Wednesday, February 22

Accelerate 2017: Citizens Make Change

Citizens Bank and Cleveland Leadership Center are joining forces once again to accelerate the progress of Northeast Ohio by helping to launch ideas that aim to improve our community. Local community leaders will select 25 individuals (five presenters in each of the following categories) to pitch their ideas at the...
Wednesday, February 22

Access to Capital and Other Services for Small Technology-Based Companies

Growing companies recognize the need for capital, customers and networks that can help them launch their business ideas and grow. Come and learn more about some of the services and funding  available to early-stage technology-based companies from organizations like JumpStart, ECDI-Women’s Business Center, BioEnterprise, Lorain County Community College, OAI, NASA...
Wednesday, February 22

Northeast Ohio Bioscience Career Fair

2017 marks the 11th year of BioOhio’s Ohio Bioscience Career Fairs. BioOhio will hold fairs this February in Northeast, Central, and Southwest Ohio. This event, hosted by Cuyahoga Community College Corporate College East, is designed to match job seekers with Ohio’s growing biomedical organizations, featuring top employers in the biotech, pharmaceutical,...
Wednesday, February 22

2017 Chinese New Year Celebration Networking Event

You are cordially invited to the kick-off event for the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce! Celebrate the Chinese New Year! Support and build bridges between Greater Cleveland and China Network with business and community leaders Learn about the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, including who they are, what...
Wednesday, February 22

Elevator Pitch Workshop

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to develop an effective pitch that explains the value of your product/service. Then, working in small groups, business and marketing professionals will help you to craft your very own elevator pitch. You will walk away with messaging that will help you effectively reach your...
Wednesday, February 22

Lunch + Learn: Choosing and Making the Most Out of Events

Join LaunchHouse for this Lunch + Learn where they will discuss how to choose, prepare, and make the most out of industry conferences, trade shows, and events. The event is free to attend with lunch provided. Doors open at 11:45 am, followed by the presentation from 12-1 pm. About the...
Thursday, February 23

Caffeinated Ideas at Braintree

Brainstorming ideas over a cup of coffee! Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank” show? Do you think you have a neat cool idea for a business?  Already have a business and need some advice? Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others? Please join...
Thursday, February 23

Access to Capital: SBA Loans

Attend this free, one-hour program, led by Raymond Graves, to learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration, how the SBA assists entrepreneurs, and the programs offered. After attending this program you will understand whether you are eligible for an SBA loan and how to go about applying for one....
Thursday, February 23

Tech Pint Happy Hour

A monthly, free get-together for the Cleveland startup community. Come to the monthly TechPint Happy Hour to catch up with other startup founders, investors and advocates from across Northeast Ohio. It's the perfect place to make plans to meet your peers, make some deals and share war stories.
Friday, February 24

Startup Vikes

Experience entrepreneurship in action. In just one weekend, we help build businesses using lean startup methodologies. By Sunday afternoon, minimally viable products are demo-ed and receive feedback. Best of all, the three most promising startups will receive a cash infusion and prize package to help them launch their business! Here’s...
Friday, February 24

Getting To Exit

Even after a couple of decades, Northeast Ohio's startup community might still be considered to be in its early stages. This is especially true when compared to other areas of the nation where the startup economy is so integrated it has become almost boring. Not so here. The sought after...
Thursday, March 2

COSE Annual Meeting

This annual, must-attend gathering features contestants of LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s hit reality TV series, “Cleveland Hustles”, who have succeeded in making their entrepreneurial dreams come to fruition. Panelists will talk about their businesses one year after being part of the series, the challenges of fast growth and the...
Friday, March 3

Happy Hour w/ Startup Vikes

Join LaunchHouse for Happy Hour/Startup Vikes After Party! (Typical Happy Hours are the first and third Thursday of the month) Catch up with the people you met during the weekend of Startup Vikes, check out the LaunchHouse space, view the resources available and coworking community. Casually meet and network with...
Monday, March 6

Cloudy Monday: Amazon Web Services 101

Amazon Web Services 101 introduces cloud computing and illustrates the reasons why startups and enterprise alike are adopting the cloud. In this talk you’ll learn about what Amazon Web Services is and how our customers use our global infrastructure and 90+ services to deliver products and services to their customers...
Monday, March 6

