Demo Day at Flashstarts is a little like the first preseason football game for rookies hoping to make the opening-day roster. In fact, this year’s annual event took place the same Thursday evening, Aug. 8, that the Cleveland Browns kicked off their preseason against the Washington Redskins at FirstEnergy Stadium, a few blocks from the Flashstarts office in Tower City.
At Tower City, seven rookie entrepreneurs were getting their chance before a crowd of perhaps 200 people. Each entrepreneur got seven minutes to make the pitch they’d honed over the previous 12 weeks of training in Flashstarts’ accelerator program to get potential investors thinking about opening their checkbooks.
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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Jay Miller.
Originally published August 18, 2019.