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TechOhio Monthly Events Calendar: October

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:


Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

L Marks: The Business of Enterprise Innovation

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Hosted at Rev1 Ventures, in this talk Mike Logazzo, head of Americas for L Marks, discusses how the company helps enterprises innovate and L Marks’ expansion into North & South America with Columbus as the hub.


Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Devol’s Dance: Automation Summit

480 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

This year’s Devol’s Dance brings together more than 300 of the brightest minds in robotics and automation for a one-day summit at the Columbus Museum of Art. The event consists of world class TED Talk-style presentations and plenty of time for networking, including two cocktail parties


Oct. 15, 7:30 a.m.

Tech Elevator Open House

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Think you could be successful in a technology role? Tech Elevator’s open houses are a way to ask questions and get answers. This open house includes time for networking, touring the space, asking questions and becoming familiar with the coding bootcamp.


Oct. 16, 5 p.m.

2019 Core City: Cleveland Pitch Competition

6701 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

From first-timers to seasoned veterans, watch finalists pitch their business idea to a panel of judges—in four minutes or less—for a chance to win up to $2,500 in this JumpStart event.


Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m.

SunDown RunDown Business Pitch Event

625 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44907

At SunDown RunDown, businesses pitch and get feedback on ideas from experts and those in attendance. SunDown RunDown aims to be the best place to showcase northeast Ohio’s great ideas and grab a beer at the same time.


Oct. 17, 12 p.m.

Tech Elevator Open House

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Think you could be successful in a technology role? Tech Elevator’s open houses are a way to ask questions and get answers. This open house includes time for networking, touring the space, asking questions and becoming familiar with the coding bootcamp.


Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.

2019 State of Venture in Ohio

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

This Innovate New Albany TIGER Talk features Lindsay Karas Stencel, who has 15 years of venture-capital experience. She’ll talk about her experience with NCT Ventures, teaching at the Ohio State University and diversity and inclusion in finance.


Oct. 18, 9 a.m.

Business Financials and Best Practices for Non-Financial People

3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120

This BudgetEase workshop will teach you the three parts of a balance sheet and three parts of profit and loss. Among a variety of topics, you’ll learn to understand the difference between cash and accrual accounting, the importance of building capital, and the importance of salary and paying taxes.


Oct. 19, 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.


Oct. 21, 8 a.m.

2019 Medical Innovation Summit

300 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44113

At the Cleveland Clinic’s first-of-its-kind Medical Innovation Summit, clinicians, strategists and ground-breakers join our renowned experts to discuss, disrupt and deal head-on with issues confronting today’s healthcare ecosystem.


Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m.

Plug and Play Cleveland Fall EXPO

1 Saint Clair Ave. Northeast, Cleveland, OH 44114

Plug and Play Cleveland is teaming up with Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit to bring you real-world examples of open innovation in a hospital setting. This year’s Expo will showcase startups making strides with their pilot engagements inside Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.


Oct. 23, 5 p.m.

Women in Entrepreneurship Event

25 South Green Drive, Athens OH 45701

Join fellow women in the entrepreneurship for this public event open to the general public and Ohio University students, faculty and alumni.


Oct. 23, 11 a.m.

Free Coworking Day

526 South Main St., Akron, OH 44311

Every fourth Wednesday is Free Coworking Day at Bounce Innovation Lab! Bring your task list, schedule a meeting and join us for part or all of the day. This is a great way to see what Bounce has to offer and get to know the community.


Oct. 23, 8 a.m.

Female Entrepreneur Summit 2019

10825 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44106

Contempo Design + Communications presents the 8th annual Female Entrepreneur Summit where Cleveland’s female entrepreneurs meet to connect, learn and grow. More than 350 attendees will gather to share knowledge, resources and inspiring stories of success at an event tailored specifically to the unique needs of female business owners.


Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m.

8th Annual Pitch & Pour Competition

1510 N. Westwood Ave., Toledo, OH 43606

The University of Toledo’s Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex hosts “A Night for Trailblazers,” an evening of drinks, snacks, networking and watching five fledgling companies compete to win over $17,000 in prizes.


Oct. 24, 10 a.m.

Caffeinated Ideas at Braintree

201 East Fifth St., Mansfield, OH 44902

Do you think you have a great business idea? Or do you already have a business and need some advice? Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others? Are you a fan of Shark Tank? If any of these apply, then join Braintree for a cup of coffee and a chance to brainstorm some business ideas with a group of knowledgeable and supportive experts. Entrepreneurs from throughout northeast Ohio are welcome to participate.


Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Patent Basics

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435

Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, this workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office web site and databases.


Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m.

The Emerging Workforce: Hiring the Next Generation of Talent

6701 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Join the JumpStart Emerging Talent Network for an informative workshop designed to give you tools and strategies for working with the next generation of employees. Hear from local employers who are incorporating innovative practices to recruit and retain local talent.

You’ll learn how to build stronger relationships with the growing emerging workforce. You will also learn how the ETN connects local companies in search of motivated entry-level employees with scholars and recent graduates from select Cleveland High Schools.


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