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Wednesday, July 22
 

6:30pm

VIP Kickoff & Reception @ 84.51°
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To add The VIP KICKOFF to your schedule you need to purchase a   VIP/Platinum ticket.  If you already purchased a student or general admission ticket please email cincy@newco.co for upgrade information.  

 
Thursday, July 23
 

9:00am

Cintrifuse
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Session Title: Dots, Lines, and Lilypads: The Story of Cintrifuse and #StartupCincy

Growing a startup community takes decades. In the case of Cintrifuse and #StartupCincy, we’ve only been at it for a few years, but already overtaken some of our sister cities and making up ground on the national scene. Learn about the components of a successful ecosystem, how to navigate, and how Cintrifuse helps make #StartupCincy a place where entrepreneurial dreams are realized.

Presenters
Host Companies

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  • Company Description Cintrifuse is a corporate-backed initiative connecting the region’s high-growth, potentially venture-backable startups to: talent, funding, and customers. With over 35 ecosystem partners, 50+ participating local corporations, 75+ mentors and advisors, and a $57MM Syndicate Fund, Cintrifuse leverages the power of its network to serve over 170 startup members and improve their chances of success.

9:00am

dotloop
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Session Title: Dominate Your Space By Focusing on the Things That Matters Most

dotloop is a company on the cutting edge of technology development which takes forward thinking to the extreme. In just a short time, we have completely streamlined the buying and selling process for real estate in a way that works so well, it’s driving a movement tagged by the press as "Revolutionomics.” We'll share with you what makes our culture one of the hottest companies in Cincinnati, and how by focusing on the few things that matter most, we've grown to 2 offices, 130 employees, and recognized as the leading collaboration platform where 1.2M real estate professionals get deals done.

Presenters
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Neena Volk

Sr. Marketing Manager

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
dotloop 700 West Pete Rose Way, Suite 446, Cincinnati, OH, 45203

9:00am

Strap + Hello Parent + LISNR + Casamatic
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Session Title: Starting Up in Cincinnati

Local startup founders from Strap, Hello Parent, LISNR and Casamatic will share the journeys that took them from accelerator, through fundraising, to pilots and new business. The panel will take place in the brand new 84.51˚ building downtown. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Presenters
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Steve Caldwell, Candice Peters, Jason Ruebel and Alex Bowman

Co-Founder & CEO, Founder & CEO, VP of Operations/Strategy and Co-Founder & CEO

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Mobile, Other
  • Company Description Strap is Wearable Intelligence Software for marketers and advertisers. Strap increases marketing and advertising effectiveness through more precise targeting and personalization. Strap achieves this targeting through custom human activity centered services based on wearable data. With Strap, businesses can segment and incentivize their customers through a rich set of human generated data. Strap was founded in early 2014 by Steve Caldwell, Patrick Henshaw, and Joey Brennan, and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Follow Strap on Twitter at @getstrap. Hello Parent is a mobile application that’s making it easier to connect with other families and organize the endless daily events that come with being a parent. Hello Parent keeps your privacy in mind while allowing your most cherished groups to communicate LISNR is a new communication standard between devices that connects any device with a speaker or microphone using high frequency “data over audio”. Called “Smart Tones”, these silent audio files can broadcast from television, live events, radio, or any standard speaker and then interact with LISNR’s coder base (SDK, API, Java, etc). Today, we are focused on delivering experiences and interactions to any mobile application with the LISNR SDK. LISNR leverages the properties of sound in a unique and efficient way, making context-based marketing more reliable and more scalable, making it easier facilitate proximity-based marketing and timed-behaviors on mobile devices. Casamatic matches buyers to their perfect home by learning about the people and activities that they love. If you're looking for a home today, just finding it is hard. We curate and deliver personalized home listings to you, and let you know as soon as new, matched homes hit the market. And when you find that perfect home, we can connect you up to an expert real estate agent for a showing--instantly. Before becoming an 84.51° resident company, Casamatic was part of the inaugural class at OCEAN Accelerator in Oakley.

9:00am

Tom+Chee
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Session Title: Happiness Is A Grilled Cheese Donut

Corey, Jenny, Jenn and Trew, Tom+Chee Co-Founders, will talk our audience through how we’re not franchising (just) grilled cheese, but franchising our culture and passion. And food is our perfect delivery device. The Tom+Chee founders talk about how their personality come to life in our stores, live the Tom+Chee equity by making your own grilled cheese donut AND hear what lies ahead for the Tom+Chee success story to come.

Presenters
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Trew Quackenbush

Founder/COO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Tom+Chee 125 East Court, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Culinary Arts-Food-Beer
  • Company Description Tom+Chee is the grilled cheese and tomato soup company for the kid at heart. We have made from scratch comfort food with a creative twist.

9:00am

Education at Work
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Session Title: Education at Work: A Social Entrepreneurial Journey

At Education at Work, we will communicate our mission, vision and values before leading attendees through an engaging tour of our facility. After that, attendees will be able to hear students talk about their own personal journeys and the impact of the organization on their lives, and then have the chance to ask questions.

Presenters
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Tanya Mahon

VP of Business Development & Marketing

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Education at Work 4850 Smith Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
  • Sort by Industry Education, Non-profit
  • Company Description Education at Work is a contact center provider dedicated to helping our clients succeed and college students graduate virtually debt-free. We provide wholly outsourced or client-site services for contact center and back office operations of leading companies, delivered exclusively in the US. We're structured as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and employ an agent workforce made up entirely of college students pursuing their degrees.

9:00am

Ingage Partners
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Session Title: Build A Better Business Workshop: B Corp

We will educate the audience on the significance of a Certified B Corp, the value proposition of operating a triple-bottom line and hear from other B-Corp success stories using business as a force for good. Panel participants will include Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream and Fulcrum Creatives. Participants will also receive a copy of the B Corp Handbook.

Presenters
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Kelly Dolan & Michael Kroeger

CEO and Co-Founder | President & Co-Founder

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Ingage Partners 2753 Observatory Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45208
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Ingage Partners delivers Information Technology and Management consulting services to help clients successfully navigate business and technology change.

9:00am

UpTech
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Session Title: UpTech, Accelerating Big Ideas

Visit UpTech to learn about their 5+1 accelerator program, tour the space, find out what makes UpTech unique in the region and hear from some of their portfolio companies.

Presenters
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JB Woodruff

Program Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
UpTech, Inc. 112West Pike Street, Covington, KY, 41011
  • Sort by Industry VC-Incubator
  • Company Description UpTech is an informatics business accelerator located in metro Cincinnati. Our program is a six-month acceleration process driven by intensive one-to-one mentorship, designed to give you all the tools you need to fuel early-stage growth. The resources we provide our startups exceed what you'll find in most accelerators. We believe that giving you more time, funding, and community connections from very beginning is the best way to position you for success. UpTech attracts entrepreneurs from across the U.S. who have big ideas to solve real-world problems. We nurture and help grow these ideas at our headquarters in Covington, Kentucky, right across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Our passion for startups and entrepreneurs is personal: we believe that a strong entrepreneurial culture is an integral part of any thriving city and economy.

9:00am

Axiom Product Development LLC
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Session Title: Design in a Day – Kick-starting your product with the Axiom Think Tank

Join us for Muffins & Mimosas and learn how you can take your ideas from initial concept to a viable path forward utilizing help from Axiom’s multi-disciplinary team in our dynamic, one-day Think Tank sessions.

Presenters
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Giridhar

President, Axiom North America

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Axiom is a Global Product Development Company. We are known for combining our creative confidence and scientific thinking to assist in the process of new product & package development. We enjoy tackling problems and delivering surprising solutions.

