2018 Session Agenda
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Startup Scaleup offers attendees a wide variety of collaborative workshops, interactive panel discussions and valuable networking events.
Whether you’re thinking of starting your own venture, currently building a startup or working to reinvent an existing business, there is something for you on the agenda.
We’re adding sessions everyday, so be sure to check back often for agenda updates!
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8am-9am – Onsite Registration
Stop by Near West Theatre to check-in and get your materials for the day. There will be lots going on here, including exhibitors, photo opps, and food & drink located in the downstairs cafe.
Looking for a break? Need to plug-in or take a meeting? Stop in at Gypsy for “A Cup of Coworking” with StartMart, open from 8am-11am.
In 2003, Yuval Brisker co-founded TOA Technologies. In 2014, the company was acquired by Oracle Corporation in one of Ohio’s largest startup exits. In this session, Brisker will share his unfiltered insights on what it really takes to build a successful startup, from idea to exit.
Join JumpStart’s head of Inclusion, Erin Horne McKinney, for a conversation with Monique Woodard, an experienced entrepreneur and venture capital investor (formerly at 500 Startups).
10:15am-10:45am – Break
Have a question? Visit Toast for an appointment for a 1:1 business advising session with one of our experts! We are taking appointments all day until 3pm.
Hear from Pete Martin, Founder and CEO of Votem, a company leveraging blockchain technology to create a secure mobile voting platform for elections around the globe. Learn how Votem is building the market for their disruptive technology by helping investors and customers understand its full potential.
11:45am-12:15pm – Break
It’s lunchtime, but there is still plenty to do! 1:1 Business Advising at Toast, Coworking hosted by The Tech Hive at Gypsy or head to one of our over-lunch sessions.
12:15pm-1:30pm (Over Lunch Sessions)
In this session, you’ll hear directly from some of Northeast Ohio’s corporate innovation leaders as they explain their corporate goals, discuss what they are focused on for the future and share how they think about leveraging partnerships with local startups to help them stay on the cutting edge of their industries.
Successful entrepreneurs share how they got their culinary businesses off the ground, examine the unique challenges of food-entrepreneurship and offer tips to help others learn from their experiences.
1:30pm-2pm – Break
Looking for some dessert with a side of networking? Stop by Sweet Moses for a round of People Bingo hosted by LaunchHouse!
Vitamix President and CEO Jodi L. Berg and Dealer Tire CEO Scott Mueller sit down with JumpStart CEO Ray Leach to discuss leading and growing the Northeast Ohio businesses their families founded.
Several fast-paced panels of angel investors and entrepreneurs will discuss the nuances of raising an angel (typically $250k-$1.5M) in Ohio. Topics include identifying/approaching investors, getting through diligence, the term sheet process and working with angels after the investment.
Hear from some of Northeast Ohio’s medtech innovators and experience demos of their immersive AR/ VR technologies—from clinical simulations that mimic real-world conditions to 360° VR simulators that allow surgeons to step inside the human body.
3pm-3:30pm – Break
Building a business takes up a lot of time and energy. Sometimes it’s difficult to make time to de-stress. Come join LaunchHouse at Sweet Moses to create a quick and easy DIY stress ball to wind down without the hassle.
Join JumpStart’s CEO for an open conversation about the inner workings of the organization he helped found in 2004. Bring your own questions for Ray and get his perspective on where we’ve been, where we are and where we hope to go—as an organization and as a region.
Whether you are an aspiring app developer, an early adopter or just interested in local startups, don’t miss this chance to try out some great new apps from right here in Ohio, while networking with the teams that built them.