2013 Kickoff Events

StartUp Lakewood seeks to make Lakewood more appealing to small businesses by connecting entrepreneurs to the people, skills, and tools needed to be successful. In 2013 StartUp Lakewood will be strengthening our efforts by doubling the number of guest presenters in the StartUp U speaker series. Read on for details on our upcoming events...

January 29th – University of Akron’s Small Entrepreneur an Economic Development (SEED) Legal Clinic will be present. This group of dedicated law students provides a range of low-cost legal services to new and emerging businesses under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

February 26th – Small business consultant Tim Robinson will pose the question "What happens to your business when something happens to you?" as he leads a discussion on business continuation planning.

March 26th – Lakewood’s Entrepreneur in Residence Mike Belsito will facilitate the first ideation session of the year. Ideation sessions provide those in the local entrepreneur community the opportunity to network, brainstorm, and learn from one another.

April 23rd – A panel of finance professionals will discuss financing options for entrepreneurs and existing businesses.  We will cover traditional bank financing, venture capital funding, crowdfunding, private equity financing, and yes, even accepting funds from family and friends. 

All StartUp Lakewood meetings take place at 6:30 in University of Akron Lakewood (1415 Warren Rd). For more information and a complete list of events StartUp Lakewood events follow StartUp Lakewood on Facebook or Twitter.

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