9:00am

InfoTrust
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Session Title: Models for customer-funded business and real life example of InfoTrust

At InfoTrust we've been able to grow from nothing in 2010 to a multi-million technology company in 2015. We are pending Inc 5000 recognition for 2014 that will come out in the Summer of 2015 at around 650% growth over the last 2 years, we are looking at another 100% growth in 2015. But most importantly we were able to grow two businesses - world-class web analytics services company and marketing technology SAAS startups with 0 outside capital. Through our neverending pursuit of learning, we recently had a priviledge of attending live training by John Mullins - London Business School professor, experienced entrepreneur and one of the foremost experts in the world on customer funded business models. This training was like a revelation for us because it put the name on our models and most importantly validated that not only our business models make sense, they have been the most successful in improving the odds in favor of entrepreneurs. At the end of the day, if you could have your clients provide you with cash vs. your investors, whose money would you take first? This presentation will consist of two parts: overview of InfoTrust vision and management practices and brief version of the presentation that Alex Yastrebenetsky heard at the London Business School about the models for having customers provide growth capital. Join us!

Presenters
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Alex Yastrebenetsky

CEO and Cofounder

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
InfoTrust 10979 Reed Hartman Hwy, #303, Cincinnati, OH, 45242
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description InfoTrust, LLC. is a Cincinnati-based digital marketing and analytics company that helps organizations use data to make better decisions. We partner with organizations of all sizes to leverage technology like Google Analytics to improve data collection and provide actionable recommendations. We have a dedicated search engine marketing team that works closely with clients to improve return on advertising spend through constant optimization. We also specialize in system integrations, like connecting Google Analytics data with Salesforce, to close the loop on marketing activities. This allows our clients to have full visibility into their marketing performance. InfoTrust is a Google Partner, Google Analytics Certified Partner, Google Analytics Premium Authorized Reseller, and Salesforce Registered Consulting Partner. For more information on InfoTrust, please visit InfoTrustLLC.com.

9:00am

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Deconstruction, Critical Thinking and Visual Language

We will give NewCo guests the opportunity to experience the dynamic AAC studio environment and artistic process where collaboration and critical thinking expand your ability to access personal creativity. Participants will discover a variety of artistic possibilities in a hands-on studio experience, as well as learn an evaluative technique for deconstructing visual imagery.

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Mark Thomas and Paige Williams

Mark Thomas, Associate Dean and Professor and President of AIGA Cincinnati, and Paige Williams, Professor and Studio Program Chair.

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Education
  • Company Description The Art Academy of Cincinnati, an independent college of art and design, provides personalized education in the visual arts. Our vision is to be the most celebrated, relentless, rebellious, cutting-edge and radiant community of artists and designers anywhere, at any time - the seers, the radicals, the innovators, and the creative professionals who establish the rules that the future will follow.

9:00am

Batterii
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Session Title: Game Changers

Batterii drives innovation. Whether it’s capturing inspiration, enabling collaboration, identifying solutions or telling a story, Batterii is the go-to tool for organizations looking for breakthrough ideas that change the game. This session will give three first-hand perspectives: how a University is using Batterii to change education, how a parent is on a quest to find a cure for his daughter’s disease and how a corporation is trying to stay close to their consumers to drive its’ product development efforts.

Presenters
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Chad Reynolds | Justin Masterson | Shawn Nason

Founder, Batterii | Global Director, SEEK Company | Chief Innovation Officer, Xavier University

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Batterii 2139 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45214
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Batterii provides enterprise innovation software designed to activate your entire workforce. Global 2000 companies such as adidas, Pfizer, Toyota and P&G use Batterii to drive innovation throughout their organizations to be market leaders.

9:00am

Nation Kitchen and Bar
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Session Title: Brick and Mortar Start-ups in a Techie World

Start-ups don't have to be sexy or even on a computer. Businesses are sprouting up around us every day, and the entrepreneurial spirit can be well-utilized in the traditional brick and mortar space as well. See how we are doing it our own way.

Presenters
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Jack Weston

Managing Partner

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Nation Kitchen and Bar 1200 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Culinary Arts-Food-Beer
  • Company Description Nation Kitchen and Bar is the second concept of 3 young professionals with no restaurant/bar experience. We believe our spaces are a place for community, friendship, and creativity.

9:00am

OTR Chamber of Commerce
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Session Title: OTR Business: Behind the Doors, Chambers and Markets

Meet business owners from Over-the-Rhine and representatives the neighborhood's Chamber. Learn about what it's like to open and manage a pop-up monthly art gallery, to run a small business in the growing neighborhood and how to make the most of the local food market and multiple food programs in the Findlay Market Food Innovation District.

Presenters
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Emilie Johnson, Barbara Hauser and Joe Hansbauer

President of the OTR Chamber, Founder of The Red Door Project, President and CEO of the Corporation for Findlay Market

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Hospitality-Tourism, Non-profit, Other
  • Company Description The mission of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce is to represent our members by promoting economic vitality and fostering a socially and culturally diverse Over-the-Rhine Community.

9:00am

University of Cincinnati
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Session Title: Achieving Entrepreneurial Success in Your Company

An interactive discussion regarding UC programs that provide entrepreneurs and executives with: Management consulting services to accelerate business growth, Customized educational solutions to problems challenging your business, Labor at less than minimum wage, and more…

Presenters
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Thomas Dalziel, PhD

Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Education
  • Company Description The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 43,000 students. Many of our colleges (Lindner College of Business, College of Engineering & Applied Science, College of Law, Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, among others), programs and centers (Center for Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, UC Accelerator), and student organizations are focused on growing innovation, technology commercialization, and entrepreneurship both at UC and in the community.

10:30am

BlinkIt.co
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Life, Love and the Perfect Sofa - Product Dating the Blinkit Way

A breakfast discussion on the future of intuitive matchmaking and predictive discovery in a post Alibaba society. Donuts and Champagne included.

Presenters
Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
BlinkIt.co 299 E 6th, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

10:30am

Intelemage LLC
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Session Title: The Long Road to the Short Answer

Originally started to solve the simple issue of moving medical images electronically, Intelemage spent years refining what was necessary to create a new need. By working closely with our early customers in the medical device space, we tried and failed with many different approaches to create value. Now that the platform is heavily deployed, we are uniquely positioned to help solve the issue of improving outcomes through patient directed care in the future.

Presenters
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Dan Braga

VP Business Development

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Health
  • Company Description Intelemage is strongly focused and dedicated to providing secure, compliant, and powerful technology solutions that facilitate the exchange of medical images and associated data among all stakeholders in the healthcare industry including physicians, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, research organizations, and other healthcare providers.

10:30am

Ahalogy
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Session Title: Preparing Millennials for Startup Success

Millennials are a driving force of the start-up world. Ahalogy offers expert tips on how Millennials can adapt to all sorts or work environments

Presenters
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Bob Gilbreath + Jeff Busdieker

Co-Founder & President | People Person

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Ahalogy 3197 Linwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45208
  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech
  • Company Description Ahalogy is the marketers solution to Pinterest. We help source, optimize and scale content for success.

10:30am

HCDC Business Center
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Session Title: Scaling Innovation the Incubation Way

Value creation, capital gathering, & boot strapping companies all call us home for good reason. Come learn why over 70 companies are getting stuff done that makes a difference while creating significant economic impact for our local economy.

