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Small business news, training and events – some outside of our regular SBDC network





Wednesday, May 17: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

 Main Library – Auditorium,Atrium,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3



Looking for seed money to start your business? Need a financial bump to take your idea to the next level? Main Library’s first-ever pitch competition includes cash prizes and a networking reception.


All applicants for the StartUp Akron Pitch Competition must submit this application by 6 pm, Sunday, April 16, 2023.



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Akron, OH


PH: 330.643.9075


More Info Link: www.akronlibrary.org; www.ascpl.org





Cuyahoga Falls Library – upcoming business events…to be announced…

2015 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221







The Hudson Library & Historical Society will virtually hold its tenth annual “Pitch Night” competition on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. Seven finalists will be selected from the pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges on Zoom. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and two runners-up will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. 

Participants will need to apply for one of the 5-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, October 4, and must be received by Tuesday, October 25, 2022. The seven finalists chosen to pitch will be notified by Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Finalists will have until Friday, November 11 to create a 5-minute pitch video, which may include animations, simulations or a digital presentation. During the virtual livestream on November 15, prerecorded pitches will be shown, and a panel of judges will follow-up with live questions.  

This event is just one of many planned to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. The Burton D. Morgan Foundation generously supports “Pitch Night” and other library entrepreneurship programming. More information about this event can be found at hudsonlibrary.org



Join us for Virtual Learning!

The Hudson Library & Historical Society is excited to announce our new virtual event series designed for small businesses and job seekers.
Registration with a valid email address is required for all virtual programs. Participants will be emailed an invitation to meet on Zoom a day before the program. For more information, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330.653.6658 x1010.

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