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Events are a great way for entrepreneurs to learn, build their networks, and have a little fun. And their growing presence in Northeast Ohio reflects the region's active and dynamic entrepreneurial community.We host and promote opportunities that encourage and educate entrepreneurs. Check our listing of events often to see what’s happening.


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Insivia | Quality Over Quantity: Why Content Marketing Can’t Suck

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Find out how to turn your site into a feeding frenzy that keeps people coming back for more.


SBA | Internet & Digital Marketing - Online Live Stream

Thursday, July 31, 2014

There is more to digital marketing than social media and a website. Learn how finding the right tools, strategy, and measurements can grow your business.


LaunchHouse | LEAP Demo Day

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 11 startups from the country's FIRST high school accelerator will be presenting their pitches and giving demos!


NEOSA | Summer Beer Tasting

Thursday, July 31, 2014

While some people’s idea of a fun time is posting their #tbt (Throwback Thursday) pictures on social media, here at NEOSA we will be celebrating #tbt at Fathead’s “throwing back” some cold, sudsy brews.


LaunchHouse | Game Developers - Excuse to Code

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The purpose of this meetup is to give our members time & space to work on or share their projects away from distractions.


SBA | Starting a Business - Webinar

Monday, August 04, 2014

Get a broad overview of every facet of starting your own business.


BioOhio | Bioscience Expo & Showcase

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Discover and connect with established & start-up bioscience companies, suppliers, service providers, and innovators right here in Ohio. Meet companies who are moving bioscience technologies and products from concept to market, and the innovators who are on the idea-market path.


1 Million Cups Cleveland

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a weekly program that gives two local startups the opportunity to give a 6-minute presentation and engage in 20 minutes of Q&A with a room full of their peers, mentors, service providers and potential investors.


NorTech Innovation Talks | High Impact Sales Strategies, Methods & Tools

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Conducted by Christine Luzar of Frohman & Associates, this interactive workshop will provide a straight forward and flexible approach to understanding your product, potential markets and customer preference.


COSE | the think spot Keynote Series: Cameron Herold

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The think spot is a keynote series that brings the most influential and pioneering entrepreneurial minds to Northeast Ohio to speak, inspire and spark an epiphany. Join friends and colleagues for cocktails and networking, and bring your next big idea to life!


Lakewood Ideation Challenge **Deadline To Apply**

Friday, August 08, 2014

Do you have an idea for a business or product which absolutely needs to be brought to market? Are you willing to put some time into actually making that happen? The City of Lakewood’s Ideation Challenge is just for you. Take the Ideation Challenge by submitting a 1-page Business Model Canvas, 1-page Validation Plan, and a 2-3 minute “elevator pitch” -- and you could win a prize package of services to help bring it to reality.


SBA | To The Point Business Plan Webinar

Monday, August 11, 2014

This webinar will explain and illustrate a simple business plan format.


SBA | Free Access to Capital Workshop Webinar

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join us from your home or office. Workshop Topics: Business Counseling, SBA Loan Programs, Loan Application Process.


Shaker Launchhouse | Working Women Connection

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Working Women Connection has a new Cleveland East Chapter!


SBA | Exploring Business Ownership

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Do you have an idea to start your own business? Learn what it takes to pursue a small business venture and where to find local resources to help you.


Get In The Ring: The American Startup Clash **Deadline to Apply**

Friday, August 15, 2014

Get in the Ring is a startup pitch competition founded by the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands to bring the world’s most promising entrepreneurs together with those who can help them succeed and to inspire others to start their entrepreneurial journey.


SBA | Small Business Financing Options Webinar

Monday, August 18, 2014

How will you fund your business venture? This webinar will explain how and where to get financing for prospective (and existing) businesses.


Flashstarts | Demo Day

Monday, August 18, 2014

Demo Day will begin with team presentations in Playhouse Square’s historic Allen Theatre. Attendees will have the chance to meet our teams at a reception following the presentations in the lobby.


COSE | Cleveland B2B Matchmaker

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 to Thursday, August 21, 2014

The ninth event of its kind in Cleveland, this unique small business contracting event will present a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to buyers that represent millions of dollars in purchasing. The goal of the event is to create future contract opportunities for small businesses through one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with peers and learn how they can grow their small business.


