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· Stage
Kickin' Off Global Entrepreneurship Week Ohio | Jonathon Ortmans & Pauly Suchy
Jonathon Ortmans, President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network & Pauly Suchy, Ohio State Coordinator for Global Entrepreneurship Week, kick off the week.
Lorraine Schuchart Jonathan Ortmans
· Stage
Ohio’s Vision for Entrepreneurs in a Post-COVID World | Jon Husted, Lt. Governor of Ohio
Join Lt. Governor Jon Husted in this keynote address on the vision for Ohio entrepreneurs in the COVID era.
Lorraine Schuchart Jon Husted
· Stage
Kickin' Off the Black Entrepreneurship Summit | Shana Black
Shana Black, Founder of Black Girl in the Cle, discusses her vision for the Black Entrepreneurship Summit.
Shana Black
· Networking
Meet & Greet | Networking
Go introduce yourself in the networking area! There are tons of people to connect with.
· Expo
Ohio Startup Showcase | Presented by Case Western Reserve University
Check out Ohio startups in the expo center or go learn how to build a winning pitch deck in the sessions area.
· Stage
Discover Ohio Innovation | Ohio X
Chris Berry, Mike Walker, and Scott Allen discuss the innovations that make Ohio, well, Ohio.
Mike Walker Scott Allen Chris Berry
· Stage
Raising Capital in Ohio | Rev 1, Jumpstart, North Coast Ventures & Ohio State U.
Jeff Hoffman moderates a discussion about raising capital in Ohio with Todd Federman, Ryan Helon, Cheryl Turnbull & Hardik Desai
Ryan Helon Hardik Desai Cheryl Turnbull Jeff Hoffman
· Sessions
The New American Dream | Black Entrepreneurship Summit
The American Dream has always been aspirational and until recent history has been largely unavailable; so what is the American Dream?
Aja Hardy Anne Richie Carlton Collins Whitney Gaskins Robert Richardson
· Stage
Cleveland Innovation District | MidTown Cleveland & Cleveland Foundation Inc.
Jeff Epstein, Director of Midtown Cleveland & Baiju Shah, Senior Fellow for Innovation at the Cleveland Foundation discuss the Cleveland Innovation District.
Baiju Shah Jeff Epstein
· Networking
College Coffee Break | Networking Sponsored by Wisr
Take a load off, stretch your legs, and then come back for Jumpstart's panel on the stage at 4:15.
· Stage
Startup 101 - How and Why to Start A Tech Business | Jumpstart
Why to start a tech business and do you launch a tech business? If so, this fireside chat between two former entrepreneurs turned JumpStart business advisors.
adam salon Chris Smith
· Stage
VFA Fellow Founders of Ohio | Venture for America
Venture For America has brought dozens of entrepreneurs to Northeast Ohio. Join this program to learn about VFA Founders starting up in Ohio.
Alex Hilleary Carrie Murphy Leopoldo Peña Ryan Cleary Tagan Horton
· Sessions
The Gig-Economy When the Economy’s Tanking | Matt Deal
What happens to the gig-economy in a pandemic? Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of SydeWyrk a gig-economy platform is here to answer that.
Matthew Deal Jordan Valdiviez
· Sessions
Building a Truly International Startup | Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Join this dynamic discussion with Kim Kirkendall and Su He on how to leverage international business to grow your startup.
Alysha  Ellis Giorgio Morocica Jeffrey  Goldstein Michael Cao
· Stage
What Business Really Comes Down To | Kate Volzer
Join Kate Volzer, CEO of Wisr as she shares her experience on the topic of what business really comes down to….the people behind it.
Kate Volzer
· Networking
College Coffee Break | Presented by Wisr
Take load off, grab a cup of Joe' & meet someone new in the networking area. Thank you Wisr!
· Sessions
Alternative Capital for Ohio Manufacturers | Evermore Industries
Join Justin Vogt and Edward Redden of Evermore Industries in a discussion about alternative capital options for Ohio manufacturing companies.
Ed Redden Justin Vogt
· Sessions
Connecting Travelers Through Shared Experiences | Akib Amin
