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Make Connections in the Heartland.

Perfect your pitch and present your slide deck to founders in pre-matched meeting opportunities.
 
 
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    1. 4CancerWellness
    2. 4D Systems
    3. Abloh
    4. Accrew
    5. ACTivate Technologies, Inc.
    6. Aidan Health Inc.
    7. Allium Engineering 
    8. Althar LLC
    9. AreaHype
    10. ARONETICS LLC
    11. Articulate Labs
    12. Ascend Innovations
    13. Ashland University
    14. Augment Therapy
    15. AugTagger, Inc.
    16. Aunt Flow
    17. Avagate
    18. AxisU
    19. Aztech Controls
    20. Band Connect, Inc.
    21. BARFLi Inc.
    22. Benefitbay, Inc.
    23. Beyond Barriers Therapeutics 
    24. Bindrr
    25. Blooming Health, Inc. 
    26. BIOFLIGHT, LLC
    27. Biorealize
    28. Bold Penguin
    29. BroadLoop, Inc.
    30. CareerDash
    31. Carepool
    32. Carta
    33. CEA Technology Inc.
    34. Chezuba
    35. CleverApply
    36. Cloverleaf AI
    37. Cocoon Technologies
    38. Cogo Insurance
    39. Consensus Networks
    40. Converge Technologies
    41. CrewTrak
    42. CrossKudi
    43. Cultivate Taste LLC
    44. Curie
    45. Daedalus
    46. Davenport SAF-T Systems
    47. Dayton Hydroelectric Ltd
    48. Deita Corp
    49. DelFi
    50. DenTemp, LLC
    51. Digidoula
    52. DigiSmart
    53. DoorBox Corporation
    54. Drexel University
    55. Driver Doc, Inc. 
    56. E2 Infosystems
    57. Element6 Dynamics
    58. EnDepth Data Inc.
    59. Endex
    60. En Solucion Inc
    61. Enta 
    62. EOX Vantage
    63. ePeutics
    64. Equine Smartbit LLC
    65. Everykey
    66. ExitGuide
    67. EzyTip, Inc. 
    68. Factory Bucket
    69. FiberX, Inc.
    70. Fitnescity
    71. Flexibilly
    72. FloatMe
    73. Forum Health
    74. Freeman Capital
    75. Fyd
    76. GiveToGet Inc.
    77. Groundbreaker
    78. Happyly
    79. Harmoni Solutions, Inc.
    80. Haven
    81. HUBHOUZE LLC
    82. Hüsto
    83. Hypernova Technologies
    84. Hyr Medical
    85. IC3D Printers
    86. iHeart
    87. illuminate.health
    88. Immobileyes Inc.
    89. IncOperate
    90. Intelacomm
    91. Internship on Demand
    92. Kadogo
    93. Kaptain Adventure App
    94. Karyosoft Inc.
    95. Kavira Health
    96. KindKatch
    97. Kintail
    98. Kulture
    99. KW River Hydroelectric ltd
    100. LAND
    101. LAND Energy
    102. Landi Industries
    103. LatitudeGo
    104. Like | Minded
    105. Lineus Medical
    106. LookFirst
    107. Loris
    108. Marathon Machines
    109. Marvel Labs 
    110. Merge
    111. metaMe Health, Inc.
    112. Micro Hydrogen Inc.
    113. MicroMGx Inc
    114. Milusos app
    115. Miror
    116. MisTee Wants to Know, Inc.
    117. Morgen Technology
    118. MyVoice
    119. NANODE
    120. NeoIndicate
    121. NeverEnding, Inc. 
    122. Nevette 
    123. New
    124. Nollapelli
    125. Nonfiction
    126. noww.social
    127. Nyborg
    128. Octet Scientific, Inc.
    129. Odo Financial Inc. 
    130. OhanaLink Technologies
    131. OLIMP
    132. OndeCare
    133. Ourobio
    134. Peaceful Fruits LLC
    135. Peptilogics
    136. Perpetua Technologies
    137. Personarise
    138. Pivotal Health
    139. Plain Sight
    140. Playfora
    141. PortfolioMeta Inc.
    142. Positivly
    143. PPAP Manager
    144. PromiseONE Companies
    145. Prophyles
    146. Pulse Athletic Apparel
    147. PumpML
    148. Qumulex
    149. RaiseDM
    150. Rave On Sports
    151. REES Technologies, Inc.
    152. Relai
    153. Renalis
    154. Resound
    155. Revioly
    156. Rewyndr
    157. ROAD iD
    158. Roadies Labs, Inc.
    159. S3 Technologies
    160. SangCash
    161. Scopify AI
    162. SeaChange Technologies
    163. Self Talk Limitied
    164. Semiautomatic Semiotics
