LOOKING TO NETWORK WITH LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS, LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF RUNNING A BUSINESS, OR INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOP YOUR SKILLSETS?
With so many different events taking place throughout the region, there's something for every entrepreneur in every stage of business development. Check out some of these upcoming events and get connected to our region's ever-expanding support system!
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You must have a pulse on your business. Is your business healthy or is it terribly sick? You must keep up with your financial picture by completing your financial worksheets regularly. We will discuss how to prepare simple income, cash flow and balance sheets that you can use to make sure your business stays healthy. We will also discuss what to do when your business is terrible sick.
Hey Colliders! Join us as we welcome Bridget Flaherty to the Wright Brothers Institute to discuss Business Process Improvement!
Speaker: Bridget Flaherty
Owner and Principal Consultant, B the Journey
Partner and Workshop Facilitator, Trine Mind Consortium With more than 15 years in Information Technology and Business Consulting, Bridget has conducted global business process improvement workshops for Fortune 500 companies, including Procter & Gamble, Schlumberger and Sunglass Hut resulting in organizational, cultural and technological improvements reducing errors, improving productivity and positively affecting the bottom-line. Business Process Improvement – Downloading your brain
Small business processes often develop organically based on the expertise of the founding members. Expansion challenges these processes as growth requires delegation of tasks to new hires or multiple team members. As founding team members are spread thin, documentation, examination and improvement of current processes is critical to take the business to the next step.
Bridget will lead the group through an exercise on how business process decomposition can aid in the downloading of your brain into a comprehensive set of steps that can be documented and delegated.
Many of the thriving companies in the country value their employees as the most important asset and the largest contributors to continued success.
The workshop offers basic trade and service mark information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other online databases. The differences between marks, trade name and copyrights will be discussed. Filing for a Federal mark will also be demonstrated.
Who's up this month at Early Risers?
We post upcoming presenters by the 2nd Friday of the month, so if you're reading this, that means you're a little early! Be sure to stop back by this page later to discover which of our amazing startups will be pitching soon.
What is Early Risers?
Early Risers is a morning event series intended to bring together big companies and startups in a mutually beneficial forum, allowing executives the opportunity to find innovative solutions to their industry problems and increasing the entrepreneurs' odds of finding the resources they need to launch their businesses to the next level.
Once a month 3 entrepreneurs will pitch their concept or product to an audience of business leaders, angel investors, and game-changers. The catch is that these entrepreneurs are asking for more than just funding--they are pitching for things like:
- Connections to business that might be their first customers.
- Access to a mentor to help build their weaknesses.
- A key employee to round out their team.
- A supplier that can scale their manufacturing
- A technical co-founder
The audience will then be given 5 minutes to ask questions of the entrepreneurs. Opportunities to ask additional questions or connect with the entrepreneur will be available after the event.
How can I pitch my startup/idea?
Fill out this form and we will get in touch with you.
How can I sponsor?
Sponsorship for the event includes bringing coffee and/or donuts. Sign up here to sponsor and we will get in touch with you. In exchange, you will get two minutes in front of the audience to share your product, service, or event.
Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own Tumblr/Wordpress/etc site, but want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? This class is for you!
This class is great for beginners - no previous coding experience required!
We will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS, give you some readily-applicable skills, and answer any questions you may have along the way.
CLASS DATES: This 2-session HTML/CSS course runs over TWO Saturdays. Your payment covers attendance for both days.
Class 1: HTML Basics & Introduction to CSS — Saturday, March 18th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Class 2: CSS Positioning & Page Layout & Common Web Layouts, Tips, and Tricks — Saturday, March 25th, 9:00am-12:00pm
The course will be taught by Catherine Meade with several teaching assistants present during each class.
Catherine Meade is a Web Developer at Sparkbox, a commercial web shop in Southwest Ohio. She graduated from Miami University with a B.S.A. in Art Education and taught high school for a time. Before Sparkbox, Catherine spent nearly three years working for Cincinnati StartUp ChoreMonster.
A strong passion for education has never left her; she spends a good amount of time volunteering with Girl Develop It, teaching code classes, and generally helping out. Catherine's hobbies include reading, video games, tabletop games, oil painting, and boffer sports.
At this time, you will need to provide your own laptop - PC or Mac - to participate in the course.
Please install the following prior to class:
• Download Sublime Text 3 - the preferred text editor
If you need assistance getting any of these setup on your laptop please come to one of our upcoming Code & Coffee events. We'll be happy to help!
POLICIES & GUIDELINES:
All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.
At least 4 students will need to enroll for this course for it to be hosted. If we have less than 4 students registered for the class as of three days prior to the class start date, we will cancel the class and reschedule for a later date. Any students registered at that time will be refunded their full registration fee.
