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Monday, June 3
 

1:00pm PDT

Fireside Chat: Pat Hood of Cornerstone Research Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Pat Hood bootstrapped his business leveraging government contracts and the difficult, but rewarding, journey of transitioning those technologies into commercial products in this fireside chat between the Cornerstone Research Group founder and moderator Andy Cothrel. He will discuss why he chose to spin out affiliate companies focused on specific markets and technologies.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cothrel

Andrew Cothrel

CEO, Xact Medical, Inc.
I welcome a conversation with anybody who has an idea in the medtech/life sciences space that they want to see move forward. In addition, I have general expertise in NewCo formation, financing, and strategy. See https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewcothrel.Andrew Cothrel is the CEO of... Read More →

Speakers

Monday June 3, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Steam Plant Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Free (or almost free) Money to Build Your Business!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about non-dilutive dollars available through private and public funding sources such as The Entrepreneurs Center's Entrepreneurial Services Provider program; Third Frontier's TVSF program; business plan competitions such as those run through Soin International, LLC or University of Dayton; and crowdfunding platforms such as Kiva or Kickstarter. Entrepreneurs will share what worked for their various businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Koorndyk

Scott Koorndyk

President, The Entrepreneurs Center
Scott Koorndyk is President of The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC), a technology commercialization center located in Dayton, Ohio.  TEC supports technology-focused start-ups and small businesses through a variety of programs, with clients primarily in the aerospace, advanced materials... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Wik

Adam Wik

Adam A. Wik is a marketing professional and entrepreneur with a passion for brand identity and customer experience. In his role as Marketing Coordinator for the Raj Soin College of Business, Mr. Wik helps drive student enrollment and engagement at Wright State University through the... Read More →
avatar for Zach McHale

Zach McHale

Owner, NEETSEAT®
Zach is the creator of the NEETSEAT®, a patent-pending personal storage device for use in stadiums, arenas, and other venues. Zach was the winner of the 2017 University of Dayton Flyer Pitch Competition and the 2018 Dayton Startup Week Pitch Competition, for a total of $30K in winnings... Read More →
avatar for Juanita Darden-Jones

Juanita Darden-Jones

Owner, Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
Dayton, Ohio native Juanita-Michelle Darden-Jones is the owner of Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar and Third Perk Express. Juanita-Michelle is a dreamer who works hard at turning her passions into reality. Juanita-Michelle is also an Assistant Professor of Developmental Mathematics... Read More →
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Nick Ripplinger

President, Battle Sight Technologies
• Author of the #1 Best Selling book "Front Line Leadership - Applying Military Strategies to Everyday Business"• Chosen as the top non-commissioned officer (of 50) to report all significant actions to Commanding Officer of Multinational Forces- Iraq.• Following an inclusive... Read More →
avatar for Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw

Chief Operating Officer, GlobalFlyte Inc
Tim is a retired Special Agent with over 21 years in the FBI as investigator. Tim conducted complex criminal investigation of Columbian Drug Cartels, Organized Criminal Gangs and Terrorism Organizations. After retirement, he became the Dean of the School of Criminal Justice and Social... Read More →


Monday June 3, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Steam Plant Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Funding Sources for Growing Companies
Limited Capacity filling up

Growing businesses can tap different sources of funding including banks, Angel investors, venture capitalists & private equity. Learn what these different funders look for in their search for companies and how you can land the next investor for your growing business.

Moderators
avatar for David Scott

David Scott

Executive + Board + Investor +Attorney, DPS Holdings, LLC (Est. 2000)
David is an experienced C-level executive and (recovering) attorney, with Fortune 500 (DoD) and Am. Law 100 (law firm) experience.He has co-founded several start-ups, served as CEO and COO of several businesses and has served on the boards of several privately held businesses (MedTech/Defense/Robotics/Media/CleanTech/SaaS... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina Shteiwi

