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StartupCincy Week is an annual four-day celebration of the local entrepreneurial community, building momentum and opportunities for the Greater Cincinnati ecosystem. This year’s event includes virtual-only sessions, in-person Happy Hours, a virtual $75K FinTech Frontier Pitch Competition, in-person Startup Job Fair, and more! This event is made possible through the generous contributions of sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and local vendors.

Click HERE to register to attend the event from October 26-29, 2021.

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Tuesday, October 26
 

9:00am EDT

REthink: Mental Fitness Movements

REthink : Mental Fitness Movements

REthink the way you exercise your mind. Ever heard of mental fitness? According to our host, Lissy Alden, Founder of MYNDY, it’s the proactive practice of strengthening your mind to deal with the ups and downs of life. Follow along as she provides tips and tricks to building confidence, optimism, resilience, and energy into your every day.

ON-DEMAND Sessions

  • Intro to Mental Fitness
  • Mental Fitness Movement : STOP
  • Mental Fitness Movement : SLOW
  • Mental Fitness Movement : GO
  • Wrap-up

Access the full playlist HERE

About the Speaker

Lissy Alden is the Founder of MYNDY, a research-based mental fitness company offering a practical approach to mental fitness that is simple, self-directed, and focused on outcomes. Through work with organizations such as MIT and Google, this model has helped many professionals get unstuck, make progress, and feel better over time.

Before building MYNDY, Lissy specialized in working with organizations to measure and operationalize culture, improve engagement, and enhance workforce development. Partnering with some of the world’s largest corporations (including JPMorgan, American Express, Charles River Laboratories, and NYT) and startups (as a founding member of the enterprise team at General Assembly), Lissy worked with teams to co-create and execute on high-impact initiatives to drive results.

Content provided by Sukhi

NOTE: This session is ON-DEMAND. It can be accessed and activated at any point during StartupCincy Week!

Speakers
avatar for Lissy Alden

Lissy Alden

Founder, MYNDY
Lissy Alden is the Founder of MYNDY, a research-based mental fitness company offering a practical approach to mental fitness that is simple, self-directed, and focused on outcomes. Through work with organizations such as MIT and Google, this model has helped many professionals get... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Sukhi

Sukhi

Sukhi aims to build bridges between cultural understanding and employee well-being. We work with some of the market’s most demanding environments with a desire to leverage technology in a thoughtful manner while building community in hybrid settings. Our team combines advanced analytics... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

Cintrifuse Annual Meeting: Acceleration Point
Acceleration Point: Leading and Winning at Startup Speed

Click HERE to join the Zoom. 

In 2019, we talked about being at an Inflection Point as a region — and the importance of coming together around four strategic pillars to make the most of the moment and win. Last year, we built on this call to action by focusing on the pandemic as a Pivot Point — a massive disruption that was creating bold possibilities with invigorating demand for agility. This year, we are building on our momentum by focusing on the post-pandemic future as an Acceleration Point — an opportunity for Greater Cincinnati to lead and win in game-changing ways at startup speed. We will celebrate the startups, corporate collaborators, and venture investors who are leveraging Cincinnati’s strength as the Great SupplyWay to America and innovating in critical areas such as sustainability, supply chain, FinTech, and more. The story we have to tell is a story you are part of — and that others from throughout the country are increasingly eager to join. The future has arrived much faster than we could ever have imagined. It’s time to pick up speed! Join us for this virtual session on Zoom.

After the event, the recording will be available HERE.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Pete Blackshaw

Pete Blackshaw

CEO, Cintrifuse

Speakers
avatar for Heath Butler

Heath Butler

Managing Director, Mercury Fund
avatar for David Cannady

David Cannady

Chief Strategy Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
avatar for Bonnie Gleaves

Bonnie Gleaves

Senior Vice President, R&D, Procter & Gamble
avatar for Jon Husted

Jon Husted

Lieutenant Governor, State of Ohio
avatar for Todd Lee

Todd Lee

Vice President, Marketing & Digital, Western & Southern Financial Group
avatar for Mohsin Masud

Mohsin Masud

Founder & CEO, AKRU
avatar for Guy Persaud

Guy Persaud

President, P&G New Business, GLOBAL, Procter & Gamble
avatar for Melissa Stevens

Melissa Stevens

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Head of Digital, Marketing, Design & Innovation, Fifth Third Bank
avatar for Anu Vora

Anu Vora

Founder, Candid Ventures
avatar for Mike Zelkind

Mike Zelkind

CEO, 80 Acres Farms

Exhibitors
avatar for Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf

CEO, Cloverleaf
COACHING FOR EVERYONE. Automated team coaching, revealing insights about your teammates and yourself to your email, calendar and messaging apps.
avatar for Electrada