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Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
HCDC Business Center 1776 Mentor Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45212
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Maker-Manufacturer, Non-profit, Productivity-Tools, VC-Incubator
  • Company Description Established by HCDC in 1989, the Business Center is one of the largest and most successful incubators in the country. More than 300 innovative and scalable businesses have participated in HCDC’s incubation program including more than 70 current resident businesses that call the Business Center home. Over the past 25 years, our resident companies have created more than 2,300 jobs and generated $500 million in economic activity. Approximately 300 people come to work at the Business Center on any given day. Hundreds more engage in Business Center programming, meet-ups, and forums every year.

10:30am

Viva Bella Events
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Session Title: The Cake Under The Icing: Creating A Message That Matters

Whether it’s the tagline of your business, the theme of an event, or the title of a presentation, traction with an audience depends on your ability to communicate your point with speed and potency. Viva Bella Events’ innovative approach to holistic messaging will help you take your ideas to the next level: this interactive presentation will help you unearth a simple solution to your communications challenge, and even give live feedback and presentation coaching for any willing participants.

Presenters
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Steven Manuel

Owner + Creative Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Viva Bella Events 3218 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45209
  • Sort by Industry Hospitality-Tourism
  • Company Description Viva Bella Events is a new kind of event agency- we don’t simply organize events. We do two unique things in that space: 1) We design events from concept to execution. We tell a story through our events, down to every detail. So we work with clients to create sticky messages and themes that communicate and inspire- only then do we start working on the design and mechanics of an event. 2) Because we’re communicators, we find that helping our clients communicate better actually serves our events, making them cohesive, consistent, and understandable. Designers with an eye for audience grasp of messaging are often frustrated because branding can be consistent throughout print materials, decor, and staging, but if the communicators themselves (the VPs, CEOs and VIPs on stage) fail at effective communication, all those efforts fall flat. So we actually train and coach speakers, and handle their slides to make events cohesive and high quality all the way through.

10:30am

Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen
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Session Title: Changing the World with Gratitude - and FOOD

Join me in a discussion around creating food products in 2015! We'll discuss how working in a co-creating space like the NKYIK helps keep costs down and keeps me on my toes! The rules are easy to understand when you have a product to share, let me tell you all about it!

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Host Companies

10:30am

Tixers
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Tixers: Share your thoughts, ideas, and your tickets!

Would you like to discover the secrets of how to get into some of the most exclusive and high demand events in the world? Always wondered how your friend got access to go to the Super bowl, backstage with Taylor Swift, or awesome court side tickets? During the session with Tixers we will explore the dynamics of the ticketing industry and hopefully allow you to walk away with some new tricks to help you save a lot of time and money on your next event.

Presenters
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Alex Burkhart

Founder & CEO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Tixers 112. W. Pike Street, Covington, KY, 41011
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description Intermediary ticketing platform with flexible name-your-price buying and risk-free selling where customers can exchange tickets they can't use today for tickets they can use in the future. No wasted time, no wasted tickets.

10:30am

ArtsWave
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Session Title: ArtsWave: Building Community Through the Arts

Learn how the nation’s oldest and most successful united arts fund has adapted its operations to remain the leader in private sector support for arts and culture. Also discover how the arts impact our lives every day, often without us even knowing it.

Presenters
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Alecia Kintner; Rebecca Bromels; Mike Boberg

President and CEO; Senior Director of Communications and Engagement; Director, Signature Arts and Business Programs

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
ArtsWave 20 East Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry The Arts
  • Company Description ArtsWave is the Greater Cincinnati region's local arts agency and the nation's largest community campaign for the arts. With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports more than 100 arts and community organizations that make our region an amazing place to live.

10:30am

BlackbookHR
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Session Title: Relationship Networks-- The Source of Productivity, Performance & Engagement

Learn how relationship networks are central to the well being and success of teams, organizations and communities. BlackbookHR will share insights on how technology is enabling organizations to leverage the power of relationship networks to achieve better outcomes.

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Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
BlackbookHR 538 Reading Rd, Garden Level, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description We provide cloud-based software to measure and improve employee engagement and connections both in the workplace and the community.

10:30am

Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestra
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Session Title: CSO & POPS: A Place of Experimentation

As a place of experimentation, the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra is committed to engaging audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world. Through artistic collaborations and events like LUMENOCITY, American Originals and MusicNOW, the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra is reinventing what it means to be an orchestra in the 21st century. Connect with Pops Conductor John Morris Russell as he helps you discover your inner musician. No experience necessary! Participants will also receive a “First-Timer” pass for $2 tickets to an upcoming show!

Presenters
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John Morris Russell

Conductor, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry The Arts
  • Company Description The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a determination for greatness and a rich tradition that dates back over 120 years, the internationally acclaimed ensemble attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati. With new commissions and groundbreaking initiatives like LUMENOCITY, One City, One Symphony, MusicNOW, Classical Roots, and recording projects such as American Originals, the Orchestra is committed to being an engaging place of experimentation.

10:30am

MORTAR Cincinnati
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Equitable Economic Redevelopment: How to Build an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your Community

For the past year, MORTAR has worked to build an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greater Cincinnati, intentionally engaging underrepresented entrepreneurs for their 9-week business training course and pop-up shop. This presentation will focus on the power of a diverse ecosystem and how to create diverse opportunities to drive social and economic change in your own community.

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Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
MORTAR Cincinnati 1329 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

12:00pm

4iNNO
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Session Title: Think and act like a start-up to accelerate innovation

Want to make the world your laboratory? Join Dr. Stuart Wright, Director, Technology Practice, as he discusses the challenges facing companies attempting to implement new innovations. Stuart will guide participants through an interactive case study on using novel technologies to address unmet consumer needs. Participants will take away practical tips for a focused approach to solving innovation problems and developing new products and solutions. Come with questions, as there will be time for Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenters
Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
4iNNO, LLC 35 E 7th Street Suite 405, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry VC-Incubator
  • Company Description We are growth entrepreneurs that bring the scientific method to the art of innovation. For us, this means making the world our laboratory and working at the intersection of technology, consumer and business possibilities to create new innovation opportunities for our clients.

12:00pm

84.51
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Revolutionizing The Customer Experience

To date, too many companies are focused on acquisition and are putting significantly less importance on their existing customers, especially from an investment standpoint. But what about looking at your business through the lens of your best customers? At 84.51° we believe in making people's lives easier by putting the customer at the center of everything we do. Our unusual name not only represents the precise longitude of our headquarters, but it represents the unique way we work. By taking a longitudinal, long-term approach to data analytics, you can understand your current, most valuable customers, better than anyone. You can do things for your customers, not to your customers. This makes their lives better and, in turn, creates sustainable growth. We fundamentally believe that our data and insights, when paired with emerging technologies, can make people's lives easier. We dedicate a team of people internally, as well as partner with others in the community to explore the possibilities of tomorrow. We want to help make Cincinnati a hub for innovation, and we take pride in playing a role in bringing both business and life to the downtown area. Join the 84.51° team to learn about our vision to revolutionize the way people do business and to see our new building that is the heartbeat of our operation.

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Stuart Aitken | Alex Tosolini | Milen Mahadevan | Mark Schauer

CEO at 84.51º | SVP New Business Development at Kroger | SVP Client Solutions at 84.51º | Head of R&D Studio at 84.51º

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
84.51 100 W. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Fashion-Retail-Shopping, Health, Internet-e-Commerce, Media
  • Company Description By taking a unique longitudinal, long-term approach to data analytics, we provide a whole new depth of understanding and a higher level of insight for the partners and consumer brands we serve. We help our partners embed a customer-first attitude deeply (and broadly) throughout the organization to drive growth and enhance customer loyalty. We do this by creating multimedia, multichannel solutions that engage customers wherever, whenever and however we can have the greatest impact. Our aim is to push our partners beyond their comfort zone, to discover the source of true opportunity. The old mass marketing methods are obsolete. Rich rewards await those who take the road less traveled.

