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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.



Sep
17

9:30 a.m.
Traction, Momentum, Startups…Oh My
Everyone has ideas. Few pursue them due to the fear of the unknown. Well let’s get educated! Dan Rockwell, CEO and Co Founder of Big Kitty Labs will give you the inside knowledge every developer wishes you had. Shave thousands off your next idea to realization aspect with some simple rules and logical thinking. Its not tech in your way… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
18

6:00 p.m.
2019 Together Digital National Conference
Imagine three days jam packed with keynotes, workshops and networking – all with the most amazing and remarkable women in our industry front and center. The 2019 Together Digital National Conference includes: main stage keynotes and panels power hours and intermediate workshops legendary parties and networking events NOTE: Full conference passes are limited this year to 600 in total. Secure… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
18

11:30 a.m.
September Founder’s Story | Mike Triplett, Co-Founder and CEO of Myonexus
Join us for our September Founder’s Story as Mike Triplett, Co-Founder and CEO of Myonexus Therapeutics discusses the journey of Myonexus Therapeutics. From spinning out technology from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, through the commercialization process, all the way to acquisition of Myonexus Therapeutics by Sarepta Therapeutics. EVENT DETAILS
Sep
18

5:30 p.m.
Unlocking the Secrets of Renting Commercial Real Estate
Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State (SBDC), for a Fall Business Success Series. This new event series is designed to help new or existing small business owners position their business for growth and expansion. Unlocking the Secrets of Renting Commercial Real Estate This session will cover negotiating and navigating commercial leases. Information will be provided on… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
19

9:00 a.m.
Growth Track Lab: Creating A Digital Marketing Content Creation Plan
This Lab will show you how to create a content creation plan based on your winnable keyword terms and from terms that already have a foothold on Google. In this session we will connect your site to Google Search Console to find out exactly where you appear in Google results. We will explain the structure of how this content should… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
19

6:30 p.m.
Social Networking Strategy for New and Current Small Businesses
This engaging and useful presentation focuses on a compelling Social Networking Strategy for New and Existing Small Businesses! Emphasis is on practical and immediate ways to develop and execute a targeted plan.  Topics we will cover include how to: Explore the digital evolution of SEO, SMO, blogs, and more Reach your target customer and optimize digital component of your marketing… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
19

6:00 p.m.
Optimizing Time Using iPhone
Let’s make that iPhone WERK for you! Instructors Tamara Wawrosch and Kim Rankin of Pixelwinx will help you become an expert and start using your iPhone like a Pro. EVENT DETAILS
Sep
20

11:30 a.m.
Mowing Lawns and Building Culture. 3 Actions You’ll Never Finish
In this session, you’ll learn how to build and improve the culture of your team and organization. You’ll uncover the roadmap and strategy for the always-moving-target of culture building. When your cultural training is dialed in, then all current and future team members will help protect and amplify your culture rather than diluting or distorting it. Chris McAlister is a… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
23

5:00 p.m.
Tech Elevator Student Open House
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
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
Sep
25

5:30 p.m.
The “How To” of Buying Commercial Property for Your Business
Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State (SBDC), for a Fall Business Success Series. This new event series is designed to help new or existing small business owners position their business for growth and expansion. The “How To” of Buying Commercial Property for Your Business Are you ready to stop paying rent? Maybe it is time to… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
27

11:30 a.m.
Know Thine Customer: How to build personas that help you reach your ideal buyer
In this TIGER Talk, we will explore ways to build customer personas that allow you to reach them at the right time with the right messaging. Heather Harmon, Director of Marketing & Community Outreach for Rev1 Ventures, works daily to advise startups on a marketing strategy that can boost their bottom line. Be prepared dive into the world of your customers and… EVENT DETAILS
Sep
28

8:00 a.m.
Hackpalachia
Hackpalachia is an inclusive, entrepreneurship-focused hackathon for students and young professionals in the Appalachian region. You’ll have the opportunity to work with students from universities throughout the region to tackle tough problems, gain leadership skills, learn about entrepreneurship, and hone your artistic, business, or coding skills. EVENT DETAILS
Sep
30

7:00 a.m.
4th Annual Columbus WITcon2019: The New Blueprint for Leadership #thisishowwerise
Welcome to the 4th Annual Women in Technology Conference: The New Blueprint for Leadership: #thisishowwerise Columbus Chapter of getWITit.org would like to invite and welcome you to the 4th annual Columbus conference for Women in Technology: The conference features career & leadership, technical, and innovation topics to an audience of 850 women ranging from software delivery roles, leadership & management,… EVENT DETAILS
Oct
2

