Mansfield Chapter is independently operated by volunteers who have donated their time to help...
Tuesday, October 2

INDUSTRY Global | The Product Conference 2018

THE WORLD’S FASTEST-GROWING PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE Take three days in October to step out of execution mode, get inspired and really think about your product. “Software is eating the world” and spurring a revolution in every industry. Outdated methods of building and shipping products are being scrapped as entirely new...
Tuesday, October 2

Happy Hour with the JumpStart Investing Team

Looking to learn more about raising capital? Interested in applying for funding or technical assistance from JumpStart? Come grab a beer with the JumpStart Investing and Services team on October 2 at Brick and Barrel Brewing. Share your questions with the team and learn more about the types of businesses...
Tuesday, October 2

2018 Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Awards Program

The Cascade Capital Business Growth Awards honor businesses from Summit, Medina, Stark, Portage, Wayne, Ashland and Holmes counties that have achieved significant growth in sales or employment. The Huntington Legacy Award will be presented to a qualifying company. The Akron Community Foundation Philanthropy in Business Award will be presented to...
Tuesday, October 2

Women’s Network – Women Engage & Exchange: Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting and valuing the difference between people, Inclusion is a collaborative, supportive and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of all employees. As an engaging facilitator, Lisa's ability to be transparent with her participants allows them to push through topics that can be of...
Wednesday, October 3

LIFT Polymers Design Certificate

Become a leader in your field and an asset to your company by taking part in the Siegal continuing education program at Case Western Reserve University. In collaboration with Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and other industry partners, our specialized programming offers you the opportunity to increase your team’s knowledge...
Wednesday, October 3

2018 4th Annual Growth Plan Pitch Competition

The Entrepreneurship Center's 4th Annual Growth Pitch Competition is fast approaching and the Urban League would like you to join them! During the competition, six entrepreneurs will compete in a Business Growth Strategy Pitch Contest for a chance to win cash and prizes ranging in values of up to $5,000....
Wednesday, October 3

SBIR/STTR Funding in Your Portfolio: An Insider’s Perspective

This day-long workshop is for small businesses seeking to understand the nuances and best strategies for successfully competing for the Nation's largest seed fund: between the NIH, NSF, DOD and other agencies, approximately half of the $2.5 - billion SBIR/STTR funding is directed at healthcare and life science innovations. Learn...
Wednesday, October 3

NEOSVF Deal Flow Event

The Deal Flow Event brings students, startups, and society together. Six high potential startup companies will present and respond to initial due diligence questions from students from each of our university chapters. This event is the ideal opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, learn about local companies, and explore the...
Friday, October 5

Navigating the World of Insurance and Liability

Entrepreneurs often overlook or don’t understand their insurance and liability needs. But setting up the proper insurance structure adds an important layer of protection for any new venture. Join MAGNET as they explain the key things you need to know about professional insurance and liability. Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, October 9

The State of Tech Marketing After GDPR

GDPR pandemonium has caused a lot of stress and confusion for tech marketers. How compliant does your organization need to be, even if you don’t do business in the EU? We’ll review practical solutions for must-have GDPR requirements, such as cookie tracking, lawful basis to process and communicate, deletion of...
Wednesday, October 17

Get Out Of The Weeds: How To Successfully Manage Your Time As A Business Owner

Time is a finite resource, and it must be spent wisely. But what’s the best way to spend it while juggling countless responsibilities and managing your top priorities as a business owner? In this free, hands-on workshop, you’ll meet Diane Helbig, internationally recognized business and leadership development advisor and the...
Thursday, October 18

Grand Opening: Tech Belt Labs

Join the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center as they celebrate the grand opening of their shared resource lab in Warren, Ohio. If you're interested in being part of the future in energy innovation, this event is for you! Come learn about the new resources that will be available in the...
Thursday, October 18

Protecting Your Product and IP

Should you patent your product? What is a provisional patent? Do I need to sign an NDA before talking about it? How else can I protect my ideas? Join MAGNET as they discuss these IP questions with Cleveland-based IP attorney Luis Carrion. Lunch will be provided.
Friday, October 19

October Free Coworking Day at StartMart

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart for a free coworking day! If you’ve heard of StartMart but not yet visited, are curious about coworking, or if you’re just tired of working in a coffee shop, StartMart invites you to join them for a free day...
Monday, October 22

The Startup Showcase at Cleveland Clinic’s 2018 Medical Innovation Summit

Investors and entrepreneurs are essential to driving much-needed innovation in order to deliver better healthcare and provide better outcomes all while lowering costs. At MIS2018, Cleveland Clinic, JumpStart, HIMSS, HealthXL and Plug and Play are converging their networks, market knowledge, and clinical expertise to highlight the companies that are best...
Monday, October 22

