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Startup Scaleup 2019

Join JumpStart for the fifth annual Startup Scaleup Northeast Ohio's largest single entrepreneurial event of the year--where more than 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders and many others come together for a day of learning, networking and celebrating entrepreneurship.

Hear stories from entrepreneurs who have successfully launched and grown their companies, connect with people and organizations who can help you take your company to the next level and network with other entrepreneurs just like you!

This year's Startup Scaleup will be bigger and better than ever!

  • New Ideas: You're in control this year at our "Pick Your Panel" session, where attendees will vote for their favorite potential panelists before the event, then see the winners live on stage.

  • New Programs: Pre-event workshops (yoga anyone?), special session tracks for emerging entrepreneurs, a "partner fair" to spotlight entrepreneurial resources available from our many collaborating organizations ... plus more games, giveaways and interactive networking opportunities. 

  • New Location: The Flats East Bank offers great walkability, convenient transportation options and more space for sessions and networking than ever before. Many of your favorite East Bank hangouts are part of the event, so it's a great chance to get a taste of the whole neighborhood all in one day. 

What's Included with your ticket:

With your ticket, you’ll receive a complimentary breakfast, plus one $5 snack ticket and one $15 lunch ticket to use in participating restaurants. You'll also have access to several event afterparties.

All ticket sales are final.

Arriving at the Flats East Bank: 

Event registration and pre-event morning workshops will begin at 7:30am. Formal programming starts at 9am. All attendees will check-in at the Aloft Cleveland Downtown Hotel (1111 W 10th St). Even when you register online, you must sign in at the hotel to receive your program of events and your food and drink vouchers for the day.

How to get to the Flats East Bank

  • From The South:
    I-480 W to I-77 N to E 9th Street. Take exit 163 from I-77N. Take Ontario Street and W Huron Road to Flats East Bank.

  • From The East:
    I-271 N to I-90 W to W 3rd Street. Take the W 3rd St. exit from OH-2 W. Follow W 3rd St., W Lakeside Ave and Main Ave to Flats East Bank.

  • From The West:
    I-90 E to Wade Avenue. Take exit 170A from I-90E. Take W 25th St and Columbus Rd to Flats East Bank.

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