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CONNECTING THE COASTS TO THE HEARTLAND

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View Founders List
  1. Abloh
  2. ACTivate Technologies, Inc.
  3. Aidan Health Inc.
  4. Allium Engineering 
  5. Althar LLC
  6. AreaHype
  7. ARONETICS LLC
  8. Articulate Labs
  9. Ascend Innovations
  10. Ashland University
  11. AugTagger, Inc.
  12. Aunt Flow
  13. Avagate
  14. AxisU
  15. Aztech Controls
  16. Band Connect, Inc.
  17. BARFLi Inc.
  18. Benefitbay, Inc.
  19. Beyond Barriers Therapeutics 
  20. Blooming Health, Inc. 
  21. Bindrr
  22. BIOFLIGHT, LLC
  23. Biorealize
  24. Bold Penguin
  25. BroadLoop, Inc.
  26. CareerDash
  27. Carepool
  28. Chezuba
  29. CleverApply
  30. Cloverleaf AI
  31. Cocoon Technologies
  32. Cogo Insurance
  33. Consensus Networks
  34. Converge Technologies
  35. CrewTrak
  36. CrossKudi
  37. Cultivate Taste LLC
  38. Curie
  39. Daedalus
  40. Davenport SAF-T Systems
  41. Deita Corp
  42. DelFi
  43. DenTemp, LLC
  44. Digidoula
  45. DigiSmart
  46. DoorBox Corporation
  47. Drexel University
  48. Driver Doc Inc.
  49. Element6 Dynamics
  50. EnDepth Data Inc.
  51. Endex
  52. En Solucion Inc
  53. Enta 
  54. ePeutics
  55. Equine Smartbit LLC
  56. Everykey
  57. EzyTip, Inc. 
  58. Factory Bucket
  59. FiberX, Inc.
  60. Fitnescity
  61. FloatMe
  62. Forum Health
  63. Freeman Capital
  64. Fyd
  65. Groundbreaker
  66. Happyly
  67. Harmoni Solutions, Inc.
  68. illuminate.health 
  69. Hüsto
  70. Hypernova Technologies
  71. Hyr Medical
  72. IC3D Printers
  73. iHeart
  74. Immobileyes Inc.
  75. IncOperate
  76. Intelacomm
  77. Internship on Demand
  78. Kadogo
  79. Karyosoft Inc.
  80. Kavira Health
  81. KindKatch
  82. Kulture
  83. LAND
  84. Landi Industries
  85. LatitudeGo
  86. Launching Next Big Fintech
  87. Like | Minded
  88. Lineus Medical
  89. LookFirst
  90. Marathon Machines
  91. Marvel Labs 
  92. Merge
  93. metaMe Health, Inc.
  94. Micro Hydrogen Inc.
  95. Milusos app
  96. Miror
  97. MisTee Wants to Know, Inc.
  98. Morgen Technology
  99. NANODE
  100. NeverEnding, Inc. 
  101. New
  102. Nollapelli
  103. Nyborg
  104. OhanaLink Technologies
  105. OLIMP
  106. OndeCare
  107. Ourobio
  108. Peaceful Fruits LLC
  109. Peptilogics
  110. Perpetua Technologies
  111. Personarise
  112. Pivotal Health
  113. Plain Sight
  114. Playfora
  115. PortfolioMeta Inc.
  116. Positivly
  117. PPAP Manager
  118. Prophyles
  119. Pulse Athletic Apparel
  120. Qumulex
  121. RaiseDM
  122. Rave On Sports
  123. REES Technologies, Inc.
  124. Relai
  125. Renalis
  126. Resound
  127. Revioly
  128. Rewyndr
  129. ROAD iD
  130. Roadies Labs, Inc.
  131. S3 Technologies
  132. SangCash
  133. Scopify AI
  134. SeaChange Technologies
  135. Semiautomatic Semiotics
  136. SheMate
  137. SimBull
  138. Simerse AI
  139. Simpleem
  140. Sironix Renewables
  141. Skali, Inc.
  142. smallTalk
  143. SonoSTIK
  144. Sparc
  145. SparkLearn
  146. Spritz Beverages Co.
  147. Stark Software Development
  148. SupplyNow, Inc.
  149. SureImpact
  150. SusMaX
  151. T3DP
  152. Teamforce AI
  153. Time2Talk
  154. TonDone
  155. Transizion
  156. Ubiq
  157. Unify Medical
  158. Vitalxchange
  159. Vitruvian
  160. VOL Space
  161. Wav AI
  162. Wave Therapeutics
  163. WireBee
  164. Wiseful
  165. X company
  166. Yada Data Studios
  167. ZILA Works
  168. ZoomBroom

View Investors List

 