Electrada

Electric vehicles are the future. Electrada is powering our way there. Electrada was created to accelerate electric mobility for all. Our focus is on turnkey delivery and management of best-in-class electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for corporate, municipal and community partners... Read More →
avatar for 80 Acres Farms

80 Acres Farms

80 Acres Farms brings you the next generation of fresh, delicious food—grown 100% pesticide-free at an eco-friendly indoor farm near you. They don’t have tractors, silos, or even soil there. Instead, they grow everything indoors—using robots and AI to do the heavy lifting, while... Read More →
avatar for Hearty

Hearty

Hearty is an invite-only network of the top talent in their field. Members are recommended to Leaderboards for their skills and abilities. Top Members gain access to exclusive networks and personalized career opportunities. Join Hearty today! 
avatar for Homeshake

Homeshake

The Market Before the Market. Homeshake is the only place to find homes before they are listed and buy direct from the owner. More homes. No realtors. Big savings.Email nick@homeshake.com to learn more... Read More →
avatar for Pieces

Pieces

Pieces is a local venture-backed startup with a first-of-its-kind productivity platform that enables professional creators - developers and designers initially - to save, store and share code snippets, links, raw text, screenshots, images, design layers and more with a simple copy... Read More →
avatar for Renozee

Renozee

Reimagine Investment Property Renovation. Using the free Renozee™ app makes it easier than ever to find and hire contractors for completing any home and investment property renovation project. Simply post your project and receive unlimited live bids through the app directly from... Read More →
avatar for STRUXTION

STRUXTION

Struxtion understands the construction industry and has built a solution specifically to address your business. The current payment process is cumbersome and opaque, leaving Subcontractors holding the bag for months as paperwork slogs through the system. Struxtion plays the waiting... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Zoom

12:30pm EDT

REstrategize: Partnering with Fortune 500 Companies, Sponsored By Verizon
Click HERE to join the Zoom.

REstrategize your relationships with Fortune 500 Companies. Leaders at Verizon Ventures, Verizon's venture capital arm, and Verizon's 5G Labs will facilitate an interactive webinar on strategies to successfully partner with Fortune 500 companies. This session will be particularly beneficial to tech entrepreneurs, start-up founders, and business owners in all stages of growth.

This session will be held virtually through Zoom. The webinar link will appear in this window 10 minutes prior to the start. Click to join!

About The Speakers

Joshua Ness is a Senior Manager at Verizon 5G Labs in New York City. He partners with enterprise, startups, and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G and co-create 5G concepts. He also works to educate, inspire, and connect the dots for businesses interested in moving forward with emerging technology.

Ajay Patel is Principal at Verizon Ventures in New York City. He manages diligence processes, financial modeling, and prepares investment committee materials for opportunities, including market sizing, competitive landscaping, private and public company comparable analysis, business valuation, and capitalization table analysis. Sources, invests, and maintains board observer seats in Seed to Series B startups that are strategically aligned with company growth initiatives, new business opportunities, and emerging technologies.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Ness

Joshua Ness

Senior Manager, Verizon 5G Labs
avatar for Ajay Patel

Ajay Patel

Principal, Verizon Ventures

Sponsors
avatar for Verizon

Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. They offer voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

1:00pm EDT

REfocus: The Business Case for Sustainability in Cincinnati
Click HERE to join the Zoom. 

REfocus on Sustainability in Cincinnati. Rhiannon Hoeweler, Director of Strategic Impact for Madtree Brewing Company, and Nate Sedgwick, Founder of Responsible Products, will have a conversation about the business case for sustainability in the Greater Cincinnati region. Madtree is a member of 1% for the Planet, and they are committed to nature and their community through various sustainability initiatives. Responsible Products is a local startup on a mission to reduce the environmental impact of packaging and food service products.

This session will be held virtually through Zoom. The webinar link will appear in this window 10 minutes prior to the start. Click to join! 

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Ali Backscheider

Ali Backscheider

Marketing Communications and Development, Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub

Speakers
avatar for Rhiannon Hoeweler

Rhiannon Hoeweler

Director of Strategic Impact, MadTree Brewing Company
avatar for Nate Sedgwick

Nate Sedgwick

Founder, Responsible Products


Tuesday October 26, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

REflections: Startup Stories, Sponsored By HCDC
Click HERE to watch the session.

Startup REflections. Hear successful startup founders and leaders REflect on their journeys. Founding and leading a startup is REALLY tough. It takes a strong, focused leader who knows when to pivot or to persevere. Learn the difference between scary and dangerous. In the end, successful companies are built on the back of a founder's persistence and ability to create the scalable from the uncertain.