12:00pm

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
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Session Title: Innovating the Arts through Ensemble Building

Witness first hand how Cincinnati Shakespeare Company recruits and retains one of the few resident ensemble theatre companies in the nation and then parleys that ensemble onto its main stage and into the community through innovations in arts education and data collection. Join Executive Director, Jay Woffington (former P&G business exec and CEO of Possible Worldwide) and Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin (15-year company veteran actor, director, and teaching artist) for an inside look at the Company's newest innovation in arts education, PROJECT38, and cutting-edge data collection, an interactive workshop on ensemble building, and a Q&A with the director of the current main stage production. Participants will also receive discounted tickets to a special preview performance of The Complete History of America (abridged).

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Jay Woffington, Jeremy Dubin

Executive Director and Artistic Associate (respectively)

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry The Arts
  • Company Description Cincinnati Shakespeare Company operates with a three-tier business model: 1) A Main Stage Classical Theatre seeing 25,000 patrons each year for 10 productions performed by a resident ensemble of artists; 2) The Education Program serving 30,000 students from 150 schools across the tri-state with morning matinees, in-school tours and workshops, classes, camps, and CSC's newest arts education initiative, PROJECT38; 3) Community Outreach featuring CSC's FREE Shakespeare in the Park which tours to 25 communities and sees 10,000 patrons each year.

12:00pm

LPK
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Thinking, Acting and Working Like a Startup in a Corporate Environment

Innovation labs, internal garages and skunk works projects are a huge trend in business driven by principles and processes from the startup world. But there's more to do after you arranged your white boards and given everyone sharpies, post-its and nerf guns. Join us for an unfiltered conversation of what it really means to bring a startup mentality to the corporate reality.

Presenters
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Valerie Jacobs and Mike Roller

VP, Managing Creative Director, Trends; Trends Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LPK 19 Garfield Place, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description LPK is a global brand design agency known for connecting businesses with people for the benefit of both.

12:00pm

MedaCheck
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Session Title: The New Frontier of Self-Managing Our Health

MedaCheck is part of a new breed of companies who are using advanced technology to combat our healthcare system's biggest problems. In this session we'll share the story behind MedaCheck and how today's technology allows each person to take charge of their own health.

Presenters
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Jeffrey Shepard

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
MedaCheck 602 Main Street, Suite 401, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Health
  • Company Description 1 in 2 people do not take their medication as directed. Specifically designed for seniors or those who need help managing all their medications (prescription to over-the-counter drugs), MedaCheck provides a progressive reminder system to make sure you remember all your medication.

12:00pm

Taft Museum of Art
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Art Yoga: Challenge Yourself to Get Lost In Art

The average amount of time someone spends looking at one piece of art while at an art museum is 15-30 seconds! In today’s hurry-up world, we simply aim to check the box quickly and move on. But is that the best way to appreciate art? Challenge yourself to really interpret art by slowing down and looking at the details. Embrace how art impacts your life.

Presenters
Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Taft Museum of Art 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry The Arts
  • Company Description Once home to Cincinnati’s greatest philanthropists and their world-renowned art collection, the Taft is Cincinnati’s home for art. See major works by Rembrandt, Turner, Gainsborough, Reynolds, and Goya at one of the finest small art museums in America. We are one of the gems of the Queen City.

12:00pm

Everything But the House
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: High-tech, high-touch: The future is personal

How can a global e-commerce company provide a personal touch? Let’s talk about what it means to combine technology with personal, trusted service in the coming economy, and how to scale a business while staying true to your roots built on earnest, one-to-one interactions.

Presenters
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Andy Nielsen and Jon Nielsen

Andy Nielsen, CEO & Jon Nielsen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Fashion-Retail-Shopping, Internet-e-Commerce
  • Company Description Headquartered in Cincinnati, Everything But the House (EBTH) is a revolutionary online estate and consignment sale company that combines the personal touch of a local business with the convenience and reach of a global e-commerce company. EBTH presents sales based out of Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Lexington, Los Angeles, Louisville, Indianapolis, Nashville and Southwest Florida and is rapidly expanding to additional cities this year. The EBTH team hopes to become the world’s most-loved, most exciting resource to find special antique and modern pieces. With 100 sales a month and all items starting at $1, bidders from across the world find that there’s always something new to discover at www.EBTH.com.

12:00pm

Xavier Center for Innovation
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Session Title: Popping The Bubble of Higher Education!!!

Popping The Bubble of Higher Education!!! Universities are at a cross-roads and the traditional model needs disruption. Budgets for education continue to shrink, while the demand for higher education is increasing. How are high school students able to navigate this new territory? What opportunities might be available for students to step into jobs that don't yet even exist? How do we make money?

Presenters
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Shawn Nason

Chief Innovation Officer, Xavier University

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Xavier Center for Innovation 1601 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45207
  • Sort by Industry Education
  • Company Description The Xavier Center for Innovation is all about the spark. Yes, inspiring and igniting the unique spark that exists in each and every person, community, organization, and company. The spark that has the power to: Transform. Change. Grow. Perform. Inspire. Discover. Motivate. Design. Create. Innovate. Yes, we can help find your meaningfully unique spark, and lead you to the next steps required to achieve your goals.

12:00pm

BLDG
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Session Title: Our Culture Is Our Brand

During the session, attendees will go on a tour through the gallery, design lab and screen printing studio. Founding Partner, Jay Becker will lead the tour and explain how we empower small businesses to succeed through branding, design strategy and business knowledge.

Presenters
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Jay Becker

Partner

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BLDG 30 West Pike Street, Covington, KY, 41011
  • Sort by Industry Other, The Arts, VC-Incubator
  • Company Description We are a creative refuge that fosters the inspirational, the visionary and the uncommon. Where copious creatives challenge the norm, stand on the ceiling, change what’s possible. Transformation is inevitable, ordinary is unacceptable. Enter the front door. Play on every floor. Leave different. Let’s create.

12:00pm

Capstory
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Session Title: Through the eyes of a client - Experience Capstory Live

How does a company pick a target market? And what does the messy path to product/market fit look like? Learn about our journey and experience our product live at one of Capstory's Preferred Partners - Newport Aquarium.

Presenters
Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Media, Mobile, Other
  • Company Description Capstory powers the effortless collection and display of media at events. From weddings to corporate conferences, we make it easy to text photos at an event to our service and watch them show up in real-time!

12:00pm

LOTH, Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Wellbeing in the Workplace

Today people spend more time working than anything else, even sleeping. And an alarming trend is becoming clear: people’s health and sense of wellbeing is in decline throughout the world. Join us at the LOTH, Inc. corporate headquarters for an in-depth discussion on workplace wellbeing. We will discuss the surprising benefits of corporate wellbeing efforts, outline a strategy for building wellbeing into the workplace, and share a case study showing the practices in use. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to tour our facility and test out several innovative wellbeing products in-person.

Presenters
JB

Jeff Brock

President of LOTH AFT (Architectural Products, Furniture & Technology)

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOTH, Inc. 3574 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45241
  • Sort by Industry Education, Health, Other, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description LOTH provides workplace furniture, architectural components, flooring and technology in addition to a variety of business support services. We have a strong partnership with Steelcase and also represent over 200 additional commercial furniture manufacturers. In 2016 we will celebrate our 125th year of business.

