Upcoming Events

Businesses are Built on Connections

The best way to stay connected to Central Ohio’s entrepreneurial sector is to attend an entrepreneur event or two each month. You’ll make contacts and friends. Check out what’s coming soon to a venue near you.

February 27 | 5:30 p.m.
Full STEAM Ahead

Please join us for Level D&I’s inaugural event on diversity, inclusion, and careers in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics).

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February 28 | 11:30 a.m.
Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters

This TIGER Talk is based Dr. Gleb Tsipursky’s new book, “Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters.”

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March 3 | 5:00 p.m.
Philanthropitch Columbus

Philanthropitch Columbus will showcase a group of nonprofits working to solve problems within the local community. The risk capital nonprofits receive through Philanthropitch fund initiatives, programs or innovative products with scalable business models.

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March 6 | 11:30 a.m.
Growth With Purpose: How to Grow Your Business Without Imploding

There is a rational, mathematical model around how much your business should grow based on what it needs. To calculate that model, you need to set realistic and intentional goals of how to live life. Get off the hamster wheel and make steady, deliberate progress with something called Growth With Purpose.

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March 12 | 11:30 a.m.
Mid-Market Event Series: Becoming Digitally Exceptional

Tech hype and reality for mid-market companies – What you should know about the realities of leveraging blockchain, machine learning and AI.

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March 13 | 11:30 a.m.
Introduction to Information Security for Startups

In this TIGER Talk, Catherine Tibaaga will explain the importance of tech startups implementing information security controls in their business environments and business models.

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March 18 | 5:30 p.m.
Bunker Brews Columbus: The Marketing + Advertising Equation

Marketing and advertising often get bundled into one package. The truth: they are individual elements as they relate to business growth.

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March 19 | 5:30 p.m.
2020 WELD Columbus Keynote Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, WELD’s annual Keynote event brings nationally known speakers and leaders to Columbus to advance the dialogue around women’s issues, challenges, and opportunities.

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March 19 | 12:00 p.m.
Tech Elevator 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.

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March 20 | 11:30 a.m.
Meet the Middleman Revitalizing Innovation in Middle America

Max and his tale are still young, but he has endless stories to tell, successes to share and challenges he has learned from. In this presentation, he’ll share his journey, how he overcame challenges and how he became known as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist by age 23.

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March 27 | 11:30 a.m.
Data Visualization, Neuroscience, and Why It Matters

In this TIGER Talk, Tim Wilson will walk through some of the neuroscience and psychology that underpins best practices in data visualization, as well as provide platform-agnostic tactical tips that put these principles to effective use.

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April 3 | 11:30 a.m.
How I Launched a Company for Good from my Dorm Room

Madison created POINT, an app that allows nonprofits to post volunteer opportunities straight to potential volunteers’ mobile devices. Please join us to hear Madison’s story of launching and building a successful, tech-enabled social enterprise.

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April 24 | 11:30 a.m.
Are You Wasting Money With Marketing That’s Not Working?

Join Jon Keel for this TIGER Talk designed to help founders and other business leaders maximize the impact of their investments in marketing of all types.

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April 24 | 8:00 a.m.
AA-ISP Columbus Chapter: Cold Calling Realities – Real Costs and Real Benefits

Sales reps and leaders…you won’t want to miss this meeting! Chris Beall, CEO of Connect and Sell, will be on-site discussing the realities of cold calling. Including: The role of cold calling in a company’s life cycle, calculating the costs of a dial, conversation and meeting, managing calling efficiency and effectiveness, what cold calling delivers beyond meetings, and a checklist for adding cold calling into your business.

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June 4 | 11:30 a.m.
Mid-Market Event Series: Becoming Digitally Exceptional

Transitioning from a services firm to a product firm– are you a services company that has some proprietary methodology, process, or service that can be productized into software you commercialize?

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September 17 | 11:30 a.m.
Mid-Market Event Series: Becoming Digitally Exceptional

Growing through customer self-service – creating a digital experience that allows your company to grow by allowing customers to do for themselves what you currently, manually do for them.

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