Monday, October 23

Market Research: Testing Your Value Proposition

Many startups have difficulty knowing for sure if their business idea really meets the needs of their target customer. But a carefully planned market validation effort can provide some valuable insight. In this seminar, Jackie Sommers, Marketing Research Analyst for JumpStart, will guide entrepreneurs through this discovery process and help...
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...
Tuesday, October 24

The Modern Side-Hustle Series: Modern Marketing

A three part workshop for business owners who are ready for the tools to take their side hustle to the next stage! During this series, we will define who you are as a brand, help to establish your digital presence, & learn about the modern marketing tools used to grow...
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...
Thursday, October 26

Lunch + Learn: The Agile Office

This week LaunchHouse excited to welcome Kendra Sorensen, Interior Designer at Arkinetics, to LaunchHouse. Join them and learn how the "agile office" approach to design can benefit your business as you grow. Doors open for this event at 11:45, with presentation beginning at noon and ending at 1pm. A light...
Thursday, October 26

How to do Business with the Healthcare Industry

The Commission on Economic Inclusion is hosting an educational event for diverse suppliers interested in learning how to do business with the healthcare industry. Representatives from Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System and University Hospitals will share specifics on how to do business with healthcare systems. Businesses providing services in the...
Thursday, October 26

Get to Know ECDI

Join us on 10/26 for a laid-back evening of getting to learn more about the opportunities ECDI offers to grow your business. Are you seeking money to grow your business? Are you unsure what a lender is looking for when you apply for loan? Do you wonder how your credit score will...
Monday, October 30

The Founders Exchange

The Founders Exchange Powered by TBEIC Aims to Connect Successful Business Owners to the Community  Doors Open 5:00pm Program 5:30-6:30pm Networking & Live Music 6:30pm-8:00pm For more information contact Rose Saborse at rose@tbeic.org or call 330-207-2635. The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center, also known as TBEIC will be hosting the...
Wednesday, November 1

Revealed: Secrets to Small Business Success

Every small business is different. However, there are some basic principles that stay the same no matter who you are or what kind of business you’re trying to grow. Join us on November 1, where we’ll examine three key elements every small business must have to be successful. This is...
Thursday, November 2

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 us for...
Thursday, November 2

UGottaEat Launch Party

On November 2nd, UGottaEat will celebrate the official launch of both the iOS & Android apps. Attendees will enjoy delicious homemade flavors featured on the app created by their Chef Program members as well as party with the UGE team with a night of drinks, dancing, and socializing. In the...
Thursday, November 2

Sales Academy: From Sales Representative to Trusted Advisor

They are the Sales Doctors. Trust them. Proven sales trainers Hal Becker and Marvin Montgomery have designed a hands-on workshop for sales professionals and sales managers. Using years of experience as salespeople, sales team leaders, and sales coaches, they have designed a full-day experience that will give you the strategies...
Tuesday, November 7

Business Growth Boot Camp: Creating a Culture of Innovation to Drive Business Growth

Innovation experts, Nottingham Spirk have long been known for delivering pioneering ideas, perspectives and products for some of the most well-known brands – including the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush, the Swiffer SweeperVac, and the Sherwin-Williams Twist & Pour paint container. Join COSE for a discussion with Nottingham Spirk’s Co-President, John...
Wednesday, November 8

Growing Your Business: Utilizing Local, State and University Resources

Please join Attorney General Mike DeWine and Case Western Reserve University for a half-day conference featuring sessions that focus on growing technology sectors to accelerate innovation and product development. This free event is open to entrepreneurs, small firm innovators, and larger corporations alike.
Wednesday, November 8

Market Research: Testing Your Value Proposition

Many startups have difficulty knowing for sure if their business idea really meets the needs of their target customer. But a carefully planned market validation effort can provide some valuable insight. In this seminar, Jackie Sommers, Marketing Research Analyst for JumpStart, will guide entrepreneurs through this discovery process and help...
Wednesday, November 8