Local startup leaders will share the successes and challenges they've personally experienced as leaders of innovative, early-stage ventures. The founders represent companies at various stages: some have just launched and solidifying early revenue while others are successfully scaling.

The format: Founders will be given the stage for 10-15 minutes to share highlights of their company story. Don't miss this transformational hour of REflection! You'll pick up critical insights from leaders who are bringing transformational companies to the world.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Allen Woods

Allen Woods

Co-Founder & Executive Director, MORTAR

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rachel Angel

Dr. Rachel Angel

CEO and Founder, Peerro
avatar for Irina Filippova

Irina Filippova

Chief Operating Officer, Electrada LLC
avatar for Eric Fulkert

Eric Fulkert

CTO & Co-founder, Pay Theory
avatar for Karl Gouverneur

Karl Gouverneur

CTO, Struxtion and Homeshake
avatar for Cisol Hogan

Cisol Hogan

CEO, Renozee
avatar for Tsavo Knott

Tsavo Knott

Co-Founder & CEO, Pieces.app
avatar for Jim Koch

Jim Koch

Co-founder & Chairman, Boston Beer Company
avatar for Paul Powers

Paul Powers

Founder & CEO, Physna

Sponsors
avatar for HCDC

HCDC

HCDC is a marketplace where organizations, businesses, and communities can find the resources they need to grow. We are a commercial capital lender, an incubator for startups, and an economic development partner all under one roof, which makes us an active and influential business... Read More →


Tuesday October 26, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
LIVE Stream

4:30pm EDT

💥 REconvene Party, Sponsored by Pieces
Limited Capacity seats available

REconvene with the StartupCincy ecosystem. Kick-off StartupCincy Week 2021 with our largest gathering all year. Please join us for an outdoor, in-person celebration at the Porch in Washington Park. Networking opportunities will be abundant. Through generous sponsorship from Pieces, food, beverages, and entertainment will be provided. The first annual Side Hustler of the Year Award will be announced by CYBP during the event.

💥Pick up your StartupCincy Week 2021 t-shirt here!💥

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Sponsors
avatar for Pieces

Pieces

Pieces is a local venture-backed startup with a first-of-its-kind productivity platform that enables professional creators - developers and designers initially - to save, store and share code snippets, links, raw text, screenshots, images, design layers and more with a simple copy... Read More →



Tuesday October 26, 2021 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
The Porch at Washington Park 1230 Elm Street | Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
 
Wednesday, October 27
 

9:00am EDT

REthink: The Ergonomics of Your Workspace

REthink : The Ergonomics of Your Workspace

REthink the way you work. Our host poses the question - If you knew that you were doing something now that was going to cause you pain in the future, would you continue to do it? Follow along with renowned Ergonomist and Health and Wellness expert, Iris Sokol as she shows us how to improve our wellbeing, one mouse and monitor at a time.

ON-DEMAND Sessions

  • Introduction to Workspace Ergonomics
  • Monitors
  • Keys & Mouse
  • Chairs
  • Desk Stretches

Access the full playlist HERE

About the Speaker

Iris Sokol is a certified ergonomist with over 30 years of experience in the corporate health and wellness field providing ergonomic and wellness services for premier companies throughout the country. She brings a unique approach to ergonomics that combines her extensive wellness background where she goes beyond just "fixing" workstations and ergonomic issues. She educates the employees (and companies) she works with on the importance of body mechanics, posture, and using the body properly to help prevent injuries from occurring.

Content provided by Sukhi

NOTE: This session is ON-DEMAND. It can be accessed and activated at any point during StartupCincy Week!

Speakers
avatar for Iris Sokol

Iris Sokol

Founder & President, Ergowell
Iris Sokol is a certified ergonomist with over 30 years of experience in the corporate health and wellness field providing ergonomic and wellness services for premier companies throughout the country. She brings a unique approach to ergonomics that combines her extensive wellness... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Sukhi

Sukhi

Sukhi aims to build bridges between cultural understanding and employee well-being. We work with some of the market’s most demanding environments with a desire to leverage technology in a thoughtful manner while building community in hybrid settings. Our team combines advanced analytics... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT

10:00am EDT

REcreate: Marketing, Branding & Innovation, Sponsored By Main Street Ventures
Over the course of this 1.5-hour burst, you'll hear presentations and conversations around the topics of innovation, creativity, marketing, branding, social media, storytelling, and idea implementation. You'll learn the surprising things every startup should know about the art and science of creativity. We'll also dive deep on designing for our inherent human desires and creating brand experiences for current and emergent culture. Marketing leaders within our region will weigh in with their insights according to their particular expertise. Creatives, marketing teams, and founders - this one is for you!

