Events

Everything good about business is built on connections—and the best way to stay connected to the Central Ohio’s entrepreneurial sector is to attend an entrepreneur event or two each month. You’ll make contacts and friends.

Here’s what’s coming soon to a venue near you.



May
24

7:00 p.m.
i.c.stars |* Columbus: CxO Disrupt 2018
i.c.stars|*COLUMBUS invites you to CxO Disrupt on Thursday, May 24th in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s theme is, The New Face of Disruption: Driving Innovation Through Customer Experience Obsession. Join us as CIOs and CMOs from leading Columbus companies discuss how the collaboration between technology and marketing is transforming the customer experience to drive innovation and disruption. EVENT DETAILS
May
24

5:30 p.m.
May Bunker Brews | Franchise Showcase @ Actual Brewing
For May, we have an opportunity for veteran-owned business Wheel Professionals to showcase their franchise opportunity at Actual Brewing. As always, beer and appetizers will be included with your ticket, and come ready to meet people, learn something new, and build your network! EVENT DETAILS
May
25

11:30 a.m.
How to 4X Your Business with Strategic Alliances
Any business owner who provides services to clients can leverage strategic alliances to maximize client experience and create a 4X value for his/her company’s own bottom line. This can be acheived in just a four year period. EVENT DETAILS
Jun
7

5:00 p.m.
Women in Healthcare Innovation: Be a catalyst for change
What does it take to drive innovative ideas and impact change? Join us for an evening of inspired conversation focused on sharing knowledge, exploring creative insights and making connections. This live experience features a collection of change makers, risk takers and catalysts from across healthcare who will share real-world insights to inspire you as a catalyst for change. Invitees include… EVENT DETAILS
Jun
8

11:30 a.m.
Unlock Your Goldmine: Five Steps for Turning Data into Dollars
Do you want to attract more clients, influence decisions, and create more engaged teams and communities? The hidden secret to success lies within the data you are collecting and using. In this high-energy, motivational session, Sheri Chaney Jones will explain the importance of developing a high-performance culture based on key metrics to attain greater overall efficiency and impact in your… EVENT DETAILS
Jun
8

7:30 a.m.
WakeUp StartUp
Have a product or service (in any sector) that has the potential for high growth? Ready for some real feedback and committed support? WakeUp StartUp is an entrepreneur-driven movement to bring together people committed to creating, building and growing high growth companies.  WakeUp StartUp (#wusu) is a monthly morning pitch event where founders pitch their companies to a group of entrepreneurs,… EVENT DETAILS
Jun
11

5:30 p.m.
Startup Grind Columbus | Storytelling Matters: Learn why & how to get better at it from Ruth Milligan.
Ruth will discuss how she has leveraged storytelling for her own business success and how she helps leaders to learn and apply it for their personal and company success. Ruth Milligan is an executive communication coach and trainer. She works primarily with leaders delivering consequential communications and trains in content framing, storytelling, public speaking and executive presence. EVENT DETAILS
Jun
22

11:30 a.m.
Problem Validation Workshop
Come to this session ready to roll-up your sleeves and ask the hard questions. Bob Wiggins, Senior Vice President Venture Acceleration, Information Technologies, and Mike McCann, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, will walk-through the process to rapidly validate, revise, or disprove your assumptions about target customers and markets. EVENT DETAILS
Jun
29

11:30 a.m.
Employment Law for Early Stage Entrepreneurs: 12 Landmines & Easy Ways to Avoid Them
In this fast-paced and interactive talk, Employment Attorney Mindi Wells will share many of the landmines she sees employers face and provide practical tips so you can avoid costly mistakes. EVENT DETAILS
Jul
19

9:00a.m.
SBA & SCORE hosts Marketing Tips
In this seminar, special emphasis will be placed on methods to set up and manage social media marketing. We will be discussing the basics of Ecommerce, including the core components for a successful online store, importance of providing a steller customer experience, engagement in online marketing tools to promote growth and cyber security tips inherent in using online marketing tactics. EVENT DETAILS
Jul
22

Ohio Small Business Week
Ohio Business Week (OBW) is the only week-long business camp in Ohio where high school students practice tackling real business-world challenges while having a real college experience! EVENT DETAILS