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Monday, June 11
 

8:00am

Breakfast & Kickoff
Limited Capacity seats available

Kick off the week in style with fellow attendees! We'll have breakfast food trucks, casual networking, and fun activities designed to get you ready for all the amazing things the week will bring!

Monday June 11, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

What's My "Why?" and Why Does it Matter?
Limited Capacity seats available

So you want to launch a company--or maybe you already have-- but have you stopped to consider why your business should exist, who it should exist for, or what it should exist to do?

These are questions that help an entrepreneur set the direction and strategy for growing a business. In this session, you'll not only discover why landing on your "why" really does matter, but also how you can go about discovering yours.

Speakers
avatar for Bernard Dalichau

Bernard Dalichau

CEO, Lavender Home Care Solutions
Bernard Dalichau is the CEO of Lavender Home Care Solutions (a local non- medical senior home care agency) & Berlisi Industries (a lifestyle medical device manufacturing company).A 15 year entrepreneur, Bernard started as an international manufacturer/distributor of natural stone... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Coworking
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday June 11, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

Building a business with purpose on purpose
Limited Capacity full

Ever wonder why some businesses seem to grow a vast following of die-hard customers?

In this talk, Jan will demonstrate how starting with purpose can help your business attract the right customers who will become loyal brand ambassadors.

Download the Questionnaire to fill out before the session!

Speakers
avatar for Jan Ostendorf

Jan Ostendorf

Owner & Brand Strategist, Purpose Branding
I work in two areas: Eliminating misconceptions people have about company's identity, products, or services. Taking advantage of opportunities business owners have to enter new markets and increase sales effectiveness through clear communication — attracting the right people for... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

10:00am

How Local Marketing Agencies Spent $100 Each to Promote Startup Week
Limited Capacity filling up

Got a shoestring marketing budget?

No problem.

In this session we'll hear how several local marketing agencies spent a whopping $100 to increase both traffic to and registration on the Dayton Startup Week website. Come ready to take notes and discover some creative ways to drive your target audience into action.

Moderators
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Jacob Crawford

Client Partnerships, DataYard

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Foster

Brandy Foster

Executive Director, ONEIL Center
Located at Wright State University, The ONEIL Center provides a comprehensive suite of services to support the entrepreneurial and research communities. Our innovative, experiential learning approach trains students from multiple disciplines to provide: • Proposal Support & Project... Read More →
avatar for Sara Moore

Sara Moore

CEO, SEA Media
avatar for Carlos Portis

Carlos Portis

Founder, Texted, Inc
avatar for Savannah Rank

Savannah Rank

Strategy Lead, CreativeFuse
I find a ton of joy in creating brand experiences, brand messaging, and pretty much anything that involves UX design. I'm married to an amazing guy named Jake and we have an awesome Australian Shepherd named Zissou, after the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic.


Monday June 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

11:00am

Clarify Your Message So People Will Listen
Limited Capacity filling up

When it comes to talking about their businesses, many people are so close to their products or services they don't know where to start.
The StoryBrand Marketing Framework helps companies understand what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in such a way people listen. The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. If customers are confused about what you offer, they'll look past you for somebody who can say it clearly. The StoryBrand Marketing Framework will teach you how to clarify your message and communicate to customers in a way that gets them to respond. Once you clarify your message, your website starts working for you, your team members are converted into a sales force and your customers speak a viral message that spreads.
Companies that clarify their messaging win in the marketplace!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Carroll

Matt Carroll

CEO/Founder, Big Big Story
Hey I'm Matt! I'm a marketing and branding guy. I know what it's like to be frustrated by an inability to get people to respond to your message. You work so hard, but no one seems to be responding. I believe good hard working people and companies deserve to be recognized. I love helping... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

11:00am

Gone Fishing! Catch of the Day: Key Customers
Limited Capacity filling up

Everyone has a customer to satisfy and your choice of customer will have a profound impact on the future of your idea. This interactive workshop utilizing Wendy Kennedy strategic marketing methods led by Certified Coach Katie Hill allows you to explore customer possibilities and define who really cares about what you've created. Welcome to the Fishbone!  

Speakers
avatar for Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Enterpreneur-in-Residence, The Entrepreneurs Center
Having founded and built a successful tech business in Dayton, Katie knows the ins-and-outs of our startup scene. She now dedicates her days to supporting the newest wave of Miami Valley entrepreneurs in her role as both an Entrepreneur-in-Residence + Director of Marketing & Brand... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

12:00pm

Monday Foodtruck Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday June 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

How Much Capital Do I Really Need?
Limited Capacity seats available

We hear stories all the time about the tech company that needed $5M to develop their product or the homeless man who launched a handyman company with nothing more than a few tools and a smile on his face. With such a vastly different scope of capital needed depending on the industry, product, service, etc., how do you really know how much money you need to open that business you've been dreaming about? Do you need $10M to get something started or can you launch with just the money in your back pocket?

In this session, Sean will shine light to this question and help you discover the answer for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Geehan

Sean Geehan

Founder/CEO, Slate Homes
Sean Geehan is a serial entrepreneur, having started 4 companies and bought and sold 2 more companies. Currently, Sean leads two firms: Geehan Group (founded in 2002), consulting World-Class firms, such as Intel, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, and Adobe…and in 2017 launched his latest... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

Forecasting Your Sales
Limited Capacity filling up

A sales forecast is the backbone of your business plan, and though many people get slightly overwhelmed at the thought of having to do one, the fact of the matter is that anyone can forecast their sales with a little research and the courage to do some educated guessing.

In this session, Josh will share how you can forecast sales for your business, so you can predict and measure the growth of your company in the coming year and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

Tax Accountant, Bradstreet CPAs
Josh is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He joined the firm in June of 2016 and has worked in public accounting since 2012.His specialties include tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Additionally... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

2:00pm

What Can Banks Do For You?
Limited Capacity seats available

When you think of banks, what kind of services come to mind?

