Events & Workshops

5TH ANNUAL- GREATER SUMMIT BUSINESS CONFERENCE & EXPO (FEATURING THE PITCH COMPETITION)

Monday, May 20, 2019

5TH ANNUAL- GREATER SUMMIT BUSINESS CONFERENCE & EXPO (FEATURING THE PITCH COMPETITION)

EVENT LOCATION: 

Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio, 44308 

EVENT DATES: 

Pitch Competition - May 20, 2019

*Time slots available after registration

Conference & Expo - May 22, 2019

The Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo is a shared initiative by the County of Summit and the City of Akron, and many others to bring together Small Business, Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), and corporations from across the state of Ohio in order to promote diversity, cooperation, and innovation, by connecting businesses of all sizes and industries with the opportunities needed to build success through business partnerships while contributing to the economic growth of the community at large. The goal of this event is to promote cooperation among small businesses and MBEs to engage with corporations for the purpose of growth and development. Attendees will be able to capitalize on numerous benefits from attending this event including workshops, the business-to-business tradeshow, and networking. Certified small businesses may also be eligible for contract opportunities provided by corporations as well as city and state agencies.

FREE WORKSHOPS:

Building Sustainable Partnerships

Key Drivers for Small Business Success

Free Networking

Free Business-to-Business Tradeshow

Doing business with the Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Free Ultimate Matchmaker…over 20 corporate partners participating

THE PITCH COMPETITION:

Shark Tank Style

3 Winners will be chosen

$50 Registration Fee

The Pitch Competition will provide entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of successful corporate leaders and business owners. The panelists will evaluate the participants business plan, ideas and goals. The panelists’ will then make recommendations and assist where can. There will be cash prizes and resources awarded to the winners. This event is limited to companies and entrepreneurs who have been in business one to three years and must meet other requirements.

For event details visit: https://www.dev.bpospecialevents.com

or call 216-391-7735

 

Practice your Pitch – to register for your 30-minute FREE Pitch Practice session contact: Carla Matthews - cmatthews@akronurbanleague.org 

or call 234-542-4142.