LaunchPad Incubation

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LaunchPad Incubation is a place to engage in entrepreneurship from every angle.  Whether you are a budding student or a seasoned entrepreneur, the LaunchPad community can help guide you to the right resources in the northwest Ohio region and beyond.  Below you will find links to our events, media streams, sponsors and partners that we feature and engage for community development.

Welcome

Contact Us

Mail Stop 230
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
419.530.6164 Phone
419.530.6227 Fax

Jessica.Sattler@utoledo.edu

 

07/13/2017

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Let's talk about money!

Join us for the final installment of the Let’s Talk About Money segment of Series24! We have incredible panel of experts on federal and state grants with a focus on SBIR and Ohio Third Frontier funding opportunities. 

Come and be part of the conversation around what every startup needs to know about obtaining grant funding. What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Learn about this and more at the 8th installment of Series24 – Let’s Talk About Money: Grants. Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful closing a deal from various types of investors.


 

07/03/2017

bootcamp

 

We are on the verge of a tech revolution, increasing at an exponential rate...self driving cars, smart houses, smart cities, automated everything. And all of that will be built in part by coders. Do you want to explore a career in one of the highest paying, most in demand jobs in the nation? Code City has partnered with Hack Reactor, based in San Francisco (often considered "The Harvard of Coding Bootcamps") to facilitate a bootcamp prep in the midwest. The class will be held at The University of Toledo/LaunchPad Incubation. Over a 5 week period, students spend 30 hours a week (nights and weekends) taking an online class to learn how to code. Students attend class together here in Toledo as a cohort, led by a remote Hack Reactor instructor (who is teaching many other students via video conference at the same time). Other students in the Toledo cohort and Code City mentors provide a local community learning environment, helping students work their way through the coding challenges and assessing their own aptitude and interest in coding. The first part of the course covers JavaScript fundamentals: how to write basic functions, conditionals, iteration, and how to traverse nested data structures.
The second part of the course covers some Computer Science fundamentals, higher order functions, recursion, and how to build a basic web application.
Learn more about Hack Reactor’s Structured Study Program herehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ob0GvsJ3N57b9UniVKM2CuQgaRC3umELrmzFsjGdjAY/pub including what a typical day of class is like, the types of tests and quizzes, and how students get help from the instructor. The cost is $250, and runs from July 3 to August 6. For detailed info and to sign up click here http://www.codecity.co/hack-reactor-remote-2/


06/28/2017

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Let's talk about money!

Come and be part of the conversation around what every startup needs to know about closing a deal, term sheets, and due dilligence. What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Learn about this and more at the second installment of Series24 – Let’s Talk About Money: Closing The Deal. Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful closing a deal from various types of investors.

The panel includes:

Ben Trumbull - Co-Founder and Partner at Tamarind Hill Fund

Phillip Lee - Attorney and Partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Steven Nemes - CPA, and Finance Director at OsteoNovus, Inc.

This is an interactive event with opportunities to network with your peers and have one on one conversations with funders and our panel of fundraising experts.There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be provided.


 

06/13/2017

vir

Join TNewTech this month for our annual VR meetup, hosted by UT's very own simulation center. You will have the opportunity to demo all of the following technologies:

o Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) and Distributed Devices

§ Oculus – 3D Virtual Immersive Reality (VIR)

§ Hololens – 3D Augmented Reality (AR)

§ iBench – large 3D tablet

o Curved CAD Wall room

o iCube room – 5 sided 3D VIR space

o Gamefication - serious game simulations

o 3D Printing


 

06/08/2013

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Let's talk about money!Come and be part of the conversation around what every startup needs to know about fundraising. What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Learn about this and more at the 6th installment of Series24 – Let’s Talk About Money: The Art of the Pitch. Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful when pitching their idea to peers and investors.

The Panel Includes:

Mark Horne, CEO and Managing Partner for Plymouth Growth Partners

Sean Donegan, CEO of Satelytics, multiple startup exits

Danny Woodcock, Media and communications consultant for Peacock Social

This is an interactive event with opportunities to network with your peers and have one on one conversations with funders and our panel of fundraising experts.There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be provided.


 

VC

Let's talk about money!
Come and be part of the conversation around what every startup needs to know about fundraising. What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Learn about this and more at the 5th installment of Series24 – Let’s Talk About Money: Venture Capital. Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful in seeking out venture capital investment.

The Panel Includes:
Parker MacDonellManaging Director, Ohio Tech Angel Funds

Bob SavageFounder and Managing Partner for CoreNetwork Fund

Rashmi AgnihotriVice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, The Andersons Inc.

This is an interactive event with opportunities to network with your peers and have one on one conversations with funders and our panel of fundraising experts.
There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be provided.


05/09/2017

tnewtechTalks

t's almost Summer time, the perfect time to start developing that idea that you've been putting off since the year started. 
Toledo needs entrepreneurs like you, starting companies, creating new technology, innovating in your community and city.
This month at TNewTech, we've brought in 3 guy's that know what it takes to help kickstart your company and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit.

Roger Tipping: Runs a successful data-driven e-commerce company. Roger has a focus on grasping the technical features and requirements that fit into a company’s "stack" as a business without investing too much time, to be able to maintain a focus on the biz dev/strategy/management side of the operation.