Christina Shteiwi

Community Business Banker, Fifth Third Bank
Christina Shteiwi is the Fifth Third Community Lender for Cincinnati and Dayton. She serve on boards and serves as a speaker and subject matter expert for Community small business related events. Christina is also an advisor to women owned and ethnically diverse owned businesses... Read More →
avatar for Clay Day

Clay Day

Intermediary Advisor, Griffin Moor International, LLP
1. Chess2. Solving important problems.3. Building things that matter.
avatar for John McIlwraith

John McIlwraith

Allos Ventures
John McIlwraith is a co-founder and managing director of Cincinnati-based Allos Ventures (www.allosventures.com).  John has led investments in more than 25 information technology and healthcare companies including Assurex Health, Inc.  He has been an active member of the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem community for over 25 years, beginning as an attorney with Jones Day in Cleveland... Read More →
avatar for Ben Pidgeon

Ben Pidgeon

Executive Director, Vision Tech Angels
Ben joined VisionTech in 2016 as the organization’s first executive director and is charged with expanding VisionTech’s role in Indiana and across the Midwest supporting startups, innovation, commercialization, and job creation. Each year, he and his screening committee review up to 400 startups... Read More →


Monday June 3, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Steam Plant Side Stage

3:00pm PDT

How Much is My Company Worth? And Other Questions about Raising Capital and Selling Your Business
Limited Capacity full

Hear from a panel experienced on all sides of company valuation — the investor calculating the worth of a company, the resource provider walking the entrepreneur through the company valuation process, and the entrepreneur running the business being valued. Learn the different techniques you can employ to value your business.

Moderators
avatar for Erica Waite

Erica Waite

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Vesna Ventures

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Delidow

Aaron Delidow

Provest, Managing Partner
BA in Finance – Michigan State30 years of M&A/financing experienceEntrepreneurAreas of Experience-financial and operational consulting-business valuation-development of exit strategies-business deal development-contract negotiations and facilitation-capital sourcing
avatar for Craig Jennings

Craig Jennings

President & CEO, Spintech, LLC
Craig Jennings, President of Spintech, LLC, is an experienced executive that was integral to the formation of Spintech, LLC in October 2010. Spintech provides game changing tooling solutions to the composite industry. Mr. Jennings has held executive and sales & marketing leadership... Read More →
avatar for Ben Pidgeon

Ben Pidgeon

Executive Director, Vision Tech Angels
Ben joined VisionTech in 2016 as the organization’s first executive director and is charged with expanding VisionTech’s role in Indiana and across the Midwest supporting startups, innovation, commercialization, and job creation. Each year, he and his screening committee review up to 400 startups... Read More →


Monday June 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Steam Plant Side Stage

3:00pm PDT

Local Government Grant Opportunities for Growing Your Business
Limited Capacity seats available

City and county governments will discuss the incentives they have available for entrepreneurs in their communities, from grants to free rent. Learn about the opportunities available in your backyard.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Tuss

Joe Tuss

Owner, JT Development Consulting, LLC
Board member of the Entrepreneurs Center. Provide economic development project consulting in the areas of site selection, incentives, financial structuring and funding, land use and zoning and public/private partnerships.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Brodsky

Steve Brodsky

Xenia Development Director
avatar for Erik Collins

Erik Collins

Director, Community & Economic Development, Montgomery County


Monday June 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Steam Plant Main Stage
 
Tuesday, June 4
 

6:30pm PDT

Get Your Finances on Track
Emerald Sparks, CEO & Chief Financial Strategist of Emerald Sparks, LTD will discuss how millennials can start securing their future in a very easy, non-traditional way of saving, investing, and budgeting.

Speakers
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Emerald Sparks

FINANCIAL STRATEGIST, EMERALD SPARKS LTD


Tuesday June 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Dayton Metro Library - Main
 
Thursday, June 6
 

9:00am PDT

How to Grow Without Losing Equity: A Panel on Bootstrapping
Limited Capacity seats available

The biggest pro of bootstrapping — nobody else will tell you how to run your business. The biggest con — you might not have enough money to go all the way. This panel of entrepreneurs will discuss their choice to bootstrap and all the pros and cons between.