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Alisa Smith

Alisa Smith

Director of Corporate Innovation, Cintrifuse

Speakers
avatar for Rebeca Arbona

Rebeca Arbona

President & Chief Truth-Teller, BrandTrue
avatar for Melis Aydogan

Melis Aydogan

Senior Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble
avatar for Nathan Hendricks

Nathan Hendricks

Chief Creative Officer, LPK
avatar for Bryan McCleary

Bryan McCleary

Principal, The McCleary Group
avatar for Nate Sowder

Nate Sowder

Innovation Design Researcher, Fifth Third Bank

Sponsors
avatar for Main Street Ventures

Main Street Ventures

Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it: Capital, Connections, and Education. They look to support all good... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
LIVE Stream

11:30am EDT

REestablish: Female Founded Startups
REestablish your big idea. When do you take the leap into entrepreneurship? You may have the next big idea - but how do you go about making it a reality? Hear from some of our region’s Female Founders on how they took their idea, pivoted, and turned it into a viable business.

During this session, you will learn how to not only improve your brainstorming but also to help you put your ideas into action. We will discuss techniques for developing ideas that you can use to solve business problems. You'll leave with a game plan and the motivation to tackle those big goals that keep you up at night.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Aichholz

Nancy Aichholz

President/CEO, Aviatra Accelerators
avatar for Kelly Bonnell

Kelly Bonnell

Executive Director, Main Street Ventures

Speakers
avatar for Emily Bruns

Emily Bruns

Co-Founder, Aclipse
avatar for Whitney Coble

Whitney Coble

Spoken Word Artist
avatar for Abby McInturf

Abby McInturf

Co-Founder, BAND Connect
avatar for Tamia Stinson

Tamia Stinson

Founder, Tether Media


Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
LIVE Stream

12:15pm EDT

REstart: The Future of The City of Cincinnati
Click HERE to join the Zoom.

REstart regional growth for a thriving post-pandemic future. The City of Cincinnati is thinking and acting like a startup with collaborations, innovation, and the implementation of cutting-edge technology. Join us to hear more on how our local government is engaging with the entrepreneurial community for the advancement of our region. Sprint Panels on the Future of the City will focus on key areas of opportunity led by Liz Keating, Cincinnati City Councilmember.

This session will be held virtually through Zoom. The webinar link will appear in this window 10 minutes prior to the start. Click to join!

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Keating

Liz Keating

Councilmember, City of Cincinnati


Wednesday October 27, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

REspect: Navigating the 3 Complications of Co-Founder Conflict
Build mutual REspect and understanding in co-founder relationships. Conventional wisdom is that startups fail for a list of reasons that include cash crunches, flaws in the business model, market misfires, competition, and the challenge of litigation rounding out the top 5. No one talks about one of the biggest reasons: co-founder conflict. Ignore the 3 complications of co-founder conflict and you’ll put your partnership—and your business—at risk. Learn what they are, why they matter, and how to make them work for you.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Katz

Amy Katz

Co-Owner and Senior Executive Coach, Baker and Daboll LLC
avatar for Todd Uterstaedt

Todd Uterstaedt

Co-Founder & CEO, Baker and Daboll LLC and "From Founder to CEO"


Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
LIVE Stream

2:30pm EDT

REaccelerate: Cincinnati Accelerator Showcase, Sponsored By Main Street Ventures
REaccelerate your idea. Hear from a variety of Cincinnati accelerators on the difference between each organization, what startups would be the best fit for each, and how to know when your startup is ready to apply to an accelerator.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Brian Duerring

Brian Duerring

Startup Success Manager, Cintrifuse
I help entrepreneurs win by offering insight and guidance to build confidence while preparing them for the challenging and often isolating journey of founding and operating a startup.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Aichholz

Nancy Aichholz

President/CEO, Aviatra Accelerators
avatar for Josie Dalton

Josie Dalton

Program Manager, Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub
avatar for Luke Dooley

Luke Dooley

President, OCEAN Programs
avatar for Rowan Hume

Rowan Hume

Program Manager, gener8tor
avatar for Larry Kavanagh

Larry Kavanagh

CEO, Navistone
avatar for Raquel Robinson

Raquel Robinson

Program Manager, Lightship Capital
avatar for Kara Willis

Kara Willis

StartupCincy Week Event Coordinator, SoCap Accelerate

Sponsors
avatar for Main Street Ventures

Main Street Ventures

Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it: Capital, Connections, and Education. They look to support all good... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
LIVE Stream

