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Tuesday, June 12


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.  

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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 →
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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 →
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Katie Hill

Enterpreneur-in-Residence, The Entrepreneurs Center & Founder of CommuterAds
Katie is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Entrepreneurs Center where she supports startups along their journey. Katie founded CommuterAds, a first-to-market digital transit media company currently serving 14 cities where she raised $2 million in VC and other startup funding. Prior... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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.

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


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

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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


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.

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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 →
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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 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.

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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


Be Prepared: A Due Diligence Story
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

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James Mainord

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vesna Ventures
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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