CincyTech is working with its counterparts TechColumbus and JumpStart in Cleveland, as well the Ohio Venture Association and the Ohio Capital Fund, to organize the inaugural Great Lakes Venture Fair
, Oct. 17-18, in downtown Cleveland.
The Great Lakes Venture Fair is a day-and-a-half event that will gather investors and high-potential, venture-backable companies from across Ohio and the Midwest. It builds on the success of the Ohio Capital Fund’s Early Stage Summit convention, which was held in Columbus for seven years.
Programming for the GLVF will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. with a discussion on corporate venture partners, followed by a joint reception with the NASVF addressing the state of the Ohio Capital Fund.
Thursday will include pitches from the region’s best startup information technology and bioscience companies, presentations on regional investment activity and conversations about building future growth in startups and investing in the Midwest.
Additionally, if your company is interested in presenting at the venture fair, applications for company presentations will open in mid-June at www.greatlakesventurefair.org.
Sponsors for the first Great Lakes Venture Fair include the Ohio Capital Fund, Early Stage Partners, CincyTech, Edison Ventures, Draper Triangle and Thompson Hine. For sponsorship opportunities, interested companies can contact email@example.com or visit the website to download the Sponsor Prospectus.
The conference is providing access to hotel rooms at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at a discounted rate on a first come, first served basis.