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

Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex

Mail Stop 230
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
419.530.3520 Phone
419.530.6227 Fax

launchpad@utoledo.edu

 

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Join for Food & Networking!

The event is based on the UToledo Engineering Leadership Institute's Crash Course: Bringing A Product to Market by Assessing Feasibility and Value. 

Come to see The University of Toledo Alum and Founder of Grypmat, Tom Burden, speak of his experience taking his product idea to market. Hear of his experience landing a deal on SharkTank, building a team, and recently being listed as Forbes 30 under 30 and one of TIME's Best Inventions of the Year.


The event will be held in the Co-working space on the second floor of the Launchpad Incubation Center on UT's Engineering Campus.

REGISTER HERE


 

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Northwest Ohio’s largest entrepreneurial business pitch competition, “Pitch & Pour” is happy to announce our 8th annual competition will be held on Thursday, Nov 15th. 💡

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's entrepreneurial community. 💼

🖥🖥 FINALISTS ! 🖥🖥

CodeWeGo - A web platform which teaches web development languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in Spanish using Spanish keywords and tags with ambitions to expand into Mandarin soon after. CodeWeGo is aimed at helping non-English or ESL speakers learn to code.

Zipr Shift - A watertight, gas tight, and airtight closure with high tensile strength used in the defense, industrial, packaging and fashion industries.

SydeWyrk - A new marketplace app that is similar to an Uber for outdoor chores. SydeWyrk connects busy homeowners with people in their area who are looking to supplement their income by picking up side work.

GAFFL - GAFFL makes traveling affordable and safer by connecting travelers who have similar itineraries. Every year 300 million solo travelers miss out on an opportunity to save 360 Billion Dollars. GAFFL connects these travelers so that they can share costs and save money.

HedgeHog - A mobile app that allows a user to buy and sell fractional shares of precious metals (i.e. gold, silver, platinum and palladium).

Winners will receive over $10,000 in cash and prizes. 💰

Food will be provided by The University of Toledo and Balance Pan-Asian Grille. Craft brews will be served by Earnest Brew WorksAll Saints Brewing CompanyInside the Five Brewing CompanyBlack Cloister Brewing CompanyMaumee Bay Brewing CompanyBoochy Mama's Probiotic Tonic, and Actual Coffee.

Pitch & Pour is brought to you by these generous sponsors - Ohio Third FrontierLaunchPad IncubationNextTech OhioSchumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Llp.Browning Cousineau Corp.Peacock Social, and SABO Investments.

Register today, space is limited. ALL GUESTS MUST RSVP.

 

 


 

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Blockchain is the the technology underpinning the burgeoning cryptocurrency market which experts are saying has the potential to revolutionize the world economy. However, blockchain's potential is slated to transform virtually every industry, from government and legal procedures, to agriculture and farming. Join us for an exciting and informative panel discussion with 3 of our areas leading blockchain professionals.

Nicholas Craig - 419 Mining: Nicholas is a Blockchain programmer, crypto-miner and outspoken bitcoin enthusiast. His goal is to expand the usage of crypto currencies by explaining the complex technical issues ofblockchain technologies in easy to understand concepts and real world examples.

Phillip Runyan - Hold Gaming: Phillip is the Founder and CEO of Hold Gaming, a local startup tackling PvP wagering for skill-based games utilizing blockchain technology to create safer, more transparent experiences for it's players.

Zach Martin: Zach is an avid researcher of anything blockchain. Zach's focus is centered around government regulation, blockain adoption and investment potential. He is excited to see the internet of blockchains and ioT radically transform the way the world works today.


 

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Series24 is helping shed light on what it takes to successfully maneuver the tax season for your business or startup. Our panel of experts will discuss best practices and common pitfalls entrepreneurs encounter when dealing with bookkeeping & taxes, we will also identify what resources are available here in Toledo.

The Panel:

Tom Baird - CPA, Owner & President Toledo CPA's

Mike Hunter - CPA, Managing Member of APTUS Business Services

Christopher Falls - Senior Tax Accountant for Weber Clark

What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to know when it comes to successfully preparing for and wrapping up tax season.


 

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What is ErieHack? Learn about this and how you can get involved with the regions biggest data and engineering competition that unites technologists, engineers, Farmers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges.

The evening will include a roundtable session and Q&A session with water and technology experts from the Toledo and Cleveland area.

Order Of Events

5:30 - 6:00 - Networking

6:00 - 6:20 - Roundtable Conversation & Brainstorming

6:20 - 7:00 - Panel Discussion and Q&A

Food will be provided.


 

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Series24 is helping shed light on what it takes to move your business idea from a dream into reality. Our panel of experts will discuss best practices and common pitfalls entrepreneurs encounter when starting a business, and will identify what resources are available here in Toledo to someone just starting out.

