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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.
Pauly Suchy Jonathan Ortmans
2020-11-16T10:00:00Z 2020-11-16T10:30:00Z America/New_York Kickin%27+Off+Global+Entrepreneurship+Week+Ohio+%7C+Jonathon+Ortmans+%26+Pauly+Suchy Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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.
Pauly Suchy Jon Husted
2020-11-16T10:30:00Z 2020-11-16T11:00:00Z America/New_York Ohio%E2%80%99s+Vision+for+Entrepreneurs+in+a+Post-COVID+World+%7C+Jon+Husted%2C+Lt.+Governor+of+Ohio Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-16T11:00:00Z 2020-11-16T11:20:00Z America/New_York Kickin%27+Off+the+Black+Entrepreneurship+Summit+%7C+Shana+Black Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Meet & Greet | Networking
Go introduce yourself in the networking area! There are tons of people to connect with.
2020-11-16T11:20:00Z 2020-11-16T11:55:00Z America/New_York Meet+%26+Greet+%7C+Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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.
2020-11-16T12:00:00Z 2020-11-16T12:50:00Z America/New_York Ohio+Startup+Showcase+%7C+Presented+by+Case+Western+Reserve+University Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-16T13:00:00Z 2020-11-16T13:55:00Z America/New_York Discover+Ohio+Innovation+%7C+Ohio+X Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-16T14:00:00Z 2020-11-16T14:55:00Z America/New_York Raising+Capital+in+Ohio+%7C+Rev+1%2C+Jumpstart%2C+North+Coast+Ventures+%26+Ohio+State+U. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-16T15:00:00Z 2020-11-16T15:55:00Z America/New_York Cleveland+Innovation+District+%7C+MidTown+Cleveland+%26+Cleveland+Foundation+Inc. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-16T15:00:00Z 2020-11-16T16:30:00Z America/New_York The+New+American+Dream+%7C+Black+Entrepreneurship+Summit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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.
2020-11-16T15:55:00Z 2020-11-16T16:45:00Z America/New_York College+Coffee+Break+%7C+Networking+Sponsored+by+Wisr+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-16T16:45:00Z 2020-11-16T17:25:00Z America/New_York Startup+101+-+How+and+Why+to+Start+A+Tech+Business+%7C+Jumpstart Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-16T17:30:00Z 2020-11-16T18:55:00Z America/New_York VFA+Fellow+Founders+of+Ohio+%7C+Venture+for+America Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-16T18:00:00Z 2020-11-16T19:00:00Z America/New_York The+Gig-Economy+When+the+Economy%E2%80%99s+Tanking+%7C+Matt+Deal Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T09:00:00Z 2020-11-17T10:30:00Z America/New_York Building+a+Truly+International+Startup+%7C+Cleveland+Chinese+Chamber+of+Commerce Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T10:00:00Z 2020-11-17T10:25:00Z America/New_York What+Business+Really+Comes+Down+To+%7C+Kate+Volzer Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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!
2020-11-17T10:25:00Z 2020-11-17T12:00:00Z America/New_York College+Coffee+Break+%7C+Presented+by+Wisr Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T11:00:00Z 2020-11-17T11:45:00Z America/New_York Alternative+Capital+for+Ohio+Manufacturers+%7C+Evermore+Industries Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T12:00:00Z 2020-11-17T13:00:00Z America/New_York Alternative+Funding+Options+in+Northeast+Ohio+%7C+Hebrew+Free+Loan+Association Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T12:00:00Z 2020-11-17T12:55:00Z America/New_York Rebuilding+with+Resilience+%7C+Amy+Nelson Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T12:00:00Z 2020-11-17T13:00:00Z America/New_York Connecting+Travelers+Through+Shared+Experiences+%7C+Akib+Amin Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T13:00:00Z 2020-11-17T13:55:00Z America/New_York Ohio+Innovation+Partners+%7C+Plug+and+Play Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-17T13:30:00Z 2020-11-17T14:30:00Z America/New_York Growing+Opportunities+In+Cannabis+Management+%7C+Professor+Brandon+Cohen Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T14:00:00Z 2020-11-17T14:55:00Z America/New_York Opportunities+and+Risks+for+Black+Entrepreneurs+%7C+Disruption+Now+Media Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T15:00:00Z 2020-11-17T15:55:00Z America/New_York Building+Your+Resource+Stack+%7C+Dr.+Joseph+Fox Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T16:00:00Z 2020-11-17T16:55:00Z America/New_York The+Entrepreneurship+Roadmap-A+Guided+Journey+For+Your+App%2FSoftware+Based+Business+%7C+Jumpstart Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T19:00:00Z 2020-11-17T20:00:00Z America/New_York Youth+Entrepreneurship+Pitch+Competition+%7C+Start+Huddle Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T11:00:00Z 2020-11-18T12:30:00Z America/New_York Cleveland+Hispanic+Business+Showcase+%7C+Hispanic+Business+Center Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-18T12:00:00Z 2020-11-18T13:00:00Z America/New_York Retail+and+Restaurant+Technology+%7C+Chris+Rumpf Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-18T13:00:00Z 2020-11-18T13:55:00Z America/New_York Blue+Economy+Forum%3A+How+The+Great+Lakes+Fosters+Entrepreneurship+%7C+CWA Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T13:30:00Z 2020-11-18T14:30:00Z America/New_York Real+Estate+for+Culture%2C+Community+%26+Entertainment+%7C+Robert+Paskar Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T14:00:00Z 2020-11-18T14:55:00Z America/New_York Black+Ohio+Leaders+Changing+the+Game+%7C+Disruption+Now+Media Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T15:30:00Z 2020-11-18T16:10:00Z America/New_York Design+Thinking+for+Entrepreneurs+%7C+Grow+with+Google Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· 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
2020-11-18T18:00:00Z 2020-11-18T19:00:00Z America/New_York Power+of+Collaboration+%7C+The+Toledo+Business+Growth+Collaborative Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


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


Jennifer Thomas


Nathan Sundheimer


Jordan Valdiviez

University of Toledo, Incubation Operations Manager at Launchpad Incubation Program



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

Pauly Suchy

Ohio State GEW Host

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