Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Presented by the Shawnee State University Kricker Innovation Hub

Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed podcast (as well as founder of several other startups and projects), will be at the Kricker Innovation Hub on Tuesday, April 16, to talk about his journey! Shawnee State's Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series is made possible by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

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Placemaking in Scioto County: How Newcomers and Returning Residents Impact Our Community
Apr
12
3:30 PM15:30

Placemaking in Scioto County: How Newcomers and Returning Residents Impact Our Community

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted by Shawnee State University’s Clark Memorial Library in conjunction with the Kricker Innovation Hub and The Ohio State University’s Center for Folklore Studies

This event seeks to build local creative, social, and business networks all while recognizing community leaders and those who are making a positive difference in Portsmouth and the surrounding region.

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Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series - David Griesmyer
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series - David Griesmyer

David Griesmyer - Blending Creativity and Entrepreneurship

David Griesmyer will be at the Kricker Innovation Hub March 28th as part of our Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series. David is a welder, artist, and entrepreneur.

His metal sculpture installation in Southeastern Ohio, created for the Ohio Art Corridor, is a testament to the creativity and passion of his community. David will be speaking on his experience and how entrepreneurship allowed him to bring his creative vision to life.

David currently owns a welding shop where he does custom design work, fabrication, repairs, and other projects. You can learn more about him on his website.

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Building Your Business Workshop: Certification Programs
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Building Your Business Workshop: Certification Programs

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by the Minority Business Assistance Center and the Ohio Department of Transportation

This FREE workshop is designed to assist companies who wish to become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Encouraging, Diversity, Growth & Equity Enterprise (EDGE), and/or Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VFBE).

This workshop will also explain how certifications are utilized to open your door to more business with the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Please register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-your-business-workshop-certification-programs-tickets-56122370521.

 



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Introduction to Supercomputing at the Ohio Supercomputer Center
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Supercomputing at the Ohio Supercomputer Center

Shawnee State University’s Kricker Innovation Hub will host the Ohio Supercomputer Center for two workshops: Introduction to OSC and Hands-on Workshop.

The Introduction to OSC workshop will occur from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration is not required. Topics include:

·         What is OSC? How can OSC help you?

·         Hardware and software available at OSC

·         Introduction to OSC’s web portal, OnDemand

 The Hands-on Workshop will occur from 1-3:30 p.m. Registration is required HERE.

Topics include:

·         Learn high performance computing concepts

·         Navigate our storage and file systems

·         Learn how to create an account and request a project

 Who should attend?

New OSC clients or researchers interested in learning about OSC resources.

What you will need

Participants in the hands-on session will need to bring their own laptops and create an account at my.osc.edu.

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Glockner Dare to Dream: Ohio Semi-finals
Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Glockner Dare to Dream: Ohio Semi-finals

  • Shawnee State University Kricker Innovation Hub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

5:30 PM

The Glockner Dare to Dream high school regional business pitch competition is an annual event that gives area high school students the opportunity to create a business idea and pitch it to a panel of judges for the chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money. Find out more HERE.

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Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cheryl Malone, Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, created Life Transition for Me after discovering that the transitional services available after military retirement did not meet some key needs of service members, veterans, and military spouses. She will provide information on resources designed to help veterans and to share insights on how to operate and maintain a business. Find out more about Cheryl HERE.

The 2019 Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series is made possible by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

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Future Technologies & Introduction to Exponential Thinking
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Future Technologies & Introduction to Exponential Thinking

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nick Davis, originally from Oak Hill, OH, is the Vice President, Enterprise Solutions & Corporate Innovation at Singularity University, On January 15, he will be at the Hub to take us on a tour of the latest technologies that are impacting our families, communities, and our organizations today and in the future. He will also discuss how the exponentially accelerating pace of change is driving us to the future faster, and what skills are needed to navigate to the future ahead. 


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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Access to Capital

9:00 AM-NOON

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Financing your business can be a difficult task. Before you approach a lender, it’s important to understand the lending process and to be prepared. This workshop gives entrepreneurs a look at various ways to finance a business and the process of getting a loan.

To register, call 740-351-3322 or email aduduit@shawnee.edu.

