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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.



Nov
14

11:30 a.m.
Founder’s Story: Building the Blockchain with SafeChain
Tony Franco is the CEO and Co-Founder of SafeChain, a technology company based in Columbus, Ohio. SafeChain has built a best-in-class solution for wire fraud and is working with title companies today to eliminate the risk of losing consumer funds. EVENT DETAILS
Nov
15

10:00 a.m
Annual DEC Tenant Elevator Pitching Duel
It’s that time of year again for our Annual Elevator Pitching Duel! Join us Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, in the Training Center as tenants battle it out, using their elevator pitch, for the title of Grand Champion Elevator Pitching Duel Winner! HOW IT WORKS: Moderated by Rick Coplin, pitchers have a limit of 60 seconds to present their elevator… EVENT DETAILS
Nov
15

5:30 p.m.
Bunker Brews – How to Swim With the Sharks
Come join us at the beautiful Brick House Blue for beer and appetizers to meet with and learn from several veteran business owners who’ve gone down the “Shark Tank” path to grow their businesses. Our panel includes Tom Burden from Grypmat, Charlynda Scales from Mutt’s Sauce, and Taylor Minor and Charles Nick from Third Wave Water. Come get advice on taking similar paths as these… EVENT DETAILS
Nov
16

11:30 a.m.
The Power of Peers: The Secret Weapon of the Most Successful Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur means being a leader. It also frequently means that you are alone in your own organization. No one else has the same questions, issues, or challenges. So where can an entrepreneur turn for ideas and advice? Fellow business owners! Join us for a panel discussion by multiple business owners who have tapped into the Power of Peers… EVENT DETAILS
Nov
27

6:00 p.m.
VFAOhio #GivingTuesday Startup Showcase
Following opening remarks by Cincinnati startup catalyst, Mike Venerable of Cincytech, VFAOhio Fellows and Alumni founder teams will give their best 5-7 minute presentations showcasing their side hustle, passion project or business. Our panel of judges will ask any questions and provide critical feedback to help each Founder take their idea to the next level. EVENT DETAILS
Nov
30

11:30 a.m.
Zero to MVP – How to Find, Build, and Launch a New Product
Are you a startup or BigCO looking to launch a new product? “Zero to MVP” is an approach to ideate, prototype, validate, and launch customer-driven products and services. The goal for this session is to generate an understanding of prototyping and customer feedback to create a true “minimum viable product” to launch. Anyone from a startup to a BigCO can… EVENT DETAILS
Nov
30

10:00 a.m
SBCD Capital Crash Course 2019
You Need Money to Run Your Business. As your Business Advisors we would prefer the money that runs your business come from cash flow. But that’s not always possible. When you need business financing do you know which type would best position you to succeed? Do you qualify for a loan? What do you do if you are deemed non bankable? How… EVENT DETAILS
Dec
5

9:30 a.m.
Building A Bulletproof Business
Most business owners and executives can relate to these statements: • You’re passionate about the business, and others just don’t seem to be as passionate. • It’s easier to do stuff on your own vs. stopping and training others how to do it properly. • You know where you want to be in 2 years, but don’t have a real road… EVENT DETAILS
Dec
6

6:00 p.m.
Podcasting 101
Are you obsessed with podcasts? Maybe you’ve been thinking of starting your own podcast? Want to expand your content marketing into audio recording? Well, then this event is for you! Patti Gehred, creator of the podcast: “This Is Gonna Hurt: Widows Mentoring Widows“, will show us the ropes for podcasting. She’ll walk us through the basics of choosing a topic,… EVENT DETAILS
Dec
13

12:00 p.m.
Tech Elevator Student Open House – Columbus
Think you could be successful in a technology role? Our open houses are a way to ask questions and get answers. Drop by our space and classrooms to find out more about our upcoming coding bootcamps and career services program. No pressure or commitment required, just curiosity. EVENT DETAILS
Mar
4

12:00 p.m.
Philanthropitch Columbus
Philanthropitch is a social impact fast pitch competition on a mission to scale innovative nonprofits. Debuting for the first annual Philanthropitch Columbus on March 4, 2019, Philanthropitch Columbus is presented by Kiwanis Club of Columbus and co-hosted by SocialVentures. The first annual Philanthropitch Columbus will showcase a high-impact group of innovative nonprofits within the local community. Accelerating nonprofits by providing… EVENT DETAILS