The first answer is usually lending money, and banks can definitely do that, but what else can banks do for entrepreneurs outside of just writing a check?

In this session, Micah will share some of the services that banks offer that business owners can (and should) take advantage of.

Speakers
avatar for Micah Dickson

Micah Dickson

Small Business Community Lender, Fifth Third Bank
Ever feel confused about what bank product and services can help your business grow? I can help, so don't be shy. I'm not your grandfather's banker.


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

3:00pm

Demystifying Cap Tables, Convertible Notes, and other VC Concepts
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What the heck is a Cap Table? Ever heard of a Convertible Note? These are just a couple of terms that David will be demystifying in this session. Come ready to learn what investors are looking for and how to understand the language of the world of Venture Capital.

Speakers
avatar for David Willbrand

David Willbrand

Early Stage & Emerging Company Chairperson at Thompson Hine ; Professor at U-M Law School, Thompson Hine LLP
At Thompson Hine, I am the Chairperson of the firm's Early Stage & Emerging CompanyPractice. I primarily work with tech and biotech:Entrepreneurs and emerging companies,Accelerators and incubators,Early-stage investors and venture capital funds, andResearch institutions and corporate... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

3:00pm

How to Build a Kick@$$ Sales Team
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In most businesses sales are the bread and butter of the operation, and a kick@$$ sales team can help you reach or even exceed your company's goals for growth and profitability.

In this session, Fred will teach you how to find and motivate the right people to excel and drive sales for your company.

Speakers
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Fred Held

Director of Sales, Catapult Solutions Group


Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

4:00pm

Startup Grind Dayton Presents: How preparing for Shark Tank helped Charles, Charlynda, and Tom
Limited Capacity seats available

Three local startups have spent countless hours preparing to be on the ABC hit show Shark Tank. Two of these entrepreneurs made the cut and were viewed by millions across the country, but all benefited from going through the rigorous process.

Charles Nick: President, Third Wave Water, a mineral packet that creates the optimum water for brewing coffee.
Charlynda Scales: Founder, Mutt's Sauce, an all-purpose, tomato-based signature sauce.
Tom Burden: CEO, Grypmat, a multi-purpose tool tray that will keep your tools in place.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Charles Nick

Charles Nick

President, Third Wave Water
Charles Nick is passionate about entrepreneurship and aviation with experience with the following organizations: NASA, Boeing, the US Air Force, The Spaceship Company and more. He has studied business and lean principles for the past 5 years and when he discovered how to apply lean... Read More →
avatar for Charlynda Scales

Charlynda Scales

Servant Leader, Mutt's Sauce LLC
Charlynda Scales is a dynamic motivational speaker, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.” Mutt's Sauce was the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan's Farms' 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

5:15pm

Lock 27 Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to get to know some amazing people while hanging out in one of Dayton's coolest breweries? We'll be invading Lock 27 before the Dayton Dragons game, so come show your Startup Dayton spirit by mingling and sharing ideas with other incredible people!

Monday June 11, 2018 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Lock 27 329 E 1st St, Dayton, OH 45402

6:00pm

Dayton Dragons Party Deck!
Limited Capacity full

Cap off the first day of Startup Week with a Dayton Dragons game. Tickets are free to the first 50 and must be picked up by noon on Monday, June 11th. After noon, on Monday, all reserved tickets will be released on a first come first serve basis.

Monday June 11, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fifth Third Field 220 N Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402
 
Tuesday, June 12
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday June 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Taking Care of Yourself is Taking Care of Your Business
Limited Capacity seats available

We've all heard horror stories about entrepreneurs who fell apart emotionally, physically, or relationally because they drove too hard into the "hustle" and forgot to take time for themselves and their friends and families.

In this session, we're going to hear some real talk about why prioritizing yourself and your relationships is vitally important to the overall health of your business.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Harrison

Jason Harrison

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Co-owner, Present Tense Fitness
I'm a business owner and fitness expert who has helped a number of creatives, entrepreneurs, and makers navigate predictable obstacles like time, energy, and focus constraints. Our philosophy at Present Tense is that people should be talking more about efficiency, calendar, and schedule... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Coworking
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday June 12, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

How to Become More Coachable (and why you should want to be)
Limited Capacity filling up

Being coachable is about awareness and the ability to take the gold nuggets from a situation and use them to your advantage. There’s wisdom in being coachable. It means you’re paying attention to other people and the experience, wisdom, skills and knowledge they’ve earned and you’re willing to listen close enough to see what might help you on your own journey.--Huffington Post

Are you coachable? What possibilities could exist for your life if you were?

In this session, Chuck will share key steps you can make to become more self aware and open to constructive feedback so you can better position yourself to experience growth in your business.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Huggins

Chuck Huggins

Chief Operating Officer, Facilitator, and Leadership Coach, Aileron
As Aileron’s Chief Operating Officer, Chuck’s passion for helping business owners is palpable. He loves finding ways to help Business Owners drive professional management throughout their entire organization. He strives to make it a real, practical living system that not only... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

10:00am

Managing Yourself: Daily Routines and the Art of Avoiding Time Traps
Limited Capacity full

Running a business often means wearing multiple hats when you're first getting started. With little to no guidance, though, how can you be sure you're using your time effectively and not just filling it with "busy" work that doesn't actually get you closer to your sales or production goals?

In this fireside chat, Fairborn City Manager Rob Anderson (startup community supporter extraordinaire) will talk with Mutt Sauce Founder & CEO Charlynda Scales about the ins and outs of staying focused and prioritizing your efforts to maximize results.

*Please note that although this session is showing as FULL, there may be seats available the day of. There will also be standing room.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson

City Manager, City of Fairborn
I have been in local government in this region for 20 years. Helping companies grow is one of the best parts of my job. I want to do what I can to help foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem in this region.

