Sunday, June 20, 2010

The word's getting out!

We know it takes a while to build up a blog following, and we're willing to put in the hard work it takes. We're scouring "the internets" looking for the content and events we hope will keep you coming back week after week. We've even got our first followers! (Look at their little faces to the right). So if you like what you're reading, follow us or sign up for a weekly email.

We've made some changes to the blog's look, hope you like it, and we'll continue to make the blog more readable and user friendly as we progress.

Remember, if you have any events you think would appeal to Greater Cincinnati/NKY entreprenuers, small business owners or techies, send an email to cinstart (at) gmail (dot) com.

Have a good week!

Feoshia and Sarah


Event: Announcing CinJUG - Fishbowl - The future of Java

Sponsor: TechLife Cincinnati

When: Thursday, June 24, 6:00 PM

Where: MAX Technical Training
4900 Parkway Dr Suite 160
Mason OH 45040
513 322-8888

What: CinJUG - Fishbowl - The future of Java

How Much? Free

More Info HERE


Event: Using LinkedIn for Business Development

Presented by: social media guru Kendra Ramirez

When: Wednesday, July 14 8:00am - 11:00am

Where: 4555 Lake Forest Dr., Suite 650, Cincinnati, OH 45242

What: This class will teach participants how to create and complete a user profile, how to define and locate your target market, and the various methods for connecting and engaging existing and potential customers on LinkedIn- in less than thirty minutes per week! You will leave this interactive workshop with a LinkedIn-optimized profile, and a personalized strategy to market your business effectively using LinkedIn.

How Much? $129.95

More Info HERE


Event: Accessing Government Funding in Tough Economic Times for Biomedical Companies

Presented by: G2G Consulting

When: Wednesday July 14 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: 3130 Highland Ave. Third floor Cincinnati, OH 45219

What: This program will cover four major means by which an organization can receive funding from the government. On the federal level, there are three major sources of funding: grants, discretionary funding and the federal appropriations process. The G2G Consulting panel of experts will walk through each one of these means of federal funding, with an emphasis on the federal appropriations process, as it tends to be the most complicated and generally has the largest dollar amounts available to organizations. In addition, the presentation will outline the state budget process in Ohio, including a state timeline and requirements for eligibility. Finally, G2G will help participants in preparing their federal funding request by including tips on honing messages that will resonate with members of Congress and their staff and outlining Key Strategies for Success.

How Much? $10

More Info HERE


Event: Digital Marketers You-Nite

Sponsor: Cincinnati Digital Non-Conference

When: Thursday, August 5, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: FB's
Street: 126 West Sixth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

What: This is a pre-party for the 2010 Cincinnati Digital Non-Conference - a way to meet up, network and have fun! This is a digital marketers' event, after all, so make sure you check in with Foursquare!

How Much? Free

More info HERE

Saturday, June 12, 2010

We're just getting started....

CinStart is just in its first couple of weeks and at this point we're searching online, joining LinkedIn groups and trying to track down relevant, interesting events. One thing we're finding is that many folks have great intentions but after a few weeks or months, web sites stop getting updated even if meetings continue.

I know its tough to keep up website and blogs, especially if you don't even know how many new people are reading. So I hope to be a central, varied place where those of you who have meetings, classes and events can share.

If you have an event you think might be a fit for CinStart send it to us at cinstart (at) gmail (dot) com.

Have a great week!

Feoshia and Sarah

Event:How to Finance a Startup
When: July 21 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Learning Center (3rd floor)
What: By the end of the workshop, you will understand the fundamentals of startup finance, have an idea of how much capital you need, and a plan for how you're going to get it. You will learn tricks that will save you thousands in startup costs - and prevent you from making serious mistakes in financing your company.
How much? Early Bird $100, regular $150
More Info HERE

Event: Accessing KY Training Dollars
When: June 16 8 a.m.- 9 a.m.
Where: Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
What: The importance of workforce training has never been greater. As companies think globally, it’s imperative that Kentucky’s workforce be the very best it can be to remain competitive and provide good jobs for its citizens. This important workshop will offer you insight on how to utilize state grant monies for workforce training. One of the programs that will be discussed is KY WINS, whose goal is to provide high level technical skills training to new and existing businesses and industries. Attendees will also hear about the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation, an organization that plays a significant role in keeping Kentucky’s business and industry competitive in the global economy by assisting them in providing the necessary training for thir workforce.
How Much? Free to Northern Kentucky Chamber members
More info HERE

