Tuesday, August 22

Maximizing the Value of Your Business – For Growth or Exit

Would you like to take your business to the next level, free yourself up from having to be there constantly, or are you preparing to exit the business? Certified exit planner Roy Messing of Kent State University will show you how to maximize the value of your business in this...
Tuesday, August 22

2017 Lakewood Ideation Challenge

Do you have an idea for a business or product which absolutely needs to be brought to market? Are you willing to put some time into actually making that happen? The City of Lakewood’s Ideation Challenge is just for you. Take the Ideation Challenge by submitting a single-page Business Model...
Thursday, August 24

Ninth Annual Inclusion Conference

A year ago, the Commission on Economic Inclusion brought Mahzarin Banaji to Cleveland. She effectively demonstrated how even the most well-intentioned people unwittingly allow unconscious thoughts and feelings to influence apparently objective decisions. This year, at the Commission’s 9th annual Inclusion Conference, four experts will continue that conversation with a...
Friday, August 25

Flight, The Midwest Startup Conference

Launch League is so excited for the next event, they decided to pull it forward... by about four months! Flight 2017 is happening on August 25th this year and they're bringing you some new and exciting content. Here's what you can expect: Another awesome VIP cocktail hour A diverse group...
Monday, August 28

Aviatra Accelerators LAUNCH Fall 2017

Aviatra Accelerators, Inc., an accelerator devoted to launching and sustaining women-owned startups and small businesses, is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2017 LAUNCH and EXPLORE classes. Female entrepreneurs may apply for either class based on their businesses’ level of development. LAUNCH is for female entrepreneurs and business owners who...
Friday, September 1

TechInvest@SummerFest

Flashstarts Accelerator has partnered with TanZ to curate a 3-day VIP experience featuring the hottest innovations in tech and electronic dance music. The weekend begins with a showcase of Cleveland’s most exciting tech companies; then the VIP experience continues at TanZ SummerFest. TechInvest features companies spanning seed stage to series...
Wednesday, September 6

1 Million Cups Cleveland: Al Krasel {Fresh Healthy Cafe}

1 MILLION CUPS is a free, nationwide program designed to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. It was founded by the Kauffman Foundation and based on the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. 1 Million Cups meets at LaunchHouse on...
Thursday, September 7

Aviatra Accelerators EXPLORE Fall 2017

Aviatra Accelerators, Inc., an accelerator devoted to launching and sustaining women-owned startups and small businesses, is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2017 LAUNCH and EXPLORE classes. Female entrepreneurs may apply for either class based on their businesses’ level of development. For women who have a great business idea or...
Thursday, September 7

Health-Tech Corridor Happy Hour

On September the HTC will be holding a free happy hour where guests will have the opportunity to tour the new Link59 development project as well as experience Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality demos. Food and drink will be provided.
Wednesday, September 13

Census Data for Small Business

Join Timothy Sarko, Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, to learn how to use information from the U.S. Census to find key data for your business plan and better understand your potential market. Sarko is a Data Dissemination Specialist (DDS) for the U.S. Census Bureau. He lives and...
Wednesday, September 13

Edmonds E-Talk: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Start-up Financing?

Case Western Reserve University alumnus, startup founder and venture capitalist Ben Bayat, BS '02, will discuss different options to finance high-potential companies, from AngelList syndicates to online platforms to angel groups to venture capitalists. Ben will share his view on the benefits and pitfalls of different investment instruments such as...
Thursday, September 14

INDUSTRY 2017 | The Product Conference

Take two days in September to step out of execution mode, get inspired by other makers and really think about your product. Product teams from across the world convene once again in the center of America’s industrial heartland on September 14th and 15th for INDUSTRY 2017. Join them in learning,...
Wednesday, September 20

Wellspring unSpeaker Series

Looking for a different type of speaker series? A speaker series that will empower you, challenge you, and help you get what you want personally and professionally? The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce's speakers will engage, inspire, and provide specific steps to help take hold of your future. Courtney Gras,...
Wednesday, September 20

Business Growth Boot Camp: Looking with Fresh New Eyes – A How-to Workshop to Improve Your Observational Skills

