JumpStart Ventures Announces Ohio VC Fest to Ignite Venture Capital Activity Statewide

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JumpStart Ventures is introducing Ohio VC Fest, a multi-faceted event bringing together tech founders, investors, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to amplify tech-based innovation across Ohio. The two-day event will be held at the Marriot Key Tower in Downtown Cleveland on Oct. 11-12, 2023.

The summit aims to establish valuable connections between investors, entrepreneurs and potential clients to attract capital, create partnerships and accelerate economic growth throughout Ohio. The summit will highlight key technologies and industries, critical to Ohio’s economic vitality including enterprise SaaS, healthcare, fintech and manufacturing.

“Ohio’s venture capital and startup ecosystems have grown substantially over the past decade,” said JumpStart Ventures CEO Ray Leach. “We look forward to showcasing and accelerating this momentum by hosting an annual event where VCs and entrepreneurs can come together to learn, establish connections and discover new partnership opportunities. We’re excited about the potential to increase collaboration across the state and elevate Ohio as a formidable technology hub.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and cutting-edge startup companies while participating in inspiring sessions and engaging networking opportunities. The summit will also feature exclusive one-on-one meetups curated to establish a strong match between investors and founders.

The event, presented by JumpStart Ventures, is hosted in partnership with other Ohio-based venture investors including Rev1 Ventures and CincyTech. The event is made possible thanks to sponsors including KeyBank, Thompson Hine LLP and other organizations committed to advancing innovation throughout the region.

The vision for future Ohio VC Fests is to travel annually to various cities throughout the state, celebrating the unique attributes of Ohio’s diverse urban and rural ecosystems. The inaugural Ohio VC Fest, held in Cleveland on Oct. 11-12, will leverage shared and collaborative opportunities with the Forbes Under 30 Summit taking place Oct. 8-11 throughout Cleveland.

Ticket prices will range from $49-$199 and will be available for purchase soon. Speakers, keynotes and sponsorships are being finalized, attendees can learn more and sign up for the most up-to-date information at the official event website: OhioVCFest.com.