12:00pm

AGAR
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Unforced Fascination

As companies and brands struggle to communicate with their customers and consumers, what would it mean to have an authentic conversation? We'll discuss what it means to meet the consumer in an authentic way where you (the brand/business) are contributing to the conversation in a meaningful way.

Presenters
Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AGAR 1205 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202

12:00pm

ArtWorks Creative Enterprise
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Need For Small Business Support in the Creative Sector

Over 20 years, ArtWorks has evolved from an arts nonprofit to a multifaceted resource for working creatives. Learn how ArtWorks is addressing the challenges facing small businesses in this panel discussion with several creative entrepreneurs including Hayes Shanesy & Rosie Kovacs from Brush Factory, Tammy Stephens of TBS Fine Arts, Jason Snell of We Have Become Vikings, Matt Grote of OGRE and Sean Mullaney, artist, serial entrepreneur and founder of Bang Zoom Design and Toy Lab (now called HappenInc). In addition to our panelists, a short video, produced by our team of summer youth Apprentices, will be shown. This video showcases the supportive culture and resources available in Cincinnati for small businesses and working creatives.

Presenters
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Caroline Creaghead

Director of Creative Enterprise

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Education, Non-profit, Other, The Arts
  • Company Description Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact through three strategic programming areas: Public Art, including an extensive mural program; an art therapy division, ArtRx; and an entrepreneurial arm, Creative Enterprise.

12:00pm

Cincinnati Ballet
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Session Title: Behind the scenes at Cincinnati Ballet-dressing our dancers

Enter the behind the scenes world of Cincinnati Ballet where dancers are "dressed" and costumes are "built." Meet Diana Vandergriff-Adams, Wardrobe Mistress, and learn how tutus have been built and designed for ages. Hear stories about "costume malfunctions" and the process of design and execution that transforms dancers into the characters that choreographers dream about.

Presenters
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Julie Sunderland

Director of Education and Outreach

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cincinnati Ballet 1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45214
  • Sort by Industry Non-profit
  • Company Description Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a mix of important classical full-length ballets and an adventurous, vibrant mix of repertory ballets, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment.

12:00pm

First Batch
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Session Title: Design, Make, Scale in Cincinati

Come hear from a variety of physical product startups about why Cincinnati is a great place to be manufacturing and scaling products. We'll share lessons from the First Batch program and maybe even fire up the laser to have robots help us make things while we chat.

Presenters
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Matt Anthony

Director of Cincinnati Made, First Batch program manager

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
First Batch 111 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Maker-Manufacturer, Non-profit, VC-Incubator
  • Company Description First Batch is a physical product accelerator that takes entrepreneurs from prototype to production in Cincinnati. Our 5 month program provides legal and professional support, business classes, and a production budget with local manufacturers to help bring ideas to scale.

12:00pm

Modulus, a Progress Company
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: What it’s Like Getting Acquired

Come listen about how Modulus was created, developed, and finally acquired by Progress Software.

Presenters
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Charlie Key

Co- Founder

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Modulus operates as a Node.js hosting platform that provides a technology stack for application developers. It offers solutions to store application in real-time; file storage solutions; databases; and custom SSL.

12:00pm

Roadtrippers
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Session Title: The Roadtrippers Journey

Hear our story and then take a tour of the Roadtrippers office - an old brewery complete with underground tunnels and rooftop views overlooking OTR.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Valuska

Ken Valuska

Financial Controller

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Roadtrippers 131 E McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Hospitality-Tourism
  • Company Description Roadtrippers helps travelers drive to the world's most interesting places

1:30pm

Differential, Allos Ventures and USERcycle/Astronomer
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Triple Play: Meet a VC, a Startup & Development Studio

You'll get to hear from a venture firm, a tech startup and a development studio that's worked with over 75 startups... all in one visit! Learn how funders evaluate startups (i.e. what they're looking for), what it's like to be running a high-growth venture-backed startup and key lessons learned to launching MVPs. Most important, get your questions answered: plenty of time for Q&A with any of the above!


  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, VC-Incubator
  • Company Description Differential is a development studio. We help innovative organizations create meaningful products and technologies. Allos Ventures is a Midwest venture capital firm with a focus on early-stage B2B software companies. USERcycle is a SaaS startup focused on helping companies improve user retention and long-term value. Astronomer is a new idea conceived while building USERcycle to help companies speed up analytics integrations from two weeks to two minutes.

1:30pm

LISNR
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: LISNR: Beaconizing the World via Audio

Learn how LISNR technology is making the second screen activation, beacon, and connected device trend a reality by creating an efficient, software based communication protocol using inaudible audio Smart Tones. Experience second screen synchronization to 1/10 of a second, large crowd activation at over 90% penetration, retail zone mapping, and inaudible audio based peer-to-peer communication demos in person. LISNR's Executive Team will lead a "White Board" session over freshly brewed coffee (barista on site!) to demonstrate the wide array of use cases for LISNR technology in the Sport/Live Venue, Broadcast, Retail, Authentication, Connected Device, Healthcare, and Automotive industries.

Presenters
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RodneyWilliams

Founder, CEO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
LISNR 920 Race Street, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Gaming-Entertainment, Internet-e-Commerce, Mobile, Other
  • Company Description LISNR is a high frequency, inaudible Smart Tone technology; a new communication protocol that sends data over audio. It is a digital sound file that turns any speaker or piece of media into a beacon, working seamlessly across physical and digital spaces more effectively than all current solutions in the marketplace, most notably Bluetooth and traditional ACR.

1:30pm

Newsy + Youthletic (Scripps)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Introducing Newsy and Youthletic

Come learn about how Scripps is approaching digital innovation and take a deep dive into two of its new companies - Newsy and Youthletic.

Presenters
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Bo Schuerman

Understanding The Youth Sports Market

Host Companies

1:30pm

Starfire
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Imperfect Innovation: Disrupting Service-Land

Why did a successful Cincinnati nonprofit disrupt business as usual? Dialogue and engage with Starfire team members about why the "work" wasn't working and journey of transformation from traditional service model to community engagement hub.

Presenters
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Tim Vogt: Executive Director, Rachel Mecklenborg: Director of Donor Relations, Candice Peelman: Community Coordinator

Tim Vogt: Executive Director, Rachel Mecklenborg: Director of Donor Relations, Candice Peelman: Community Coordinator

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Starfire 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Non-profit
  • Company Description Starfire is a person-centered organization focusing on building inclusive lives and communities. We believe in innovation and failing fast, risk taking, creative alliances, and neighborhood assets.

1:30pm

Zipscene
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Influencing Every Dining Decision

See what’s stirring up to be the revolution of restaurant marketing. Join Founder and CEO, Sameer Mungur, on a tour of Zipscene’s 10,000 sqft renovated open office space in the historic Gwynne Building then learn how his team is innovating the food and beverage industry through data-driven consumer dining understanding. Engage in an open dialogue with members of the team on how data and technology is enabling smarter marketing in some of your favorite places to eat.

Presenters
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Sameer Mungur

Founder + CEO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Zipscene 602 Main St, Suite 900, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Zipscene helps restaurant marketers use data to deeply understand guest dining habits and execute smarter marketing for more predictable and profitable results. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Zipscene’s Restaurant Marketing Intelligence Platform* integrates with technology and point of sale solutions to aggregate guest purchase behavior, then analyzes guest profiles to identify unique dining patterns, and activates personalized marketing campaigns for better guest experiences

1:30pm

Fifty West Brewery
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Session Title: "Fifty West Brewery: Where quality beer with a beat, brings quality people together"

When our guests arrive on the 23rd we will provide them with a warm, friendly, comfortable atmosphere, much like many destination spots among Route 50. They will experience a brewery tour, flight tasting, history session, and be provided with their own personal/private space. We are extremely excited to host this group. Cheers!

