10+ Startup Week Events You Can’t Afford to Miss!

It’s finally spring—time to shake off winter, do a little spring cleaning, and get outside and enjoy the weather.

Another thing to enjoy this spring is the upcoming Columbus Startup Week—five exciting days (May 4-8) celebrating Central Ohio’s special brand of entrepreneurship.

Find out what the entrepreneurial buzz in Columbus is all about

Startup Week events are inclusive of entrepreneurs, of course, but the audience is way broader than that.

Startup Week is for people who are curious about startups, people who might want to start or work for one, people who work for big companies and want to be more creative, and people who would just like to connect with this vibrant and fun sector of the Columbus community.

50+ events with 60+ great panelists and speakers

Check out the schedule of nearly 70 events with more than 60 speakers talking on topics such as design, technology, business basics, retail and fashion, food and beverage, 3D printing, and more.

The format is varied, with talks, panels, workshops, and keynotes. The speakers are expert. The participants are lively and fun.

And here’s the best part: All of the events are FREE.

Columbus’ own Jeff Wilkins, founder of CompuServe, will deliver the keynote address at Gateway Film Center May 4 at 6pm.

Rev1 provides speakers, venue, and attendees

Rev1 Ventures is delighted to be so involved in Startup Week. We at Rev1 are all keyed up to sponsor this event and hold sessions at our office throughout the week.

Our venture advisors are on six of the panel discussions and more of our staff members will be on hand. Here’s the schedule for of events where Rev1 team members will be participating:

FULL May 5: 
Small Business Selling to Fortune 500 Customers

With John Sydnor, 4-5pm @ Rev1 Ventures

May 6: Free Money? Grants & Licensing for Building Technology Based Businesses

With David Bergeron, 10:30-11:30am @ Garden Theater

May 6: Crash Course in Funding Vehicles (Convertible Note, Equity, Debt)

With Ryan Helon, 12-1pm @ Garden Theater

FULL May 6: How to Find the Best Board Members, Angel Investors & Advisors

With Parker MacDonell, 2-3pm @ Garden Theater

May 7: 5 ingredients for Fostering a Startup Ecosystem

With Tom Walker, 3:30-5pm @ Rev1 Ventures

May 8: From Concept to Development: Compelling Concept, Product Management, and Engineering Make It Real

With Mike Blackwell, 9:30am-12:30pm @ COSI

Rev1 will host eight additional events at Rev1 Labs.

FULL May 4: Media and the Startup Community, 1-2pm

May 4: Finding Application for Big Data in Early Stage Companies, 2-3pm

FULL May 5: Crowdfunding: Success stories and a view from the platform side, 11am-12pm

FULL May 6: Prepare to ask a developer to build a first version of a product, 8:30-9:30am

FULL May 6: Startup Grind with Jason Block (Homage), 5:30-7:30pm

May 7: Preparing your company for acquisition from Day 1, 8-9am

FULL May 8: Using Social Media to Gain New Customers, 11am-12pm

May 8: Increase First Product Success with Customer and Market Research, 12-1pm


And If that’s not enough to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing, check out one of the 50+ events going on throughout the rest of city during Startup Week.

We are looking forward to attending as many of these as we collectively can and hope to connect with you there.

One last note: if we miss you during the week, some of our team will be on hand at the closing party held at Strongwater Food & Spirits Friday, May 8 starting at 7pm.

Also, you can always contact Rev1, any time, about anything entrepreneurial.