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Apr
21
Sat
MakerX: The Columbus Maker Expo
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

See robots, drones, 3D printing, electronic music, virtual reality and game development, digital art and more at a festival for everyone interested in digital design and creation. Over 60 exhibitors will be on hand to show their work and share their knowledge. Suitable for all ages. Food trucks on site. Advance tickets required, available at www.makerx.org only. Tickets are free for ages 18 and younger and $5 for adults. Parking is free.

Housing JV Impact Gala with Keynote: Angel Investor Manny Fernandez
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CREATING AN UNSHAKEABLE GENERATIONAL LEGACY
“…Columbus is among the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. But the boom feels more like a bust to many residents whose lives are compromised by the high cost of housing.” —Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio
Due to a confluence of favorable market forces, formerly down-and-out housing markets across the country are rebounding. Tight inventory of homes for sale and a dearth of new homebuilding are convincing buyers and investors to now consider neighborhoods they previously ignored.
Columbus is a prime example. Apartments and infill housing are being built at record pace, to reflect and accommodate shifting demographics. Between 2006 and 2016, Columbus added 18 new renters for every home owner, on average. Understanding how the market is developing is crucial for investors, buyers, or whoever else may want to profit.
The city is projected to add upwards of 1 million new residents over the next 40 years, pushing the housing market in uncharted territory. Meanwhile, the affordability problem remains unsolved, with many Central Ohioans priced out of the market. Columbus was one of 22 of the nation’s largest 100 cities to switch from majority owner-occupied to mostly renter-occupied during the decade.
New developments’ inability to keep up with housing demand leaves a gap in the housing market, despite the flow of capital. Not only are more developers needed to increase product, but renovating existing unproductive property is a more than viable solution.
At the 2018 Housing JV Impact Gala, we’ll learn from a leading real estate investor turned Silicon Valley Angel investor on how attendees can achieve dual return on investments—financial and social change! He will share how he leveraged real estate to transform neighborhoods in Sacramento and highlight similar opportunities that exist in the Midwest.
Join us and discover the hidden segment in the housing market primed to deliver quality housing for decades and establish generational wealth for your family!
Brought to you by –
Housing Joint Venture Incorporated, The Central Ohio Minority Business Association (COMBA), Ohio Diversity Network, OhioMBE, Columbus African American News Journal, Hispanic Chamber Of Columbus, Telenow Media, Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals, The Destiny Center, Make Your Life Entertaining (MYLE), ColumbusBlack.com

Apr
23
Mon
Columbus YP Week
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 23-29, 2018 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.
Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.
There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
Monday, April 23
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders YP Week Basecamp: The Changing Columbus
5:30pm: Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
6:00pm: CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
6:15pm: Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Tuesday, April 24
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation
6:00pm: Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Wednesday, April 25
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 3: Finding Meaning & Relevance in Your Career
11:30am: The Executive Luncheon
5:00pm: Connecting in Columbus
Thursday, April 26
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Needs of the Underserved
8:30am: Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
5:30pm: Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
6:00pm: Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Friday, April 27
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:30am: Gahanna Chamber’s Job Fair 2018
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, April 28
8:00am: Capital City Half Marathon Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 YP Empowerment Summit 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
3:00pm: Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
7:30pm: Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, April 29
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
2:05pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
5:00pm: GiveBackHack – Community Night

Apr
24
Tue
Columbus YP Week
Apr 24 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 23-29, 2018 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.
Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.
There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
Monday, April 23
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders YP Week Basecamp: The Changing Columbus
5:30pm: Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
6:00pm: CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
6:15pm: Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Tuesday, April 24
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation
6:00pm: Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Wednesday, April 25
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 3: Finding Meaning & Relevance in Your Career
11:30am: The Executive Luncheon
5:00pm: Connecting in Columbus
Thursday, April 26
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Needs of the Underserved
8:30am: Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
5:30pm: Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
6:00pm: Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Friday, April 27
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:30am: Gahanna Chamber’s Job Fair 2018
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, April 28
8:00am: Capital City Half Marathon Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 YP Empowerment Summit 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
3:00pm: Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
7:30pm: Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, April 29
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
2:05pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
5:00pm: GiveBackHack – Community Night