Moderators
avatar for Jordan Roe

Jordan Roe

ESP Venture Manager, The Entrepreneurs Center
Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur, Educator, Innovation Progressor

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wicks

Michael Wicks

Co-Founder & CEO, Covur
avatar for Tom Heil

Tom Heil

Co-Founder, Covur
Co-Founder of Covur, we help local business Reconnect, engage, and grow their following using their WiFi. I love learning about local business and the community. Personally, I'm an avid movie buff and tech junkie.
avatar for Adam Clark

Adam Clark

CEO, Tangible Solutions
Adam Clark became a Managing Partner at Tangible Solutions in 2013. Tangible Solutions is pioneering the field of additive manufacturing to provide large-scale, cutting-edge contract manufacturing solutions within the medical field. Upon joining Tangible Solutions, Clark leveraged... Read More →
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Jerricha Hoskins

CrownMe Coil Care
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Chris Yancey

Perma Edge


Thursday June 6, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Steam Plant Main Stage

10:00am PDT

How to Select & Utilize Key Advisors
Limited Capacity seats available

So, you've identified a potential advisor, but you aren't sure what to actually ask. Learn how to select and utilize key advisors to launch and grow your business from this panel of entrepreneurs who have been there.

Moderators
Speakers
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Kevin Hartke

CTO, Resonetics
As Resonetics' CTO, Kevin drives the technical roadmap of the company, overseeing all research and development activities. He leads the Advanced Technology Group, Lightspeed ADL™, and Systems Engineering teams. At Mound Laser, Kevin played a key role in providing technical leadership... Read More →
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Greg Smith

Energy Optimizers
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Rob Harr

Sparkbox


Thursday June 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Steam Plant Main Stage

10:00am PDT

Quickbooks: It's Not as Scary as You Might Think
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to use Quickbooks for your small business in this 101 introduction to best practices with the software.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

Tax Accountant, Bradstreet CPAs
Josh is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He joined the firm in June of 2016 and has worked in public accounting since 2012.His specialties include tax planning and preparation for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Additionally... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Steam Plant Side Stage

11:00am PDT

How Much Money Do I Really Need?
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you raise money to grow your business? It depends on your goal.
In this panel, Dan Sands, CEO of AMB Surgical II LLC, will talk about what money to take if your goal is to sell your business. Charles Nick, President & cofounder of Third Wave Water, will talk about how to shift from fundraising to managing revenue and cashflow if your goal is to remain independent and be self-sustaining.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Cothrel

Andrew Cothrel

CEO, Xact Medical, Inc.
I welcome a conversation with anybody who has an idea in the medtech/life sciences space that they want to see move forward. In addition, I have general expertise in NewCo formation, financing, and strategy. See https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewcothrel.Andrew Cothrel is the CEO of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Nick

Charles Nick

President, Third Wave Water
Aviation, Coffee and Entrepreneurship - see you there!
avatar for Dan Sands

Dan Sands

AMB Surgical, CEO
Dan Sands has 27 years of experience exclusively in the orthopedic and healthcare supply chain markets. He has held various leadership positions in product development, sales, marketing, and manufacturing throughout his career. Sands has developed and commercialized over 20 medical... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Steam Plant Side Stage

11:00am PDT

Investment Chalk Talk
Limited Capacity seats available

Confused by all those investment terms? Don't miss this whiteboard session — we'll cover all the instruments and jargon involved in seed rounds.

Moderators
avatar for James Mainord

James Mainord

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vesna Ventures

Speakers
avatar for David Willbrand

David Willbrand

Venture Capital & Emerging Company Attorney, Thompson Hine
At Thompson Hine, I am the Chairperson of the firm's Early Stage & Emerging CompanyPractice. I primarily work with tech and biotech:Entrepreneurs and emerging companies,Accelerators and incubators,Early-stage investors and venture capital funds, andResearch institutions and corporate... Read More →


Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Steam Plant Main Stage