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:


Jan. 16, 4 p.m.

Dayton SCORE Expert Series – Business Success

15 W. 4th St., Dayton, OH 45401

Daniel J. Sessions, Lending Officer for Day Air Credit Union, shares simple steps you can take in the beginning that will position your business for success down the road.

Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Collaborate to Create: How to Get Laser Focused Using Collaborative Problem Solving Tools

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

At Innovate New Albany’s regular TIGER Talk, Cori Rowley of Design Central shows attendees a highly effective process that helps tackle the unique problems that might arise when it comes to creative problem solving at any scale.

Jan. 21, 9 a.m.

Dayton SCORE Expert Series – Reach Customers

215 East Third St., Dayton, OH 45402

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. This session will also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends.

Jan. 21, 3 p.m.

Recordkeeping for the Small Business

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. The session explores the differences and connections between record keeping, accounting, and financial management and learn about the requirements of a record keeping system. Challenges covered include separation of business and personal finances, bank and credit card account reconciliation, petty cash and purchase authorization.

Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m.

Marketing Your Company with LinkedIn’s Marketer’s Guide

325 North Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43604

The Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to LinkedIn is a tool to get started building your company’s reach on LinkedIn. Organic and paid marketing strategies will be covered by instructor Pauline W. Glaza of Enhanced Publications, who has a proven track record of helping professional service providers.

Jan. 22, 12 p.m.

Ohio State Startup Career Fair

1739 North High St., Columbus, OH 43210

The Ohio State University hosts a variety of organizations for their annual Startup Career Fair. To add your resume to the resume bank, send it to with “Career Fair Resume” as the subject line.

Jan. 22, 4:30 p.m.

The Next Decade of Columbus Innovation Economy Growth

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

The upcoming decade will hold new innovations for firms of all types, including life science and software. Rev1 Ventures CEO Tom Walker sits down with One Columbus CEO Kenny McDonald to discuss the innovation economy strategy for central Ohio. They’ll address plans for building and attracting more high-growth companies.

Jan. 22, 4:30 p.m.

Bunker Brews Columbus: Resources for Your Business

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.

Jan. 22, 6 p.m.

Credit Repair Basics: Making the Most of Your Score

2213 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608

Presented by Mercy Health, First Federal Bank and the Ohio Third Frontier, this seminar will show you the basics of improving and maintaining your credit score. You’ll leave with a better understanding of credit scores and reports, as well as tips for building better credit.


Jan. 23, 12 p.m.

Tech Elevator Student 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. Drop by to find out more about learning to code in Tech Elevator bootcamps and building career connections in their Pathway Program. Walk out with a better understanding of this path and decide if it’s right for you.

Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m.

Cintrifuse Startup Series: The One Page Marketing Plan Workshop

1311 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

In this workshop, you will learn what makes a successful marketing plan, the difference between marketing and sales, how to better understand and reach your customers and a simple approach to writing and organizing a yearly marketing plan that helps you meet your general business goals.

Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m.

Buckeye Interactive’s 4th Annual Technology Outlook

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

Buckeye Interactive shares the latest software and hardware technology and design trends. Brad Griffith introduces industry insights for the year’s hype and reality, and will discuss the difference between the two and what you can expect to see in the wild. Find out if trends, like human augmentation and hyperautomation, are here to stay or wishful thinking.

Jan. 25, 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.

Jan. 28, 12 p.m.

Cintrifuse Startup Series: LinkedIn Sales Navigator Lunch and Learn

1311 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

By the end of this two-hour training, you should be able to understand why Social Selling is a major game-changer in today’s market, the process of building meaningful relationships with clients, prospects and referrals on LinkedIn, how to utilize LinkedIn data to get instant insights into clients and prospects and more.

Jan. 29, 6 p.m.

Government Contracts: Technical Data Rights (or IP) Under Federal Contracts

444 East Second St., Dayton, OH 45431

This event is the finale event of a four-part seminar series with Taft attorneys Suzanne Sumner, Brandon Dobyns and Erin Davis. In this presentation, they’ll discuss the difference between IP rights and technical data rights, what entitles a contractor to greater rights, a reservation of rights form, the importance of tracking who gets what rights and more.

Jan. 29, 6 p.m.

Startup Ideation Bootcamp

100 S. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45502

“Will it fly?” is the question the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you answer. Using LEAN Startup Methodology, you’ll learn how to define and refine your business model and determine whether your business concept is feasible or not. In the end, you’ll walk away with a complete 1-page business plan and some ideas about how to take the next step in starting your new company.

Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m.

Collaborate to Create: How to Get Laser Focused Using Collaborative Problem Solving Tools

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

At Innovate New Albany’s regular TIGER Talk, Jacob Ramey of Platinum Technical Design & Management will discuss strategies for amplifying your events to create big impact. Jacob will discuss how to plan the Where, the How, the Who, and most importantly the What of your event?

Feb. 5, 1 p.m.

Cintrifuse Startup Series: Relationships with Corporations Part II

1311 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Course leader Tamara Schwarting, a strategic sourcing consultant with 15 years of experience with Proctor & Gamble, provides expert help on successfully navigating the procurement process to win with large companies.

Feb. 5, 2 p.m.

Google Presence- The #1 Thing You Can Do For Your Local Marketing

444 East Second St., Dayton, OH 45431

Rusty Allison, former Google City Ambassador and owner of Guideport Solutions, will share insights, tools, tips and tricks on why and how leveraging the power of the largest search engine in the world will help you grow your local business.

Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

Canva for Beginners

3101 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43610

Learn how to use to Canva to create interesting flyers, social media posts, PowerPoints and more.

Feb. 7, 8 a.m.

NEO Students & the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Building Bridges

1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118

Join entrepreneurs, educators and support organization representatives for a day-long workshop aimed at improving the engagement and development of our region’s student entrepreneurs and better equipping them to engage meaningfully with the startup ecosystem in Northeast Ohio.

Feb. 11, 8 a.m.

7 Streams: A Crash Course on Building Multiple Streams of Passive Income

100 S. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45502

They say that the average millionaire has seven different streams of income. In this seminar, you’ll learn how entrepreneurs are really building wealth in this country and how true financial security comes through diversifying the ways in which you make your money. Presenters will also delve into the world of “passive” income, explaining the realities of how to build new revenue streams that once you have them up and running, can make you money while you’re sleeping, working at your full-time gig or enjoying time with your friends and family.

Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Does the World Need Your Cool Idea?

3989 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123

Building a product that the world wants is the cornerstone of building a great company, which means problem validation is a crucial step in defining the solution you are developing. Alicia Oddi, managing director of Rev1 Ventures, talks about the way great products start with a deep understanding of a high-value market problem, the impact of that problem and a knowledge of who will be the most willing to pay for a solution.

Feb. 13, 2 p.m.

Email Marketing Using Mailchimp

3101 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43610

Learn how to create a free Mailchimp account and use it to create interesting newsletter campaigns for your organization or business.

Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.

3 Customer Experience Equations: Math You’ll Actually Use

8000 Walton Pkwy., New Albany, OH 43054

At Innovate New Albany’s regular TIGER Talk, Jacob Ramey of Cherry Advisory LLC will discuss strategies for amplifying your events to create big impact. Jacob will share 3 simple equations that are critical to success in the customer experience industry and show how to apply these equations to fuel growth in market share, revenue and profits.

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