3:30pm EDT

REconnect: Founder Therapy
REconnect with your founder peers. Being a founder can be an extremely lonely road. Few people understand and can empathize with the issues you're facing. Learn the power of building a group of founders, how to do it, and how to get the most out of it.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Brett Smith

Brett Smith

Cintas Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship, Miami University

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hillenmeyer

Michael Hillenmeyer

VP Partner Experience, Coterie
avatar for Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson

Chief Inspiration Officer, nickjacksonspeaks.com
avatar for Sean McCosh

Sean McCosh

Partner, Differential
avatar for Kirsten Moorefield

Kirsten Moorefield

Co-Founder and COO, Cloverleaf


Wednesday October 27, 2021 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
LIVE Stream

4:30pm EDT

💥 REfresh: Happy Hour, Sponsored By Brewing the American Dream
Limited Capacity filling up

REfresh from a busy day of work or programming! Join us for a Happy Hour including light bites and beverages in the Sam Adams Taproom, Sponsored By Brewing the American Dream. Must be 21 years old and an ID will be required to enter. Hear about the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program, a global program that supports small business owners in the food, beverage, and brewing industries through access to business capital, coaching, and new market opportunities.

Please note, parking may be limited due to the FCC game and lot closures. We recommend parking in the West or North Findlay Market lots. 10 - 15 minute walk from Union Hall and the Mercer Garage.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Sponsors
avatar for Brewing The American Dream

Brewing The American Dream

Samuel Adams
In 2008, Cincinnati native Jim Koch launched the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. The program supports small business owners in the food, beverage, and brewing industries through access to business capital, coaching, and new market opportunities. Since the inception... Read More →


Wednesday October 27, 2021 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom 1727 Logan St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
 
Thursday, October 28
 

10:00am EDT

REbuild: Employee Wellbeing & Mental/Physical Health, Powered By SoCap
REbuild your resilience, mental and physical health. This burst-style session will explore a variety of ways to think about reinvesting in your health and money. Stevi Carr, Founder & CEO of WISe Wellness Guild will dive into her passion for revolutionizing the spectrum of healthcare, pivoting in a pandemic, and how her corporate experience has both served and held her back as a founder. Dr. Angelica Hardee, of the American Heart Association, will be presenting her research on Heart Health, how it affects minority communities and the importance of investing in cardiovascular health. Phillip Cunningham of Jamaa Health will foster a conversation on the state of black health in the United States today, and what an ideal future can look like by investing in infrastructure and ecosystems that reframe the patient-to-doctor relationship. Dr. Bailey Bryant will deliver some truth on what burnout is, why everyone is talking about it, and how we can save ourselves from it. Kirsten Moorefield, Co-Founder of Cloverleaf, will discuss the importance of a healthy work environment as Cloverleaf’s SaaS platform provides data-driven insights to empower every person in the organization to increase their relational and communication effectiveness, ultimately improving productivity and engagement. Finally, Travis Holoway, Co-Founder of SoLo Funds, will transition us into the FinTech theme by telling his story of building a FinTech company here in Cincinnati, its national impact, and how he established a global footprint.

How Burnt Out Are You? Please consider taking a few moments to anonymously share your experience prior to this session. Click here to complete a brief survey.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.


Moderators
avatar for Kara Willis

Kara Willis

StartupCincy Week Event Coordinator, SoCap Accelerate

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Bailey Bryant

Dr. Bailey Bryant

Founder, Health Match 360
avatar for Stevi Carr

Stevi Carr

Founder & CEO, WISe Wellness Guild
avatar for Angelica Hardee, PhD, CHES

Angelica Hardee, PhD, CHES

Vice President, Health Strategies, American Heart Association
avatar for Phil Cunningham

Phil Cunningham

Co-Founder, Jamaa Health
avatar for Kirsten Moorefield

Kirsten Moorefield

Co-Founder and COO, Cloverleaf
avatar for Myriam Wane

Myriam Wane

Black Woman Poet | Visionary


Thursday October 28, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
LIVE Stream

12:15pm EDT

REinvest: Angel 101, Sponsored By Queen City Angels
Click HERE to join the Zoom.

REinvest in early-stage startups. Throughout the U.S. there are around 300,000 individuals in any given year who make a financial investment in an early-stage start-up. These “angel investors” have varied motivations but the reasons for angel investing are usually some combination of: Intellectual Curiosity, Community Development, Coaching and Mentoring Entrepreneurs, and Financial Return. During this interactive Zoom session, you will learn how and why you could become an angel investor today.

This session will be held virtually through Zoom. The webinar link will appear in this window 10 minutes prior to the start. Click to join!