Co-author of the highly successful book The Experience Economy, Jim Gilmore will introduce skill-building material from his most recent book, LOOK: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the “Six Looking Glasses” tool, through a combination of explanation, illustration, and hands-on exercises....
Thursday, September 21

Artist as Entrepreneur: Theater

Gina Vernaci, Executive Director of Playhouse Square, will speak as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Fall 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. Vernaci oversees programming, marketing, sales, community engagement, education initiatives and all stage operations at the not-for-profit arts center. She has shepherded the growth of the...
Wednesday, September 27

An Evening with Jen Sincero, Bestselling Author of You are a Badass at Making Money

New York Times bestselling author Jen Sincero will discuss her latest book, You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth. This program is part of the library’s Fall 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. Sincero’s book combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size aha concepts to unlock earning potential,...
Wednesday, October 4

Grow Your Business with Social Media

Join Karen Leonard of Innovative Global Vision for a workshop on growing your business with email and social media, the first session in a four-workshop series on social media marketing co-sponsored by Akron SCORE. Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make...
Wednesday, October 11

Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature

Biomimicry is the process of studying nature in order to design nature-inspired solutions to human problems. Learn more about this exciting field and its great potential to impact the economy of Northeast Ohio from the University of Akron's Dr. Peter H. Niewiarowski. Niewiarowski is a professor at the University of...
Wednesday, October 11

Drive New Business with Social Media

Join Karen Leonard of Innovative Global Vision for a workshop driving new business to your organization using social media, the second session in a four-workshop series on social media marketing co-sponsored by Akron SCORE. You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it...
Wednesday, October 11

3 Rivers Venture Fair

Join Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association for the 11th 3 Rivers Venture Fair at Heinz Field. This well-regarded event was created in 2002 to introduce pioneering technology companies from a ten-state region to investors who can fund them. To date, companies showcased at past Fairs have collectively gone on to raise...
Thursday, October 12

BizConCLE 2017

Join the Greater Cleveland Partnership and COSE for BizConCLE 2017 Cleveland’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 3 nationally-recognized...
Thursday, October 12

So Good Conference

Come join the Youngstown Business Incubator's So Good Program for their first annual Social Enterprise Conference! Located at the Williamson College of Business and Administration, one can admire and acquire valuable information given by social entrepreneurs themselves, all while enjoying food, drinks, and a marketplace full of social enterprises from around...
Wednesday, October 18

30 Ways to Grow Your Email List

Join Karen Leonard of Innovative Global Vision to discover new ways to grow your email list at this third session in a four-workshop series on social media marketing, co-sponsored by Akron SCORE. Having an interested and qualified list of contacts that you can stay top of mind with is vital...
Friday, October 20

Startup Weekend Cleveland

Build a Startup in 54 hours! What is Startup Weekend? The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Techstars Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and start...
Tuesday, October 24

Quickbooks Workshop Part I

Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, will explain tips & techniques for using the latest version of QuickBooks accounting software in this two-part workshop. Part I will cover creating company data files, setting company preferences, backing up and restoring data files, and a basic overview of customers, vendors and reports. Part...
Wednesday, October 25

Quickbooks Workshop Part II

Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, will explain tips & techniques for using the latest version of QuickBooks accounting software in this two-part workshop. Part I will cover creating company data files, setting company preferences, backing up and restoring data files, and a basic overview of customers, vendors and reports. Part...
Wednesday, October 25

Shorten Your Sales Cycle—Automate Your Marketing

Join Karen Leonard of Innovative Global Vision to learn about automating your marketing efforts at the final session in a four-workshop series on social media marketing, co-sponsored by Akron SCORE. Do you send the same information over and over? How do you share your great case studies, success stories and...
Wednesday, October 25

Female Entrepreneur Summit

Contempo is proud to present the 6th 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...
Thursday, October 26

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...
Tuesday, November 14

Fifth Annual Entrepreneur Pitch Night

In celebration of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold its fifth annual “Pitch Night” competition.  Ten finalists will be selected from the pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an...
Wednesday, November 15

Wellspring unSpeaker Series

Looking for a different type of speaker series? A speaker series that will empower you, challenge you, and help you get what you want personally and professionally? The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce's speakers will engage, inspire, and provide specific steps to help take hold of your future. Ally Bussey,...