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Event Agenda

Day 1 – October 11

  • 7:30-8:30am: Registration and Breakfast​

  • 8:30-9:30am: Inauguration & Welcome
    Mayor Justin Bibb and Ted Souder

  • 9:30-11:30am: Venture Connections : Investor-Founder Meet-Ups

  • 10.00-11.00 am: Workshop – Negotiating Term Sheets, Focus On What Really Matters! presented by Thompson Hine and Taft

  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Panel Discussion
    Revolutionizing Wellbeing: Innovations at the Intersection of FinTech and Healthcare

  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

  • 1:30-2:15pm: Panel Discussion
    Forging the Future: Ohio’s Tech-Driven Evolution in Legacy Sectors

  • 2:30-4:00pm: Venture Connections : Investor-Founder Meet-Ups

  • 4:15-5:00pm: Panel Discussion
    AI-Driven Business: Crafting the Corporations of Tomorrow

  • 5:00-6:30pm: Demo Hall & Sponsors Walk-Through​ Open

  • 6:30-8:30pm: Cocktails & Networking Reception​

Day 2 – October 12

  • 8:00-9:00am: Breakfast​

  • 9:00-9:45am: SaaS Landscape: The New Era of Efficient Growth, presented by ICONIQ Growth
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Venture Connections : Investor-Investor & Founder-Founder Meet-Ups

  • 10:30-11:30am: Workshop – Setting Up Your Startup Equity Plan Right, Right from the Start! presented by Book+Street

  • 12:15-1:00pm: Panel Discussion
    Research-led Innovations: Ohio Taking the Lead in Life Sciences

  • 12:15pm-1:00pm: Venture Connections : Investor-Founder Meet-Ups

  • 1:00-2:00pm: Lunch

  • 2:00-2:45pm: Panel Discussion
    Building a Culture of Innovation with Proven Talent

  • 2:00pm-2:45pm: Venture Connections : Investor-Founder Meet-Ups

  • 3:00-4:00pm: Closing Keynote
    Chris Heivly

  • 4:00-6:00pm: Cleveland Culture Showcase Events


Empowering Ohio’s next generation of tech entrepreneurs.

October 11-12, 2023

Marriott Key Tower
Downtown Cleveland

100+ VCs and Investors

200+ Startups

15+ Hours of Sessions and Panels

50+ Speakers and Panelists

Ohio VC Fest is a high-energy, 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.

Build connections and establish partnerships with investors, institutions, corporations and entrepreneurs across Ohio. Join us as we attract capital, accelerate technology-based innovation and drive economic growth in our region.

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