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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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 one language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? Then you're ready to get started with Python.
Python powers some of the most popular websites and apps we all know and love, like Pinterest, Instagram and Rdio, to name a few. It's used by tech companies all over the world, including many companies right here in Dayton!
Join us for Introduction to Python for Beginners! This workshop is designed for people who have very limited or no programming experience. During this interactive workshop, we'll explore the basic components of a programming language: data types, functions, conditional statements and loops. We'll mix lecture and practice, and we'll work through lots of problems together.
CLASS DATES: This 2-session Python course runs over TWO Saturdays. Your payment covers attendance for both days.
Class 1:Saturday, April 9th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Class 2:Saturday, May 6, 9:00am-12:00pm
The course will be taught by Kevin Jones-Evans with several teaching assistants present during each class.
At this time, you will need to provide your own laptop - PC or Mac - to participate in the course. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.
Please do the following prior to class:
• Install Python on your machine:
• Windows: Go to http://python.org/download to download the latest Python 2.7.13 installer. Once downloaded, double click on the file and run the installer.
• Mac and Linux: Both of these operating systems have Python already installed.
To avoid spending the better part of the workshop setting up a development environment, please download the above software ahead of time!
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.
Girl Develop It is unable to offer refunds for cancelled registrations or no-shows. We only extend refunds if the class is cancelled by the GDI leaders and organizers due to low enrollment. If a class is rescheduled and you cannot make the rescheduled date, we will also extend a full refund of your registration fee.
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***Other Disclaimers: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults (age 18 and up); at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.