Connecting travelers to share experiences is what GAFFL is all about, but can you do that in a pandemic?
Akib Amin Jordan Valdiviez
· Stage
Rebuilding with Resilience | Amy Nelson
Join Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America, for a keynote discussion on how to build back inclusively and resiliently in the wake of COVID-19.
Carrie Murphy Amy Nelson
· Sessions
Alternative Funding Options in Northeast Ohio | Hebrew Free Loan Association
Hear from some of Northeast Ohio's leading investment and lending experts about opportunities to raise capital and grow your business.
Katy Fuerst B Fae Harris MICHAEL ELLIOTT MPA, EDFP Dora Rankin Jeff Clawson
· Stage
Ohio Innovation Partners | Plug and Play
Jennifer Thomas, Julianne Roseman & Nathan Sundheimer discuss how and why they invest in Ohio-based startups.
Nathan Sundheimer Jennifer Thomas Julianne Roseman
· Sessions
Growing Opportunities In Cannabis Management | Professor Brandon Cohen
Professor Brandon Cohen is leading the University of Toledo’s efforts to educate people on how to navigate the complex features of cannabis entrepreneurship.
Jordan Valdiviez
· Stage
Opportunities and Risks for Black Entrepreneurs | Disruption Now Media
The entrepreneurship journey is different for everyone. What do the pitfalls and successes look like for black entrepreneurs in America?
Carlin Jackson Jay Williams Robert Richardson
· Sessions
Building Your Resource Stack | Dr. Joseph Fox
Learn how entrepreneurs can build their resource stack to optimize their ventures and utilize tools and platforms to increase impact with Dr. Joseph Fox.
Joseph Fox
· Stage
The Entrepreneurship Roadmap-A Guided Journey For Your App/Software Based Business | Jumpstart
Building an app or software-based business is not easy. The journey to success requires commitment, time, and connecting with the right resources and tools.
adam salon Chris Smith Jaclyn Williams
· Stage
Youth Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition | Start Huddle
Start Huddle, a high-school focused entrepreneurship education organization out of Toledo, will host their youth pitch competition.
Jake Zajkowski Jack Thompson
· Stage
Cleveland Hispanic Business Showcase | Hispanic Business Center
Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development hosts the first Hispanic Business Showcase at CentroVilla25 in Clark-Fulton!
Alysha  Ellis Maria Davila
· Sessions
Retail and Restaurant Technology | Chris Rumpf
Chris, an expert in the retail and restaurant tech industry is ready to share his tales from the trenches of entrepreneurship as CEO of Flyght.
Chris Rumpf Jordan Valdiviez
· Sessions
Blue Economy Forum: How The Great Lakes Fosters Entrepreneurship | CWA
Cleveland Water Alliance leads a national conversation on the role of water-based entrepreneurship in economic development in the Lake Erie region.
Mike Schum Hadar Borden Brandon Wong Eric Clark Paul Riser Max Herzog
· Sessions
Real Estate for Culture, Community & Entertainment | Robert Paskar
Rob's quest to raise capital for his health and entertainment businesses led him to the real-estate industry, finding passion in creating culture and community.
Rob Pasker Jordan Valdiviez
· Stage
Black Ohio Leaders Changing the Game | Disruption Now Media
Being a change leader is hard especially in addressing issues of race and equity. What is the best approach to leading change when the culture is resistant?
Pamela Davis Ras Asan Robert Richardson Doug McCollough
· Stage
Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs | Grow with Google
Design Thinking can work for any entrepreneur. Discover how to create a collaborative environment in your growing business.
Lindsay Sims
· Sessions
Power of Collaboration | The Toledo Business Growth Collaborative
These organizations are dedicated to finding and filling gaps in the service continuum and connecting their clients to the resources they need.
Jim Matzinger Mark Urrutia Elizabeth Murawski Jay Black David Topoleski Jill Badger Amy Haschak Olivia Holden

