Events


Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Entrepreneurs, with Jake Ward
Thursday
Jan
21
5:30pm-7:00pm
VIRTUAL


Join us as intellectual property attorney Jake Ward discusses the various types of intellectual property and what you can do to protect your business.

Mr. Ward has worked extensively with startups and is a member of the board of directors of Braintree. He will discuss trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. Participants will be sent a login link prior to the event. this free webinar is presented by the Small Business Development Center at Cleveland Urban League.

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Startup Legal Clinic with Jack Stewart
Thursday
Jan
28
11:30am-1:00pm
Virtual


Join us for this 90 minute virtual law clinic for startups and other relatively new businesses.

Attorney Jack Stewart will put on this free webinar to help startups
understand the need to comply with legal requirements from day-one through exit. Jack is not only an attorney, but also a CPA and
financial planner. And he is a small business person himself. So he knows a lot when it comes to starting and running a small business.

This virtual webinar is offered free-of-charge from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Registrants will receive the event link on the day prior to the event.

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FOURTEENTH ANNUAL GROUNDHOG DAY INTERNATIONAL TRADE FORECAST WEBINAR
Friday
Jan
29
7:30am-9:00am
VIRTUAL


Whether you have already been exporting or are a start-up that will be “born global,” it is good to know about non-US markets. The Ground Hog Day International Trade Forecast has gone virtual this year

Our presenter is Michael Weidokal, of ISA of Cleveland (International Strategic Analysis). Michael is an expert in international
opportunities, demographics, and markets and is a frequent speaker at
international conferences. He will provide valuable information about current trends, markets, and economies of potential export targets.

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Intellectual Property Webinar with Jake Ward: You Don't Need a Patent If...
Thursday
Feb
11
12pm-1pm
VIRTUAL


With startups, every dollar matters. Therefore, deciding whether and how to spend funds on Intellectual Property protection is a key question that should be answered in the early stages of every new business. Jake Ward, Registered Patent Attorney, will present a one-hour webinar for entrepreneurs and business people interested in learning more about whether or not a patent makes sense for your business.

There is no charge to participate, but preregistration is required. Participants will be emailed a link prior to the event.

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Caffeinated Ideas
Thursday
Feb
25
10-11am
Virtual event


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?

Caffeinated Ideas is a great way to crowd source your ideas. Bring your business idea 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. Since our event is virtual, you will have to supply your own cup of coffee, but we are looking forward to interacting with you.

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SunDown RunDown sometime in 2021
Tuesday
Jun
1
6-8pm

******DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS THIS PITCH NIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. *****
SunDown RunDown is Ohio's premier entrepreneur pitch night. Five minute pitches...five minutes Q&A. A room full of investors, mentors, business advisors, and community leaders. Apply to pitch, or just to watch.

The SunDown RunDown Mansfield Chapter is independently operated by volunteers who have donated their time to help connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be able to take the next step. The audience at our events is made up of members of the regional entrepreneurial community that want to help create, nurture, and grow the next generation of great companies. SunDown RunDown welcomes anyone who has an interest in entrepreneurship. There is no charge to attend but everyone purchases their own food and drink. Entrepreneurs hoping to pitch should apply ahead of time at www.sundownrundown.org. All others can register to attend at the same site.

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Ask the Expert – Keep Calm and Keep Inventing sometime in 2021
Tuesday
Jun
1
12 noon
Virtual



Due to COVID-19 concerns this event is being rescheduled as a virtual event. Watch for details.
Join Jake Ward as he discusses Intellectual Property. This one hour, live "Ask the Intellectual Property Expert-Keep Calm and Keep Inventing" web
chat was created for business owners and professionals who have a patent-able idea.

In this webcast, Jake is going to discuss:
--Small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors
are really good at solving problems - and what is the pandemic but one big problem to be solved!
---Every existing business has Intellectual Property (IP), including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
--IP has an inherent value as a form of property, which can be leveraged to ward off competition, or monetized by sale or license.
--IP is also available as a tool to help
entrepreneurs and inventors commercialize and be successful in new ventures.
--Different types of IP, and the steps that business, entrepreneurs, and inventors can take to secure their IP.
-----Who should attend? - Business owners and
professionals who have an invention or idea, or anyone interested in learning more on this topic.

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