Speakers
avatar for Charlynda Scales

Charlynda Scales

Servant Leader, Mutt's Sauce LLC
Charlynda Scales is a dynamic motivational speaker, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.” Mutt's Sauce was the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan's Farms' 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

The Fifth Third eBus: One on One Appointments
Want to take a deep dive into your business with experts?   Whether you are looking to grow your business, access capital, run your business more efficiently, or have general business questions, now is your chance to get started on that path with a one-on-one session with industry experts tailored to assist you and your business.

The FifthThird eBus will be at Dayton Startup week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Climb aboard for expert financial advice at no charge.

Tuesday
10-1: Walk-ups welcome!
1-3: Schedule a 30-minute session: http://signup.com/go/PdcpLSM

Wednesday
10-3: Walk-ups welcome!

Thursday
10-1: Walk-ups welcome!
1-3: Schedule a 30-minute session: http://signup.com/go/PdcpLSM

Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

11:00am

How to Survive in Business with Friends, or Worse, Family
Limited Capacity filling up

Thinking about launching a company with friends or family members but have heard horror stories about relationships that went south after business partners couldn't figure out how to work together?

Then this session is for you!

You'll get advice and hear stories about what it takes to effectively work with family and friends without damaging or ruining relationships.

Moderators
avatar for Erica Waite

Erica Waite

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Vesna Ventures

Speakers
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Cindy Rampersaud

Columbus Nanoworks
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Arfaan Rampersaud

President, Founder, Columbus NanoWorks Inc.
I have a PHD in Biochemistry and began Columbus NanoWorks Inc in 2004 to commercialize nanotechnology for biomedicine. Our main products are fluorescent nanodiamonds, which we developed using Phase I and Phase II SBIR contracts from the National Institutes of Health. While our... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

11:00am

Unstuck: Getting Past the Creative Block
Limited Capacity full

Mental blocks happen to the best of us.  In fact, it's impossible to be in business and not have them happen...it's just part of the process.

It's easy to start out all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but then that horrible feeling of hitting that psychological wall happens.  Forward progress comes to a grinding halt, and you're left feeling defeated.

Whether you are suffering from perfection paralysis or are overwhelmed by the volume of tasks needing to be accomplished, we'll walk you through ways to diagnose what might be triggering that mental block as well as ways to bust through it!


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Gilman

Jennifer Gilman

Director of Marketing, Prime Time Party Rental
avatar for Cady Vance

Cady Vance

Founder & CEO, Floral V Designs


Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

12:00pm

Tuesday Foodtruck Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday June 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

Family Feud: Dayton Startup Community Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

There are so many misconceptions, bad advice, and false news floating around the entrepreneurial community that it's sometimes hard sorting out what we should be doing as business owners and what we shouldn't be doing.

In this fun spin on a classic game show, we're quizzing local entrepreneurs to see what their number one answers are on some common questions people ask about entrepreneurship in Dayton.  

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Cothrel

Andrew Cothrel

CEO, Xact Medical, Inc.
I welcome a conversation with anybody who has an idea in the medtech/life sciences space that they want to see move forward. In addition, I have general expertise in NewCo formation, financing, and strategy. See https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewcothrel.Andrew Cothrel is the CEO of... Read More →
avatar for Joe Harrison

Joe Harrison

Founder, Virtuojo | GRIT | EA
Being a third generation “preneur”, it’s always been my passion to create something bigger than myself while impacting and connecting the community around me. In the beginning of 2015, I decided to take my passion and turn it into a reality by building a brand. My company, Virtuojo... Read More →
avatar for Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Enterpreneur-in-Residence, The Entrepreneurs Center
Having founded and built a successful tech business in Dayton, Katie knows the ins-and-outs of our startup scene. She now dedicates her days to supporting the newest wave of Miami Valley entrepreneurs in her role as both an Entrepreneur-in-Residence + Director of Marketing & Brand... Read More →
avatar for Arielle Jordan

Arielle Jordan

Founder & CEO, Curafied
Arielle moved to Dayton from New Orleans in January 2017. She came for the startup scene and has since raised angel funding and launched the beta of her platform in about 6 months (which started at Dayton Startup Week!) During that time, she lived on couches and in spare rooms and... Read More →
avatar for Charles Nick

Charles Nick

President, Third Wave Water
Charles Nick is passionate about entrepreneurship and aviation with experience with the following organizations: NASA, Boeing, the US Air Force, The Spaceship Company and more. He has studied business and lean principles for the past 5 years and when he discovered how to apply lean... Read More →
avatar for Jay Nigro

Jay Nigro

Chief Fun Officer, Liftoff Entertainment
I have owned an Event Entertainment and Production company since 2010. I enjoy working with and helping other Entrepreneurs. I come up with a new business idea weekly if not daily.
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Pranav Patel

CEO, MediTechSafe Inc.
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Jorge Sanchez

Chief Technology Officer, Mile Two LLC
I'm into software development, software architecture, and devops. I like to dabble all sorts of things. I've done triathlons, climbed, done improv, and am getting into freediving.


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

Exit Strategy Planning: It’s Time to Get “A Round TUIT”
Limited Capacity seats available

  • Determining the best time to sell
  • Steps to add value to your business
  • Understanding your goals for the sale

Speakers
avatar for Kate Vriner

Kate Vriner

Certified Business Broker, Sunbelt Business Brokers
Since April 2016, I've been a Certified Business Broker working for Sunbelt Business Brokers of Southwest Ohio.  As a broker, I work with our clients to facilitate the buying and/or selling of a business. We guide them through the development of a thorough exit strategy from the... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

2:00pm

Practical Steps to Move from Side Hustle to All In
Limited Capacity filling up

Working to launch a business on the side but not sure how to transition it to your full-time gig?

