Global Entrepreneurship Week Ohio Global Entrepreneurship Week Ohio

Startups

Monday, November 16, 2020

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Raising Capital in Ohio, with Rev 1, Ohio State University, Jumpstart and North Coast Ventures
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Todd Federman
Todd Federman
Managing Director, North Coast Ventures
Cheryl Turnbull
Cheryl Turnbull
Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University, Senior Director
Hardik Desai
Hardik Desai
Jumpstart, Senior Partner, Investing
Ryan Helon
Ryan Helon
Rev 1, Executive Vice President
Jeff Hoffman
Jeff Hoffman
Global Entrepreneurship Network, Chairman

Hear from some of Ohio's leading capital providers on the state of funding in Ohio.

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Startup 101-How and Why to Start A Tech Business, by Jumpstart
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Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
Jumpstart, Senior Deal Flow Manager
Adam Salon
Adam Salon
Jumpstart, Partner, Entrepreneurial Services

Are you curious about what it means to be a tech business, why to start a tech business, or how to launch a tech business? If so, this fireside chat between two former entrepreneurs turned JumpStart business advisors that address these questions are for you.

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VFA Fellow Founders of Ohio, by Venture For America
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Leopoldo Peña
Leopoldo Peña
The Opportunity Exchange, Co-Founder, VFA '16 (Cleveland)
Ryan Cleary
Ryan Cleary
FloatMe, Co-Founder & COO, VFA '17 (Cleveland)
Alison Leddy
Alison Leddy
Bust A Move, Co-Founder, VFA '16 (Columbus)
Alex Hilleary
Alex Hilleary
Gather, Co-Founder, VFA '16 (Cleveland)
Tagan Horton (Moderator)
Tagan Horton (Moderator)
Founders Get Funds, Founder, VFA '19 (Cleveland)
Carrie Murphy (Host)
Carrie Murphy (Host)
Venture for America, Senior Director of Community Partnerships

Venture For America has helped numerous founders launch their business in Ohio. Join this program to learn about the VFA Founders and the businesses they launched.

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The Gig-Economy When the Economy’s Tanking, with Matt Deal
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Matt Deal
Matt Deal
SydeWyrk, Co-Founder
Jordan Valdiviez
Jordan Valdiviez
University of Toledo, Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program

What happens to the gig-economy in a pandemic? Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of SydeWyrk a gig-economy platform is here to answer that.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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What Business Really Comes Down To, with Kate Volzer
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Kate Volzer
Kate Volzer
Wisr, CEO

Join Kate Volzer as she shares her experience on the topic of what business really comes down to….the people behind it. As the CEO of a fully remote tech start-up, she has a proactive approach to keeping a team engaged. Hear her best practice tips and recommendations on managing remotely, the active role a CEO should play, and creating a thriving culture digitally.

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Connecting Travelers Through Shared Experiences, with Akib Amin
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Akib Amin
Akib Amin
GAFFL, Co-founder & CEO
Jordan Valdiviez
Jordan Valdiviez
University of Toledo, Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program

Connecting travelers to share experiences is what GAFFL is all about, but can you do that in a pandemic?

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Rebuilding with Resilience, Fireside Chat with Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture For America
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Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson
Venture For America, CEO

The economic and social shockwaves of COVID-19 have redefined what normal looks like in our homes, our workplaces, and across the world. They have also deepened some of our society’s most troubling inequalities, and left millions of people financially vulnerable. What will it take to restore our nation’s physical and economic health? Join Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America, as she imagines what a successful post-pandemic recovery could look like -- a recovery that prioritizes inclusion, equitable opportunity, and ultimately, resilience.

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Ohio Innovation Partners, by Plug and Play
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Nathan Sundheimer
Nathan Sundheimer
Plug and Play Cleveland, Program & Operations Manager
Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas
Plug and Play Cleveland, Managing Director
Julianne Roseman
Julianne Roseman
Plug and Play, Ventures Associate

Plug and Play leads an dynamic discussion about some of the Ohio startups they're working with.

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Growing Opportunities In Cannabis Management, with Professor Brandon Cohen
Brandon Cohen
Brandon Cohen
University of Toledo, College of Business and Innovation, Senior Lecturer
Jordan Valdiviez
Jordan Valdiviez
University of Toledo, Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program

Professor Brandon Cohen is leading the University of Toledo’s efforts to educate people on how to navigate the complex features of cannabis entrepreneurship.

