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Your Unofficial Guide to Startup Week: Tackling Tuesday

September is winding down, and before you know it, October — and Techstars Startup Week Cincinnati — will be here. With five days full of free and open-to-the public content, it’s a lot to manage. But luckily we’re happy to break things down and give you the can’t miss events each day.

Today, we’re tackling Tuesday, October 10, of Startup Week: acceleration day. Tuesday is all about accelerating your business. From sessions that teach you from the ground up to a pair of Cincinnati accelerator Demo Days to a $10,000 StartupCincy pitch competition, you’d be crazy to stay home on this day.

Build your schedule: Add all of these events to your schedule today!

Let take a look at the biggest 5 events.

Tuesday, October 10 — Acceleration

1) StartupCincy Community Pitch Night & GVCA Presents” at OTR Live

This is as good as it gets. Not only is Startup Week free and open to the public, but it’s also giving away $10,000 in a StartupCincy pitch competition. Join in for the first ever of its kind in Cincy. This will be a huge celebration at OTR Live to follow up Brandery and Hillman’s Demo Days. Come listen to pitches as well as have a front row seat at GCVA Recognizes — an event set to recognize several of StartupCincy’s community leaders.

Also — it’s not too late to nominate your favorites. Just head to this survey here.

2) The Brandery Demo Day at Memorial Hall

The Brandery isn’t new to Demo Days. This will be their eighth run at is as the the 2017 class readies for graduation. From soaps to smart dog bowls to a link retargeting, this year’s class is set up to put on a highly engaging Demo Day. Best of all, it’s just around the corner from basecamp of Startup Week — Memorial Hall in OTR. Moving from their normal showcase at the Aronoff Theater, Memorial Hall will be filled to the brim with more than 400 in attendance.

3) Hillman Demo Day at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

On the opposite end of the spectrum in StartupCincy, Hillman is set for their first demo day. Hillman is the Midwest’s first full-time accelerator created to work with tech companies that are founded by women and ethnic minorities. Held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on the banks of the Ohio River, this surely won’t be an event you want to miss. Don’t believe us? Take Huffington Post’s word for it. HuffPo just ranked this as one of the top 12 black tech conferences to attend this year.

4) Techstars John Hill Takes the Stage (Twice) at Union Hall

Not just one event — but two — will feature Techstars Network Catalyst John Hill headlining or emceeing sessions in Union Hall. Up first is his hour-long talk on choosing the right accelerator. John Hill knows how to navigate networks — and his own is as impressive as they come. Join his on Tuesday! In the afternoon, John will emcee a panel featuring Cincinnati’s most prominent Techstars graduates.

5) …ANY Session at HCDC

Tuesday morning is full of sessions at HCDC’s newly christened office/co-working space, just up 71 from Over-the-Rhine. The brand new business center will feature sessions from Vance VanDrake, Scott Avera and Patrick Longo. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a look at the wide variety of resources StartupCincy has in it’s arsenal.

Build your schedule: Add all of these events to your schedule today!

Guide to the rest of Techstars Startup Week Cincinnati

Monday, October 9 — Funding

Wednesday, October 11 — Leadership & Talent (coming soon)

Thursday, October 12 — Choose Cincy (coming soon)

Friday, October 13 Build (coming soon)

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