Stuart Bertsch: Stuart is a technologist with two degrees in computer science and 20+ years consulting experience. He has founded tech startups to streamline connections and fix voting. He is working on a third to bring adventures to your life. He has operated multiple retail businesses such as jewelry, Hallmark, trophy, and tee shirt stores. He is also a gemologist, watchmaker, and a goldsmith. Stuart has participated in six startup weeks across the country, including Denver, Boulder, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Cleveland. He has been an I-Corps mentor and has heard pitches from countless startups and consulted with many regarding product, sales, design, and lean strategy. He is co-founder of Tech Toledo, a local company focusing on growing the tech, design, and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northwest Ohio. Tech Toledo is also the Backbone Operator for the Northwest Ohio TechHire initiative, building a tech talent pipeline matching non-traditional students with non-traditional training, all aligned with local employer job openings.
Stuart Lives in Toledo and has two grown sons. He consults nationwide while working on his own startups.

Jason Daniels: A visionary leader and master collaborator who recognizes the value of working in diverse and inclusive communities with a defined record of leadership excellence within places of work and community. Repeated success leading new ventures from incubation through full-scale execution, robust knowledge in the areas of individual, civic and community engagement, local and national partnerships, and advancing philanthropic effectiveness. Entrepreneurship has taught me the importance of grit and agility.

Hope to see you there!


 

 


 

04/13/2017

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Let's talk about money!

Come and be part of the conversation around what every startup needs to know about fundraising.  What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Learn about this and more at the second installment of Series24 – Let’s Talk About Money: ANGEL INVESTMENT.  Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful in seeking out funding from angel investors.

The Panel Includes:

Adam Salon, Managing Partner with SaBo Investments

Anand Agarwal, Research Professor of Orthopaedic spine surgery and bioengineering

President and Chairman of Osteonovus, Inc & Spinal Balance, inc., Colin MCkillop Executive Director of WECAN – Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network.

This is an interactive event with opportunities to network with your peers and have one on one conversations with funders and our panel of fundraising experts.

There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be provided.


 

04/11/2017

 eriehackTNT

Come check out the Erie Hack Semi-finalists before they present at Erie Hack Detroit! Presenters will take the stage for 10 minutes each, 5 minutes to demo and 5 minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking. E-mail organizers at launchpad@utoledo.edu if you'd like to present at a future Meetup!

This Meetup will be catered by Fusian, a new restaurant in Toledo.

PRESENTERS: 

Fresh Water - an app to connect people to resources and information on Lake Erie.

Aquasci - a gamified citizen science app Open Erie - an effort to synthesize key Lake Erie data and improve key data accessibility for various target markets .

ACOsystem - a machine that proposes to harvest algae and process it for fuel.

SPLT - A mobile app that creates a trusted community of carpoolers by matching co-workers to share their ride to work. Employees can see their match prior to accepting the ride and can communicate securely in-app.

ErieHack is a Hackathon series for the great lakes. More info atwww.eriehack.io


 

03/22/2017

s24Money

Let's talk about money!

Come and be part of the conversation around what every startup needs to know about fundraising.  What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Learn about this and more at the second installment of Series24 – Let’s Talk About Money.  Our panel of experts will provide a strong foundation of basic knowledge every startup needs to be successful in the fundraising world including insight into venture funding, commercial lending and wealth assets.  

The Panel Includes:

Adam Salon, Managing Partner of SaBo investments

Aaron Hassell, COO for Infiniscene, a Techstars graduate and client of LaunchPad Incubation at The University of Toledo

Brian Epstein, Director of Business and Network Development for ProMedica

This is an interactive event with opportunities to network with your peers and have one on one conversations with funders and our panel of fundraising experts.

There is no cost for this event. Lunch will be provided.


 

03/14/2017

TNTmarch

Come check out some new startups in the area! Presenters will take the stage for 12 minutes each, six minutes to demo and six minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking. E-mail organizers at launchpad@utoledo.edu if you'd like to present at future events!

This Months Presenters:

SpellBound - a mobile app and publishing platform. The mobile app is how people experience the SpellBound experiences for books. The publishing platform is how we create and share those experiences. We work with organizations, institutions, and individuals who work with, love, and support children ages 3-10.


ConnecPath - An Ed-Tech company that provides American high school students with AI-driven mobile platform to increase efficiency in their career decisions.

ErieHack - A Hackathon series for the great lakes, being hosted at LPI. More info at www.eriehack.io

 


03/10/2017

 

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Series 24 is innovative education for startups, delivered by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Come have lunch with our 3 professionals and hear about today's newest and quickest ways of fundraising - crowd funding & Kickstarter's:

Tom Burden
LPI graduate, and successfully funded a 1100% Kickstarter campaign for his company Grypshon Industries.

Chris Eischen
Social media and marketing for thingCHARGER.

Scott McIntyre
Local entrepreneur, and President of the non-profit trade group the Crowdfunding Professional Association.


 

11/10/2016

Pitch and Pour

Northwest Ohio’s largest entrepreneurial business pitch competition, “Pitch & Pour” is happy to announce our 5th annual competition will be held on Thursday Nov 10th.

Pitch & Pour is a competition where startup companies compete for over $10,000 in cash and business services, and will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to the Toledo area’s entrepreneurial community. 

Teams Competing:
- Sport Testing
- Zid Zid
- Peep Game Comix
- RunReady Personal Defense Products

(more info at www.pitchandpour.com/teams.html)

Join us for FREE food, beverages, and invaluable business insight. The largest gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and startup founders in the area - Pitch & Pour - is sure to be an evening to remember.

Special thanks to Premier Sponsors of the event:
Ohio Third Frontier
Marshall & Melhorn LLC
Rocket Ventures
Rocket Innovations
LaunchPad Incubation
The University of Toledo

Supporting Sponsors:
- Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
Seed Coworking
Right Half Media

Featured Breweries:
Black Cloister Brewing Company
Black Frog Brewery
Earnest Brew Works

Featured Beverages:
Boochy Mama's Probiotic Tonic
Unity Vibration
Actual Coffee

Last Updated: 7/18/17