Events


Techstars Startup Weekend in Mansfield
Friday
Sep
28
Friday-Sunday

Your idea in 54 hours: Do you have an idea you’d like to pursue or a problem you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with? Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

You will pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you’ll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You’ll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekendBenefits and discounts from our global partnersOne-on-one time with amazing mentorsA new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.All the internet and coffee you can consume.Still have questions, feel free to contact mansfield@startupweekend.org.

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SunDown RunDown in Canton
Tuesday
Oct
2
6pm-8pm
Papa Bear's Italian Restaurant
4990 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, Ohio 44718

Bringing entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent together to make great connections and build some businesses.

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea. We are a community based group that organizes events to bring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent to talk, bounce ideas off of each other and maybe, just maybe, team up and make something happen in the business community.

Most people attend for the networking and to see some great pitches. But if you want to pitch your own idea, here’s how it works:

1) Start with the "Submit a Pitch" button on the SunDown RunDown website. Submit your idea and 5-slide PowerPoint deck to us. We will review it and get back to you.

2) If selected, we’ll schedule you to pitch at the next event – and you better show up!

3) You will pitch, get feedback on your idea, and maybe make a connection to help move your idea further. And we try to get in as many as 4 pitches during that time.

4) Each pitch is no more than five minutes, and we allow exactly five minutes for questions from the attendees.

5) Audience members are expected to give critical, but constructive feedback to the pitched business idea.If you are just planning to

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Patently Good Ideas -at Ashland University
Monday
Oct
15
1pm-2:30pm
Dauch College of Business and Economics
Ashland University 401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Every business has intellectual property (IP), in one form or another. Protecting IP is important, but it can also be expensive. With startups especially, every dollar matters. Therefore, deciding whether and how to spend funds on IP protection is a key question that should be answered in the early stages of every new business.



On Monday, October
15, 2018, The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Ashland
University will host a program on intellectual property protection, covering
inventions, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Patent Attorney Jake Ward will
present the seminar.

For
more information contact Bob Cohen of Braintree at 419 610-5924 or
bcohen@braintreepartners.org

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Richland Idea Audition
Tuesday
Oct
16
4pm

The Richland County Foundation, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, RCDG, the Ohio State University at Mansfield, Braintree Business Development Center, SBDC and SCORE announce a new pitch contest for local entrepreneurs.Richland Idea Audition will be held in October at The Ohio State University-Mansfield Founders Hall. The focus of the pitch contest is to support new business, help entrepreneurs get a new business off the ground and introduce entrepreneurs to the community for support.

Entrepreneurs will have three to four minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win a top prize of $5,000. The second place idea will receive $2,500 and third place, $1,000. The people who make it through the preliminary round will pitch during a final round.

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Patently Good Ideas -at Braintree
Wednesday
Oct
24
5pm - 6:30pm
Braintree Business Development Center
201 East Fifth Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Every business has intellectual property (IP), in one form or another. Protecting IP is important, but it can also be expensive. With startups especially, every dollar matters. Therefore, deciding whether and how to spend funds on IP protection is a key question that should be answered in the early stages of every new business.

Mr. Jake Ward is an expert in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.He is the founding author of the Anticipate This!™ | Patent and Trademark Law Blog, which provides commentary on the practice of patent law, trademark law, and science & technology.The session is scheduled for 5pm 6:30pm. Following the session you will have an opportunity to meet individully with Mr. Ward to discuss your particular intellectual property issues. If you would like to schedule an individual meeting contact Bob Cohen at 419-610-5924 or bcohen@braintreepartners.org.

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Caffeinated Ideas at Braintree
Thursday
Oct
25
10-11am
Braintree Business Development Center
201 East Fifth Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Brainstorming Business Ideas Over a Cup of Coffee

Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank “show? Think you have a neat cool idea for a business. Already have a business and need some advice?
Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others?

Please join us at the Braintree Business Development Center as we provide an atmosphere and forum in which entrepreneurs can test out ideas in front of a group of helpful professionals representing an array of industries. These resource people will help refine the entrepreneur’s idea and shape the business model in a way that saves the entrepreneur vital time and money in the normal trial and error learning process.

We encourage you to bring your ideas, concepts and products no matter what stage of the development process you are in, and as a group we can explore the idea and help you to better position it for the market place.