In this session, Andrew and Joshua will share practical advice on how they moved their side hustles into full-time companies.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Lisec

Joshua Lisec

President, The Entrepreneur's Wordsmith LLC
Joshua Lisec’s journey as a Solopreneur began at the urging of his first boss after college: “Your skills are bigger than your job here. You’re a great writer; try freelancing!” Although his first freelance project earned a face-palming $1.67/hour, the gauntlet of self-employment... Read More →
avatar for Andrew White

Andrew White

Founder/ Co Owner, Indigo Life
I am one that lives fully self expressed. I believe that we all have a power greater than ourselves that we can tap into and create the imagined. I have been an entrepreneur since I was 15 years old. I am an expert in building virtual relationships via video and personal relationships... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

3:00pm

3 Interviews and a Path Forward: lessons in team-building
Limited Capacity seats available

I call this session "3 Interviews and A Path Forward" and it's all about how to build a great team. Since attracting people to your team is so important, I'll start with a look at 3 interviews from my own past and talk about what I learned from them. Then we'll use this foundation to go beyond interviewing and into what it takes to be a great team-builder. Lots of stories, a very fast pace, and a few lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Daniel

Keith Daniel

Owner, Map Of Me
Keith was fortunate enough to take part in two startup companies - Powersoft and Silverstream - that both went public and reached a combined market value of just under three billion dollars. He currently runs the website www.mapofme.com where he tries to untangle all of the conflicting... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

3:00pm

Be Prepared: A Due Diligence Story
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Seeking investment? In this session, you'll hear from the Co-Founders of Vesna Ventures about the steps you need to take to be ready, so you can approach potential investors with the right information.

Speakers
avatar for James Mainord

James Mainord

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vesna Ventures
avatar for Erica Waite

Erica Waite

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Vesna Ventures


Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

4:00pm

Building a World Class Tech Hub in the Midwest
Limited Capacity seats available

Kurt Hoppe is the Global Head of Innovation – Mobility & Connected Services at General Motors. In this keynote, Kurt will use Future of Mobility examples spanning Connected Car, Urban Mobility, Electrification and Autonomous Vehicles in his discussion on building a world-class tech hub in the midwest.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Hoppe

Kurt Hoppe

Global Head of Innovation – Mobility & Connected Services, General Motors
For more than 15 years, Kurt Hoppe has focused on emerging product and service innovation at the intersection of Connected Consumer IoT devices, digital services and Tier-1 service providers, developing and launching award-winning value-added services for more than 75 million users... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

5:30pm

Pints & Preneurs Mix & Mingle @ Dayton Beer Company
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a special edition of Pints & Preneurs-- a monthly happy hour that happens on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at @444 (the innovation hub located at 444 E Second Street in Dayton).

This month we're celebrating Dayton Startup Week style--meaning we're going to hang out, eat some pizza, drink some adult beverages (or water or soda if you prefer), and play some fun games thanks to Dayton Sportcial!



Tuesday June 12, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Dayton Beer Company 41 Madison St, Dayton, OH 45402
 
Wednesday, June 13
 

7:30am

Insights on The Entrepreneurial Journey Sponsored by Dayton Metro Library, Dayton SCORE, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Limited Capacity seats available

Panelists will share their experiences building their business, from their motivation to start to when they first felt like a success, plus the challenges along the way and the resources that helped them!


Moderators
avatar for Karen Townsend, Ph.D.

Karen Townsend, Ph.D.

President/CEO, KTownsend Consulting
"As an organizational development consultant, I believe that all PROFESSIONAL development is PERSONAL development. I am passionate about working with leaders who understand the importance of, and are committed to developing their people. I help leaders align their organizations by... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Gamblin

Jackie Gamblin

Founder & CEO, JYG Innovations
Ms. Jacqueline Gamblin is an author, philanthropist, and Founder/CEO of JYG Innovations LLC., a Woman Owned Small Business headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. JYG specializes in Information Technology Solutions, Cybersecurity, Research Analysis and Medical/Clinical consulting services... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 7:30am - 8:45am
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

8:00am

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday June 13, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Experts on Stage with Espressos: An Accountant, a Lawyer, and a Serial Entrepreneur
Limited Capacity seats available

Sure, the title kind of sounds like the start to one of your uncle's corny jokes, but in this session you'll hear from a team of experts on what it takes to launch and grow a business, and maybe what it looks like to sell and do it all over again.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Fershtman

Alan Fershtman

Managing Partner, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
I am Managing Partner of KMKLaw effective January 1, 2018. I continue to practice law at least 50% of my time. My passion is working with entrepreneurs, from start up companies to businesses that I have worked with for many years. I was a CPA at Deloitte prior to becoming an attorney... Read More →
avatar for Jeff June

Jeff June

CEO, Ischemia Care
I am the founder and CEO of Ischemia Care, I am really looking forward to participating in the Wednesday morning session on creating entrepreneurial ventures with two of my good friends. I've been involved with creating high growth ventures, both as founder and investor. I've also... Read More →
avatar for Chip VonLehman

Chip VonLehman

Assurance Services Partner, MCM
Chip is an Assurance Services Partner on MCM’s assurance team with specialties in technology companies and  hospitality, and has more than 25 years of experience. He has had extensive involvement with venture capital funded, angel funded,  and other early stage companies.  His... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

From Idea to Execution
This workshop will introduce participants to the feasibility and business planning process to gain insight into the direction of the business and serve as a management tool to help develop and guide decision making, as well as to achieve success and sustainability.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Woodbury

Kim Woodbury

Director, SBDC @ TEC
Business & start up processes


Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Market Research that Won’t Break the Bank
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! You need to know what type of customers to target, where to find them, the size of the market for your product or service, and to identify your competition. The Dayton Metro Library provides several resources that can help you answer these questions.  Free resources will be emphasized, but we will also touch on some fee based services that may be helpful for those with the budget.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Riegle-Crichton

Ann Riegle-Crichton

Business Services Librarian, Dayton Metro Library


Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Coworking
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

Negotiate Like the Boss
Limited Capacity full

Does the thought of negotiating a deal intimidate you?

If so, you won't want to miss this session! Come learn from Kwame what it takes to get over yourself, so you can start negotiating like a boss.

