Ignite! @ IngenuityLabs is an entrepreneurship education series providing business knowledge and down n’ dirty skills in an affordable, social environment.
Programming is targeted to the needs of creative and arts-based entrepreneurs within the Ingenuity and Hamilton Collaborative network, as well as Cleveland’s wider creative landscape. We emphasize peer-to-peer learning and partnerships with established resources in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Ignite! maximizes the value of social learning and peer mentorship, and provides networking opportunities in an engaged yet informal setting.
Our mission is to empower budding entrepreneurs and hobbyists towards action, accelerate the growth of existing businesses, and drive employment in the creative sector. Won't you come join our revolution!
Drop in for a beer, a chat and learn something new. Suggested $10 donation with nobody turned away.
March 13, 2019 (6pm)
Legal and Tax Considerations for Your Small Business
Sean Ganley, Thompson Hine LLP
Danielle Hayden, Kickstart Accounting Inc.
March 27, 2019 (6pm)
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Business
Liza Studebaker, Liza Sue Productions
April 10, 2019 (6pm)
Building and Growing Your Food Business
Zach Rheinberger & Eric Diamond, Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen, LLC
James Sanders, Heartwood Coffee Roasters
, The Food Buggy
April 24, 2019 (6pm)
Finance For Small Business
Jasmine Dixon, ECDI Northern Ohio
(Economic Community Development Institute)
Ignite sessions include light food and drink. A $10 donation is suggested with nobody turned away.
Reservations can be made on Eventbrite or at the door.
Fall Topic Schedule:
October 17, 2018: BUILDING YOUR DREAM
Building your Dream Business (and Life)
— with Adele DiMarco of Yinovate
October 30, 2018: WRITING FOR BUSINESS
The Pyramid Principle of Logical Thinking and Writing
— with Michelle Nguyen of Antidote Creativity
November 14, 2018: TAKING THE PLUNGE INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Leaving your Day Job
— with Geoff Hardman of Cleveland Bagel Co.
Life as a Serial Entrepreneur
— with Mike Curry of Lina Wines, Communion Social Lounge, Realtor and more
November 28, 2018: FORMING YOUR BUSINESS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Building Support in your Community
— with Patricia Egan of Beyond Fundraising, LLC
Local resources in Your Neighborhood
— with Tom O'Brien of Neighborhood Connections
December 12, 2018: GETTING SITUATED AND GETTING FUNDING
Fundraising in Cleveland
— with Valerie Schumacher of Arts Cleveland
Finding a Location and Neighborhood
— with @Jeff Epstein of Midtown Cleveland