Flight Night – A Pitch Comeptition

Women on the rise take flight in Aviatra Accelerator's second semi-annual pitch competition! Come meet and hear from the fall Aviatra Accelerators participants as they pitch their businesses LIVE to win prizes and even a business loan! More info to come! Pitch Night and Aviatra Northeast Ohio are made possible...
Thursday, November 9

MidTown Tech Hive: “Beer at the Barn”

The MidTown Tech Hive is opening soon! "Beer at the Barn” is your chance to learn about the Hive’s offerings - coworking, classroom space, offices - all in a state-of-the-art building. Join us! Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5:30-7:00 p.m at Dunham Tavern’s Barn, the Hive’s upcoming next door neighbor. Joan Chase, DigitalC's Director of...
Thursday, November 9

Startup Standup

LaunchHouse is excited to announce the last Startup Standup of 2017 hosted by the Cuyahoga County Public Library! 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 community. Whether it's just an idea or...
Friday, November 10

The State of Manufacturing

Will the manufacturing industry keep growing at a healthy pace in 2018? How will government regulations and new legislation affect the industry? How will Northeast Ohio manufacturers take advantage of new opportunities - and face their challenges - in the new year? Join us for a morning devoted to uncovering...
Tuesday, November 14

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...
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,...
Wednesday, November 15

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Entrepreneurs

All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another. Protecting that IP is important, but it can also be expensive. With startups especially, every dollar matters. Therefore, deciding whether and how to spend funds on IP protection is a key question that should be answered in the early stages...
Thursday, November 16

FUEL by The Bit Factory

FUEL 2.0 by The Bit Factory is a shark tank competition for entrepreneurs to present their startup idea and compete for up to $10,000 each in investment and a spot at The Bit Factory accelerator. Join The Bit Factory to see awesome pitches and investment talks with real entrepreneurs and...
Thursday, November 16

Innovation Fund Northeast Ohio Info Session

Thinking of applying for the Innovation Fund? Join Innovation Fund NEO for a free Innovation Fund 101 where we explain the ins-and-outs of their application process. You’ll learn: how to apply and who’s eligible how you can use the money things to know before you fill out an application what to...
Friday, November 17

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, StartMart invites you to join them for a free day of...
Thursday, November 30

Market Research: Testing Your Value Proposition

Many startups have difficulty knowing for sure if their business idea really meets the needs of their target customer. But a carefully planned market validation effort can provide some valuable insight. In this seminar, Jackie Sommers, Marketing Research Analyst for JumpStart, will guide entrepreneurs through this discovery process and help...
Wednesday, December 6

Core City Cleveland: Entrepreneur Showcase

Join us on 12/6 to meet the fourth batch of Core City: Cleveland Impact Program participants, along with a group of organizations dedicated to helping core city entrepreneurs all across Northeast Ohio. This event will feature a series of “Demo Day” style pitches from each of the current Core City:...
Thursday, December 7

Winter Networking Night

Join COSE as they celebrate the season. Toast your team and enjoy networking, entertainment, drinks and appetizers. Jingle and Mingle with old friends and make some new ones! Parking: Trinity Cathedral has its own attached Parking lot for $5.00 per car. If you choose not to park in this location there...
Thursday, December 14

Tech Thursday: An OHTec Networking Night

Save the date for the upcoming Tech Thursday on December 14th at the Lakewood Winking Lizard Tavern. This event will be the perfect way to unwind from the busy holiday season by enjoying drinks and appetizers with the tech community.
Friday, December 15

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...
Saturday, January 20

7th Annual LaunchHouse Bootstrap Bash

LaunchHouse and the Cleveland Jewish News present the 7th Annual LaunchHouse Bootstrap Bash. The evening will honor Visionary Entrepreneur Award Honoree Steve Potash, Founder, President & CEO of OverDrive Inc. and showcase our region’s promising startups and feature strolling dinner and dancing. The Bootstrap Bash has annually attracted more than 300 people who support...
Wednesday, April 18

Watch Our “Pitch Your Business Competition”

Come support 10 Core City: Cleveland entrepreneurs as they pitch their business to our panel of judges! Each business will have four minutes to share their business idea with the potential to win $2,500. * Registering means you will be a spectator only. To find out how to become eligible to...