  1. 2048 Ventures
  2. 3+ Ventures
  3. 412 Venture Fund
  4. 81 Collection
  5. Abstract Reality Ventures
  6. AC
  7. Accelerating Angels
  8. Active Capital
  9. Advanced Manufacturing Fund
  10. Allied
  11. Alumni Ventures
  12. Beta Boom
  13. Bloomberg Beta
  14. BlueTreeVC
  15. Boulder, Inc
  16. Bruckner Ventures
  17. Bullish
  18. Canton Impact
  19. Capital Midwest Fund
  20. Carmen Ventures
  21. Ceteri Capital
  22. Cleveland Life Science Advisors
  23. Comeback Capital
  24. CXO Advisory Group
  25. Detroit Venture Partners
  26. Drexel Windsor
  27. Drummond Road Capital
  28. Early Light Ventures
  29. Edgewood Capital
  30. eGateway Capital
  31. Essence
  32. EV Private Investments
  33. EY
  34. fraXtion, LLC
  35. First Momentum Capital
  36. Flyover Capital
  37. Forefront Venture Partners
  38. Forum Ventures
  39. Foundation Capital
  40. Fusion Fund
  41. Galaxy Interactive
  42. gener8tor
  43. Generational Partners
  44. Genius Guild
  45. Glasswing Ventures 
  46. Golden Angels Investors
  47. Goodyear Ventures
  48. Grow Forward
  49. Hawke Ventures
  50. Heartland Ventures
  51. Holt Ventures
  52. Innovation Works
  53. Integral Private Wealth
  54. Irish Angels
  55. Iron Prairie Ventures
  56. IvyCap Ventures
  57. JumpStart Ventures
  58. Kaufman Development
  59. Lighter Capital 
  60. LOUD CAPITAL
  61. M3G Capital LLC 
  62. M7 Ace NEO
  63. ManchesterStory
  64. Michigan Capital Network
  65. Mutual Capital Partners
  66. N29 Capital Partners
  67. Nationwide Ventures
  68. NextGenVP
  69. Nirvana Healthcare Ventures
  70. Northcoast
  71. Notley
  72. Noveus Capital 
  73. Ohio Gateway Tech Fund
  74. Ohio Growth Partners
  75. Ohio Impact Fund
  76. Operate
  77. Outside VC 
  78. Pixel Perfect Ventures
  79. Plug and Play Tech Center
  80. Plug and Play Ventures
  81. Premier Security Solutions
  82. Pride Fund
  83. prochain Ventures
  84. Queen City
  85. REFASHIOND Ventures
  86. Regiment Securities
  87. Regiment, LLC (HOLDCO)
  88. Relentless Talent
  89. Render Capital
  90. Rev1
  91. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest
  92. Rho Capital Partners
  93. Riaz Capital
  94. Right Side Capital Management 
  95. Rudolph Bros. and Co.
  96. ScOp VC
  97. Skypoint Ventures
  98. SmartMoney Ventures
  99. Starshot Capital
  100. SUPPORTERS FUND/OPN
  101. TDK Ventures 
  102. TechGROWTH Ohio
  103. The 81 Collection
  104. The Heritage Group Accelerator
  105. Toronto Stock Exchange
  106. Turnitas Ventures
  107. Tusk
  108. Unbridled Ventures
  109. University Hospitals Ventures
  110. Valley Growth Ventures
  111. VCapital
  112. Wakestream Ventures
  113. Zenture Capital Partners

Why Attend?

Connect with over 250 tech entrepreneurs and early stage investors from all over the United States and learn about current trends in the world of startups beyond the coasts.

High Potential Startups

Connect with high potential startups from flyover states changing the world in technologies from hard tech to materials and more. 

VCs & Angels

Connect with venture capital firms, angel investors and family offices from all over the country.  Make the connection and learn what investors are looking for in today's market.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

  • Fireside Chat with Phil Hagerman

    Phil Hagerman co-founded Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. in 1975 in Flint, Michigan and built it over four decades before taking it public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014.  He’s currently building Forum Health Enterprises, a network of integrative and functional medical practices across the nation, while investing in early stage companies in the heartland through his family office, Skypoint Ventures.

  • Breakfast Panel: "More than Saas"

    Venture capital isn't only about investing in SaaS companies in the bay area.  Join our panel of experts as we explore trends and opportunities of investing across technologies, stages and geographies. 

  • Reverse Pitch Competition

    All VCs are not the same! Seven new GPs pitch their funds to a panel of founders to show how they add value.  See if you agree with the founders on who is taking the most unique approach.  If you are an accredited investor, catch up with the GPs at pre-lunch networking or after the event.

  • Lunch Panel: "The Columbus Tech Boom"

    Join our panel of tech and community leaders for an interactive discussion on Columbus' growth as an emerging tech hub and insight on it's future.  How can Columbus and the state of Ohio prepare for an navigate the rise of tech as a dominant force?

  • Founders and Investors Speed Dating

    We are arranging five 15-minute speed dates for each of you with the other-side-of-the-table.

  • Ask the Experts Session

    We've assembled an A-list of experts in accounting, law, human resources, marketing, recruiting, financing, sales and more.  Go around the room and get thousands of dollars of advice for free.

  • Growing and Financing Startups in Today's Market

    The startup bull market of the last decade has ended and we've arrived in a new era.  Hear from a panel of experts on what's changed in the post-covid era and how entrepreneurs and investors should change their strategies.

  • Reception Hosted by Taft

    Don't miss our end of the day reception and take advantage of the opportunity to build connections and grow your network!

TIME & LOCATION

October 19, 8am - 5pm, Reception to follow

Creekside Event Center, 101 Mill Street #300 Gahana, Ohio 43230

HOTEL INFORMATION

The following hotels are less than 15 minutes from Creekview Event Center

Presenting Partners

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Youngstown Business Incubator

A special thanks to YBI for putting together this exciting event! The Youngstown Business Incubator is an internationally recognized program developing successful digital businesses, advancing minority & women own businesses and furthering advanced manufacturing technologies.

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Comeback Capital

Comeback Capital believes that great companies have been and will continue to be built in the Heartland.  You don't need to leave your region to build your company.

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The Heritage Group Accelerator

We're excited to welcome the Heritage Group portfolio companies to our event! Based in Indiana, the Heritage Group Accelerator hosts start ups with a focus on the circular economy, energy, sustainable materials, waste and waste management, infrastructure and SaaS for hard tech.

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OhioX

OhioX is a nonprofit organization that represents and connects those committed to growing Ohio's economy through technology and innovation.


Sponsors

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