The Panel:

Phillip Runyan - Founder & CEO of Hold Gaming

Jill Badger - Financial Counselor at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce SBDC

Brian Genide - Entrepreneur In Residence and Venture Development at NextTech Ohio

What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to know when when it comes to turning your idea into a business.
Lunch will be provided.


 

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In response to the engaging EPIC Toledo Connect Tech: Blockchain event, T-New-Tech is following up to go even deeper in the topic of cryptocurrencies. Today cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon that is increasing in popularity every day. Learn about the various types of cryptocurrencies, how they are used, the pros and cons, and how you can invest in them. Join the conversation on crypto with Toledo area experts.

Speakers:

Jacob Vugrinac - Polyblock Investments: Jacob founded PolyBlock Investments with the vision of enabling investors to participate in the promising and burgeoning world of blockchain technologies and decentralized protocols. His passion is educating those who have not yet learned of this cutting-edge technology and enabling interested parties to take full advantage of this emerging new asset class.

Michael Dempsey - Altcoin Science: With 25 years of experience designing and implementing enterprise-class IT solutions for high profile clients such as Hewlett Packard, General Motors, and DANA, Michael Dempsey has set his sights on the burgeoning new industry of cryptocurrencies powered by the underlying technology known as blockchain. Dempsey has been an avid follower of blockchain since it's 2009 inception by its famed pseudo named creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Dempsey's Altcoin Science has developed a proprietary method for keeping crypto investors safe by partnering with multiple blockchain companies across the country.


 

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Connecting you with emerging tech trends.

Event Theme: Blockchain

From the curious business professional to the side gig enthusiast or technology expert, Connect Tech is an opportunity to discuss emerging trends in technology as they relate to your daily life.

Hosted at the Anderson’s, the event will center around roundtable topics that you can self-select based on your knowledge of the theme, blockchain. There will be discussion levels for everyone, from beginner to expert. This emerging trend will impact the way we vote, bank and store personal information online. Blockchain is creating extraordinary opportunities for businesses to come together in new ways. It can help free up capital, lower transaction costs, speed up processes and provide security and trust.

From finance and banking to logistics and HR, blockchain will revolutionize the way in which we interact with the internet. If you deal with personal client and customer data, you will need to learn about blockchain’s impact on how you protect their personal information and Connect Tech is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to the topic, or delve deep into practical applications.


 

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Join the conversation around the emerging drone industry, the technology, and what life with drones looks like for our future.

Dennis Sawan Attorney at law is well versed in the legal implications of what it means to own and operate a drone and be compliant with FAA regulations.

Jason Owens is the Chief Engineer at Resonance Group and is well versed in the feedback control systems that keep a drone in the air, as well as various potential propulsion technologies that may be powering the drones of the future.

Chris Aldrich is an FAA Certified Remote Pilot and co-owner of TAM (previously known as Toledo Aerial Media). Headquartered in downtown Toledo, TAM provides creative and technical commercial drone services to clients around the United States, as well as internationally.

Join us for this panel discussion that's sure to shed light on this booming industry.

light refreshments provided.


 

 Art and I

Launchpad Incubation has partnered with UT's Center for Visual Arts to create a gallery within the hallways of the Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex to showcase student screen printed art centered around technology. Come support art and entrepreneurship of all types at LaunchPad!


 

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Series24 is helping shed light on whats involved with being in charge of HR for a small businesses/startup. Our panel of experts will discuss best practices and common pitfalls businesses encounter when onboarding new team members, along with various legal and internal complexities in our next segment of "The Business of Startups".


 

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REGISTER HERE

Series24 is helping shed light on working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our panel of experts will answer common question that companies have when working through the clearance process and beyond in our next segment of "The Business of Startups".

Below is our panel of experts:

Gary Smith - CEO of VentureMed Group

Carla Wiese - Principal Medical Research Scientist at NAMSA

Paul Erhardt - Director, Center for Drug Design and Development at the University of Toledo

Jessica Sattler - (Moderator) Director, Economic Engagement & Business Development Programs The University of Toledo

 


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Series24 is tackling intellectual property in our next segment of "The Business of Startups".

UT's Launchpad Incubation has assembled an incredible panel of experts to discuss this topic:

- Ray Meiers: Intellectual Property Attorney with Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh LPA

- Tim Van Tuinen: Partner with Buchanan Van Tuinen LLC

- Jennifer Warner: Research Assistant for Big Kitty Labs
UT's Jessica Sattler, Director of Economic Engagement & Business Development Programs will be moderating the panel of distinguished experts.

What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare? Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to know regarding intellectual property.


 

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Series24 is tackling patents in our next segment of "The Business of Startups".