Speakers
avatar for Kwame Christian

Kwame Christian

Attorney, Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. Attorney at Law
Kwame a corporate attorney with a passion for using negotiation and the psychology of persuasion to help clients get the best deals possible.His TEDx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was viewed over 24,000 times in 24 hours and I also host the top negotiation podcast in the country... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

10:00am

Tax Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know the tax benefits of being an LLC? An S-Corp? A C-Corp? Do you know what you can and should be writing off and what you're probably claiming that you actually can't?

Tax strategy is a tricky subject for most business owners. In this session, Jonathan will share some basic tax strategies that you can implement to make your dollars go further.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Steinke

Jonathan Steinke

Senior Manager, Brixey & Meyer, Inc.
Every service we offer at Brixey & Meyer is designed with one goal in mind – to grow your business and move it forward. As part of my role with our firm, I assist businesses with tax, accounting, and consulting related services. These services include tax compliance, transaction... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

DBE Certification and Doing Business with ODOT
In this workshop, learn the basics of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise  (DBE) certification, ODOT supportive services, and how to find construction projects. This interactive discussion will also include an overview of SBE certification, SBE set-asides, and the advantages of being pre-qualified.

Speakers

Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

Legal and Tax Aspects of Operating a Small Business
Learn the essential financial documents and records to maintain for accounting and tax preparation. Gain best practices for record retention, filing rules, and getting the most out of working with your accounting or tax professional.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

Tax Accountant, Bradstreet CPAs
Josh is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He joined the firm in June of 2016 and has worked in public accounting since 2012.His specialties include tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Additionally... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

The Fifth Third eBus: One on One Appointments
Want to take a deep dive into your business with experts?   Whether you are looking to grow your business, access capital, run your business more efficiently, or have general business questions, now is your chance to get started on that path with a one-on-one session with industry experts tailored to assist you and your business.

The FifthThird eBus will be at Dayton Startup week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Climb aboard for expert financial advice at no charge.

Tuesday
10-1: Walk-ups welcome!
1-3: Schedule a 30-minute session: http://signup.com/go/PdcpLSM

Wednesday
10-3: Walk-ups welcome!

Thursday
10-1: Walk-ups welcome!
1-3: Schedule a 30-minute session: http://signup.com/go/PdcpLSM


Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

11:00am

Help! My Business Requires Me to do Math, and other Bookkeeping Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

Unless you are starting a business in the financial services sector, you are not in the business of dealing with numbers. Live your best life by learning how to set up systems to manage finances with minimum effort until you can outsource that non-money making task to someone more dedicated to the world of finances. Attendees will learn:
  • Identify common bookkeeping struggles,
  • Create systems to reduce bookkeeping struggles
  • Good bookkeeping strategies

Speakers
avatar for Emerald Sparks

Emerald Sparks

Founder and CEO, Create Sparks
Emerald Sparks, a native of Dayton, Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting. Emerald got her start at Fortune 500 companies where she worked in myriad of areas from helping companies... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

11:00am

Intellectual Property 101: How to Protect Yourself and Avoid Getting Calls from Lawyers
Limited Capacity full

All great things start with an idea...but where do you go from there?

First off, I define intellectual property as any tangible expression that is derived from the creativity of your mind.
So, it does not matter if your focus is on an invention, design, branding idea, book, musical composition, artistic creation, website, software, video, etc., I have something for you.

We will cover what you need to know to take the stress, confusion, and anxiety out of handling your intellectual property.

After covering some basics, we will show you how to convert your ideas into protectable expressions of those ideas.

We will show you how to incorporate your newfound understanding of intellectual property into your strategy, planning, design, and promotion phases, making protection almost second nature.

Also, we will help you learn when its time to call a professional, when it's not time, and we will provide you with a realistic view of costs, timelines, and realities that will help you set your expectations.

Finally, we will give you some tools that will help you help yourself when it comes to protecting your intellectual property.





Speakers
avatar for Tom Lees

Tom Lees

Managing Partner, Law Office of Thomas Lees, LLC
Hi, everyone.My name is Tom Lees. Yes, I am a patent attorney, but I also drink coffee, love to play country music, I am an avid electronics enthusiast, and love connecting with people.I am happy to discuss whatever is on your mind, but particularly if protecting creativity, including... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

11:00am

Quick & Affordable Website Development
WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Plus, learn how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and how to adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Baumann

Lesley Baumann

Creative Director, XANDRA DESIGN, LLC
I am a graphic designer and the founder of Xandra Design, LLC. I serve as a creative partner to small- and medium-sized companies across the country who need their products and marketing materials to grab attention, stand out from the crowd and make meaningful connections with their... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

12:00pm

Wednesday Foodtruck Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday June 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

Bootstrap 101: Leverage Free (or almost free)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is about how to launch an idea on a napkin (which in most cases, is free) with not a lot whole else. We'll also cover a lot of personal stories of struggle and a little about success, in the entreprenurial sense.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Cothrel

Andrew Cothrel

CEO, Xact Medical, Inc.
I welcome a conversation with anybody who has an idea in the medtech/life sciences space that they want to see move forward. In addition, I have general expertise in NewCo formation, financing, and strategy. See https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewcothrel.Andrew Cothrel is the CEO of... Read More →
avatar for Arielle Jordan

Arielle Jordan

Founder & CEO, Curafied
Arielle moved to Dayton from New Orleans in January 2017. She came for the startup scene and has since raised angel funding and launched the beta of her platform in about 6 months (which started at Dayton Startup Week!) During that time, she lived on couches and in spare rooms and... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

Accessing Capital for the Microenterprise
Get straight talk on what it takes to get capital to start and operate your enterprise. Best practices in preparing for loan applications and building relationships with financial institutions. Uncover modern alternatives in capital.

Speakers

Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

IAP-State of Ohio Business Opportunity
IAP, as the third party administrator for the State of Ohio, is seeking to recruit and pre-qualify firms for facility maintenance, repair, and minor construction projects. In this workshop, learn how to get notified of opportunities to work with the State through IAP, as well as the specific details related to their pre-qualification process.