If you need to cancel, we prefer not to issue refunds and would invest your registration fee back into our scholarship fund. We know sometimes there are extenuating circumstances so please email us if you find yourself in one, but please note that we will not issue refunds for cancellations that occur within 3 days of the class start date nor can we transfer your registration to another class.
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New and pre-venture entrepreneurs will benefit from this FREE workshop. Focus will be on the business idea, logistics of a business and an organized pathway toward success. Steps in starting your own business, learn new techniques and how to take action on the many decisions facing small business ownership will be covered: business plans, business structure/choice of entity/name registration, legal matters, business insurance, accounting and taxation, marketing, small business banking and loans, how to register your business with the Secretary of State. Many resources available for small business success will be shared
Speaker(s): Lori Minnish Certified Business Advisor
Co-Sponsor(s): Piqua Chamber of Commerce; Main Street Piqua
FAST Talk is a FASTLANE event series for manufacturing leaders throughout the greater Miami Valley region. This series features industry related experts speaking on topics that will provide Dayton area Manufactures with the knowledge they need to be globally competitive.
Shawn is the founder and President of Secure Cyber Defense, LLC. located in Miamisburg, Ohio. He’s a 20 year IT veteran and served in law enforcement as a police officer in the late 90’s. Shawn is a subject matter expert when it comes to FBI criminal justice compliance and speaks across the country on the topic of cyber security. He’s done work with the US Secret Service and the US AirForce teaching on the topic of cyber security. Recently, Shawn started his own cyber security consulting company is focused on
solving cyber challenges in the small to mid-market.
INDUSTRY MIXER March 30, 2017
The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) seeks to leverage the strength of Ohio's world-class public and private research universities, industry, and its uniquely valuable federal labs, to help energize the state's economy for the 21st century.
Registration is open for our event on March 30th featuring our C2PNT - Communications, Cyber, Positioning, Navigation & Timing; and C4ISR - Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance COEs.
Ms. Stephanie Miller, Plans and Programs Technical Advisor at the Air Force Research Laboratory, has been confirmed as our keynote speaker. Ms. Miller is responsible for contributing to the development of AFRL's strategic plans, optimizing the level of portfolio risk, and coordinating science and technology across the lab.
This is a business-oriented event, focused on helping Ohio companies:Understand this new Statewide program and how it could benefit youNetwork with key federal lab representativesMeet world class researchers in the area of C2PNT and C4ISRPlease use the links below to get more information and/or register for this event. There is no charge for this event, which includes pre-event lunch and post-event appetizers.
Our first two events were highly attended, with registration for both closed before the event. If you plan to attend this event, we suggest you register early.
There is no charge for this event, which includes a light lunch, along with post-event networking and appetizers.
Register online at event page: http://tinyurl.com/j354pgf.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
In 2016, OFRN deployed $15.6M into eighteen projects. OFRN anticipates significant additional public funding, is planning a funded “Challenge Problem” for 2017, and actively pursues ongoing Federal funding opportunities to augment our program portfolio. The collaborations the program has created are currently being leveraged to pursue over $180M in additional funding from Federal sources. All projects are required to have commercial partners.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT?
Business Leaders/CTOs and Research Organizations interested in:
More information on this new statewide program connecting Ohio'sFederal labs, research universities and industry
Exciting new technology with high commercialization potential
Opportunities for partnership on Federally funded research initiatives
Meeting world-class researchers willing to work with your company
Details on future funding opportunities requiring commercial and research partners
Networking with OFRN Leadership and Researchers, along with Ohio Military lab representatives
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.
Come learn the ways businesses keep vital records of their activities and track their day-to-day transactions in traditional accounting. Understand the structure, content, and application of a variety of record keeping forms and accounting methods. We’ll explore the differences and connections between record keeping, accounting, and financial management and learn about the requirements of a record keeping system. We’ll discuss the sources of documentation: income, purchases and business expenses. Some of the challenges we’ll cover include separation of business and personal finances; bank and credit card account reconciliation; petty cash, and purchase authorization.
Speaker(s): Presenter: Adrienne Heard, CBA.
Co-Sponsor(s): The Entrepreneurs Center
Code & Coffee is an ongoing opportunity for you to practice your skills, meet new friends, and get help if you need it. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems!
All are welcome regardless of gender or skill level, whether or not you've attended past Girl Develop It events. If you're a beginner, we'll be right there to help you work through your questions as needed.
Intermediate and advanced folks are welcome to join as well. Please come share your wisdom and advice!
Code & Coffee events are relaxed and informal, and are intended as a way for our community to work and play together while providing each other with ongoing support and feedback.
This event is free, though of course we encourage you to support our fantastic host, Proto BuildBar!
MEET YOUR MENTOR at the BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY event.
Join the Dayton Business Journal on April 3rd for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere.
This event will take place in 43 markets including our digital markets NYC, Chicago and LA. Our goal is to draw more than 200 women to be coached by at least 40 mentors in each market. That means about 8,600 women will be mentored and another 1,700 women mentors. That’s nearly 10,000 of the best and brightest women across the country.
