Wednesday, July 18

Garden Valley’s Valley Mic

Join Garden Valley for youth open mic night and live painting. Musicians, dancers, poets and rappers are welcome.
Wednesday, July 18

Ignite! by Ingenuity Labs: Making Your First Sale & How To Network For Your Business Startup

Ignite! @ IngenuityLabs is an entrepreneurship education series providing business knowledge and down n’ dirty skills in an affordable, social environment. Programming is targeted to the needs of creative and arts-based entrepreneurs within the Ingenuity and Hamilton Collaborative network, as well as Cleveland’s wider creative landscape. IngenuityLabs emphasizes peer-to-peer learning and...
Wednesday, July 18

Numbers Demystified

All too often small business owners receive a set of financial statements from an accountant or bookkeeping service, from an untrained employee, or directly from an accounting software package without the benefit of any knowledge of what the numbers actually mean. Later, they are surprised by events that could have...
Thursday, July 19

LaunchHouse Happy Hour with Brewnuts

It's Happy Hour Time! Stop by LaunchHouse in Highland Heights to have a beer with our community of entrepreneurs & small business owners. Happy Hour is an opportunity to casually meet and network with the people that make our entrepreneurial community so great. Whether you have an idea, a business,...
Thursday, July 19

How to think[box]: Start with your Value Proposition

How will your idea create value for customers? Surprisingly, innovators often struggle to give a clear answer to such a fundamental question. Yet, understanding the logic of value creation - what’s often called a value proposition - can separate ideas that soar from those that stumble. Far beyond a marketing...
Thursday, July 19

How to Write a Business Plan

The most important aspect of a business plan is to serve as a guide during the life of your business. It is the blueprint of your business and will serve to keep you on track. This workshop will not only teach you how to write a business plan, it will...
Friday, July 20

July Free Coworking Day

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart on Friday, April 21st 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...
Friday, July 20

Women in Networking: The Fast Track To Your Success

Ever wonder how to take your brilliant idea and develop it into an attractive, investment-ready startup? How important is the name of your business, market analysis or your business plan to your success? Are you a small business owner looking to get to the next level but in need of...
Friday, July 20

Cleveland GiveCamp 2018

GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. This custom software could be a new website for the nonprofit organization, a small data-collection application to keep track of members, or a application for the Red Cross...
Saturday, July 21

Factory to Founder

Join the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center for the Factory to Founders event dedicated to helping former General Motors employees and other "factory" employees start their own businesses. On Saturday, July 21st from 9:00am-1:00pm, local economic development and business resources will be available to meet with anyone interested in learning...
Tuesday, July 24

Start in CLE Founder Dinner – July 2018

Talk shop and meet other local founders at Founder Dinner! Networking, discussion, advice, and fun! A few details: - Invite others! Make sure they register here! - Don't come to this in order to sell people something. That's not cool. - Graciously sponsored by Choolaah and LaunchHouse! Thanks folks! -...
Tuesday, July 24

Akron Lunch & Learn: Managing Cash Flow

Operating a successful business requires managing incoming and outgoing financials. Learn how to manage cash flows from banking professionals. Understand the purpose of cash flow management in a small business. Make cash flow projections based on the cash cycle. Identify some ways to manage cash flow, including receivables and payables....
Wednesday, July 25

A Glimpse Inside 10,000 Small Businesses

As an entrepreneur, you are not only the CEO, but also the business analyst, marketer and bookkeeper. You are good at what you do, but not an expert in every area of your business. Learn how the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program can help you identify tools and resources...
Thursday, July 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...
Thursday, July 26

Lunch + Learn: How to Speak with Your Programmer

How to speak to, keep track of and manage costs when hiring a web programmer. You need a website. But how do you even talk to a programmer? Merely showing a programmer a competitor’s website and saying: “I want something similar, so how much would it cost?” and expecting an...
Thursday, July 26

Women in Networking Special Event: Network, Art & Happy Hour

Please join WINCleveland for an art, networking, happy hour event at one of the coolest spaces in Cleveland, 78th Street Studios. Other professional women’s networking groups will join them in the context of a larger international arts event this summer, CAN Triennial. CAN Triennial presents a curated exhibition and site-specific installations from...
Thursday, July 26

Crain’s Women of Note Awards

Join Crain's as they honor inspiring women making notable change to NEO. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 HONOREES! Marcia Ballinger, president, Lorain County Community College Cathy Belk, president, JumpStart Allison Clarke, founder, Flashes of Hope Marianne Crosley, president and CEO, Cleveland Leadership Center Heidi Friedman, partner, Thompson Hine Susan Fuehrer, CEO,...
Thursday, July 26

Startup Standup + Happy Hour with Tenk West Bank

LaunchHouse will be partnering with Tenk West Bank to bring you a joint Startup Standup! Startup Standup is an opportunity for people to pitch ideas and gain immediate feedback as well as contacts. It is an informal and low-pressure environment, and it is a good time to get to know...
Tuesday, July 31

EDGE Fellows Public Presentation & Reception

Come meet, support and engage with us for the 12th Annual EDGE Fellows Presentation & Reception on Tuesday, July 31st at 4:00 PM with nearly 100 leaders from area businesses, universities, mentors, and students. Graduate-level students from Case Western Reserve University, the University of Akron, Ohio University, University of Illinois, and...
Wednesday, August 1

