Fourth-Annual Startup Showcase

29sep12:00 pm8:00 pmFourth-Annual Startup Showcase526 S. Main St.

Event Details

Presented by Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Akron Energy Systems

You’re invited as we showcase our entrepreneurial programs and clients at this year’s Startup Showcase. Connect with potential mentors, customers and investors.

In addition to the showcase, this year there will be a half-day of content, which will include entrepreneur-focused workshops.

Ticketing Information

Workshop tickets are available for $10 each and include free admission to the showcase. Workshop attendees will choose their ticket based on the track they plan to attend (tech-focused track or small business-focused track). Each track includes four workshops, as listed below.

Showcase tickets are available for $10 each and include one (1) free drink ticket.

VIP Dinner tickets are $75 and will be limited.


Afternoon Presentations and Workshops

Noon — Registration

1 p.m. — Opening Statements

1:15 p.m. — Keynote Speaker, Wesley the Keeper, Akron Honey

1:55 p.m. — Small Business and Tech Startup Group Sessions

2:35 p.m. — Small Business-focused and Tech-focused Workshops

Tech Workshop Topics

  • Venture Capital and Fundraising with East and West Coast Investors
  • Sales 101: Creating Traction for Your Startup
  • Customer Discovery and the Business Model Canvas
  • Startup Housekeeping: Legal, Accounting and Insurance

Small Business Workshop Topics

  • Social Capital
  • Access to Capital
  • Online Vs. Brick and Mortar
  • Navigating the Akron Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

5:05 p.m. — Networking and VIP Dinner

VIP Dinner

5:05 p.m. — Dinner

6:00 p.m. — Closing conversations


6:30 p.m. — Showcase of Featured Companies

  • Time2Talk
  • Corrolytics
  • Black Culture Candles LLC
  • Given Charge Services LLC
  • Dustin Whapham

Please visit the 2022 Startup Showcase website to learn more about the companies and workshop descriptions.

Please contact with any questions or concerns.



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