8:00 a.m.
2019 EforAll Summit on Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Join entrepreneurs, city leaders, non-profits, mentors and those who serve entrepreneurs at our annual Summit in Lowell, Massachusetts. About this Event Need details before you register? summit2019.eforall.org AT THE 2019 EFORALL SUMMIT, ENTREPRENEURS, CITY LEADERS, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS WILL LEARN HOW TO: Bring inclusive entrepreneurship to their community Foster entrepreneurship that reflects a community’s cultural identity Discover and communicate the most compelling… EVENT DETAILS
Oct
2

5:30 p.m.
Funding Your Business – The Complete Loan Packaging Process
Join the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State (SBDC), for our Fall Business Success Series. This new event series is designed to help new or existing small business owners position their business for growth and expansion. Funding Your Business – The Complete Loan Packaging Process Getting a loan for your small business can be a challenge but, if… EVENT DETAILS
Oct
8

7:00 p.m.
Inventors Network
Since 1976, Inventors Network has been a central Ohio-based, non-profit, member-supported organization committed to the following objectives: To educate, support and encourage inventors; To assist them in learning how to protect, promote and benefit from their inventions; To further public education relative to inventions and their impact on society and the economy. EVENT DETAILS
Oct
9

9:30 a.m.
Learn to Code: SQL Edition
Behind most websites is a database. Behind most business software is a database. In today’s data driven world, knowing how to access and collect information from a database is a valuable asset to possess. The most popular and time tested way to interact with a database is by using SQL. EVENT DETAILS
Oct
11

11:30 a.m.
Sustainable Innovation Strategies for Corporate Transformation
Corporations have almost unanimously accepted and internalized the need to ‘innovate’ to stay competitive. What exactly ‘innovation’ means, and how to go about it, is far less clear cut. You only need to scratch the surface of most industries in the US to discover the wreckage of discontinued, re-purposed or de-scaled innovation programs. Yet few doubt the need to continue… EVENT DETAILS
Oct
12

9:00 a.m.
GDEX 2019 THE MIDWEST’S PREMIER GAMING EXPO
GDEX is a Weekend Celebration of Games that attracts fans, students and developers from across the country. We have one of the best communities in the Midwest, and we are proud to be the place where you can experience the latest and upcoming games before anyone else! It is a platform for helping smaller teams and individuals be successful. Stemming… EVENT DETAILS
Oct
14

5:30 p.m.
Startup Grind Columbus: L Marks: The Business of Enterprise Innovation
Mike will discuss how L Marks helps enterprises innovate and their expansion into North & South America with Columbus as the hub. EVENT DETAILS
Oct
15

7:30 a.m.
Devol’s Dance
A one-day celebration of human progress featuring the brightest founders, executives, and investors in the world of robotics and automation About this Event The name Devol’s Dance is a hat-tip to the pioneer of industrial robotics, George Devol (the “dance” part is an alliteration we couldn’t resist). We deeply appreciate that advancements of the human race are the results of… EVENT DETAILS
Oct
18

11:30 a.m.
2019 State of Venture in Ohio
Ohio is currently the center of it all! While Silicon Valley has the Internet, we here in Ohio have the things, and as we shift into a world of robotics, IT hardware, autonomous vehicles and more, there has never been a better time to be investing in venture in the place that Forbes.com declared to be the No.1 place for… EVENT DETAILS
Nov
2

9:00 a.m.
HackOHI/O 2019
HackOHI/O is Ohio’s largest hackathon and our flagship event. Over 700 undergraduate and graduate students will design, build, and demonstrate projects to a live audience of students, faculty, and representatives from tech companies. Check out last year’s event here. EVENT DETAILS
Nov
6

9:30 a.m.
CRM – Connect, Reach Out, Monetize
You don’t need more leads–you need a better system to track your leads. Our TIGER Workshop leader, Brittany Dixon, will show how to implement an effective CRM and client on-boarding process to increase business revenue and growth. EVENT DETAILS
Nov
15

6:30 p.m.
Startup Weekend Columbus
Join us on November 15-17th for the next edition of Columbus Startup Weekend at the new ROOT insurance office. What happens at Startup Weekend? In 54 hours you and your team of talented people across all disciplines will turn an idea into a reality. This is where entrepreneurs, designers, coders, hustlers, and innovators in Central Ohio come together to prototype and validate… EVENT DETAILS