September 17-18, 2024

100+ VCs and Investors

200+ Startups

15+ Hours of Sessions and Workshops

1000+ 1:1 Meetings

Ohio VC Fest is an annual, two-day event that celebrates our growing technology, innovation and investing community while showcasing Ohio as THE destination for tech startups and venture capital investments.

Connect with leading investors, institutions, corporations and entrepreneurs from across the country through curated 1:1 meetings and networking sessions. Join us as we attract capital, accelerate technology-based innovation and drive economic growth in our region.

Get Matched with Venture Connections

Participate in 1:1 meetings, specially curated to match investors and corporates with pre-screened, capital-seeking founders based on their stage, industry and other key criteria. Startup founders will deliver their 15-minute elevator pitches to potential investors and strategic partners from across the country.

Additionally, investors can opt to connect with fellow investors to explore co-investing opportunities.

The Matchmaking Process:
  • 1

    Fill out the registration form for founders or investors. Your detailed information and preferences will enable quality matchmaking.

  • 2
    Our proprietary matchmaking tool will match capital-seeking founders with investors and corporates who are the right fit to grow their businesses.
  • 3
    A few days before the event, you’ll receive compatible matches with detailed information on the companies for your review.
  • 4
    Once accepted, you will receive a calendar invite for the proposed 15-minute meetings. 
  • 5

    If we are unable to find you a suitable match, you will be able to access the attendee list on our event app and connect with them directly. Plus, there are plenty of scheduled networking opportunities where you can meet outside of these curated meetings.

  • 6

    On the event days, each investor will be assigned a table in the Venture Connections Zone on Level 3. Founders need to arrive 5 minutes before their allocated meeting slots.

Don’t miss Ohio’s premiere Venture Capital event.


Gain insights, exchange ideas and get inspired by industry stalwarts and thought leaders. Spark new ideas and discover effective strategies that disrupt markets through engaging workshops and compelling panel discussions.


Discover startups driving technological advancements and placing Ohio firmly on the innovation map. Connect with visionary founders at the forefront of innovation and explore emerging technologies poised to revolutionize industries.


Cultivate new opportunities by networking in a focused, fun and engaging format. Forge meaningful connections and explore investing opportunities that fuel innovation and propel high-growth tech startups to drive economic impact.

Empowering Ohio’s next generation of tech entrepreneurs.

September 17-18, 2024

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Who’s Coming To Ohio VC Fest ’24?

VCs and Investors

Founders and Entrepreneurs

C-Suite Leaders

Service Providers


State Leaders and Policy Makers

University Thought Leaders

Corporate Leaders

Institutional Researchers

Advisors and Consultants

Highlighting the latest in …


Pharma & Life Science

Medical Devices


Healthcare IT





Cyber Security



Robotics & AI

Logistics Tech

Enterprise SaaS



Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Materials

Advanced Energy

Tech Infrastructure


Data Analytics

CloudTech and DevOps

Artificial Intelligence

… and more.

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