LaunchHouse | Whiteboard Wednesday

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's Open Mic Night for Entrepreneurs.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | Java Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, August 25, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | .NET Bootcamp

Monday, August 25, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


SBA | Marketing Techniques for Small Business - Webinar

Monday, August 25, 2014

A small marketing budget doesn’t have to mean restricted resources for your small business.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program | Info Session

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Learn more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program – a free mini-MBA that provides entrepreneurs with the tools to develop and implement their company’s growth plan.


Shaker LaunchHouse | Working Women Connection

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Working Women Connection has a new Cleveland East Chapter!


GLIDE | Innovation Fund 101

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Are you a Northeast Ohio area entrepreneur leading a technology-based startup? Are you looking for funding that can accelerate your startup's growth? If so, join the Innovation Fund for a free informational session to learn about Northeast Ohio's most active early-stage seed fund.


NEOSA | Sales & Marketing SIG: Effective Strategies, Tactics and Best Practices in Content Marketing

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Join us for this very informative session that will give you the tools to advance your content marketing efforts and build a strategy to use this practice to grow sales.


Insivia | Website Conversion: Stop Turning Visitors Away

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Are you struggling to convert your visitors into customers? Learn how to convert more, faster.


Tech Pint | Industry Digital Summit

Friday, September 05, 2014
Join startup founders, innovators and investors from across the Rust Belt for this first conference - a day of war stories, connections, and inspiration as the region shifts toward digital innovation and entrepreneurship.

SBA | Free Access to Capital Workshop - Webinar

Monday, September 08, 2014

Join us from your home or office. Workshop Topics: Business Counseling, SBA Loan Programs, Loan Application Process.


WISE | Celebrity Golf Outing

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Join WISE for a fun day of golf. Proceeds go towards the the WISE Scholarship Program!


NEOSA | CIO Symposium

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us for the 15th annual NEOSA CIO Symposium, the longest-running gathering of IT executives in Northeast Ohio.

SSTI Annual Conference

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Over two days, more than 300 practitioners, shareholders and policymakers interested in participating more effectively in this changed landscape will convene in Chicago to share best and promising practices in response to the new opportunities arising.


MBA Lite Session 1: Finding Experienced Mentors

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the first of the four-part MBA Lite Series, Dan Foust and Mike Nock from the Baldwin-Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth share upper-level experience on finding experienced mentors to help grow a business.  Participants who attend all four session will receive a MBA Lite certificate.


Ohio Aerospace Instiute | NASA SBIR STTR Commercialization Workshop

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) will be conducting a NASA SBIR/STTR Commercialization Workshop on September 16-17 at OAI in Cleveland, Ohio. OAI is collaborating closely with NASA Glenn Research Center to develop the program content.


The Incubator at MAGNET | ProtoTech 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Incubator at MAGNET is excited to present ProtoTech 2014. A marquee event, Prototech is an exciting pitch competition focusing on the region’s most promising startups, whose technology is embedded in a physical product or process.


NorTech | Innovation Awards

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

As a kick-off to the Innovation UnConference, the NorTech Innovation Awards highlight Northeast Ohio's technology and innovation assets by celebrating individuals and organizations that are accelerating the pace of innovation in the region.


NorTech | Innovation UnConference

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Innovation UnConference is the first of its kind serving the region's innovators and entrepreneurs. A flexible, participant-driven answer to a traditional conference, the UnConference favors discussion, debate and interaction on transformational trends, the latest technologies and new approaches to innovation.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program | Lunch and Learn

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Learn more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program – a free mini-MBA that provides entrepreneurs with the tools to develop and implement their company’s growth plan.


Insivia | Social Media Marketing: How to be Successful by Being Social

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On September 30th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will tackle Social Media and address new trends, predictions and strategies you can use in your content marketing strategy.


Ohio Aerospace Institute | Webinar: DoD SBIR/STTR Commercialization Planning

Thursday, October 02, 2014

This session will discuss the ingredients of a compelling commercialization plan focused on the expectations of the Dept. of Defense.