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Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Managing Your Cash Flow

1 pm-4 pm

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development

Successful business owners know how to manage the flow of cash coming into and going out of their businesses. Even a profitable business can fail if there is no operating cash. Skillful cash-flow management results from proper planning. Participants taking this workshop will learn to create useful cash flow projections for business planning and help manage your cash flow.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series - Maddie Burnside & Nick Rutman

Maddie Burnside will be at the Innovation Hub to talk about her entrepreneurial journey. From starting Rutman Burnside Realty Group to being a founding member of Friends of Portsmouth, Maddie is making a huge impact in the Portsmouth area.

As an added bonus, you’ll even get the opportunity to hear about the Portsmouth Winterfest, beginning December 1st, and an opportunity to break a world record!

Light refreshments will be provided.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Shawnee State University Development Foundation.

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Pricing Your Products

1 pm-4 pm

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development

In this workshop, participants will learn about properly pricing their products and services and perform a break-even analysis to determine if your pricing structure is sound. 


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

PTAC Fair

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presented by Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center

Learn how to do business with the Government!

Do you have questions about the procurement process? Do you need help filling out SAM? Do you need to learn how to create your capabilities statement to give to contracting officers? The Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center will be at the Kricker Innovation Hub to help on Monday, October 29, from 1-4 p.m. Come and learn how to:

  • Create a Capabilities Statement

  • Look for solicitations

  • Find out how your Bid-Match works

  • Find out about: DBE, MBE, 8(a), HubZone, SAM, SBA profile, etc.

Register today at http://sopoc.ecenterdirect.com. If you’re not already a client of SOPOC, click on “training events,” and provide your information. If you are already a client, log in and choose “training events, ” and choose the event you wish to attend.

The PTAC Fair is co-hosted by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences along with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Shawnee State University, Southern State Community College, Ohio University, and the Workforce & Business Development, a division of the Community Action Committee of Pike County.

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

The Business of Business

9:00 am-noon

Presented by Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

How do you make your business legal? Should you incorporate or operate as a sole proprietor? In this workshop, we will examine the legal forms of business so you may determine which suits you best.  We will also look at types of insurance, how to create a plan that meets your needs, and consider important criteria for choosing an insurance agent. 


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
25
1:00 PM13:00

Business Model Canvas

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presented by LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network

Now that you have established your Value Proposition and know who your Client Segments are, let’s figure out the best strategy to get your product/service out to them.

In this follow-up course to “Find Value in Your Work: The Value Proposition Canvas,” we will determine key resources, activities, channels and partners for your business – and how much it will cost you. Come ready to apply this workshop to your existing business or new idea.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Using Social Media to Market Your Business

9:00 am-noon

Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development and OSU Small Business Development Centers

This workshop explores innovative strategies using the latest social media and online marketing tools in in an interactive and discussion-driven format to learn and share ideas. Come prepared to share your experiences using social media.

The following will be highlighted: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as discussions about copyright, visual integrity, and social media monitoring apps (such as Buffer) analytics, and Facebook Page Manager.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

Value Proposition

1 pm–4 pm

LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network

Learn how to find value in your work, whether that be an idea, a product, or a service residing in any organizational structure. Join us for a hands-on introduction to the Strategyzer Value Proposition Canvas, and see how it can help benefit you and your organization. This event will have you not just learning, but working towards finding value for your customers immediately.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

Access to Capital

1 pm–4 pm

Presented By Community Action of Pike County Workforce Development

Financing your business can be a difficult task. Before you approach a lender, it’s important to understand the lending process and to be prepared. This workshop gives entrepreneurs a look at various ways to finance a business and the process of getting a loan.


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

9 am–10:30 am

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta, LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network

Starting a business can be difficult. And navigating through legal, taxes and next steps can be overwhelming! Join us as we discuss what you need to do in order to get your business started and be successful! Have your questions answered on how to develop your idea and what is required from the state to launch


This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Angie Duduit at (740) 351-3322 or aduduit@shawnee.edu.


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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Story Driven Business Workshop

9 am–4 pm

Co-hosted with Ohio University Southern
Funded by USDA grant

This Story-Driven Business Workshop gives you the control and focus to tell the right story to the right people at the right time. You will be led through exercises to:

  • Identify the core needs of your customer (the hero)

  • Realize your brand ideal and position

  • Begin crafting your compelling hero-centric story

  • Discuss applications: videos, website, social media, etc.

At the end of the day, you will walk away with potential for internal alignment around your story, external brand-positioning that connects with your customer and strategies for where and how to tell your unique brand story.


Registration is required

This workshop is free, but requires registering at ohio.edu/southern/workforce


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