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Speakers
avatar for DeWitt Cook

DeWitt Cook

Angel Investor & Mentor, Queen City Angels
avatar for Melissa Monich

Melissa Monich

Angel Investor, Queen City Angels
avatar for Ann Mooney

Ann Mooney

Marketing Committee Member, Queen City Angels
avatar for Cara Whitehill

Cara Whitehill

Angel Investor, Queen City Angels

Sponsors
avatar for Queen City Angels

Queen City Angels

Queen City Angels is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs drive the economy, solve problems, make lives better, create jobs and are Queen City Angels’ (QCA’s) primary reason for being. By finding capital to scale businesses, mentoring founding teams, and providing... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zoom

1:00pm EDT

REsponsible: Impact Investing
Click HERE to join the Zoom. 

REsponsible investing intentionally benefits social or environmental impact. Queen City Angel, Chris Bennett and Peerro Founder, Dr. Rachel Angel will discuss the role of capital in driving social impact. As a minority female in the tech space, Dr. Angel understands obstacles of racism and gender-based challenges that make it hard for someone who looks like her to navigate their way to the top. Chris Bennett brings the investor’s perspective on the gap in access to capital for underrepresented founders, and why it’s important to invest in businesses that generate not only financial return but also impact.

This session will be held virtually through Zoom. The webinar link will appear in this window 10 minutes prior to the start. Click to join!

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rachel Angel

Dr. Rachel Angel

CEO and Founder, Peerro
avatar for Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Investor, Queen City Angels

Sponsors
avatar for Queen City Angels

Queen City Angels

Queen City Angels is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs drive the economy, solve problems, make lives better, create jobs and are Queen City Angels’ (QCA’s) primary reason for being. By finding capital to scale businesses, mentoring founding teams, and providing... Read More →


Thursday October 28, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Zoom

2:00pm EDT

REnew: Future of Cincinnati FinTech Partnerships
REnew the future of financial services. This virtual session will provide a showcase of future-focused partnerships between Cincinnati-based, industry-leading financial services corporations and FinTech-focused entrepreneurs. FinTech Frontier is a Cintrifuse powered initiative designed to accelerate innovation that transforms every aspect of financial services from the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Fotsch

Ben Fotsch

Vice President, Digital Strategy, Western & Southern Financial Group
avatar for Matt Green

Matt Green

Assistant Vice President M&A, Strategic VC, Western & Southern Financial Group
avatar for Kevin Mackey

Kevin Mackey

Co-Founder & COO, Coterie
avatar for David McFarland

David McFarland

Co-founder & CEO, Coterie


Thursday October 28, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
LIVE Stream

2:30pm EDT

$75K FinTech Frontier Pitch Competition
FinTech Frontier is looking for the best, boldest ideas to create the future of FinTech in the Greater Cincinnati region. Local and national early-stage startups will showcase the evolution of FinTech Intelligence and compete for a $75,000 cash prize pool. Key themes include expanding access to improve financial wellness, enabling the green revolution across financial services, building the intersection of fintech and supply chains, and protecting consumers’ financial health with greater data, identity, or security tools.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.



Speakers
avatar for George Cook

George Cook

Founder, Honeycomb Credit
avatar for Mike Crawford

Mike Crawford

Vice President of Digital, Fifth Third Bank
avatar for Maribeth Rahe

Maribeth Rahe

President & CEO, Fort Washington Investment Advisors
avatar for Ron Rock

Ron Rock

Sr Director Insurtech, JobsOhio

Exhibitors
avatar for AKRU

AKRU

Akru is an innovative blockchain-based platform for fractionalized real estate investing. We make real estate investing more accessible and efficient by tokenizing assets while providing near-instant liquidity through a secondary trading market.
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Doriot

In a world where unicorns exist and incubators hatch startups, the elite play a risky, but lucrative game: startup investing. The vast majority of people are left out, lacking the access and education to play and win. Cue: Doriot. Named after the father of venture capital, Doriot... Read More →
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KiddieKredit

KiddieKredit's mission is to empower credit healthy families. Credit, when utilized properly, is one of the greatest tools to generate wealth. We want to educate about credit responsibly, especially to those who have limited access to capital all in the name of economic inclusion... Read More →
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Koinage

The Koinage app is designed to efficiently manage all change (coins) resulting from a cash transaction thus eliminating the need to collect, carry, or manage physical coins. All change can be deposited seamlessly to your mobile app.
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Paytheory

Pay Theory is a FinTech company focused on how schools and other future building service providers interact with families around money. We work with SaaS vendors to help these service providers save time by integrating with their existing systems and processes
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Willow Estate Planning

Willow Estate Planning is a Cincinnati-based startup helping simplify the estate planning process.
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Rente

