First Annual Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week to Kick Off November 5


Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week is November 4-8.  Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week is structured to connect entrepreneurs with local leaders, capital and resources so that they may successfully collaborate on current and future business opportunities to create new jobs and economic growth in the state of Ohio. Cleveland Entrepreneurship week is presented by American Airlines, LaunchHouse and Brasco Design + Marketing.The opening event will take place on November 5 at 7:30 PM at Launch House located at 3558 Lee Road Shaker Heights, Oh 44120.

The City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development helps businesses thrive in Cleveland by providing the technical assistance, creative financing and educational opportunities needed to grow and develop. An advocate for entrepreneurship, the Department offers many opportunities to help businesses succeed, including but not limited to, the Neighborhood Retail Assistance Program, the Economic Development Administration Loan and the Vacant Property Initiative Fund.


Businesses are encouraged to take advantage of Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week, an opportunity to meet entrepreneurs from around the country. The event will connect entrepreneurs with potential financial backers as well as fellow business people. It is an investment for Cleveland businesses to learn how to take their business to the next level.

You can also follow @ClevelandEW on Twitter for event news and updates.


November 5

5:00 PM-7:30 PM Launch House Demo Day- The culmination of the 12 week LaunchHouse accelerator program

7:30 PM-10:00 PM Cleveland EW Opening Event- Kick off for Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week

November 6

9:00 AM-11:00 AM  Pitch Session

11:00 AM-1:00 PM  Pitch Session

1:00 PM-3:00 PM    Pitch Session

3:00 PM-5:00 PM    Pitch Session

6:00 PM-9:00 PM   After Hours Networking

November 7

9:00 AM-3:00 PM Showcase Ohio

5:00 PM-7:00 PM Cleveland Startup Collective Speaker Series

7:00 PM-11:45 PM Cleveland EW Presents BT @ Barley House

November 8

9:00 AM-11:00 AM Women in Business

9:00 AM -11:00 AM Attracting Capital in Cleveland

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Med Tech Industry

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Cleveland Food Industry

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Government Role with Start-Ups

1:00 PM-3:00 PM Creating a Loyal Brand

3:00 PM-5:00 PM So You Want to Start a Biz?

3:00 PM-5:00 PM Legal Advice for Growth Stage Companies

7:00 PM-10:00 PM Cleveland EW Closing Event

For more information on Cleveland Entrepreneurship Week, visit

Be sure to like The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development on Facebook, Twitter and Slideshare for more economic development news in Cleveland.

For questions about how to grow your business please call the City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development at 216-664-2406.


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