Presenters
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Becca Bollinger

Front of the House Manager and Special Events Coordinator

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fifty West Brewery 7668 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227
  • Sort by Industry Culinary Arts-Food-Beer, Culinary Arts-Food-Beer, Hospitality-Tourism, Hospitality-Tourism, Non-profit, Non-profit, Other
  • Company Description Not only a brewery, but a restaurant, Beer Garden and dining area located in an old mansion connecting people since 1827 on their voyages from Ocean City, MD to Sacramento, CA along "The Main Street" of America, otherwise known as "The Loneliest Road" and most well known as Route 50 is a place where one can come and not only enjoy them-self, but have the ability to truly be their self, while appreciating the finer things in life-good beer, good spirits, good food, good music, and good people.

1:30pm

Braxton Brewing Company
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Craft Beer & Technology - Pushing Innovation Forward

It's likely that you've tried craft beer, but how can technology help to enhance the beer drinking experience? Take a step into the taproom of the future where Braxton Brewing Company can show you how melding the timeless tradition of brewing beer with new age technology experiences can help you learn more about what you're drinking, and what you like best!

Presenters
JR

Jake Rouse

Co-founder and CEO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Braxton Brewing Company 27 W 7th Street, Covington, KY, 41011
  • Sort by Industry Maker-Manufacturer
  • Company Description Located in Covington's technology district, Braxton Brewing Company is Northern Kentucky's first free-standing microbrewery. Blending the timeless tradition of brewing amazing craft beer, with new age technology we're changing the way you enjoy your favorite pint. Coming off the most successful brewery project on the Kickstarter Platform, Braxton Brewing Company launched in March of 2015.

1:30pm

ConnXus, Inc.
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Real Talk: The highs and lows of running a 5-year-old tech startup

The tech startup world is one of managing risk and reward. Statistics show that 90 percent of tech startups fail, but those that make it can bring in millions. ConnXus founder Rod Robinson talks about lessons learned during the roller-coast ride of startup life, and how the company made it to its 5th birthday.

Presenters
avatar for Rod Robinson

Rod Robinson

Founder & CEO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ConnXus, Inc. 5155 Financial Way, Mason, OH, 45040
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description ConnXus is a cloud-based supplier relationship management platform that streamlines the management of corporate supplier diversity compliance programs. Call us if you get lost - 513-204-2873

1:30pm

3CDC
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Revitalization and the Center City

Discussion of challenges in turning a decaying neighborhood into a vibrant, mixed-use and mixed-income community to foster economic development.

Presenters
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Adam Gelter

EVP Development

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
3CDC 1203 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Non-profit
  • Company Description 3CDC, the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation, is a private, non-profit development company created as a start-up by Cincinnati's corporate leaders to spearhead the revitalization of the City's core.

1:30pm

Elementz
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Unleashing the Creative Mind

Imagine a future where the creativity of inner-city youth is not marginalized, but unleashed to bring new ideas and concepts to the region and Cincinnati's creative culture. Meet inner-city youth who are developing creative skills as rappers, poets, singers and dancers. Watch them perform, and engage with us in conversation about our vision for the future.

Presenters
avatar for Abdullah Powell

Abdullah Powell

Creative Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Elementz 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Non-profit, The Arts
  • Company Description Over-the-Rhine's Center for Hip HoP, Respect & Community, Elementz is an urban oasis of hope and a catalyst of change for Cincinnati's inner-city youth. A thriving urban arts center that fosters talent, ignites potential and inspires possibilities. Elementz works with urban youth, encouraging self-discovery, creative expression and individual passion.

1:30pm

SpiceFire
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Spicefire: Moving brands, people and culture forward with ideas that matter.

Creative Agencies come in different shapes and colors. Some are process led, many are identified by the work that they do. At SpiceFire, our people-driven culture allows us to live inspired, challenge convention, and serve as a catalyst to ignite what's possible. Come and learn about SpiceFire, an entrepreneurial Brand Innovation agency in the transformative epicenter of Cincinnati - OTR. We’ll share our story and the lessons learned during our 3-year start-up journey. During your visit, we’ll also give you a taste of the inspiring experiences we share with our clients. Join us for an immersive activity that will get your creative juices flowing and test-drive your ability to challenge and motivate people around you. Learn how who we are and how we work leads to better ideas for us and the brands we love.

Presenters
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Ares Marasligiller, Melinda Davis, Brandy Lockaby

Founding Partner | Group Director of Brand Strategy | Innovation Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SpiceFire 1410 Race St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description SpiceFire is a catalyst that ignites and inspires brands to connect, innovate and grow. Our disruptive thinking is guided by relentless curiosity and consumer-first insight. We challenge convention in healthy ways, always through a lens of established facts and conditions. The backbone to our approach for delivering inspired results is fueled by thought-provoking strategy, creative design and game-changing innovation.

1:30pm

The Brandery
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Why Cincinnati Is The Next Hotbed For Startups

Dave Knox, CMO of Rockfish, co-founder of The Brandery and AdAge '40 Under 40' recipient, will break down why we're living in the next frontier for new tech companies, along with which components we need to get there. Join us at The Brandery to discuss how accelerators, startups, BigCo's, and community members alike can join forces to create the next place to be for startups.

Presenters
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Dave Knox

Co-founder, The Brandery & CMO, Rockfish

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Brandery 1411 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Media, Mobile, Non-profit, VC-Incubator
  • Company Description The Brandery is a seed stage startup accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing and design. In addition to an elite mentor list, startups will be paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble, dunnhumby, and Kroger. The Brandery runs a four-month program each year focused on taking technology startups to the next level.

3:00pm

Exact Media Network Inc.
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Success in Sampling

How Exact Media was able to launch and scale quickly in North America with global CPG clients such as P&G, Unilever, J&J and L'Oreal, by bringing on a crazy mix of top CPG marketers and highly successful and connected entrepreneurs.

Presenters
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David Grisim

CMO and SVP Brand Strategy

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Media
  • Company Description Exact Media is delivering targeted sampling in the digital world. Working with the world's top consumer brands from companies such as P&G, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever and L'Oreal, we leverage the parcel network of the most reputable eCommerce sites to distribute targeted and relevant consumer samples, and then relentlessly measure the impact.

3:00pm

REDI Cincinnati
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Connecting within the region to grow your company.

Discussion on what programs and opportunities are available to your company as you grow beyond being a start-up and learn how other start-ups have been able to successfully take advantage of these programs.

Presenters
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Adam Singer

Managing Director, Business Development and Expansion

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati leads the economic development effort in the three-state, 15-county region at the intersection of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The organization was formed in 2014 as a means to improve the region’s ability to successfully retain, grow and attract companies.

3:00pm

Rockfish
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Cincinnati’s Digital Innovation Partner

Rockfish shares how they use their role as an innovation partner for some of the world’s largest companies to help grow Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial, marketing, and creative communities. In this session, Rockfish Executive Creative Director Jason Bender will talk about how fostering local startups, introducing clients to the city’s unique business offerings, and giving back help inspire Rockfish in their everyday work.

Presenters
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Jason Bender

Executive Creative Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rockfish 659 Van Meter St., Suite 520, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Internet-e-Commerce, Media, Mobile, Other
  • Company Description Rockfish is a full-service digital innovation partner that drives business for some of the world’s largest brands. We build groundbreaking digital solutions through expert integration of strategy, creative and technology.

