CMH Startup Week: Five days with the city's brightest founders, developers and investors.
Veteran entrepreneurs and successful newcomers are taking part in Columbus Startup Week May 4 through 8 at various locations around the city. Columbus Startup Week is an excellent opportunity to see and hear from the women and men who will lead the next generation of businesses in Columbus and beyond.
The full schedule is available here; below are a handful of standout presentations (though all are not-to-be-missed):"Mapping the Columbus Entrepreneurial Ecosystem," May 4 at noon at 1187 N. High St. with Melissa Bean, chairman of the Midwest region for JPMorgan Chase; Maria Meyers, founder of US SourceLink; Ryan Schick, Columbus Small Business Concierge; Steve White, Founder of Clarivoy; Mike Morgan, Founder of Updox; and Ariana D Ulloa-Olavarrieta,District Director forOhio SBDC at Columbus State.
"CCAD Fashion Show-Entrepreneurs in Training," May 4 at 3 p.m. at the CCAD Mind Market with Janelle Simmons, president of the L Brands Foundation; Diane Sharp, development officer and fashion show producer for the Columbus College of Art & Design; and Suzanne Cotton, department chair of fashion design for CCAD. Opening keynote with Compuserve & Metatec founder Jeff Wilkins, May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center. "One to Many: Growing Columbus' Next Big Global Concept," May 5 at 10 am at 1187 N. High with John Lowe, CEO of Jeni's; Rick Malir, CEO of City Barbeque; and Rob Lindeman, CEO of Pies & Pints. Nancy Kramer, founder & chair, Resource/Ammirati will deliver a "Founder Talk" May 5 at noon at the Columbus Idea Foundry. http://www.capital-style.com/content/roundup-story/2014/03/nancy-kramer.html?page=6&navType= "Small Business Selling to Fortune 500 Companies," May 5 at 4 p.m. at Rev1 Ventures with John Snydor, SVP of Venture Acceleration & Strategic Initiatives, Rev1 Ventures; Joy Gallo, Global Director of Procurement, Ashland, Inc.; Lance Criscuolo, President, Board Member, Zyvex Technologies; and Mike Nemeth, author and advanced materials technologist. "A Real Look at Pivots: When, Why and What's After?" with Pamela Springer, founding partner of SpringerNav; and Brian Zuercher, founder & CEO of SEEN Digital Media. May 6, 3p.m. at 1187 N. High St. Cindy Monroe, founder and CEO of Thirty-One Gifts: "From One to Many: Stories of Scaling," May 6 at 5p.m. at the Gateway Film Center. "Stories of Empire Building: Roundtable of Scaling Entrepreneurs" with Tanisha Robinson, co-owner of Print Syndicate; Ryan Vesler, founder and creative director of Homage; and Brett Northart, president and co-founder of LeTote. May 6 at 5 p.m. at the Gateway Film Center. "How To Get Money to Start My Food Business," with Inna Kinney, CEO of ECDI; Todd Elliot, Business Banking Area Manager, Chase; Dave Gillespie, Partner, Kooperman Gillespie Mentel; Ryan McManus, President, ContentVia; and James Moore, Founder, Small Business Owners of America. May 7 at 9 a.m. at the Columbus Idea Foundry. "5 Ingredients for Fostering a Startup Ecosystem," with Tom Walker, CEO of Rev1 Ventures, Matt Helt, program manager Startup Week/UP Global, Jill Van Beke, Director of Corporate Engagement, LaunchTN; Alvin Givens, VP Middle Market Technology Banking, JPMorgan Chase; Dane Stangler, Vice President of Research & Policy; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Dane Stangler. May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Rev1 Ventures. Battelle CEO Jeffrey Wadsworth on "Columbus' Secret Weapon for Taking Great Ideas to Market," May 8, 12:30 p.m. at 1187 N. High St.