Rente is AI and alt-credit toolkit that helps asset managers inclusively identify healthy tenants (even tenants with low credit scores or unconventional income) and retain those tenants through stabilizing services that deliver liquidity and build credit history.
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Sigo Segurous

Sigo Seguros is an auto insurance provider focused on serving the Spanish-speaking community. Our company offers transparent, reliable, and affordable pricing that eliminates fees and rating factors that have disproportionately affected minorities. We offer coverage for clients with... Read More →
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Tesouro

Tesouro is a recently launched Cincinnati fintech that is rebuilding fintech infrastructure to enable companies to seamlessly embed modern financial services into their offering.
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Basis Theory

We make encryption, tokenization, and delegation of sensitive data as easy as a config file. That means simple, developer-friendly APIs, easy-to-use SDKs, and even a low-code solution for additional flexibility.


Thursday October 28, 2021 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
LIVE Stream

4:30pm EDT

💥 REveal: Happy Hour, Sponsored By FinTech Frontier
Limited Capacity seats available

Following the REveal of FinTech Frontier Pitch Competition winners, join us for a celebratory Happy Hour at MadTree Brewing in Oakley. StartupCincy networking opportunities will be abundant with a variety of local FinTech startups and corporates in attendance. Drinks will be provided, Sponsored By FinTech Frontier.

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Thursday October 28, 2021 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
MadTree Brewing 3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
 
Friday, October 29
 

9:00am EDT

REthink: Cutting the Virtual Cord
REthink: Cutting the Virtual Cord

REthink the way you unplug. According to our host, Applied Social Psychologist and Professor Dr. Jamie Gruman, about 84% of employees share that they must be available after hours at some point, a statistic that wreaks havoc on the personal wellness of many. Join Gruman as he shares key insights and tips to help us mentally and electronically disconnect.

ON-DEMAND Sessions
  • Introduction to Cutting the Virtual Cord
  • The Value
  • Don’t Put Yourself on Call
  • Transition Rituals
  • FOBO: Fear of Being Offline

Access the full playlist ​HERE
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About the Speaker

Dr. Jamie Gruman is an expert in "people issues" in organizations with particular expertise in organizational on-boarding and positive organizational psychology . He is a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Guelph, and is the founding Chair of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.

As co-developer of "Socialization Resources Theory", "The Engagement Management Model", he’s coined the terms "e-socialization" and "employee voice engagement", and developed the "ReNU" model of effective leisure time recovery, which is outlined in his latest book entitled Boost: The Science of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands.

Content provided by Sukhi

NOTE: This session is ON-DEMAND. It can be accessed and activated at any point during StartupCincy Week!

Speakers
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Dr. Jamie Gruman

Professor, University of Guelph
Dr. Jamie Gruman is an expert in "people issues" in organizations with particular expertise in organizational on-boarding and positive organizational psychology . He is a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Guelph, and is the founding Chair of the Canadian Positive... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Sukhi

Sukhi aims to build bridges between cultural understanding and employee well-being. We work with some of the market’s most demanding environments with a desire to leverage technology in a thoughtful manner while building community in hybrid settings. Our team combines advanced analytics... Read More →


Friday October 29, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
On Demand

9:30am EDT

RElax: Mindful Breathing, Desk Yoga, and Guided Meditation

RElax : Mindful Breathing, Desk Yoga, and Guided Meditation

RElax your body and mind. Our host, wellness and mindset coach, Marina Kirik is on a mission. She wants to help each and every person feel calm, confident, and resilient in the face of stress. With a “fill your own cup first” mindset, Kirik takes us through proven practices that can easily fit into your work day to help reduce mental, emotional, and physical stress and boost overall well-being.

ON-DEMAND SESSIONS

  1. Sum of All Positive Introduction
  1. Box Breath Guided Practice : Productivity and Focus 
  1. 4 7 8 Breath Guided Practice : Calm and Relaxation 
  1. Breath of Fire Guided Practice : Energy 
  1. Desk Yoga, Guided Meditation, and Mindful Movement Practice

About the Speaker

Marina Kirik is a wellness and mindset coach helping busy professionals and entrepreneurs overcome chronic stress to breathe easier & enjoy more of life. After 7 years of chasing validation in the corporate world and suffering from the fatigue and anxiety that ensued, Kirik dedicated herself to self-healing. Since she has worked with professionals and corporate groups in reducing burnout, stress and ultimately improving their quality of life.

Content provided by Sukhi

NOTE: This session is ON-DEMAND. It can be accessed and activated at any point during StartupCincy Week!

