[M]SPIRE is a business competition for any entrepreneur or small business in Northeast Ohio with the end goal of growing existing manufacturing companies and sparking the development of new ones.

Send in your product idea. A panel of judges will review your proposal and you could win up to $20,000 to make your idea a reality. Applications are due September 30 at 11:59pm. Winners will  be announced Wednesday, October 19 at [M]POWER Manufacturing Assembly 2016 in Akron.

In order to be eligible for [M]SPIRE, you must be located in Northeast Ohio and produce, or want to produce, a physical product.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be focused on producing a physical product
  • Your application can be an improvement on a manufacturing or production process, as long as that process leads to a product
  • Entrepreneurs and small businesses are welcome

Do NOT Apply If:

  • Your product is a website or application
  • You are not operating in the listed counties

Key Considerations:

  • Is your product unique?
  • Is your idea feasible?
  • Will your product have an economic impact? (e.g. create new jobs in Northeast Ohio)
  • How would a cash prize be leveraged against other resources?
  • Is there a market need for your product?
  • Besides money, what do you need to be successful?
  • How well do you know your customers?
  • How much money do you need to launch your idea?

 

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01
Apr 1, 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST

Business Plan – English

Presented by: Ohio SBDC at Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center of Economic Development
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03
Apr 3, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

How To Use Your Financial Statements To Make Sound Business Decisions

Presented by: BudgetEase Bookkeeping
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07
Apr 7, 2020 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EST

Warrensville Heights Business Startup Pitch Competition and Networking Luncheon

Presented by: The Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
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07
Apr 7, 2020 8:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

Data Days CLE: A Blueprint for Action

Presented by: Center On Urban Poverty And Community Development
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14
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ABM: The Hero Enterprise Sales Needs At Your Tech Company

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15
Apr 15, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Business Plan – Espanol

Presented by: Ohio SBDC at Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center of Economic Development
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20
Apr 20 - Feb 24, 2020 7:30 am - 1:00 pm EST

Tech Week 2020

Presented by: Greater Cleveland Partnership
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22
Apr 22, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Free Coworking Day

Presented by: Bounce Innovation Hub
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06
May 6, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Options for Small Business: SBA Loans

Presented by: Ohio SBDC at Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center of Economic Development
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13
May 13, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Core City: Cleveland Entrepreneur Showcase – Cohort IX

Presented by: JumpStart's Core City: Cleveland Program
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13
May 13, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

SunDown RunDown Mansfield

Presented by: Braintree Business Development Center
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21
May 21, 2020 EST

The Dealership’s Small Business Pitch Competition

Presented by: The Dealership
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