Speakers

Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

What the Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) Program is & how it can help your business
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard about this thing called the ESP that the Entrepreneurs Center runs, but you're not sure what it is or whether or not you qualify for its help?

In this session, the Entrepreneurs Center's ESP Director, Chris, will provide an overview of the program and help you determine if your business could benefit from this valuable resource.

Speakers

Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Top of the Market 32 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

8 Common Customer Retention & Loyalty Mistakes
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn the Eight Common Customer Retention and Loyalty mistakes along with:
  • Why understanding your customer's lifecycle is important?
  • Difference between B2B / B2C and why it matters?
  • How much does it cost to land a customer?
  • What’s the value in retaining a customer?
  • Engaging conversation with colleagues to learn from each other

Speakers
avatar for Karen Posey

Karen Posey

Managing Partner, KP Strategies
I specialize in helping CEO's and their Executive Teams drive growth, retention, loyalty and sustainability.


Wednesday June 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

Cashing in on other people's experience: why you need a mentor & how to find the right one
Limited Capacity full

You don't know what you don't know.

Heard this before?

Learning from people who have been there, done that can accelerate the growth of your company and potentially save you from heartache and hardship. So how do you find the right mentor for your company?

In this session, Michael will share the ins and outs of finding and choosing the right person or people to help you along your journey.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hiles

Michael Hiles

Director, 10XTS
Michael Hiles (aka “HilesFiles”) is CEO/Founder 10XTS. He is a digital 10native with 25+ years of software engineering, data, and information architecture experience with enterprise systems. As a senior exec with cross-over experience in multiple subsectors and industry segments... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

2:00pm

Ohio Third Frontier Programs Overview

Wednesday June 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Top of the Market 32 Webster Street, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

InGenesis-State of Ohio Business Opportunity
InGenesis is responsible for overseeing the statewide delivery of all temporary non-IT staffing for state agencies. Representatives from InGenesis will  discuss opportunities, requirements and qualifications for providing professional services to the state of Ohio.

Speakers

Wednesday June 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

Marketing Toolkit
Design your blueprint for success in crafting your message and delivering it to your ideal customer. Participants will learn best practices for developing a target market, developing a social media strategy, and promoting your brand on shoestring budget.

Speakers
avatar for Buddy Pitts

Buddy Pitts

Graphic Designer, Beyond Superior Graphics
Frank “Buddy” Pitts, Jr. is a creative designer and marketing consultant. Since December 2010, Buddy decided to begin his journey as a full time entrepreneur, while working with DeʼLish Cafe and since then built an e-firm (Beyond Superior Graphics) and a marketing company (Perfect... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

3:00pm

How to Build and Leverage Social Capital to Grow Your Business in Dayton
Limited Capacity filling up

Sometimes who you know can be the most valuable thing you can offer your business. In this session, Lauren and Jay will share how they've leveraged relationships in mutually beneficial ways to help grow their companies. Come ready to discover creative ways that you can increase your resources just by tapping into your network.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Nigro

Jay Nigro

Chief Fun Officer, Liftoff Entertainment
I have owned an Event Entertainment and Production company since 2010. I enjoy working with and helping other Entrepreneurs. I come up with a new business idea weekly if not daily.
avatar for Lauren White

Lauren White

Owner, Content Strategist & Producer, Indigo Life
Lauren White is the co-owner of Indigo Life, a video marketing agency and lifestyle brand located in Dayton, Ohio. Also a partner of Nucleus CoShare, Lauren worked with several other businesses and entrepreneurs to create the nonprofit coworking space as a way to support the entrepreneurial... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

3:00pm

Pick the Brain of Local Investors
Limited Capacity full

What the heck does it take to get funded?

Participate in this session and pick the brains of a panel of investors who are ready to get real and share with you what investors are really looking for.

Speakers
avatar for Clay Day

Clay Day

Intermediary Advisor, Griffin Moor International, LLP
1. Chess2. Solving important problems.3. Building things that matter.
avatar for Jill Raderstorf

Jill Raderstorf

Partner, Ohio Innovation Fund
Jill Raderstorf is an active member of the Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem and Partner at the Ohio Innovation Fund. She is focused on seeking out new investments for the Fund across the region and working alongside portfolio companies to accelerate growth. Jill is also a member of... Read More →
avatar for Liz Todia

Liz Todia

Venture Capitalist, Mutual Capital Partners
Liz Todia is a 2017 graduate of the University of Dayton where she received a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Finance with honors. She spent two years managing the Flyer Angels Fund, a $1 million seed investment fund investing in early stage, Ohio-based technology companies. She also... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

3:00pm

Finding Your First Contract
Gain insight into prospecting for new business with public and private buyers. Learn how to hunt for opportunities, create strategic relationships, and leverage local resources. Walk away with a few best practices for digging your well, before you’re thirsty!

Speakers

Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

3:00pm

Local Certification Opportunities & Training
Want to do business with the City of Dayton? Already certified and want a better understanding of the bid process, policies that could affect your success, and common issues between primes and subs? This workshop will provide details to help you improve your bidding and achieve successful performance on local contracts.


Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
444 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

4:00pm

Resource Fair
Limited Capacity seats available

The Techstars Startup Week Dayton Resource Fair is for anyone interested in connecting to an abundance of entrepreneurial resources for businesses at every level (I.e. startup, growth, mature, etc.). This event is for both aspiring or existing entrepreneurs, as well as individuals who consider themselves as entrepreneur enthusiasts (I.e. investors, professional services, etc.). You will be introduced to several Entrepreneur Support Organizations that provide programming, services, and events to help you start your business and/or move your existing business to the next level. Also, if you just want to be "In the Know" about what's available, this event is perfect for you. Our goal is to:
  • Educate aspiring and existing entrepreneurs as they navigate the entrepreneurial journey
  • Grow entrepreneur capability and capacity within the city
  • Bridge the worlds of entrepreneurs seeking guidance and seasoned business professionals and support services
  • Increase access and awareness to entrepreneurial resources
  • Serve the community
Resource Providers who have confirmed:
  • ABLE (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.)
  • Dayton Tech Guide
  • Nucleus
  • The Entrepreneur Center
  • Business First
  • SBA
  • Startup Grind
  • Dayton Metro Library/Score
  • 937 Payroll
  • The Collaboratory
  • Downtown Dayton Partnership
  • UpDayton
  • The Victory Project

Wednesday June 13, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

5:30pm

Early Risers Startup Week Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

Early Risers showcases the best early-stage ideas in Dayton on a monthly basis! At Startup Week, we're attaching a cash prize to the event.

Generate some buzz for your startup. Make some great business connections. And you may walk away with some more money to grow your business.

To apply, companies must be less than 4 years old, have less than $50,000 in revenue and investment, and have a connection to the Dayton region. Two startups, one innovation based and one traditional business will be awarded $6,000 in cash and prizes! Applications close on May 25th: http://gust.com/programs/early-risers-startup-week-edition

Be sure to attend this event as the audience will select one winner who will walk away with $1,000!

Wednesday June 13, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402
 
Thursday, June 14
 

8:00am

Thursday Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday June 14, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Company Culture Isn't Your Ping-Pong Table
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Tony will share what this thing called company culture is really all about and how it can positively affect your business in a big way when nurtured correctly.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Schroeder

Tony Schroeder

Business Advisor, Aileron
With a passion for proactive leadership, business improvement, and personal development, Tony serves as an energetic mentor and role model for those seeking to lead a fulfilling life inside and outside of business. His experience in strategic planning, business finance, individual... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

9:00am

Coworking
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday June 14, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

Five Things to Do When Hiring Your First Employee
Limited Capacity seats available

Hiring your first employee can feel like an enormous step. In this session, Reggie will share some of the items you need to address before and during the hiring process to ensure you are not only following workforce laws but also making the right choices for the work that needs to be performed.

Speakers

Thursday June 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

10:00am

How to Transition from Startup Founder to CEO
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Gamblin

Jackie Gamblin

Founder & CEO, JYG Innovations
Ms. Jacqueline Gamblin is an author, philanthropist, and Founder/CEO of JYG Innovations LLC., a Woman Owned Small Business headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. JYG specializes in Information Technology Solutions, Cybersecurity, Research Analysis and Medical/Clinical consulting services... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

10:00am

The Fifth Third eBus: One on One Appointments
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to take a deep dive into your business with experts?   Whether you are looking to grow your business, access capital, run your business more efficiently, or have general business questions, now is your chance to get started on that path with a one-on-one session with industry experts tailored to assist you and your business.

The FifthThird eBus will be at Dayton Startup week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Climb aboard for expert financial advice at no charge.

Tuesday
10-1: Walk-ups welcome!
1-3: Schedule a 30-minute session: http://signup.com/go/PdcpLSM

Wednesday
10-3: Walk-ups welcome!

Thursday
10-1: Walk-ups welcome!
1-3: Schedule a 30-minute session: http://signup.com/go/PdcpLSM


Thursday June 14, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

11:00am

How to run a startup without losing your soul (or yourself)
Limited Capacity filling up

We all know entrepreneurship is hard. There are all the practical reasons why this is true, and then there are the less talked about personal impacts of entrepreneurship, like fear and isolation, which can contribute to founder fatigue and startup failure. At Ocean Accelerator we focus on building a strong foundation under the founder... and the startup. So how do you launch a new business without becoming another harrowing statistic that calls out the inner turmoil present in the lives of most entrepreneurs? In this session we'll ask good questions, seek community, and look outsdie the traditional startup toolkit for some guidance on how to launch a great startup without losing your soul.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Founder, Author, Blogger, Seth Godin
uke Dooley is the Vice-President of Program at Ocean, a non-profit effort engaging the conversation around the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship. Ocean serves founders by providing access to education, community, and inspiration through a variety of programs, events, and... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Tiffan

Lauren Tiffan

Director, Ocean Accelerator
I'm an avid coffee drinker and love sprinkles and Chick Fil A equally. I've self identified as a "Startup Nerd" and genuinely love working with entrepreneurs, both at Ocean and beyond.


Thursday June 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

11:00am

The Ins and Outs of Boards (and why you might want to consider forming one)
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Jack Lohbeck

Jack Lohbeck

Business Advisor, Aileron
Jack Lohbeck began serving on an advisory board for an Aileron client in 2002. Since that time, he has served on four additional boards in that capacity. In 2011, Jack began facilitating several of Aileron’s programs including Becoming an Effective Board Member as well as Inter... Read More →
avatar for David Scott

David Scott

Executive + Board + Investor +Attorney, DPS Holdings, LLC (Est. 2000)
David is an experienced C-level executive and (recovering) attorney, with Fortune 500 (DoD) and Am. Law 100 (law firm) experience.He has co-founded several start-ups, served as CEO and COO of several businesses and has served on the boards of several privately held businesses (MedTech/Defense/Robotics/Media/CleanTech/SaaS... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

12:00pm

Thursday Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday June 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

How to Deliver Valuable Content That Attracts Followers
Limited Capacity filling up

Marketing experts regularly say that to attract followers and increase engagement all you need to do is "create valuable content"?  Easier said than done, though, right?

What does that even mean?

In this session, Sara Moore will break down what engaging and valuable content looks like and how you can start creating it for your company today.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Moore

Sara Moore

CEO, SEA Media


Thursday June 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

Experience is Everything! How to attract the right customers through consistent messaging.
Limited Capacity filling up

In the world of business, experience is EVERYTHING. From the way your brand looks to how it talks to how it interacts with customers, you are creating an experience that will either attract the right customers (you know, the ones that you love because they love you and refer lots of business your way) or the wrong customers (the ones that make you want to pull out your hair and assume the fetal position).