Speakers
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Marina Kirik

Founder, Sum Of All Positive
Marina Kirik is a wellness and mindset coach helping busy professionals and entrepreneurs overcome chronic stress to breathe easier & enjoy more of life. After 7 years of chasing validation in the corporate world and suffering from the fatigue and anxiety that ensued, Kirik dedicated... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Sukhi

Sukhi aims to build bridges between cultural understanding and employee well-being. We work with some of the market’s most demanding environments with a desire to leverage technology in a thoughtful manner while building community in hybrid settings. Our team combines advanced analytics... Read More →


Friday October 29, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

REcruit: Job Fair, Sponsored By Pieces
Limited Capacity seats available

REcruiting talent for local startups. Meet, mingle, and apply for available positions at some of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Cincinnati region. This in-person Job Fair will be hosted at Union Hall in OTR, Cincinnati. Through generous sponsorship from Pieces, coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Hiring Companies include Pieces, 80 Acres Farms, Losant, Electrada, Possip, Innago, GoSun, Cintrifuse, CourtAvenue, RoadTrippers, and more!

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Exhibitors
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Cintrifuse

We have one very clear mission at Cintrifuse: to make Greater Cincinnati the #1 tech startup hub in the midwest and among the most attractive innovation hubs in the nation. This is a critical mission for our region because winning in the startup space stimulates our economy and invigorates... Read More →
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CourtAvenue

Redesigning the experience between consumer and service (or product) by leveraging a fluid, seamless and thoroughly transparent engagement.
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Electrada

Electric vehicles are the future. Electrada is powering our way there. Electrada was created to accelerate electric mobility for all. Our focus is on turnkey delivery and management of best-in-class electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for corporate, municipal and community partners... Read More →
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80 Acres Farms

80 Acres Farms brings you the next generation of fresh, delicious food—grown 100% pesticide-free at an eco-friendly indoor farm near you. They don’t have tractors, silos, or even soil there. Instead, they grow everything indoors—using robots and AI to do the heavy lifting, while... Read More →
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GoSun

GoSun builds solar appliances to help you live with more independence and resilience. Using only the Sun, now you can cook (day or night), cool, charge, light or purify water.
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Innago

Innago provides simple, intuitive tools to help small-to-mid-sized landlords better manage their tenants and rental properties. 
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Losant

We are a team committed to actively building, monitoring, and maintaining our IoT cloud platform which serves as the foundation of a variety of enterprise IoT solutions. We created Losant as an easy to use application enablement platform to balance the developer’s need for experimentation with the enterprise’s need for scalability. The Losant Enterprise IoT Platform combine... Read More →
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Pieces

Pieces is a local venture-backed startup with a first-of-its-kind productivity platform that enables professional creators - developers and designers initially - to save, store and share code snippets, links, raw text, screenshots, images, design layers and more with a simple copy... Read More →
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Possip

Possip is a communication tool designed for schools that helps them check-in with families and staff through a brief text message survey. Possip works with schools and school districts in 28 states, regularly collecting and categorizing feedback from over 500,000 parents and educators. Possi... Read More →
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RoadTrippers

Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining discovery, planning, booking and navigation into an engaging and intuitive process.
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Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. They offer voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers... Read More →

Sponsors
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Pieces

Pieces is a local venture-backed startup with a first-of-its-kind productivity platform that enables professional creators - developers and designers initially - to save, store and share code snippets, links, raw text, screenshots, images, design layers and more with a simple copy... Read More →


Friday October 29, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Union Hall 1311 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

12:30pm EDT

REdevelop: University Students Perspective on Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Click HERE to join the session on Zoom.

REdevelop the Greater Cincinnati entrepreneurial community. Empowering, engaging, and enrolling local University students is critical to a thriving ecosystem. Over the course of this 1 hour, interactive Zoom session we'll hear from local students on their perspectives on key focus areas and opportunities for our region.

This session will be held virtually through Zoom. The webinar link will appear in this window 10 minutes prior to the start. Click to join!

If you have not done so already, please register for StartupCincy Week HERE.

Moderators
avatar for Saurav Pathak, PHD

Saurav Pathak, PHD

Associate Professor, Management & Entrepreneurship, Xavier University

Speakers
avatar for Ben Alegre

Ben Alegre

Student - Entrepreneurial Studies, Xavier University
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Lance Entsuah

Student - Economics, University of Cincinnati
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Blake Faulkner

Student - Finance & Entrepreneurship, Miami University
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Emilie Kracik

Student - Entrepreneurial Studies & Marketing, Xavier University
avatar for Rob Manz

Rob Manz

Student - Finance & Entrepreneurship, University of Cincinnati
avatar for Jenna Walter

Jenna Walter

Student - Interactive Media Studies and Entrepreneurship, Miami University


Friday October 29, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
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