Event: CINNUG Monthly Meeting
Sponsors: TechLife Cincinnati
When: June 22, 2010 6:00 PM, social time 5:30
Where: 4900 Parkway Dr, Suite 160, Mason, OH 45040
What: The CINNUG group was created to provide a place for practicing .NET developers to expand their knowledge and network with other .Netters, but anyone who is interested in learning more about .Net is more than welcome. The focus of the presentations will be on learning and utilizing the .Net framework to the fullest extent, best practices, and cutting edge programming tools and new technologies.
How much? Free
More info HERE

Event: Web Analytics Wednesday: Columbus Meets Cincinnati in June
Sponsors: Bridge Worldwide CRM Metrix and Resource Interactive
When: June 23 at 6 p.m.
Where: on the roof of 720 E. Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati
What: For Junes event Cincinnati web analytics professionals will be collaborating with Columbus’ Web Analytics Wednesday group! Guest speaker is Scott Beck from dunnhumby.
How much? Parking is $5
More info HERE

Monday, June 7, 2010

Welcome to the first week of Cinstart!

This marks the launch of CinStart, your place to find events, classes, meetups and the like if you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or techie. We'll publish five events each Monday that will take place across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

We need your help too. If you are sponsoring event, let us know about it. We might publish it. Send notices to cinstart (at) gmail (dot) com. Also, you can subscribe by email and get the events delivered to your inbox each week.

Have a great week!

--Feoshia and Sarah

Event: Cincinnati Innovates Contest, win up to $25,000 for your idea!
Sponsors: More than a dozen
When: Now through Sept. 1
Where: Submit ideas online
What: Cincinnati Innovates is an innovation competition that is open to anyone who has an innovation, idea, or invention and has a Greater Cincinnati connection. This competition is designed to showcase the technological, artistic, and ingenious innovations of all Cincinnatians - whether you are from Cincinnati originally or live or work in the Greater Cincinnati area (OH, IN, KY) now. All levels of technical expertise are welcome. There are ten prizes totaling over $80,000 in awards. CincyTech will award two commercialization awards of $25,000 and $10,000 to Ohio-based companies.
How much? Free to enter
More info HERE

Event: Virtualization Myths and Realities Exposed Breakfast BYTES Special Program
Sponsor: The Circuit
When: June 10 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where: 7th FLOOR of Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Road - 7th FLOOR
What: Join us for an interactive discussion around truths and common misconceptions concerning Virtualization led by Peak 10's Solutions Design Manager, Bill Cashman. Bill Cashman has been active in the IT industry for 18 years, attaining numerous certifications from many different segments of the industry including Cisco, Novell, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware. Prior to Peak 10, Bill worked for businesses such as Craig/is and Bank of America as well as starting several ventures of his own.
How much? $15 members, $20.00 non-members
More info Here

Event: Xavier-Launch a Business Competition
Sponsor: Xavier University Williams College of Business
When: Now through July 7
Where: Submit registration online What: Using the X-LAB Competition, the Williams College of Business plans to give entrepreneurship a boost and, with it, the regional economy. The competition will identify the most determined, creative entrepreneurs with the most promising ideas. Then, the College will support the winners, whether the winners are in the planning stages of starting a business, nonprofit or social enterprise or in early stages of operating one.
How much? Free to enter
More info HERE

Event: Finance 101: Finance for Non-Financial Executives
Sponsor: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
When: June 10
Where: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 441 Vine Street, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202
What: Take the next step into financial confidence and become a leaner and stronger business under the guidance of Rick Flynn, president and CEO of Flynn & Company. Rick reaches far beyond the typical scope of a CPA and will challenge all aspects of business and finances as he integrates his vast knowledge into this program.
How Much: Member $139.00, Non-Member $165.00
More info HERE

Event: Tech Fridays - I'm LinkedIn! Now what?
Sponsors: Insight Business, Intrust Group
When: June 11 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Northern Kentucky Chamber Of Commerce, 300 Buttermilk Pike
Suite 330, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
What: Dave Hatter, President and founder at Libertas Technologies, LLC., adjunct Instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, freelance Writer at Dave Hatter, LLC. His presentation will focus on how to build a successful LinkedIN page for your business.
Cost: $15 Northern Kentucky Chamber Members, $25 Future Members, $10 BRN Members
More info HERE

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

CinStart news begins next week!

The vision of CinStart is to highlight Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's top startup events, meetings and networking opportunities.

Each Monday, CinStart will feature at least five events that will help Cincinnati area entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by connecting with like-minded big thinkers.

The first installment will start June 7. So check back for our first listing. You also subscribe to the blog by email and get the events delivered to your inbox each week.

We can't wait to get started, see you next week!