Business Planning Basics

This 4-week series combines the impact of an intensive business development and management series with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses. The retail industry is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but with the right planning you can...
Wednesday, March 8

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, March 8

NCAF’s Angel Investing 101+

NCAF will host evening sessions in February and March at Shaker Country Club to share introductory and intermediate level content related to angel investing. Topics will include: due diligence do’s and don’ts, valuation and deal terms, how to be an impactful board member, follow-on investing strategies and exits, etc. There...
Thursday, March 9

Caffeinated Ideas in Canton

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 Stark Entrepreneurship...
Saturday, March 11

Impact Pitch Round One

Calling all makers and social innovators to design, test, and impact your local region!   On March 11, join regional makers, developers, analysts and designers to compete and solve local, real-world problems in a all day hackathon. Hear pitches from civic leaders on local, real-world problems. Compete in teams to...
Monday, March 13

Bad Girl Ventures Info Session @ The Dealership

Are you wondering how to grow your business? Wanting to learn about how to even begin? Thinking about adding a new revenue stream? Wondering if you are talking to the right customers? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, join Bad Girl Ventures (BGV) at The...
Wednesday, March 15

Digital Q & A – Facebook Live

Are you wondering how to grow your business? Wanting to learn about how to even begin? Thinking about adding a new revenue stream? Wondering if you are talking to the right customers? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, join Bad Girl Ventures (BGV) in a...
Thursday, March 16

Startup Standup

Startup Standup is back! LaunchHouse partnering with their friends at Balance, a Cleveland-based innovation firm, to host their first Startup Standup of the new year. Do you or someone you know have an idea for a product? Come to Startup Standup, pitch and receive feedback from experts and the LaunchHouse...
Monday, March 20

Small Business Bookeeping

This 4-week series combines the impact of an intensive business development and management series with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses. The retail industry is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but with the right planning you can...
Tuesday, March 21

Entrepreneurship Series: Search Engine Marketing

Learn how to leverage your website to reach clients with Leslie Carruthers, President of The Search Guru. Carruthers founded The Search Guru, a search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) company to help create custom digital marketing solutions for businesses. Leslie Carruthers is a seasoned Internet marketing professional...
Thursday, March 23

Caffeinated Ideas at Braintree

Brainstorming ideas over a cup of coffee! Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank” show? Do you think you have a neat cool idea for a business?  Already have a business and need some advice? Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others? Please join...
Thursday, March 23

Lunch + Learn: Emotional Intelligence

Join LaunchHouse to better understand the five key areas of emotional intelligence and how they can either hinder or support your success. “We are being judged by a new yardstick. It’s not how smart you are but how you are smart! The technical skills or the business expertise that so often...
Monday, March 27

BGV Cleveland EXPLORE Spring 2017 Session

Do you have a business idea but don’t know how to pursue it? Are you in the process of launching a business? Or do you own a very new business and want to make sure it is off to a good start? Join BGV for the Explore accelerator program! Classes...
Monday, April 3

Neighborhood Grows, Session 1: Idea

This 4-week series combines the impact of an intensive business development and management series with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses. The retail industry is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but with the right planning you can...
Thursday, April 6

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...
Thursday, April 6

Access to Capital: SBA Loans

Attend this free, one-hour program, led by Raymond Graves, to learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration, how the SBA assists entrepreneurs, and the programs offered. After attending this program you will understand whether you are eligible for an SBA loan and how to go about applying for one....
Monday, April 10

Neighborhood Grows, Session 2: Numbers

This 4-week series combines the impact of an intensive business development and management series with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses. The retail industry is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but with the right planning you can...
Monday, April 17

Neighbordhood Grows, Session 3: Marketing

This 4-week series combines the impact of an intensive business development and management series with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses. The retail industry is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but with the right planning you can...
Sunday, April 23

BioOhio Annual Conference & 30th Anniversary Celebration

The 2017 BioOhio Annual Conference will be a celebration of statewide growth in all areas of bioscience, from medical devices, pharmaceuticals, lab equipment, and regenerative medicine, to agricultural compounds, alternative fuels, wellness products, clinical research, digital health, and wearables. Join BioOhio to celebrate what Ohio’s bioscience community has become, engage...
Monday, April 24

Neighborhood Grows, Session 4: Operations

This 4-week series combines the impact of an intensive business development and management series with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses. The retail industry is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but with the right planning you can...
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,...