    165. Sentinel
    166. Shipmate
    167. SimBull
    168. Simerse AI
    169. Simpleem
    170. Sironix Renewables
    171. Skali, Inc.
    172. smallTalk
    173. Socian Technologies 
    174. SonoSTIK
    175. Sparc
    176. SparkLearn
    177. SpineNation
    178. Spritz Beverages Co.
    179. Stark Software Development
    180. SupplyNow, Inc.
    181. SureImpact
    182. SusMaX
    183. T3DP
    184. Tackbox
    185. Time2Talk
    186. TonDone
    187. Top Notch Leads
    188. Transizion
    189. UAVistas LLC 
    190. Ubiq
    191. Uleet Inc. 
    192. Unify Medical
    193. Vitalxchange
    194. Vitruvian
    195. VOL Space
    196. Wav AI
    197. Wave Therapeutics
    198. WireBee
    199. Wiseful
    200. X company
    201. Yada Data Studios
    202. ZILA Works
    203. ZoomBroo
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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. Anthem
  13. Beta Boom
  14. Bloomberg Beta
  15. BlueTreeVC
  16. Boulder, Inc
  17. Bruckner Ventures
  18. Bullish
  19. Camber Road
  20. Canton Impact
  21. Capital Midwest Fund
  22. Carmen Ventures
  23. Ceteri Capital
  24. Comeback Capital
  25. CXO Advisory Group
  26. DADLANI CONSULTING
  27. Detroit Venture Partners
  28. Drexel Windsor
  29. Drummond Road Capital
  30. EAB
  31. Early Light Ventures
  32. Edgewood Capital
  33. eGateway Capital
  34. Essence
  35. Evergreen Climate Innovations
  36. EV Private Investments
  37. EY
  38. fraXtion, LLC
  39. First Momentum Capital
  40. Flyover Capital
  41. Forefront Venture Partners
  42. Forum Ventures
  43. Foundation Capital
  44. Fusion Fund
  45. Galaxy Interactive
  46. gener8tor
  47. Generational Partners
  48. Genius Guild
  49. Glasswing Ventures 
  50. GLIDE
  51. Golden Angels Investors
  52. Goodyear Ventures
  53. Grow Forward
  54. Hawke Ventures
  55. Heartland Ventures
  56. HeliosFund
  57. HG Ventures
  58. Holt Ventures
  59. Innovation Fund America
  60. Innovation Works
  61. Inspiralia
  62. Integral Private Wealth
  63. Iron Prairie Ventures
  64. IvyCap Ventures
  65. JumpStart Ventures
  66. Kaufman Development
  67. Lighter Capital 
  68. Lightship Foundation
  69. LOUD CAPITAL
  70. M3G Capital LLC 
  71. M7 Ace NEO
  72. ManchesterStory
  73. Melzi Capital
  74. Michigan Capital Network
  75. Moonshots Capital
  76. Mucker Capital Partners
  77. Mutual Capital Partners
  78. N29 Capital Partners
  79. Nationwide Ventures
  80. NextGenVP
  81. Nirvana Healthcare Ventures
  82. Northcoast
  83. Notley
  84. Noveus Capital 
  85. Ohio Gateway Tech Fund
  86. Ohio Growth Partners
  87. Ohio Impact Fund
  88. Operate
  89. Outside VC 
  90. Pixel Perfect Ventures
  91. Plug and Play Tech Center
  92. Plug and Play Ventures
  93. Premier Security Solutions
  94. Pride Fund
  95. prochain Ventures
  96. PromiseONE Companies
  97. Queen City
  98. REFASHIOND Ventures
  99. Regiment Securities
  100. Regiment, LLC (HOLDCO)
  101. Relentless Talent
  102. Render Capital
  103. Rapunzl Investments
  104. Rev1
  105. Revolution’s Rise of the Rest
  106. Rho Capital Partners
  107. Riaz Capital
  108. Right Side Capital Management 
  109. Riverchapel Financial, LLC
  110. Rudolph Bros. and Co.
  111. ScOp VC
  112. Service Provider Capital
  113. Silicon Dragon Ventures
  114. Skypoint Ventures
  115. SmartMoney Ventures
  116. Squadra Ventures
  117. SUPPORTERS FUND/OPN
  118. TDK Ventures 
  119. TechGROWTH Ohio
  120. The 81 Collection
  121. The Heritage Group Accelerator
  122. Toronto Stock Exchange
  123. Turnitas Ventures
  124. Tusk
  125. Unbridled Ventures
  126. University Hospitals Ventures
  127. Valley Growth Ventures
  128. VCapital
  129. Wakestream Ventures
  130. 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.


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