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The Entrepreneurship Roadmap-A Guided Journey For Your App/Software Based Business, by Jumpstart
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Adam Salon
Adam Salon
Jumpstart, Partner, Entrepreneurial Services
Heather Hall
Heather Hall
Jumpstart, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Ron Stubblefield
Ron Stubblefield
Jumpstart, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith
Jumpstart, Senior Deal Flow Manager
Jaclyn Williams
Jaclyn Williams
Jumpstart, Senior Market Research Analyst

Being an entrepreneur building an app or software-based business is not easy. The journey to success requires commitment, time, and connecting with the right resources and tools. With the proper support, this journey is inspiring and rewarding. 

If you are an entrepreneur working to develop an app or software-based business, please join members of the JumpStart Services team. We will discuss how to start and build starting a business and how  The Entrepreneurial Roadmap can better assist you in turning an idea into a thriving business a reality.

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Be The Founder Youth Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition, by StartHuddle
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Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson
StartHuddle, Co-founder
Jake Zajkowski
Jake Zajkowski
StartHuddle, Outreach Director
Katie Pettee
Katie Pettee
Enjoy Zest, Chef + Event Planner

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, StartHuddle will be hosting an Entrepreneurship Panel. We'll hear from small business owners, leaders from the industry, and those who are passionate about the development of businesses in our community. Questions will pertain to important topics for youth to get started in entrepreneurship. Listen in to hear some great advice and wisdom.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Retail and Restaurant Technology, with Chris Rumpf
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Chris Rumpf
Chris Rumpf
Flyght, CEO
Jordan Valdiviez
Jordan Valdiviez
University of Toledo, Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program

Chris, an expert in the retail and restaurant tech industry is ready to share his tales from the trenches of entrepreneurship as CEO of Flyght.

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Blue Economy Forum: How The Great Lakes Fosters Entrepreneurship
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Brandon Wong
Brandon Wong
University of Michigan, PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Hadar Borden
Hadar Borden
University at Buffalo, Director, Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars
Michael Schum
Michael Schum
Fortun Brands Global Plumbing Group, Vice President, Product Development
Eric Clark
Eric Clark
Technology Incubation and Innovation Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Acting Deputy Director
Paul Riser
Paul Riser
TechTown, Inaugural Director
Max Herzog
Max Herzog
Cleveland Water Alliance, Program Manager

A conversation on the role of water-based entrepreneurship in economic development across the Lake Erie region. Panel and Q&A.

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Maintaining the Black Entrepreneurship Community, a Fireside Chat with Tagan Horton
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Tagan Horton (Moderator)
Tagan Horton (Moderator)
Founders Get Funds, Founder, VFA '19 (Cleveland)

An AMA on the state of the Black entrepreneurship community with TheTagan. Who are the key players in our community? What do we need to learn, connect and build wealth?


Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Virtual Presentation of New Technology Startups from Northeast Ohio
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The University of Akron Research Foundation (UARF) in partnership with the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) is pleased to present a portfolio of new high potential start up companies from Northeast Ohio, showcasing technologies on topics addressing interests of IRI members. We hope that IRI members will identify collaboration opportunities with these companies and the academic institutions that they represent.  Ample time for Q/A ‘s and follow up discussions will be provided.  We hope that success of this initial program will be followed by quarterly virtual presentations of new university startups in technologies of interest to IRI members.  

The technology companies will represent commercialization opportunities in:

  • Artificial Intelligence for Smart Factory Transformation….  Lincode
  • Industrial 3D Printers for Production Materials at Scale…  JuggerBot3D
  • Multi-layer Nano Films for novel applications ……PeakNano/ Polymer Plus
  • New Class of Carbon Nanotube Anti-Corrosion Coatings… Tesla NanoCoatings   
  • Strong Cleanly Removable Nanofiber Adhesives….   Akron Ascent Innovations

Moderated by: 

  • Ms Elyse Ball, UARF Director of NSF I Corps Sites Program.   UARF is affiliated with the University of Akron and drives research commercialization across Northeast Ohio

The 90-minute live online presentations will include an opportunity for audience questions.  The session is open with advanced registration for IRI members through the link below.  Of course, there is no charge for participation.   Please send  any questions to Surendra Chawla ( [email protected] ) or Barry Rosenbaum ( [email protected] )   We look forward to meeting you on November 19th  Please stay safe. 

For Registration, please use the link:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iri-virtual-presentation-of-new-technology-startups-from-northeast-ohio-tickets-126863880281