3:00pm

Startups.co
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Top 3 Mistakes Startups Make

startups.co, the first virtual accelerator platform, will be discussing common errors startups make and how to avoid them.

Presenters
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Jeff Carr

Exec in Residence

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Startups.co 299 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description We help startups get customers, press, funding and mentors.

3:00pm

Strap + Kapture
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Innovating With Wearables in Cincinnati

What is the opportunity in wearables and where is the industry headed? In a panel moderated by Fast Company and PC World writer Jared Newman, the CEO's of Strap and Kapture will discuss these topics, starting up wearables companies in Cincinnati, and answer any questions you might have. The panel will take place in the brand new 84.51˚ building. We will have a lovely spread of snacks and refreshments including those of the adult variety.

Presenters
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Steve Caldwell & Mike Sarow

Co-Founder & CEO | Co-Founder & CEO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Strap + Kapture 100 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Mobile, Other
  • Company Description Strap is Wearable Intelligence Software for marketers and advertisers. Strap increases marketing and advertising effectiveness through more precise targeting and personalization. Strap achieves this targeting through custom human activity centered services based on wearable data. With Strap, businesses can segment and incentivize their customers through a rich set of human generated data. Strap was founded in early 2014 by Steve Caldwell, Patrick Henshaw, and Joey Brennan, and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Follow Strap on Twitter at @getstrap. Kapture built a wearable device that you tap as soon as you recognize something worth saving. That simple tap sends the previous minute of audio to your smartphone, where you use our app to edit the ‘klip’ and either keep it for yourself or share it with the world. You don’t have to know or anticipate when something awesome will happen. Just tap after-the-fact to save these unexpected moments, whether you’re by yourself, with your family, or out with friends.

3:00pm

OCEAN Accelerator
Limited Capacity filling up

Presenters
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Genine Fallon

Executive Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OCEAN Accelerator 3450 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45209
  • Sort by Industry Ad Tech, Education, Internet-e-Commerce, Media, Mobile, Non-profit
  • Company Description OCEAN is the first independent, faith-centered startup accelerator in the United States. OCEAN takes high-potential startups on a six-month journey of business skill development and faith exploration to build character, attract investment, and set the course for long-term success.

3:00pm

bioLOGIC
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Session Title: bioLOGIC Covington: An entrepreneurial hub for life science startups

Find a blend of history, high-tech and mind blowing science inside the walls of the bioLOGIC building. From a company working to create innovative cures for cancer to one man's phenomenal creation to help his aging father with eye drops ... bioLOGIC is a hub of science and technology focused ideas and people, all with the goal of improving human health in some way.

Presenters
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Nigel Ferrey

CEO and Founder of SIDIS Corp.

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
bioLOGIC 632 Russell Street, Covington, KY, 41011
  • Sort by Industry Non-profit, VC-Incubator
  • Company Description SIDIS is a global management and investment firm focused on life sciences.

3:00pm

Assurex Health
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Personalized Medicine is Changing Lives Every Day

Millions of Americans take antidepressant medications but they only work for 1 out of every 8 that take them. Personalized medicine, specifically Combinatorial Pharmacogenetics (GeneSight) from Assurex Health is helping thousands of people reclaim their lives every day. GeneSight is a genetic test that helps healthcare providers take a personalized approach to prescribing medicine for patients. Because genes influence the way a person’s body responds to specific medications, the medications may not work the same for everyone. Using DNA gathered with a simple cheek swab, GeneSight analyzes a patient’s genes and provides individualized information to help healthcare providers select medications that better match their patient’s genes. Assurex has grown from "4 people in a garage" to over 300 employees servicing over 100,000 patients per year in just a few short years.

Presenters
Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Assurex Health 6030 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH, 45040
  • Sort by Industry Health
  • Company Description Assurex Health is a personalized medicine company that specializes in pharmacogenomics and is dedicated to helping healthcare providers get the genetic information they need to determine the genetically appropriate medication(s) for individual patients suffering from neuropsychiatric and other medical conditions. Assurex Health’s proprietary technology is based on pharmacogenomics— the study of the genetic factors that influence an individual’s response to drug treatments—as well as evidence-based medicine and clinical pharmacology. The GeneSight test was developed in the Assurex Health clinical laboratory and is based on patented technology licensed from two world renowned medical centers, Mayo Clinic and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, who continue to be research collaborators.

3:00pm

Rivertown Brewing Company
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Taming the Unknown

Like our spontaneously fermented sour ales, business in the beer industry is unpredictable, wild and exciting! Join Owner & Fearless Leader, Jason Roeper, on a tour of Rivertown's recently expanded Brewery Space while hearing about how hard work, perseverance, diligence, passion and risk turned an American Dream into Reality.

Presenters
JR

Jason Roeper

Founder and Fearless Leader

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Culinary Arts-Food-Beer
  • Company Description Established in 2009, Rivertown Brewing Company is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This brewery is known for dynamically crafting innovative, inspired, high-quality beer utilizing state of the art technology blended with passion, care and commitment.  Recently, the brewery has begun to experience a complete rebirth and rebranding as Rivertown’s ownership shifted wholly to Jason Roeper.  We are excited to continue to develop interesting, complex, creative beers with a strong focus on sours, barrel aging, blending and wild fermentations.  

3:00pm

ChoreMonster
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Session Title: ChoreMonster, Inc.

Take a tour of ChoreMonster's large open-office work space in Over-the-Rhine! Visit our fun, inspiring environment, where we surround ourselves with both work and play. Enjoy a game of foosball, drink some local beer, and chat with the entire ChoreMonster team. See how ChoreMonster is the making the most ridiculously fun framework for families, turning every home into a joyful place.

Presenters
CB

Chris Bergman

Founder / CEO

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Mobile
  • Company Description ChoreMonster is a suite of web and mobile apps that aims to make chores fun for parents and kids. Kids can earn points by completing chores that they can turn in for real life rewards like ice cream, an hour of Xbox, or even a canoe trip. Parents can enjoy a simple, hassle-free, digital system that takes the tension out of family chores. Our mission at ChoreMonster is to improve the lives of parents and children with the tools they use every day.

3:00pm

The Brandery - Alumni
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: CEOs of the Class of 2014: How We've F***ed Up

An honest peek behind the curtain of five early-stage startups in the Class of 2014. Learn how the CEOs figured out to focus on what's important-- and leave with actionable tips on how to filter the noise. The CEOs will discuss the challenges of fundraising, pivots, pitching and perseverance.

Presenters
Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Brandery - Alumni 1411 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Internet-e-Commerce, Mobile, Productivity-Tools
  • Company Description Companies include Venn, HireWheel, Chirp (formerly Wax Music), Cintric and MusicPlay Analytics. I'm happy to email detailed descriptions and/or logos.

4:30pm

Cerkl + Activate Cincinnati + Starfire + Girl Develop It + Bad Girl Ventures
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Innovation of Social Entrepreneurship: Special feature on women in the startup community

Learn how social entrepreneurs are tackling poverty, loneliness felt by people with disabilities, lack of female programmers, and the women founder shortage. Gain a sneak peak into the innovation used by these social entrepreneurs that helps them capitalize on the assets of their communities and engage their audiences 4-5x higher than the national average. This session will feature all female entrepreneurs and how they are thriving in the Cincy startup ecosystem. Cocktails with heavy hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Montgomery Inn Boathouse located on the waterfront will follow this session.

