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

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