The events will be a speed coaching format offering the guests (mentees) the opportunity to have at least three or four seven minute conversations with different coaches.
Want to see the event in action? Click here to check out this video from our inaugural Bizwomen Mentoring Monday.
Tentative Agenda :This year we will be holding Mentoring Monday in the afternoon.
- 4:30-5:00 (30 min) Networking and light appetizers
- 5:30-5:40 (10 min) Guest welcome by publisher
- 5:40-6:30 (50 min) Group A Roundtable / Group B Mentoring (one-on-one sessions for 7 minutes each)
- 6:40-7:30 (50 min) Group B Roundtable / Group A Mentoring (one-on-one sessions for 7 minutes each)
Each mentee will be assigned group A or B when they arrive at the event or noted on their name badge.
Group A will participate in one-on-one speed mentoring sessions from 5:40PM – 6:30PM (50 minutes) -> Group B will be participating in the round table discussions
The groups will then switch and Group B will participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions from 6:40PM-7:30PM (50 minutes) -> Group A will be participating in the roundtable discussions
Summary: While one group is participating in the speed mentoring, the other group will be in the center of the room for roundtable discussions with some of our table hosts discussing different topics and networking.
It's back! Startup Weekend returns to Dayton!
It's been a while, but Startup Weekend Dayton is back and ready to go!
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
For a more than a decade, the Ohio Business Matchmaker has connected small businesses to government contracting opportunities. As one of the largest business to government matchmaking events in the state, this event offers a unique opportunity for businesses interested in doing business with the federal, state or local government to meet with representatives to market and sell their goods and services.
The Ohio Business Matchmaker is a rare opportunity for small businesses to meet one-on-one with Federal, State and Local Government buyers that represent billions of dollars of upcoming contracts.
The 20th annual Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 Awards will honor the Dayton regions up and coming leaders. These professionals are already making their mark on the local business community.
Join us for a professional approach to business after hours! Make strong connections with business leaders in a structured environment to encourage business conversations.
Dayton Business Journal will highlight the intricacies of redevelopment, the obstacles that still exist, the many successes of the plan, and the opportunities for business and private investors.
After the 2016 Dayton Mini Maker Faire, the Make It Dayton team took a long, deserved break – mostly so we could spend a little time getting back to our own maker projects! We had a fantastic first year for our Maker Faire on July 16, with over 2500 attendees and more than 50 exhibits and hands-on activities scattered across Carillon Historical Park. Now that we’re all rested and refreshed, we’re gearing up for the 2017 Dayton Mini Maker Faire.
This year, the Dayton Mini Maker Faire is expanding to a 2 day event, August 5-6 2017. We’ll be launching our Call for Makers this January, so keep an eye out for our newly revised and simplified application form. This year we are focusing on adding classes, speakers and more hands-on workshops to the event. We are working on bringing in a 2-day HAM radio certification course, and a very big name speaker and author who has been featured in Make: Magazine.
You can learn more about all our new ideas for the 2017 Dayton Mini Maker Faire this weekend, November 5-6 from 12-5pm, at the Dayton Mall Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire. We’ll be one of the featured exhibits along with Dayton Diode, STEAMWorks Labs, Proto Buildbar and Boro Moms & Beyond. Get an up-close look at the winning go-cart from the Boneyard Build-Off, check out some cool EL wire, HAM radio and electronics projects, and see some 3D printed stuff at our table. We are excited to be partnering with Barnes & Noble for 2017, and look for their pop-up shop at Carillon Park during the Dayton Mini Maker Faire August 5-6.
If you can’t make it to the Barnes & Noble event this weekend, mark your calendars because Make It Dayton will also be at the Science Festival during Super Science Saturday at the Boonshoft Museum, November 19 from 10am-4pm.
Finally, if you’re looking for a way to get involved with Make It Dayton, or want to volunteer at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire this summer, be sure to follow @makeitdayton on Facebook and Twitter, and join our Meetup group at www.meetup.com/Make-It-Dayton/. We have been holding casual meetups at local coffee shops called Maker Mornings. We have them every few weeks on Saturday mornings, and we try to rotate locations around town. You can also reach us at email@example.com. We are looking for people interested in being part of the planning committee, but also for our street team that hangs flyers around town and for our day-of Maker Faire set-up, tear-down and event teams. These are all great opportunities for high school or college students, boy and girl scouts, or other youth groups looking to record some volunteer hours supporting Dayton History, the non-profit that runs Carillon Historical Park.
We hope you’re getting excited about next summer’s Dayton Mini Maker Faire! We can’t wait! For all the latest news and announcements, be sure to subscribe to this blog as well as follow @makeitdayton and @makerfaireDAY on Facebook and Twitter.