If you have an existing business and need assistance to overcome some barrier to growth our group of seasoned entrepreneurs can provide help with removing your problems or barriers.
We meet the fourth Thursday of the month so put it on your schedule for next month.
No cost to attend. For additional information, please contact Bob Cohen, bcohen@braintreepartners.org, 419-525-1614

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TEDx in Mansfield
Saturday
Nov
3
12pm-5pm

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

This event is open to the public.

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Register for this event Registration URL: https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/27592


SunDown RunDown in Mansfield
Tuesday
Nov
13
6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

Bringing entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent together to make great connections and build some businesses.

If you have an idea and you want to make it happen, SunDown RunDown is the best place to showcase your idea. We are a community based group that organizes events to bring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and talent to talk, bounce ideas off of each other and maybe, just maybe, team up and make something happen in the business community.

Most people attend for the networking and the pitches. But if you want to pitch your idea, here’s how it works:

1) Submit your idea and 5-slide PowerPoint deck to us. We will review it and get back to you.

2) If selected, we’ll schedule you to pitch at the next event – and you better show up!

3) You will pitch, get feedback on your idea, and maybe make a connection to help move your idea further. And we do this at night – typically at a great after-work watering hole – and we try to get 4 pitches in during that time.

4) Each pitch is exactly five minutes, and we allow exactly five minutes for questions from the attendees.

5) Audience members are expected to give critical, but constructive feedback to the pitched business idea.

To apply to pitch go to http://sundownrundown.org/sundown-rundown-chapters/sundown-rundown-mansfield-oh-chapter/

To register to attend go to http://sundownrundown.org/sundown-rundown-chapters/sundown-rundown-mansfield-oh-chapter/

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Participants will be responsible for their own food and beverages. Purchase of alcohol will require an approved form of identification.
For additional information call 419 610-5924419 610-5924 or email mansfield@sundownrundown.org

SunDown RunDown is the premiere event for entrepreneurs and small business owners to make connections with the talent to help take their business idea forward.

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12th Annual Groundhog Day International Trade Forecast Breakfast
Friday
Feb
1
7:30am-9:30am
Kent State University at Tuscarawas, Founders Hall C105
330 University Drive N.E.

What will 2019 hold in store for international trade. Michael Weidokal of ISA will offer his predictions on experts, tariffs, and what markets are likely to show growth.

Registration is now open for the Twelfth Annual Groundhog Day International Trade Forecast Breakfast. Michael Weidokal of ISA will give us an around-the-world tour of what to expect in the global economy for 2019. There is no cost to attend thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:

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Caffeinated Ideas at Braintree
Thursday
Mar
28
10-11am
Braintree Business Development Center
201 East Fifth Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Brainstorming Business Ideas Over a Cup of Coffee

Are you a fan of the “Shark Tank “show? Think you have a neat cool idea for a business. Already have a business and need some advice?
Do you have business expertise and you are willing to help others?


Please join us at the Braintree Business Development Center as we provide an atmosphere and forum in which entrepreneurs can test out ideas in front of a group of helpful professionals representing an array of industries. These resource people will help refine the entrepreneur’s idea and shape the business model in a way that saves the entrepreneur vital time and money in the normal trial and error learning process.

We encourage you to bring your ideas, concepts and products no matter what stage of the development process you are in, and as a group we can explore the idea and help you to better position it for the market place.

If you have an existing business and need assistance to overcome some barrier to growth our group of seasoned entrepreneurs can provide help with removing your problems or barriers.
No cost to attend. For additional information, please contact Bob Cohen, bcohen@braintreepartners.org, 419-525-1614

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Caffeinated Ideas in Canton (tentative date)
Wednesday
May
8
10-11am
Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio
4353 Executive Circle NW
Canton, Ohio 44718

Call it Crowd Sourcing your ideas. Bring your business ideas (even if it is on a napkin) and we will talk about it. Need help with a marketing plan, let the group help you? Do you have talents or time and would like to interact with others starting or operating their business? Then we are looking for you!!! Our goal is to be informal and flexible.

We encourage you to bring your ideas, concepts and products no matter what stage of the development process you are in, and as a group we can explore the idea and help you to better position it for the market place.

If you have an existing business and need assistance to overcome some barrier to growth our group of seasoned entrepreneurs can provide help with removing your problems or barriers.

No cost to attend. For additional information, please contact Bob Cohen, bcohen@braintreepartners.org, 330-316-7967

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