Monthly Events

TechOhio Monthly Events Calendar:

In Ohio’s booming tech scene, there’s never a shortage of networking events, conferences and workshops for entrepreneurs and innovators. From Toledo to Cincinnati, Dayton to Athens and Columbus to Cleveland, we’ve got you covered in every corner of the state.

Here’s a look at some of the tech and startup-oriented events coming up this month:


 

 

March 3, 6 p.m.

Philanthropitch Columbus

77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Now in its second year, Philanthropitch Columbus showcases 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.


March 4, 9 a.m.

Design Sprint Master Class

6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016

The Design Sprint is a method for answering big questions quickly; it’s a greatest hits of design thinking. Learn startup-style business strategy, innovation, behavioral science, and more, packaged into a battle-tested method any team can use.


March 4, 7 p.m.

Intro to Speed Reading for Busy Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals

100 S. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45502

Speed-reading expert Bonnie James teaches what it takes to read faster and understand how it will help you as a business owner or professional.


March 5, 9 a.m.

Cintrifuse Startup Series: Recruiting and Beyond

1311 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

From creating compelling job descriptions and delivering offers to onboarding and ensuring retention and success of your new hires, this workshop with dive into the importance of managing your candidates through the recruiting cycle and maintaining them far after


March 6, 11:30 a.m.

Growth With Purpose: How to Grow Your Business Without Imploding

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

At Innovate New Albany’s regular TIGER Talk, Gerber, LLC founder Randy Gerber introduces 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.


March 6, 12 p.m.

Cintrifuse Startup Series: How to Raise Angel/Seed Funding When You Don’t Live In Silicon Valley

1311 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

This session covers fundraising techniques and shares free tools that you can use to get started raising money today.


March 11, 5:30 p.m.

Tech Elevator Student Open House

1776 Mentor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212

Tech Elevator open houses are a way to ask questions and get answers. Drop by to find out more about learning to code in their bootcamps and building career connections in the Pathway Program. Walk out with a better understanding for this path and decide if it’s right for you.


March 11, 6 p.m.

MORTAR at Bounce Meet and Greet

526 South Main St., Akron, OH 44311

This is your opportunity to meet the founders of MORTAR Cincinnati at this free info-session and networking event. Bring your questions about the program and your business cards. There will be a panel discussion and then one-on-one meet-ups. Light refreshments will be served.


March 12, 11:30 a.m.

Becoming Digitally Exceptional

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

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


March 13, 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Information Security for Startups

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

At Innovate New Albany’s regular TIGER Talk, risk management professional Catherine Tibaaga explains the importance of tech startups implementing information security controls in their business environments and business models.


March 17, 9:30 a.m.

Dayton SCORE Expert Series – Using Data to Drive Business Growth

215 East Third St., Dayton, OH 45402

Google Analytics can help you gain insight into how consumers engage with your business online. Learn best practices analyzing customer trends and turning these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.


March 18, 11 a.m.

Bunker Brews Columbus: The Marketing + Advertising Equation

401 West Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

This event is part of Bunker Brews, a monthly meetup where the Bunker Labs community, including veterans, military spouses, and civilians, comes together to network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders and more in an environment focused on growth and development.


March 18, 5 p.m.

Spring into action with Google insights

714 East Monument Ave., Dayton, OH 45402

Learn how to use Google Analytics to gain insights about how consumers engage with businesses online. This session will discuss best practices to analyze customer trends and turn these insights into actionable decisions, and will explore Market Finder, Google’s free tool that helps identify potential markets and customers for businesses.


March 18, 5:30 p.m.

Square One Workshop – Terra State Community College

2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, OH 43402

This workshop will help you answer what it takes to create a successful venture, how to understand a value proposition, how to solve problems for your customers and how to understand those customers.


March 19, 8 a.m.

Cintrifuse Startup Series: Is Your Presentation Pitch-worthy?

1311 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

So, you’re going to pitch your product or service to investors. Have you written your story, then rewritten it—then re-rewritten it? And is your slide presentation *gulp* ready for Prime Time? The path may be much simpler than you think.


March 19, 11 a.m.

Understanding Business Financials and Funding

450 Washington Jackson Rd. Eaton, OH 45320

This workshop explores the three financial statements that every business should be using as tools for planning and determining financial health and takes a look at SBA loan products, what banks are looking for from borrowers and how to prepare to approach the bank or investors.


March 19, 12 p.m.

Tech Elevator Open House

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Tech Elevator open houses are a way to ask questions and get answers. Drop by to find out more about learning to code in their bootcamps and building career connections in the Pathway Program. Walk out with a better understanding for this path and decide if it’s right for you.


March 19, 12 p.m.

LaunchPad Dayton

15 W. 4th St., Dayton, OH 45401

Launch Dayton presents LaunchPad — where the entrepreneurially-minded connect! Mix and mingle with fellow movers, shakers, entrepreneurs, creatives, founders, freelancers, engineers and researchers. Build networks in and out of your industry. Learn what and connect with who you need to launch your: startup, business, product, idea, collaborative or nonprofit.


March 19, 4 p.m.

Tech Talk Initiative: IP and Biz Startup

22600 Ohio 34, Archbold, OH 43502

Jake Ward, registered U.S. Patent Attorney, and Lisa Becher, entrepreneur and business faculty at Northwest State Community College will be on campus to discuss intellectual property and business startup.


March 20, 11:30 a.m.

Meet the Middleman Revitalizing Innovation in Middle America

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

At Innovate New Albany’s regular TIGER Talk, Max Brickman, founder and manager of Heartland Ventures, shares his journey, how he overcame challenges and how he became known as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist by age 23.


March 21, 9 a.m.

New Business Information Session

714 East Monument Ave., Dayton, OH 45402

This free seminar will answer your questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business. Presentations will overview issues like financial planning, market demand and financing.


March 21, 10:30 a.m.

Patent Basics

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH 45435

Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basics, including the differences between federal, state and common law marks. The mechanics of searching and filing an application will be demonstrated.


March 26, 2 p.m.

Cintrifuse Startup Series: Intro to AI

1311 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

An Introduction to artificial intelligence and how to incorporate it into your business.


March 26, 3 p.m.

New Business Information Session

714 East Monument Ave., Dayton, OH 45402

The Recordkeeping for a Small Business workshop provides an overview of record keeping and is designed to help participants understand how record keeping can benefit their small business. Come learn the ways businesses keep vital records of their activities and track their day-to-day transactions in traditional accounting.


March 27, 8 a.m.

Early Risers Dayton

230 Webster St., Dayton, OH 45402

Early Risers is a morning pitch series that connects entrepreneurs to the things they need most like first customers, key employees, mentors, funding and more. Each startup gets 10 minutes to pitch, then the audience gets 5 minutes for Q&A.


March 27, 11:30 a.m.

Growth With Purpose: How to Grow Your Business Without Imploding

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

At Innovate New Albany’s regular TIGER Talk, Tim Wilson, Senior Analytics Director at Search Discovery, walks through some of the neuroscience and psychology that underpins best practices in data visualization, and provides platform-agnostic tactical tips that put these principles to effective use.


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