Social Impact Measurement Selection
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Measuring impact is hard; making sure it is the appropriate measure for your business is even harder. Join SocialVentures for a workshop designed to walk participants through a series of hands-on exercises which will allow them to identify their particular social impact measure(s) and develop a plan for tracking the results. At the end of the training, participants will identify at least one social impact measure that aligns with their work and develop an internal process for gathering the data. Sheri Chaney Jones, President and Founder, Measurement Resources Company, will lead this workshop.
This workshop is best suited for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises and will take place in the CompuSuites Training Room (located at 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd., Building 2, Columbus, OH 43220) on April 24, 2018. Registration will begin at 8:30 am, and the workshop will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Seating is limited and registration is required. Cost is $30 for general public; $15 for social enterprise staff.

Interprofessional Innovation Symposium
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Matt Scantland, Co-founder and CEO of CoverMyMeds, to Discuss Healthcare Innovation
Join the Office of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships from The Ohio State University’s College of Nursing for the Interprofessional Innovation Symposium on April 24 from 4 – 6 p.m. in The Blackwell Ballroom. Scantland and his colleagues Pamela Rowan, Director of Prior Authorization Content, and Reena Brown, Engineering Manager, will discuss how interprofessional innovation served as a foundation for one of Central Ohio’s most successful healthcare IT companies in history. This event is FREE and will include complimentary drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. RSVP by April 17.

Apr
25
Wed
Columbus YP Week
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 23-29, 2018 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.
Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.
There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
Monday, April 23
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders YP Week Basecamp: The Changing Columbus
5:30pm: Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
6:00pm: CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
6:15pm: Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Tuesday, April 24
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation
6:00pm: Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Wednesday, April 25
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 3: Finding Meaning & Relevance in Your Career
11:30am: The Executive Luncheon
5:00pm: Connecting in Columbus
Thursday, April 26
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Needs of the Underserved
8:30am: Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
5:30pm: Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
6:00pm: Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Friday, April 27
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:30am: Gahanna Chamber’s Job Fair 2018
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, April 28
8:00am: Capital City Half Marathon Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 YP Empowerment Summit 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
3:00pm: Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
7:30pm: Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, April 29
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
2:05pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
5:00pm: GiveBackHack – Community Night

The Executive Luncheon
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Columbus Young Professionals Club is proud to present the second annual Executive Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:30am-1:30pm as part of Columbus YP Week.
The purpose of The Executive Luncheon is to connect Columbus-area young professionals with C-Suite executives and community leaders to exchange success stories and tips over a professionally-focused, interactive lunch experience.
The event is structured as a buffet-style luncheon with the following format:
• 11:30am: Check-in, grab lunch, and social networking.
• 12:00noon: Table introductions, facilitated by our YP Leadership Team, along with questions and one-on-one networking.
• 1:00pm: Final leadership thoughts with 30-minutes of open forum questions for all executives.
Each attendee is seated at a roundtable with 1 local executive and 7 fellow emerging leaders (8 per table). Lunch and beverages are included.
The cost is $25 per person to attend. We expect to welcome 12 CEOs / Executives and up to 84 young professionals / emerging leaders for a total of 96 attendees.
Our 2018 list of esteemed executives includes:
• Dr. Frederic Bertley – President and CEO of COSI Columbus
• Janelle N. Coleman – Vice President of Community Relations at L Brands and President at L Brands Foundation
• Darci Congrove – Managing Director at GBQ
• Michael Copella – Market Leader and Managing Director for CBRE
• Todd Corley – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at OhioHealth
• Jessica Germain – Director of Customer Experience at Germain Automotive
• Tom Katzenmeyer – President & CEO at Greater Columbus Arts Council
• Steven Knight – Senior Vice President of Member Engagement at Quantum Health
• Patrick Losinski – CEO at Columbus Metropolitan Library
• Michele Lyons – Vice President of People Services at Donatos
• Cathy Lyttle – VP of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Worthington Industries
• Dr. Shashi Matta – Faculty Director of MBA Programs at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Business or business casual attire is suggested. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at cypclub.com.

