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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.



Apr
24

5:30 p.m.
Bunker Brews: What Investors Want
Networking event to helps Veterans and military spouses launch and scale companies. This event is part of Bunker Brews, a monthly meetup where the Bunker Labs community, including veterans, military spouses, and civilians, comes together to network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more in an environment focused on growth and development. This event is for you if…… EVENT DETAILS
Apr
25

6:00 p.m.
Legal Essentials for Small Business
You want to grow your business? Keep these important legal matters at the top of your list. 3 Legal Matters That Should Be Top of Mind When Growing Your Business 1. Contracts (partnership agreements, service agreements, etc.) 2. Relationships (contractors vs. employees) 3. Tax Considerations (preparing for tax time, tax changes to consider etc.) Demetrius Robinson of Robinson Legal Group will walk… EVENT DETAILS
Apr
26

8:30 a.m.
The future of benefits: Opportunities to enhance the employee experience
A panel discussion on Inclusion and Diversity EVENT DETAILS
Apr
26

11:30 a.m.
Fostering Innovation at a Large, Established Company: Unleash the Power of the Diverse and Dedicated Team
Learn about Procter & Gamble’s celebrated Clay Street Innovation Studio and the journey of 11 individuals who grew into an empowered and highly creative innovation super-team. In this talk, our presenters Chris Thoen and Michael Luh will describe the power of creativity and design thinking to unleash the greatness in individuals and develop the synergies driven by diversity, empowerment, focus,… EVENT DETAILS
Apr
26

5:00p.m.
GiveBackHack Columbus 2019
GiveBackHack is the launchpad for social innovation in Columbus. Have you ever had an idea to solve an issue in our community? GiveBackHack is the next step. Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make that idea a reality. The event will kick off Friday night, where community members of all backgrounds who are eager… EVENT DETAILS
Apr
29

6:30 p.m.
BLK hack is Back!
BLK hack has partnered up with CoverMyMeds for a special open house. Come network with the CoverMyMeds team. Join us for a discussion, where we’ll learn about the customer support position. We’ll also explore what its like to work for them and the many job opportunities available. Tour the CoverMyMeds Columbus office with plenty of networking, food, and drinks. EVENT DETAILS
Apr
30

5:30 p.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is calling all Defenders of Potential!
Hundreds of youth are waiting for more Bigs to volunteer so they can have a mentor in their life.Come learn more about becoming a Defender of Potential from current Bigs engaged with us and BBBS staff! Together, we will change the world by creating and supporting 1:1 mentoring matches! Stand with us today! EVENT DETAILS
May
2

6:00 p.m.
Get a Grip on Your Business
Are you running your business or is it running you? Clarify. Simplify. Achieve your vision. Is this you?… Many of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders work longer hours and get less return on their investments of time and money. EVENT DETAILS
May
2

5:30 p.m.
Women, Wine & Web Design {HTML/CSS Intro Workshop}
CREATE A WEBPAGE, ENJOY WINE & NETWORK WITH COLUMBUS WOMEN: INTRODUCTORY HTML & CSS WORKSHOP Learn the fundamental tools of front-end development (HTML & CSS) and build your very own web page. By the end of the session, each attendee will have created an “About me” webpage to call their own. Instructors: Elizabeth Blackburn (Developer at Dynamit), Amanda Ronis (Developer at PriorAuthNow), and Becca DeLuca (Developer… EVENT DETAILS
May
3

11:30 a.m.
A Marketer’s Approach to Selling
Are you afraid of having sales conversations? Afraid of the word “selling?” Well, you don’t need to be. Selling becomes an easy, natural, and exciting activity with a change in mindset and a better understanding of true marketing. In this TIGER Talk, Jay Clouse will walk you through that change in mindset to help you start selling. Jay Clouse is the founder of Unreal… EVENT DETAILS
May
8

5:30 p.m.
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 to find out more about learning to code in our bootcamps and building career connections in our Pathway Program. Walk out with a better understanding for this path and decide if it’s right for you. Bring your… EVENT DETAILS
May
9

11:00 a.m.
Scaling Your Product: 1 to 100 Customers
Scaling your product from the first customer to the first 100 customers is not an easy feat. Nathan Heerdt has plenty of experience in working with early customers to scale his product. Nathan is the Co-founder and CEO of Healthy Roster, a Columbus-based startup focused on building software for the orthopedic and sports medicine industry, as his product in hundreds of… EVENT DETAILS
May
10

11:30 a.m.
From Corporate Executive to Building a Business and to Making it on Her Own!
In this TIGER Tale, Beth Thomas will share her journey from Corporate Executive to successful entrepreneur. Beth will share her story of the risks, the failures, the rewards, and most importantly the joys of her experiences on the path to becoming CEO of her own growing business. As CEO of Change 4 Growth, Beth Thomas is responsible for the overall success of a widely respected… EVENT DETAILS
May
17

11:30 a.m.
Becoming A Great Data Company
Every company is a software company and now every company is a data company. The challenge for companies of all sizes and across all industries is that the promised benefits from Big Data has remained elusive for most. During this talk Ryan Frederick will share insights on why being a great data company is imperative, the historical challenges of getting… EVENT DETAILS
May
22

11:30 a.m.
May Founder’s Story | 3Bar Biologics: Fertilizing Growth in AgTech
Bruce Caldwell is founder and CEO of 3Bar Biologics, a cutting-edge biotech company that helps the agricultural value chain optimize their solutions for improving the quantity and quality of crop production. Bruce won the Andhra Pradesh Global Startup Challenge award and numerous others in 2018. To keep up with growing demand for its product development services and unique microbial delivery… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
25

7:30 a.m.
Columbus Smart Business Dealmakers Conference
Every year Smart Business Dealmakers Conference connects thousands of local dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top PE and VC firms, major lenders and leading service providers. With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, our conferences cover the breadth of the M&A landscape. EVENT DETAILS