Ignite! by Ingenuity Labs: Creating Your Social Media Presence & Building Your Tribe Through Social Media

Ignite! @ IngenuityLabs is an entrepreneurship education series providing business knowledge and down n’ dirty skills in an affordable, social environment. Programming is targeted to the needs of creative and arts-based entrepreneurs within the Ingenuity and Hamilton Collaborative network, as well as Cleveland’s wider creative landscape. We emphasize peer-to-peer learning and...
Wednesday, August 1

Business Basics

The fundamentals for those interested in starting their own business or for those who have recently started a business, whether a commercial lease or a home-based operation. Learn about the planning process, initial financial projections, ownership options, review of the required forms, licensing, loan options and additional funding availability. Participants...
Saturday, August 4

Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit

The Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit will be comprised of three sets of concurrent workshops around the themes of Money, Marketing, and Management segmented in tracks based upon the stage of business. The tracks will be Start-Up/Pre-Venture, Growth, and Accelerated. Session topics will include - access to capital, how to...
Tuesday, August 7

Flux Makerspace – Software Development I

This class will teach you the basics of web development. After this class, you will be able to create your own complex web applications, help others build websites, and gain lifelong skills in technology. With this class, you should be able to make and maintain web applications on your own....
Thursday, August 9

Women Engage & Exchange: Learning to be Resilient

Resiliency is the ability to "bounce back". Resilience at work is now recognized as a defining characteristic of those who deal well with the stress and strain of the modern workplace.  As workplace pressure continues to mount, success may be more dependent on your ability to be adaptable as any...
Friday, August 10

SAS Days at CSU 4.0 – Data Analytics and the Supply Chain

For individuals interested in business analytics and big data applications, this event will mark the fourth SAS Days at CSU. Open to students, faculty, alumni and the Northeastern Ohio community, the event serves as a community catalyst to learn more from industry-renowned experts in business analytics and from SAS. This...
Monday, August 13

TRIAD Ohio

TRIAD (Technology Requirements & Innovation Awareness Days) Ohio and subsequent TRIAD events create a space where companies with DoD requirement responsive technology can actively engage with the eyes and ears of the US Combatant Commands, the Science & Technology Scouts. Companies that participate in TRIAD events will have the chance...
Tuesday, August 14

Biocene 2018

Join a diverse and forward-thinking audience of innovators, ideation experts, businesses, scientists, educators, students, sustainability advocates, economic professionals, and local, state, and federal agencies. Previously named the Biomimicry Summit, this is the 3rd annual bio-inspired symposium held in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tuesday, August 14

Easy Ways for Tech Companies to Get Started Marketing with VR/AR

VR/AR is one of the hottest trends in tech, but businesses often struggle with how this popular gaming technology can be used for sales and marketing purposes. During our first-ever Cleveland TechConnect meet up, we'll explore how virtual and augmented reality can be used to bring your software/tech brand to...
Wednesday, August 15

2018 Fall Women’s Network/Leadership Akron Community Leadership Institute

The Women’s Network Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a program in partnership with Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio and Leadership Akron. The program is designed for women professionals who want to expand their leadership skills, while incorporating community awareness and involvement. Sessions are held at various nonprofit organizations and/or venues, allowing participants a chance...
Wednesday, August 15

Ignite! by Ingenuity Labs: Navigating Local Maker Resources & Navigating Local Business Resources

Ignite! @ IngenuityLabs is an entrepreneurship education series providing business knowledge and down n’ dirty skills in an affordable, social environment. Programming is targeted to the needs of creative and arts-based entrepreneurs within the Ingenuity and Hamilton Collaborative network, as well as Cleveland’s wider creative landscape. We emphasize peer-to-peer learning and...
Thursday, August 16

OHTec Tech Thursday

OHTec Tech Thursdays continue at Limelight, the hottest new co-working space in the heart of Ohio City! Co-working has become a fan favorite because of its flexibility and openness to collaboration. There is no better place to discuss the latest tech trends, meet new people, and enjoy a night in...
Friday, August 17

August Free Coworking Day

Need a desk for the day in Downtown Cleveland? Visit StartMart on Friday, March 24th 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...
Tuesday, August 28

TechPint Summer Festival

TechPint returns with Summer vibes on Tuesday, August 28th in the glorious surroundings of MOCA Cleveland (Museum of Contemporary Art). The event kicks off at 4:00 PM and features local tech heroes sharing their stories and lessons, companies showcasing their latest work, group tech conversations and, of course, plenty of...
Wednesday, August 29

Business Growth Boot Camp Part 1: Attention & Context – The Two Most Important Words in Marketing

Let’s face it—the human attention span is shrinking and we are creating more content online than ever before. Those are big challenges for today’s marketers. With more channels to work in, more mediums, more stories to tell, and everyone’s time at a premium cost, marketers must know how to win...
Thursday, September 6

Docker [Level 1]

This course will give students a working overview of Docker and containers. Students will learn what Docker is and how it can be used in development. They will also use the Docker command line tool to search for, create, composite, and run containers in a local environment. Students will get...
Friday, September 21

September 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 of...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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, 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...
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...
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...