Apr
26
Thu
Columbus YP Week
Apr 26 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 23-29, 2018 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.
Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.
There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
Monday, April 23
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders YP Week Basecamp: The Changing Columbus
5:30pm: Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
6:00pm: CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
6:15pm: Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Tuesday, April 24
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation
6:00pm: Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Wednesday, April 25
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 3: Finding Meaning & Relevance in Your Career
11:30am: The Executive Luncheon
5:00pm: Connecting in Columbus
Thursday, April 26
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Needs of the Underserved
8:30am: Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
5:30pm: Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
6:00pm: Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Friday, April 27
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:30am: Gahanna Chamber’s Job Fair 2018
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, April 28
8:00am: Capital City Half Marathon Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 YP Empowerment Summit 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
3:00pm: Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
7:30pm: Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, April 29
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
2:05pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
5:00pm: GiveBackHack – Community Night

Apr
27
Fri
Columbus YP Week
Apr 27 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 23-29, 2018 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.
Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.
There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
Monday, April 23
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders YP Week Basecamp: The Changing Columbus
5:30pm: Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
6:00pm: CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
6:15pm: Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Tuesday, April 24
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation
6:00pm: Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Wednesday, April 25
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 3: Finding Meaning & Relevance in Your Career
11:30am: The Executive Luncheon
5:00pm: Connecting in Columbus
Thursday, April 26
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Needs of the Underserved
8:30am: Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
5:30pm: Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
6:00pm: Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Friday, April 27
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:30am: Gahanna Chamber’s Job Fair 2018
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, April 28
8:00am: Capital City Half Marathon Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 YP Empowerment Summit 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
3:00pm: Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
7:30pm: Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, April 29
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
2:05pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
5:00pm: GiveBackHack – Community Night

Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all Attendees and Participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!
Friday, April 27th, 2018, NOON – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm

GiveBackHack
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GiveBackHack is the launchpad for social innovation in Columbus.
Have you ever had an idea to solve an issue in our community? GiveBackHack is the next step. Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make that idea a reality.
The event will kick off Friday night, where community members of all backgrounds who are eager to make an impact on the city around them will meet and exchange ideas. The crowd favorties will be identified and teams will form around them. Participants will then spend the weekend mentored by top social entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, venture capitalists and prominent business men/women as they vet their ideas and build them into real products – physical products, smartphone applications, websites and anything else that will innovate on the issues we face in Columbus.
Who attends?
Engaged citizens, designers, developers, non-profit leaders, business men/women, entrepreneurs, changemakers and more.
What do I need?
A passion to make an impact on the community. Nothing else. You don’t need an idea or specific background in order to attend. You just need to come ready to work hard to solve problems.
If you do have an idea to make an impact – awesome. You’ll pitch that and get the chance to get talented people to work with you to make it a reality.
Why should I attend?
The reasons are endless, but here are just a few:
– You’ll make an impact on your community by working to solve to top social issues we face through innovation.
– You’ll learn a lot about social issues, how to bring an idea into a well-vetted reality and how physicially build something amazing. You’ll meet an amazing community of motivated people – people who will work with you and change the world.
*The Sunday event is free; all other events and meals require registration.*
Refund Policy: Refunds will be granted up until 14 days prior to the event. Food, drink and shirts will be ordered in advance. We apologzie for any inconvenience this may cause.
Participation Agreement:
As organizers in your local community, we’re working hard to provide you with an experience to meet community members, interact with prominent local entreprenurs and non-profit leaders. GiveBackHack is a community, non-profit event. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold GiveBackHack, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident. If the organizing team feels you are not acting within the spirit of the event, you may be asked to leave without a refund for the event.
By Participating at the event, you grant GiveBackHack permission to capture photo/video of the event.