2018 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit

About the Summit The Medical Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders and their passion about healthcare. It is our goal to not only connect these individuals but to celebrate the innovation that is happening here and around the world. Discussions are curated to ignite the disruption our patients need now....
Monday, October 22

StartInCLE Founder Fest

Food, beer, founders, talk, commiseration. Specifics TBD! Specifically for founders of startups in Northeast Ohio.
Wednesday, October 24

Female Entrepreneur Summit

Contempo is proud to present the annual Female Entrepreneur Summit—where Cleveland’s female entrepreneurs meet to connect, learn and grow. Engage with successful entrepreneurs, dynamic speakers and experts who will share resources, opportunities and personal testimonials. Grow your knowledge and expand your network during a day-long program specifically designed for you,...
Thursday, October 25

Caffeinated Ideas in Mansfield

Do you think you have a great business idea?  Or do you already have a business and need some advice? Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others? Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank” show? If any of these apply, then join Braintree for...
Thursday, October 25

Hiring The Next Generation Of Talent

Join the JumpStart Emerging Talent Network (ETN) for an informative workshop designed to give you tools and strategies for working with the next generation of employees. You will learn how to build strong relationships with the growing Generation Z workforce. You will also learn how the ETN connects local companies...
Thursday, November 1

Innovation Fund Info Session

Are you a Northeast Ohio entrepreneur leading a technology-based startup? Are you looking for funding that can accelerate your startup's growth? If so, join the Innovation Fund for a free informational session to learn about Northeast Ohio's most active early-stage seed fund. The Innovation Fund averages six awards, each up...
Thursday, November 1

BizConCLE 2018

The region’s only convention for small and middle market companies to learn, network and grow. BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees. The full-day convention includes 4 nationally-recognized keynote speakers and 10 hands-on workshops in areas like...
Saturday, November 3

Pitch U

Current Students and recent graduates (within 5 years) of any Northeast Ohio college or university are eligible to participate. On November 3rd, you will: Learn how to deliver a winning pitch Develop an elevator pitch for your business idea Pitch to a panel of early-stage investors Compete for a chance...
Monday, November 12

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Cleveland

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), a global movement that celebrates, empowers and supports women in business to alleviate poverty, is coming to Cleveland for the first time from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Linsalata Alumni Center of Case Western Reserve University on November 12. WED Cleveland will bring established and aspiring women...
Tuesday, November 13

SunDown RunDown – Mansfield

SunDown RunDown is one of Ohio’s premier entrepreneur pitch nights. It’s a great way to connect with investors, mentors, and community leaders. Entrepreneurs give a five-minute pitch followed by five minutes of Q&A. The SunDown RunDown Mansfield Chapter is independently operated by volunteers who have donated their time to help...
Wednesday, November 14

Watch Our 2018 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition

Join us on Wednesday, November 14 to support 10 entrepreneurs that live or own a business in the city of Cleveland during our third annual Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition. From first timers to seasoned veterans, watch each finalist pitch their business idea to a panel of judges—in four minutes...
Thursday, November 15

FUEL by The Bit Factory

FUEL by The Bit Factory is a unique pitch competition for MVP-stage software startups. Four finalists get the opportunity to negotiate up to $15,000 in investment and quick admittance to the Bit Factory's new Product Development Accelerator. Launching in January, the accelerator’s experienced advisors work with companies to complete a...
Friday, November 16

November Free Coworking Day at StartMart

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart for a free coworking day! If you've heard of StartMart but not yet visited, are curious about coworking, or if you're just tired of working in a coffee shop, we invite you to join us for a free day...
Saturday, December 1

Blockland Solutions Conference: Real-World Problem Solving

Solutions is one of the first blockchain education conferences to provide experiential learning through hands-on coding and real-world problem solving with a focus on solutions for business and government applications. Featuring daily keynote presentations, industry-specific case study discussions to illustrate how blockchain technology solves real-world business problems and concurrent sessions...
Thursday, December 6

Big Party for Small Biz

Say goodbye to Potlucks, White Elephant and Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties! Join COSE at the Big Party for Small Biz– the ultimate holiday party for your staff along with other Cleveland small businesses. Tickets include an unlimited buffet, free parking, a table dedicated for you and your guests, live music...
Friday, December 21

December Free Coworking Day at StartMart

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart for a free coworking day! If you've heard of StartMart but not yet visited, are curious about coworking, or if you're just tired of working in a coffee shop, StartMart invites you to join them for a free day...