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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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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.


Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance | Positioning Your Company

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This is the fifth event in a year-long speakers program by the Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance.


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.


National Black MBA Association | Leadership Breakfast

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The National Black MBA Association is celebrating the Leadership Breakfast Series with Joel Bailey, Vice President Local Affairs and Economic Development from FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.


National Technical Association | 86th Annual Conference and STEM Career Fair

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The National Technical Association is pleased to announce its 86th Annual National Conference. This year’s theme is “Computational Thinking for a STEM Future”. We will explore the ways computational tools are affecting every field of STEM and the implications for the future.


Ohio SBDC | Special Event for Non-Profits - Volunteer Recruitment, Engagement and Management

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Join this interactive workshop and learn about how to recruit, engage, and manage volunteers both on the board and volunteer staff through several scenario activities based on topics covered.


OhioMBE | Procurement Fair

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

During this fast-paced session, small businesses are allocated 10 minute appointments to meet one-on-one with represented companies/agencies.


Tech Strategy NEO

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Please join us for the 9th Tech Strategy NEO event, and fourth for 2014.


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.


Red Carpet Women Network Speaker Series | You - Uncorked

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Join us as we welcome Laurie Forster, founder of TheWineCoach.com for a candid conversation about her journey from software sales executive to award-winning sommelier, exactly what it took to build a successful, passion-filled business and how you can too!


Shaker LaunchHouse | Happy Hour

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wrap up your week the right way with some informal networking, a cold beverage, and the city's best creative talent.


Hudson Library & Historical Society | QuickBooks Workshops Return

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tips & techniques on using the latest version of accounting software QuickBooks will be explained in a two-part workshop from the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.


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.


Blackstone LaunchPad | Perfecting Your Pitch

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Join us in LaunchPad as we prep for the Elevator Pitch Competition.


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.

Cleveland Clinic | Clinic Solutions Competition **Deadline to Apply**

Friday, October 03, 2014

Clinic Solutions is a think tank session for undergraduate and graduate/professional students. It is designed to foster innovation and exchange information on challenges and opportunities in healthcare that specifically impacts Cleveland Clinic.


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.


Hudson Library & Historical Society | Bitcoin Explained - Opportunities, Risks and Solutions

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The essentials of Bitcoin, the digital currency, will be discussed Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society as part of its Entrepreneurship Series of events. Nikhil Chand, founder of CoinNEO, a Northeast Ohio Bitcoin consultancy, will explain the Bitcoin boom.


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.


Blackstone LaunchPad | Elevator Pitch and Professional Fair

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist or CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? Give it a shot in LaunchPad's 2nd annual elevator pitch competition.


SunDown RunDown | Mansfield Business Pitch Event Series

Thursday, October 09, 2014

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea and grab a beer while you're there.


Stark Entrepreneurship Alliance | Massillon Networking Event

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Active entrepreneur and engineer Todd Hawkins is the President and founder of Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc., North Canton, Ohio.


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.


Hudson Library & Historical Society | Not-for-Profit Businesses: Your Questions Answered

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two expert nonprofit professionals will explain the requirements and essentials of doing business as a Not-For-Profit corporation on Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.


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.

The Incubator at MAGNET | ProtoTech 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 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.


Blackstone LaunchPad | Crowdfunding Panel

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This panel will dive into stories of real, local entrepreneurs that have succeeded and failed with crowdfunding.


Hudson Library & Historical Society | How to Win Federal Contracts: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Entrepreneurs interested in doing business with local, state and federal government entities will want to attend Preparing a Federal Proposal Response on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.


OhioMBE | Procurement Fair

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

During this fast-paced session, small businesses are allocated 10 minute appointments to meet one-on-one with represented companies/agencies.


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.


JumpStart | Tech Savvy Women: Working for a Startup

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Join us for a session exploring what it takes to work for a startup organization in Northeast Ohio.


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.


Women of Power | Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Women of Power Awards are granted to women who have made a difference in the organizations where they work and also to the community at-large.


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.


Inside Business | Cool Tech Awards

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Presented by Inside Business, the Cool Tech Awards program is committed to recognizing the technology industry’s greatest accomplishments, and in so doing, honoring local companies for their innovation and best practices.


Blackstone LaunchPad | Startup Film Fest

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Enter your own video into the competition or just come out to network, watch the videos, and support your fellow entrepreneurs! Cash prize to the winning video!


Hudson High School | Business Author Brad Stone

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek writer and author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, will speak at the Hudson High School as one of many city-wide events being held in the City of Hudson in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.


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.


KSU | Fashion/Tech Hackathon

Friday, January 30, 2015

This 24-hour hackathon is open to any college student and will have a focus on combining fashion and tech and creating cool products and concepts within 24 hours.


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.