Apr
28
Sat
Columbus YP Week
Apr 28 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 23-29, 2018 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.
Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.
There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
Monday, April 23
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders YP Week Basecamp: The Changing Columbus
5:30pm: Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
6:00pm: CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
6:15pm: Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Tuesday, April 24
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation
6:00pm: Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Wednesday, April 25
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 3: Finding Meaning & Relevance in Your Career
11:30am: The Executive Luncheon
5:00pm: Connecting in Columbus
Thursday, April 26
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Needs of the Underserved
8:30am: Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
5:30pm: Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
6:00pm: Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Friday, April 27
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:30am: Gahanna Chamber’s Job Fair 2018
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, April 28
8:00am: Capital City Half Marathon Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 YP Empowerment Summit 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
3:00pm: Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
7:30pm: Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, April 29
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
2:05pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
5:00pm: GiveBackHack – Community Night

MeasureCamp – Columbus
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

MeasureCamp, the internationally renowned data analytics conference, is coming to Columbus for the first time Saturday, April 28.
The free, day-long data analytics “unconference” will be held at Ohio State University’s Fawcett Center. The event brings together the growing analytics community in Central Ohio for a day of learning and fun. Anyone can lead a session. The common theme: interaction and discussion that encourages everyone to share their knowledge, whether they are new to the analytics field or a veteran.
While this is a free event, space is limited. The first wave of tickets will be released on March 1, 2018. Like us on Facebook to stay in the know. We’ll see you April 28!
Site: http://columbus.measurecamp.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeasureCampColumbus/

Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all Attendees and Participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!
Friday, April 27th, 2018, NOON – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm

GiveBackHack
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GiveBackHack is the launchpad for social innovation in Columbus.
Have you ever had an idea to solve an issue in our community? GiveBackHack is the next step. Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make that idea a reality.
The event will kick off Friday night, where community members of all backgrounds who are eager to make an impact on the city around them will meet and exchange ideas. The crowd favorties will be identified and teams will form around them. Participants will then spend the weekend mentored by top social entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, venture capitalists and prominent business men/women as they vet their ideas and build them into real products – physical products, smartphone applications, websites and anything else that will innovate on the issues we face in Columbus.
Who attends?
Engaged citizens, designers, developers, non-profit leaders, business men/women, entrepreneurs, changemakers and more.
What do I need?
A passion to make an impact on the community. Nothing else. You don’t need an idea or specific background in order to attend. You just need to come ready to work hard to solve problems.
If you do have an idea to make an impact – awesome. You’ll pitch that and get the chance to get talented people to work with you to make it a reality.
Why should I attend?
The reasons are endless, but here are just a few:
– You’ll make an impact on your community by working to solve to top social issues we face through innovation.
– You’ll learn a lot about social issues, how to bring an idea into a well-vetted reality and how physicially build something amazing. You’ll meet an amazing community of motivated people – people who will work with you and change the world.
*The Sunday event is free; all other events and meals require registration.*
Refund Policy: Refunds will be granted up until 14 days prior to the event. Food, drink and shirts will be ordered in advance. We apologzie for any inconvenience this may cause.
Participation Agreement:
As organizers in your local community, we’re working hard to provide you with an experience to meet community members, interact with prominent local entreprenurs and non-profit leaders. GiveBackHack is a community, non-profit event. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold GiveBackHack, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident. If the organizing team feels you are not acting within the spirit of the event, you may be asked to leave without a refund for the event.
By Participating at the event, you grant GiveBackHack permission to capture photo/video of the event.

Apr
29
Sun
National Small Business Week @ OH
Apr 29 all-day

This year marks the 55th anniversary of National Small Business Week, set aside by the President to celebrate America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Columbus District Office will honor Ohio’s 940,000 small business owners during the 2018 Small Business Week Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 30 at the Idea Foundry in Columbus.
 
“The SBA helps small businesses start, grow, expand and recover, working to ensure that the American dream of business ownership can come true,” said acting SBA Columbus District Director Scot Hardin. “In Ohio, small businesses power local communities and economies, employing 2.1 million people in the state.”
 
Honorees include:
 
Small Business Person of the Year: Seth Bromberg, President, TNT Service Inc., Columbus, OH. Since 1989, TNT Services developed from a single location into a regional fleet and commercial property power washing company, utilizing the SBA 504 and 7(a) loan programs.
 