In this session, Tiffany will identify some of the mistakes that businesses often make when developing their brands and teach you how to either avoid (or correct) those issues, so you can stop attracting the wrong customers and start connecting with the right ones.

 



Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Ferrell

Tiffany Ferrell

Co-Creator, Dayton Tech Guide
Tiffany Ferrell is a serial entrepreneur who came to Wright State University to develop programming that supports entrepreneurship. Along with her partner John Owen, they developed Dayton Tech Guide--a brand that works to connect entrepreneurs to the things they need, like other entrepreneurs... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

2:00pm

Finding Your Authentic Voice: Brand Building Through Story-Telling
Limited Capacity full

In today’s society, authentic brand build is more important than ever. This talk discusses when, where and how story-telling can increase exposure, loyalty, and sales in today’s rapidly changing digital market.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew White

Andrew White

Founder/ Co Owner, Indigo Life
I am one that lives fully self expressed. I believe that we all have a power greater than ourselves that we can tap into and create the imagined. I have been an entrepreneur since I was 15 years old. I am an expert in building virtual relationships via video and personal relationships... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

3:00pm

Get Found on the Interwebs
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Ray Marcano

Ray Marcano

President/CEO, Canis Digital
Ray Marcano has more than 35 years of journalism experience with reporting, editing, leadership, and executive experience. He’s served as Deputy Managing Editor of the Dayton Daily News, where he oversaw the day-to-day operation of the newsroom. He was Internet General Manager at... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Connect Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

3:00pm

Growing at a Pace You Can Afford
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be about tips and pitfalls I've learned as a business owner when navigating the question of how fast is too fast to grow your business. The people you hire will ultimately make or break your company and it's important to be realistic about how fast you can grow without burning out. This will cover finding/acquiring the right employees, pairing employee strengths with your management style and how to maximize the talents of the employees you have by creating a strong work culture.

Speakers
avatar for Raichel Jenkins

Raichel Jenkins

Project Manager, Catapult Creative
I am currently a project manager at Catapult Creative. After graduating college early, I'm used to being the youngest person in the room (occasionally younger than the interns). My background is in journalism and creative writing with specializations in marketing, advertising and... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Sliver

Matthew Sliver

Principal, Catapult Creative
My business partner and I started Catapult Creative at the beginning of 2013 and have had numerous successes alongside inevitable growing pains. Our business focus is to provide branding, web, design and video services and we have provided these services for Global brands down to... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Inspire Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

4:00pm

HER Talks: Female Founders
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Empower HER as we close out Thursday of Startup Week with the stories of some amazing entrepreneurs! 

Speakers
avatar for Carly Barrett

Carly Barrett

The mighty Carly Barrett will be sharing stories with us.To get to the point, and make things short and sweet, here is the breakdown. Carly formed Carly Short Photography 8 years ago after college and worked years on her own, learning the ins and outs of the business. After a few years of shooting weddings solo, she realized that it isn't very much fun to do things alone. She recruited her best friends to take part in this photography journey.Not... Read More →
avatar for Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman, CMBB, CSMC is the Founder and President of Ritemind Stress Less Workshops acompany dedicated to providing Stress Intelligence training to individuals and organizations. Katie isBoard Certified in Mind-Body Bridging; a therapy model for working with PTSD out of Salt... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

6:30pm

The Due Diligence Process for Business Sellers
Learn about the due diligence preparation process that can yield greater investment in your startup, small, or medium business. Topics to be covered will be narrative crafting, performance reporting, and the process of maintaining confidentiality and speed in due diligence execution. Sponsored by Dayton SCORE and Dayton Metro Library

Speakers
avatar for Ann Riegle-Crichton

Ann Riegle-Crichton

Business Services Librarian, Dayton Metro Library


Thursday June 14, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dayton Metro Library Main Library 3A
 
Friday, June 15
 

8:00am

Buyer Beware- Understanding Due Diligence for Business Buyers
Learn about the self-serve tools, standardized process, and ancillary professionals to assist in performing a timely and thorough due diligence process. Before you acquire or invest in a company or entrepreneur team, you want to attend this complimentary presentation given by Clarence S. Day III, Intermediary Advisor with Griffin Moor International, LLP a transactional advisory firm serving lower middle market stakeholders. This event will be held at in the Community Room of the Dayton Metro Library. Sponsored by Dayton SCORE and Dayton Metro Library

Friday June 15, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Dayton Metro Library Main Library 3A

8:30am

The ESHIP Summit @ Dayton: Community Vision
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we empower the makers, dreamers, and doers of our region?

This is the question that ESHIP Summit Dayton strives to answer.

Bringing together ecosystem builders from across the region, such as entrepreneurs, economic development specialists, community and government leaders, and so many more, our mission in this session is to bring to light a greater vision that our region can strive to achieve together--one that supports and empowers people who dream of making and doing things that will make our society more vibrant and our economy more diverse.

Lend your voice to this fun, interactive morning and be a part of building something greater than yourself. Let's build Dayton together!

Friday June 15, 2018 8:30am - 12:00pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

12:00pm

The ESHIP Summit @ Dayton: Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday June 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

1:00pm

The ESHIP Summit @ Dayton: Solving Our Community's Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of the ESHIP Summit @ Dayton is to advance the work of creating a more systematic and collaborative approach to fostering more entrepreneurial starts and successes in our area. In this session, attendees will form small groups around our region's challenges dubbed Missions, and develop initial concepts for new tools, trainings and shared understanding to help each other be more effective in our work.

Come wearing your thinking cap and be ready to lend your voice and creative thinking to the conversation!

Friday June 15, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Founder Stage at The Steam Plant Basecamp 617 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

4:00pm

Startup Week Dayton Closing Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a fun evening of celebration and camaraderie, as we close out the week in style!

We'll have pizza, adult beverages, and fun!

Friday June 15, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Lotz Building 607 E Third Street