UT's Launchpad Incubation has assembled an incredible panel of experts to discuss this topic:

- Douglas Miller: Partner, Intellectual Property Practice Co-Administrator at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

- Isaac Molnar: Assistant Attorney General and Intellectual Property Counsel

- Stephen Snider: Associate Vice President Technology Transfer & Associate General Counsel

UT's Jessica Sattler, Director of Economic Engagement & Business Development Programs will be moderating the panel of distinguished experts.

What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare?  Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful when pursuing various types of patents.


 

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Series24 is kicking off 2018 by engaging in a conversation we are calling The Business of Startups.  

Join us for the first installment of 2018, we have incredible panel of experts to discuss the topic of company formation.

Come and be part of the conversation around what every startup needs to know about company formation.

What are the options? Where do you start? How do you prepare?  Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful when forming their company.


 

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TNewTech : Internet Of Things

It appears that our future will be more connected to technology than less.  Come hear about the technology that will power our future, and meet people in Toledo that are actively developing the tech of the future.

Matt Armstrong is an IT professional, Linux Guru, and someone who is infatuated with ioT and making life easier through automating notifications with ioT technology.  Matt will be sharing about ioT, his projects, and how you can get involved with ioT.

The University of Toledo Maker Society is all about building new technology, and will be talking about their organization, what they've been developing, and how you can get involved.

 


 

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Hear from Nexosis, a Columbus based API company focused on machine learning platforms, with a commitment to creating a better world through curiosity and code.  

Come learn about big data, artificial intelligence, and how you can get involved in using this very specialized API.

Watch a video of the presentations by clicking here.

 


 

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Northwest Ohio’s largest entrepreneurial business pitch competition, “Pitch & Pour” is happy to announce our 6th annual competition will be held on Thursday Nov 16th. 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's entrepreneurial community. We’re looking for high tech/high growth, technology enabled, and web-based enterprises that demonstrate innovation and business concepts with the potential to develop into successful companies. Last year’s attendees included many of the region's entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, angel investors, and area businesses who listened to five budding companies give their best 5 minute pitch to the audience and a team of seasoned judges, made up of regional entrepreneurs and business leaders. If you're a start-up company, this is an opportunity to move the needle. If you're an investor, this could be where you find your next venture. If you're neither, just come on down and enjoy the festivities!

 

 


 

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User Experience, Human Computer Interaction, Design Thinking; all these are fundamental concepts involved in developing and designing literally everything.  From tweets and hashtags to a Python wrapper class, TNewTech is bringing in the experts to talk about design from the perspective necessary to succeed in today's competitive world.

Nate Walke is a designer through and though with multiple companies spanning promotional media and web development. His recent venture however is Code City, a weekly tedX style meetup that gets people together to be inspired and make life change, which ultimately results in city change.  Code City is specifically designed for this time, city, and community.  Nate will share his vision for Code City, its scalability, and a few of the many stories that have been generated from this impactful community.

Jerry Schnepp is a technologist, designer, and creative problem-solver. He is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Technology in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, where he teaches courses in Interactive Media, User Experience and Digital Photography. As director of the Collab Lab, he helps students and faculty form effective cross-disciplinary teams to collaboratively work on innovative ideas.

Scott Radcliff, Lead Software Engineer at Whitelable Collaborative will be talking about UI design from a cognitive/engineering perspective.


 

10/09/2017

KarlRonn

Karl is the Managing Director of Innovation Portfolio Partners, a Silicon Valley based firm that helps CEOs and the Top Management of Fortune 500 companies find and develop new to the world products and services. He also co-founded VC-backed Butterfly Health that introduced Butterfly body liners nationally in September and is developing a software company building diagnostic competency for physicians using virtual human simulations of top medical school cases. 


 

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

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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

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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

s24pitch

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.


 5/10/2017

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!


 

04/20/2017

 s24

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 4th installment of Series24 – Let’s Talk About Money: Commercial Lending. Our panel of experts will provide a look into what every startup needs to be successful in seeking out commercial loans.
The Panel Includes:
-Raymond Graves: Lender Relations with U.S. SBA, Cleveland District
-Blair Lane: Sr. Vice President, SBA product specialist at The Huntington National Bank
-Joe Bajas: Business Development Officer at Cooperative Business Services
-Gétro Jean-Claude: Financial Analyst with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, & The ECDI statewide SBA micro-lending program
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.

 


 

04/13/2017

s24Angel

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

Join for Food & Networking!

The event is based on the UToledo Engineering Leadership Institute's Crash Course: Bringing A Product to Market by Assessing Feasibility and Value. 

Come to see The University of Toledo Alum and Founder of Grypmat, Tom Burden, speak of his experience taking his product idea to market. Hear of his experience landing a deal on SharkTank, building a team, and recently being listed as Forbes 30 under 30 and one of TIME's Best Inventions of the Year.


The event will be held in the Co-working space on the second floor of the Launchpad Incubation Center on UT's Engineering Campus.

 

Last Updated: 11/27/18