Speakers

Sabrina Weaver

President, Women of Toledo

Elizabeth Murawski

Business & Workforce Development Manager, Center for Innovative Food Technology

Mark Urrutia

Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), Regional Director

Jim Matzinger

Community Outreach and Lending Specialist, Economic and Community Development Institute

Jay Black

Toledo Africa Chamber of Commerce, Vice President

Mike Walker

Senior Director, Applied Innovation and Digital Transformation

Olivia Holden

Executive Director, ASSETS Toledo

Alysha Ellis

Founder & Creator, Mas LaRae

Hardik Desai

Senior Partner, Investing, JumpStart

Ryan Helon

Executive Vice President, Rev 1

Scott Allen

Associate Professor of Management, John Carroll University

Amy Haschak

Network Management Partner, JumpStart

Jill Badger

Interim Director of the Small Business Development Center, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

David Topoleski

Reference Librarian and Manager, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Lindsay Sims

Founder & CEO, Predictable Results Marketing

Ras Asan

Co-Founder, BREAUX Capital

Pamela Davis

Founder & Creator, Hidden Spirits Cocktails

Hadar Borden

Director, Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars

Maria Davila

Outreach & Marketing Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Jake Zajkowski

Outreach Director, StartHuddle

Heather Hall

Entrepreneur In Residence, Jumpstart

Ronald Stubblefield

Entrepreneur In Residence, Jumpstart

Anthony Gillespie

Managing Director & President, Keen Point Consulting, LLC

Rob Pasker

Owner & Broker at Pasker Real Estate

Chris Rumpf

CEO at Flyght

Akib Amin

Co-Founder & CEO at GAFFL

Katy Fuerst

Director of Programming & Community Engagement

Giorgio Morocica

Founder of Yenox

Anne Richie

Senior Partner, Investing, Jumpstart

Mike Schum

Vice President, Product Development

Doug McCollough

City of Dublin, CIO

Max Herzog

Cleveland Water Alliance, Program Manager

Paul Riser

TechTown, Inaugural Director

Eric Clark

Technology Incubation and Innovation Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Acting Deputy Director

Brandon Wong

University of Michigan, PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Jack Thompson

StartHuddle, Co-Founder

adam salon

Jumpstart, Partner, Entrepreneurial Services

Julianne Roseman

Speaker

Jennifer Thomas

Speaker

Nathan Sundheimer

Speaker

Jordan Valdiviez

University of Toledo, Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program

MICHAEL ELLIOTT MPA, EDFP

Speaker

Justin Vogt

Evermore Industries, Co-Founder & CEO

Brian Halliday

Green and Spiegel Midwest, Partner, Co-Director

Su He

He & Associates, Founder and Managing Partner

Kate Volzer

Wisr, CEO

Michael Cao

IC3D, Inc., Founder & CEO

Matthew Deal

SideWyrk, Co-Founder

Tagan Horton

Technical Strategist & Podcaster

Ryan Cleary

FloatMe, Co-Founder & COO, VFA '17 (Cleveland)

Leopoldo Peña

The Opportunity Exchange, Co-Founder, VFA '16 (Cleveland)

Robert Richardson

Disruption Now Media, Founder & Host

Whitney Gaskins

University of Cincinnati, Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement

Shana Black

Black Girl in the Cle, Founder

Jordan Valdiviez

Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program at the University of Toledo

Jonathan Ortmans

Founder and President, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Jon Husted

Lt. Governor of Ohio

Jeffrey Goldstein

Founder, Onward Global

Jeff Hoffman

Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Jeff Epstein

Director, MidTown Cleveland

Jeff Clawson

Chief Credit Officer, Growth Opps

Jay Williams

President, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Jaclyn Williams

Senior Market Research Analyst, Jumpstart

Jack Thompson

Co-founder, StartHuddle

Eric Clark

Acting Deputy Director, Technology Incubation and Innovation Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center

Ed Redden

Co-Founder & President at Evermore Industries

Joseph Fox

Director, Akron University Department of Management and the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Dora Rankin

Cleveland City Manager at Honeycomb Credit

Chris Smith

Senior Deal Flow Manager at Jumpstart

Chris Berry

President of Ohio X

Cheryl Turnbull

Senior Director at the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University

Carrie Murphy

Senior Director of Community Partnerships at Venture for America

Carlton Collins

Co-Founder, Engines That Work

Carlin Jackson

Founder & Principal Consultant at Theo. Wyes David, Ltd.

Brandon Wong

University of Michigan, PhD, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Baiju Shah

Senior Fellow for Innovation at The Cleveland Foundation

B Fae Harris

National Development Council Consultant, Cleveland Market

Anne Richie

Fund Manager at The Mezzanine Fund

Amy Nelson

CEO at Venture for America

Alison Leddy

Co-Founder at Bust A Move, VFA '16 (Columbus)

Alex Hilleary

Co-Founder at Gather, VFA '16 (Cleveland),

Aja Hardy

Director, gBETA Cleveland

adam salon

Partner, Entrepreneurial Services at Jumpstart

Lorraine Schuchart

Ohio State GEW Host

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