Exporter of the Year: Rob Dalton, President, SAS Automation, Xenia, OH. SAS Automation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT). SAS Automation utilizes SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program to export to American products. SAS Automation received SBA Region V Exporter of the Year.
 
Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award: Melissa Jollick, Director, The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Ohio University, Athens, OH. The SBDC team at Ohio University improved the entrepreneurial climate in the rural southeastern region of Ohio. The Ohio SBDC at Ohio University received SBA Region V SBDC of the Year.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate America’s 30 million small businesses with events from April 29 to May 5.

Columbus YP Week
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Columbus YP Week is a full week of events and activities from April 23-29, 2018 geared toward young professionals, and focused on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings.
Natives and newcomers alike are invited to a variety of networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more to establish connections with other area young professionals and to explore all the great benefits of living in Columbus.
There are more than 40 organizations, non-profits, and other partners who will be hosting meetings, events, and promotions across Columbus. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
Monday, April 23
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders YP Week Basecamp: The Changing Columbus
5:30pm: Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
6:00pm: CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
6:15pm: Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Tuesday, April 24
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation
6:00pm: Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Wednesday, April 25
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 3: Finding Meaning & Relevance in Your Career
11:30am: The Executive Luncheon
5:00pm: Connecting in Columbus
Thursday, April 26
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Needs of the Underserved
8:30am: Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
5:30pm: Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
6:00pm: Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Friday, April 27
7:30am: YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:30am: Gahanna Chamber’s Job Fair 2018
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Saturday, April 28
8:00am: Capital City Half Marathon Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 YP Empowerment Summit 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
3:00pm: Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
7:15pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
7:30pm: Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday, April 29
8:00am: Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
10:00am: Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
2:05pm: Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
5:00pm: GiveBackHack – Community Night

Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all Attendees and Participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!
Friday, April 27th, 2018, NOON – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm

GiveBackHack
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GiveBackHack is the launchpad for social innovation in Columbus.
Have you ever had an idea to solve an issue in our community? GiveBackHack is the next step. Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make that idea a reality.
The event will kick off Friday night, where community members of all backgrounds who are eager to make an impact on the city around them will meet and exchange ideas. The crowd favorties will be identified and teams will form around them. Participants will then spend the weekend mentored by top social entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, venture capitalists and prominent business men/women as they vet their ideas and build them into real products – physical products, smartphone applications, websites and anything else that will innovate on the issues we face in Columbus.
Who attends?
Engaged citizens, designers, developers, non-profit leaders, business men/women, entrepreneurs, changemakers and more.
What do I need?
A passion to make an impact on the community. Nothing else. You don’t need an idea or specific background in order to attend. You just need to come ready to work hard to solve problems.
If you do have an idea to make an impact – awesome. You’ll pitch that and get the chance to get talented people to work with you to make it a reality.
Why should I attend?
The reasons are endless, but here are just a few:
– You’ll make an impact on your community by working to solve to top social issues we face through innovation.
– You’ll learn a lot about social issues, how to bring an idea into a well-vetted reality and how physicially build something amazing. You’ll meet an amazing community of motivated people – people who will work with you and change the world.
*The Sunday event is free; all other events and meals require registration.*
Refund Policy: Refunds will be granted up until 14 days prior to the event. Food, drink and shirts will be ordered in advance. We apologzie for any inconvenience this may cause.
Participation Agreement:
As organizers in your local community, we’re working hard to provide you with an experience to meet community members, interact with prominent local entreprenurs and non-profit leaders. GiveBackHack is a community, non-profit event. The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, please reconsider your participation in the event itself or simply refrain from sharing specifics about your idea.
As a member of your community, you agree to to be inclusive of any and all people and their ideas. You agree to act professionally, treat everyone with respect, and treat the facilities with proper care. You agree that you are responsible for any accidents or damages that you cause. You also agree to not hold GiveBackHack, your local volunteer team, or any of the event supporters liable for any loss, damage, injury, or any other unforeseeable incident. If the organizing team feels you are not acting within the spirit of the event, you may be asked to leave without a refund for the event.
By Participating at the event, you grant GiveBackHack permission to capture photo/video of the event.