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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The New Business Information Session is a three hour, free seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. Presentation will consist of an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing.
The Insights for Women in Business team will host an evening event devoted to networking success. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are faced with so many events where they can expand their reach and influence. Amy Gantt, owner of Lula Bell Art and Designs, understands being busy running a business while taking care of a home and family. She understands that networking events are important, but sometimes too prevalent. Not all events provide a return on the investment of time, and or money. So Amy will share her “networking plan” which will help female business owners and entrepreneurs decide which events provide the greatest outcome.
The evening will be held at Corner Kitchen in the Oregon District. Registration will open at 4 p.m. Amy’s presentation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Natalie Skilliter, owner of Corner Kitchen and her team have planned a delightful menu of gourmet appetizers and drinks that will be shared throughout the evening. There will be time for participants to practice the networking skills Amy discusses before the event wraps up at 6:30 p.m.
The cost for this event is $20 and and space is limited. Any questions can be directed to Ann Riegle-Crichton of Dayton Metro Library at 937-496-8631. Insights for Women in Business is a series of events that allow female entrepreneurs to share their stories of success and their insights with new female business owners and entrepreneurs. Insights is a program developed in partnership with the Dayton Metro Library, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Dayton SCORE.
Nancy is a seasoned entrepreneurial leader who has a history of transforming & growing organizations of all sizes.
Nancy has served in roles of CEO, President, COO, CMO, CSO and Board Member in professional services and technology organizations throughout her career. She first got involved in the startup ecosystem in Cincinnati as one of the first members of Main Street Ventures. Main Street Ventures provided co-working space and mentorship to startups in the early 2000s. It was the catalyst for the formation of Queen City Angels, CincyTech and several years later, the brandery.
In its’ early days, Nancy was an instrumental leader at Cintrifuse as the COO and Interim CEO, developing the Customer Connections, Funding Connections and Talent Connections programs, as well as spearheading the development of the Membership program and opening of Union Hall. She is an angel investor, an advocate, advisor, and board member. Nancy is currently a co-Founder and COO at iReportsource and a co-founder of a Customer Acquisition Accelerator Bootcamp, where she teaches other entrepreneurs how to drive growth in today’s digital world.
Google for Business: Tools, Apps and Resources
The Small Business Development Center at The Entrepreneurs Center is sponsoring a FREE SEMINAR “Google for Business” on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The seminar will be held at the Preble County Development Partnership at 119 South Barron St. Eaton, OH 45320.
Google is more than just a search engine. Discover Google’s suite of products and resources to help your business compete at any level. A Google Subject Matter Expert will present:
*Online Advertising Strategies including AdWords, Blogs and YouTube.
*Web apps to improve overall productivity.
*Branding using Google+
*Marketing Management tools using Google Analytics, Insights and more.
Anyone considering starting up a business and anyone looking to grow your business to the next level should attend.
This one-time workshop is perfect if you have some experience with HTML & CSS but your skills need a refresh. This is not a class for absolute beginners—this is ideal for people who have completed our Intro to HTML/CSS course or have an equivalent understanding of the concepts. We’ll be condensing the major themes from our Intro to HTML/CSS class into a single session. By the end of the session, students should feel re-familiarized and comfortable with the following concepts:
• Basic HTML & tags
• Creating & linking to a style sheet
• Selectors and attributes
• Styling elements (e.g. borders, colors, fonts, etc.)
• Classes & IDs
• CSS Positioning (e.g. absolute, relative, fixed)
This class will also be very useful for people who are interested in taking our Intro to Sass course but need a refresher before delving deeper into front end development concepts.
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.
Intended to match an Air Force Researcher with a regional partner, 4th Fridays at 444 is a speaker series designed to create introductions and collaborative efforts with non-tradition partners.
In this loosely structured 60 minute program, each participate speaks for 20 minutes, followed by a 20-minute joint question & answer session. Each session will be held on the 4th Friday at 444 E. Second St. in Dayton from 3:00 – 4:00.
We strongly encourage attendees to network and collaborate with each other and the speakers at a downtown Dayton establishment following the event.
“Getting Your Hands Dirty” – a dialogue on learning by making
Featuring: Isaac Weintraub, AFRL & Tom Mitchell, Proto Buildbar
Tom Mitchell, Curious Maker at the Fearless Proto Buildbar. With decades of experience in industrial engineering technology and manufacturing, Tom injects his innovation, maker and buck the system mindset into Proto BuildBar.
Isaac Weintraub, electrical engineer, Aerospace Vehicles Technology Assessment & Simulation Branch, Air Force Research Lab. His research interests include control theory and applied mathematics. Isaac has a passion for working with his hands and applying engineering concepts to real world applications. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he is doing doctoral research in optimization and stochastics for multi-agent problems.
We are excited to welcome Keith Daniel to our be our September guest to Startup Grind Dayton!
Keith Daniel has almost been fired - twice.
He's invested in a company that went bankrupt within 90 days.
He’s argued loudly against a brilliant idea that helped turn a startup into a big success.
He’s mortgaged everything to become a Wall Street billionaire, only to change his mind a week after landing at Goldman Sachs in New York City.
Keith holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Duke University. He grew up on a farm in rural Ohio and has held jobs ranging from sand shoveler to sales management to president. He was fortunate enough to take part in two startup companies that went public on the NASDAQ and reached a combined market cap of ~$2.9 billion dollars.
On the backs of those two wins, Keith retired in the year 2000. He’s since taken part in 200+ for profit and non-profit board meetings. And he’s currently launching a website - www.mapofme.com - that aims to help business owners and their teams do life and work better.
Keith has been happily married to his wonderful wife Joyce for 28 years and they have four equally wonderful children. While he’s lived in lots of cities - Dallas, Raleigh, Durham, New York City, Chicago, Columbus - he once again calls rural Ohio home.
Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent Office web site and patent databases.
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.