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Wednesday, June 13


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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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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


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.

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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


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

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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


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.

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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