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Explore our wide range of events that provide insights into future trends, specialist advice, motivation, and networking all year long.

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Upcoming events

We're all about community. Check out our upcoming events and register to get involved with our diverse programming. We can't wait to see you there!

Featured Event
October 23-26, 2023

StartupCincy Week 2023

Mark your calendars!

StartupCincy Week is back to connect our region’s and nation’s entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators to cutting edge knowledge sharing, networking, resources, and to our ecosystem. Plus you’ll get to experience the best food, community, and innovation Cincinnati has to offer.

Ecosystem events

We have an active ecosystem hosting events all over the Greater Cincinnati region. Check out some of their events below!

September 20, 2023

A Journey to the Center of nVoq's Customer Success Universe

Learn how nVoq’s Customer Success team turns metrics and data into stories that empower users, influencers, and stakeholders. nVoq provides a cloud-based speech recognition platform supporting home healthcare. This talk will feature Amy Weyand-Geise, Director of Customer Success at nVoq. Food and drinks will be provided. 

Join us at 4-5pm for the talk followed by networking from 5-6pm!

September 21st, 2023

Mastermind: Real Talk for WOB's (women-owned businesses)

As a woman business owner, you’ve had enough juggling, enough sleepless nights, enough loneliness and lack of support.You need a group of trustworthy women like yourself, who are building impactful businesses and dreaming big.

At our monthly Real Talk for WOB’s gatherings, you’ll connect with these women for support and a new perspective–and you can share your own thoughts and experiences. Each meeting, several women will take a turn in the “Sweet Seat” to share a challenge they are having in their business. The group responds with ideas, feedback and support.

September 30th, 2023

Power to Pursue Women's Well Being Summit

As we continue to look at Power to Pursue and the community we are building, you are all are consistently telling us you want to learn more about a few topics. As a way to be able to dive deeper into those topics, we are proud to announce the Power to Pursue Women’s Well•Being Summit!

This event is hyper-focused on the financial, mental & sexual well•being of women.

This is a full day event where we deep dive into each topic. We will listen to incredible panels and engage in a robust presentation on each topic giving us education and normalizing these conversations. There will be time for questions and answers after each panel and presentation. We will be together all day so you will get to experience all 6 sessions!

October 4th, 2023

Venture Capital Panel: Middle Tech X Blue North

As Join Blue North on 10/4 at 4:30pm at Braxton Brewing in Northern Kentucky as their esteemed panelists Kim Banham of Connetic Ventures, Jon Cottrell of EGateway Capital, Mario Mazzone of KeyHorse Capital, and Max Dworin of Cintrifuse Capital share their insights on maneuvering through this dynamic environment alongside founders.

October 10, 2023

Water Innovation | Alloy Growth Lab + Watervent

Alloy Growth Lab presents an all day event that connects anyone interested in the water innovation space with an international community of partners, startups, investors, corporates, government, academia, and more. The event is being held at the University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub!

Local startups can reach out to Antony Seppi (aseppi@alloydev.org) to get a discount for attending and/or presenting at the event.

October 11, 2023

KROGER GRANT APPLICATION 2024 | Incubator Kitchen Collective

This application is open to all food producers. The application is open from 9/13 – 10/11. Winners will be notified by 11/1 and will be announced at our annual Taste of Gratitude event. This grant will start February 2023 and cover a year of membership at the Incubator Kitchen Collective through February 2024. 

This year, we will be awarding 8 grants – 3 at our Egg Level ($2,700/company), 2 at our Chick Level ($5,040/company) and 2 at our Hen Level ($8,160/company). We are so grateful to Kroger for supporting local artisan makers and helping make entrepreneurial dreams come true.

October 22nd, 2023

2023 BBB Torch & Spark Awards at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Join local trailblazers at Cincinnati’s premier awards gala celebrating ethical businesses. Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Amidst world-class artistry, the winners of this year’s much-anticipated Torch and Spark Awards will be revealed live onstage. Come red carpet ready to this exclusive gala to find yourself amongst the greats as we honor trailblazers who have harnessed the power of determination, creativity, and exceptional leadership.

Each ticket includes gourmet hor d’oeuvres, two beverage tickets, and complimentary parking. Recommended dress code: corporate to cocktail attire.

October 23rd, 2023

gener8tor Cincinnati 2023 Showcase

gener8tor Cincinnati is proud to host their annual startup showcase and happy hour to kick-off this year’s StartupCincy Week. With over 400 applications from across the country, four companies were selected to each receive $100K investments and participation in 12 weeks of Cincinnati-based programming. You’re invited to join gener8tor and the founders for an energetic evening of networking, beverages and startup pitches.

October 24, 2023

Cintrifuse Annual Meeting

This year’s meeting will be focused on Cintrifuse’s unwavering commitment to bold ideas and actions that shape the future of our region and beyond. Joining forces with entrepreneurs, fund experts, and ecosystem leaders, we will explore emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies, and novel approaches that can redefine industries and propel our region to new heights.

To join us live at Union Hall on October 24th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for the Cintrifuse Annual Meeting, please register today! 

November 12th, 2023

Taste of Gratitude - Incubator Kitchen Collective Fundraiser:

Join local foodies and community minded individuals to dine, support and fundraise for the Incubator Kitchen Collective.Each ticket includes dinner by the bite from over 20 local food vendors that operate out of the Incubator Kitchen Collective. You also will receive 1 drink tickets and a cash bar will be available.

The evening will include local restaurant food tastings, libations, entertainment, silent auction and raffle totaling over $5,000 and a few surprises!

FlyWheel Hack-A-Thon 2023 Using Data Science and Technology to Reduce Evictions

Flywheel is recruiting entrepreneurs and innovators for a hack-a-thon. The challenge is to use predictive analytics to reduce housing evictions. The goal is to provide better data to the partners in our stable housing coalition so they can provide the right intervention at the right time to prevent the evictions from happening.

To register your interest and receive updates on planning, dates, and prizes, please submit your interest using this form.

StartupCincy Week

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Take a deep dive into all things StartupCincy Week. Gain a deeper understanding of what the event is all about, and re-experience last year’s impactful programming!

StartupCincy Week

Immerse in specialized startup programming and walk away revitalized with the potential of our bustling region.

  • Panelists, speakers, and keynotes
  • Happy Hours and Networking Opportunities
  • Cintrifuse Annual Meeting
  • FinTech Frontier Pitch Competition 
  • Startup Job Fair