3 Rivers Venture Fair

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 to Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The 3 Rivers Venture Fair (3RVF) is one of the nation’s premier showcases of technology innovations and investment opportunities.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program | Info Session

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Learn more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program – a free mini-MBA that provides entrepreneurs with the tools to develop and implement their company’s growth plan.


Ohio Aerospace Institute | Webinar: Preparing a Credible Budget for Your DoD SBIR/STTR Proposal

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

This session will walk through the development of a project budget for your Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR proposal.


MBA LITE Session 2: Human Resources Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In the second of the four-part MBA Lite Series, Dr. Lori Long from the Baldwin-Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth will discuss upper-level Human Resources Strategies for Entrepreneurs. Participants who attend all four session will receive a MBA Lite certificate.


BioOhio | 2014 Annual Conference Road Show

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The BioOhio Annual Conference is back on the road in 2014, and back to the roots, focusing on our members, innovation and growth in Ohio’s bioscience community.


IEDC | Annual Conference: Steering Towards The Future

Sunday, October 19, 2014 to Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Representing the spirit of the modern-day pioneer, the 2014 IEDC Annual Conference will explore how communities around the world are meeting fresh challenges and transforming their economies for the future.

COSE | 9th Annual Small Business Convention

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014

The largest small business convention in the Midwest, bringing hundreds of small businesses together to motivate and inspire success.


Insivia | Sales Hacks: Close More Deals

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Do you know what you should be doing after you get that lead? Learn how to take that next step and convince them to take action.


MBA LITE Session 3: Leadership, Ownership & Stewardship for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dr. Stacy Feiner takes business owners and stakeholder teams through critical phases of leadership and organizational transitions with a framework that makes change possible. The goal is to help privately-held and publicly-held businesses to move successfully through continuous transitions, both within the business as well as within the family.


MBA LITE Session 4: Igniting Innovation with Integrity

Monday, November 10, 2014

The fourth session in the MBA Lite Series will feature Dr. Kolp, co-author of Igniting Innovation with Integrity and Integrity Is a Growth Market.


Insivia | Strategic Planning: Creating Your Ultimate Revenue Roadmap

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As we move closer to the end of 2014, it’s important to start thinking strategically about your marketing plan and goals for 2015.


Missouri Business Development Program | Internet & Digital Marketing - Online Live Stream

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

There is more to digital marketing than social media and a website. Learn how finding the right tools, strategy, and measurements can grow your business.


SBA | Free Access to Capital Workshop Webinar

Monday, December 08, 2014

Join us from your home or office. Workshop Topics: Business Counseling, SBA Loan Programs, Loan Application Process.


NEOSA | Sales & Marketing SIG: Finding and Penetrating New Markets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New markets can be defined in a number of different ways: geography, industry verticals, product extensions and more.  Finding new markets can be a key to ramping up your company’s growth curve.


LaunchHouse | Talent Exchange - Get your next Gig

Monday, December 15, 2014

On the 3rd Monday of every month, we put actual hiring companies in a room with local talent that is looking for work.


Insivia | Lead Nurturing 101: Marketing Automation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On December 18th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will cover all of the latest Marketing Automation to help increase your leads and close more sales.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | Java Sessions Bootcamp

Monday, January 05, 2015 to Friday, March 27, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


Software Craftsmanship Guild | .Net Bootcamp

Monday, January 05, 2015 to Friday, March 27, 2015

Good software design, problem analysis, and project process are technology agnostic. The language or technology that you first learn is not nearly as important as understanding good software design and having the desire and ability to continually learn new things.


Insivia | PPC: Winning Big with Search & Social Paid Advertising

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On January 29th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will cover all the different Paid Advertising options along with our suggested techniques in making your efforts a success.


Insivia | Traditional Meets Digital: The Best of Both Worlds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On February 26th, Insivia’s Lunch & Learn Seminar will tackle Traditional Marketing and explain how you can seamlessly integrate Traditional tactics with your Digital strategy.


Insivia | Personas Matter: Analyzing Your Audience for Better Targeting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

On March 31th, Insivia’s Insight Seminar will look at the most effective ways you can analyze your audience in order to improve communication and site experience.