Presenters
SJ

Sara Jackson, Tonya Hurst, Rachel Almendinger, Becky Sroufe, Nancy Aichholz

Panel consists of Cofounders, Directors and Executive Directors of the respective companies listed above

Host Companies

4:30pm

Procter & Gamble
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Dancing with an Elephant: 5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs to work with Big Companies

As an entrepreneur when is the right time to knock on the door of a Big Co like Procter & Gamble? What should you prepare for when the door opens? What are the opportunities and challenges of working with Big Companies? During this session you will get useful advice and many examples from seasoned P&G innovation leaders and partnership experts what it takes to create productive and valuable relationships between your startup and Big Company clients.

Presenters
SJ

Stan Joosten

Innovation Manager – Global eBusiness

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Procter & Gamble 1 P&G Plaza, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Maker-Manufacturer
  • Company Description P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

4:30pm

Skinny Mom
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Finding Your Niche: Getting to Know Your Target Market

So you have this big idea, now who are you going to market to? Having a unique target audience themselves, Skinny Mom offers expert tips on how to navigate into finding your target audience and how to keep them coming back for more!

Presenters
Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Skinny Mom 602 Main Street, #410, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Media
  • Company Description Skinny Mom is a community of real moms who talk healthy motherhood. We connect, share and inspire, providing the skinny on fitness, food, fashion and family. This dynamic sisterhood of moms enhances lives by engaging with the Skinny Mom brand. Skinny Mom is comprised of bloggers from all across the country who strive to maintain balance between a healthy lifestyle and all of the other demanding tasks that motherhood requires. From striving to achieve their pre-pregnancy weight to serving their family a healthy dinner in a limited amount of time – these moms share their tips, experiences, and even struggles along the way as they work to achieve this balance. Skinny Mom also includes stories of real moms who are living healthy and contributions from top-rated fitness, nutrition, fashion, and lifestyle experts who give you the “skinny” on everything from revamping your sex life to innovative workouts that you can do with your kids! In short, Skinny Mom is YOU – the mother looking to find a network of like-minded women who strive to set an example of healthy living for their family without sacrificing quality time.

4:30pm

The Garage Group
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Innovate and Grow like a Startup

Participants will be part of a fully immersive experience into why The Garage Group exists, our mission and how we enable corporations to innovate and grow like startups. Through this process, participants will have fun learning how we curate insights and trends, apply various associative thinking techniques all while leveraging custom business model canvases to drive 100s of ideas for real-world innovation needs.

Presenters
JH

Jason Hauer and Keri Dooley

Jason: Co-Founder, Innovation and Growth Strategist - Keri: Innovation and Growth Strategist

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description The Garage Group is a new kind of strategy firm with a mission for enabling corporate teams and brands to innovate and grow like startups. We translate and adapt the processes, tools and methods used by startups so that existing brands and businesses, as well as new ventures groups can move faster and smarter. We work across: - Insights: with smart and scrappy market research - Ideas: with an an entrepreneurial approach idea generation and development - Concept Development: with a lean approaches to concept development - Brand Architecture: with a fast, iterative approach to brand architecture Our clients include Fortune 1,000 companies like Procter & Gamble, Mars Petcare, Heinz, Staples, and Brands like Tide, Olay, Nutro and Yankee Candle.

4:30pm

MadTree Brewing
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: MadTree and the Growth of the Craft

Where did MadTree come from and where is it going? See how beer is produced and hear the story behind MadTree along with a sneak peek at MadTree 2.0.

Presenters
KM

Kenny McNutt

Co-Founder, 'Beer'ded Baron

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
MadTree Brewing 5164 Kennedy Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45213
  • Sort by Industry Maker-Manufacturer
  • Company Description MadTree is a craft brewery located in Cincinnati, OH. Producing several year round and seasonal offerings, MadTree is Ohio's first canning craft brewery. MadTree has a passion for beer, community, and employees.

4:30pm

TiER1 Performance Solutions
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Unleashing a Culture of Innovation

Looking for ways to infuse innovation into your organization? Take a peek behind the curtain to see what makes TiER1's innovative culture thrive. We will tell stories that pair science-based research with our own experiences to inspire others to share their best practices. This session will also equip you with a tool to help you identify areas of your culture to improve to unleash innovation. Join us for a Bourbon and Bacon sampling to kick-off the presentation at 4:30!

Presenters
GH

Greg Harmeyer & Dustin Shell

CEO/Founding Partner & Director of Innovation

Host Companies

  • Sort by Industry Other
  • Company Description Here at TiER1, we craft and deliver people-centered business solutions- like leadership development, training, and change management strategies- that help great companies achieve lasting results. We work with you to understand what might be getting in the way of your success and find ways to fix it. Then our skilled team of learning experts, designers, and technology geniuses craft a solution tailored to your needs. The purpose of our company is to help people do their best work, so everything that each one of us does centers on that goal- ensuring that all of our energy is devoted to making sure each project is not only successful, but also a great experience.

4:30pm

Urban Artifact
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Creative to Creator: The Value of Doing

Join Brewmaster & Co-Founder Bret K.B. as we tour the historic St. Patrick’s church, sample some wild beers and discuss the value of taking your ideas from concept into action. Talk is cheap, so instead fill your mouth with beer and listen to the story of Urban Artifact and the value in getting things done.

Presenters
BK

Bret Kollmann Baker

Co-Founder and Chief of Brewing Operations

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Urban Artifact 1660 Blue Rock, Cincinnati, OH, 45223
  • Sort by Industry Culinary Arts-Food-Beer, The Arts
  • Company Description Urban Artifact celebrates Wild Culture, both by the beers they artfully craft and the experiences they create in their taproom

4:30pm

Brewery District CURC
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Sharing history in a new way.

Travel 30 feet underground to 165 year old brewery cellars and see how digital technology, art, and a lot of steel and bronze will showcase Cincinnati's history to a global audience.

Presenters
SH

Steven Hampton

Executive Director

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Brewery District CURC 1619 Moore Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

4:30pm

Frameri
Limited Capacity filling up

Presenters
KB

Konrad Billetz

Founder CEO

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Frameri 1308 Race Street, Cincinatti, OH, 45202

4:30pm

People's Liberty
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: A new model of Philanthropy

Eric Avner, CEO of People's Liberty will discuss how person-focused grantmaking could change Cincinnati, and how the People's Liberty model could change the idea of Philanthropy nationwide.

Presenters
EA

Eric Avner

People's Liberty - Philanthropic Lab

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
People's Liberty 1805 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Non-profit
  • Company Description People’s Liberty is a philanthropic lab that brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati. People’s Liberty invests directly in individuals through funding and mentorship, creating a new, replicable model for grantmakers in other cities.

4:30pm

Rhinegeist Brewery
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Hoppy Happy Hour

Come and check out our 120 year old space (110,000 square feet!) and see where one of the fastest growing breweries in the country operates - Cincinnatians are most definitely thirsty. We will have brief tours of the space as well as 10+ beers on tap to quench your thirst as you hear from our general manager on how Rhinegeist has came to be over the past two years and where we hope it's heading.

Presenters
JC

Jon Colasurd

General Manager

Host Companies

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rhinegeist Brewery 1910 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
  • Sort by Industry Culinary Arts-Food-Beer, Culinary Arts-Food-Beer
  • Company Description Rhinegeist means "Ghost of the Rhine," and refers to our place here in the historic Brewery District in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. Within these unique and historic walls, we brew 20bbl batches of beer that sings with flavor and delights us. The yin/yang of our brewing philosophy is hoppy/sessionable and we aim to brew beers where "the first sip calls for the third." We self-distribute our beer, which means each beer you drink in a bar or at a restaurant is poured directly from a keg that we delivered cold in our refrigerated vans (keep your eyes peeled for them around town). Fresh beer is tasty beer, and that’s our favorite kind.

5:30pm

 


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