Center for Innovation & Growth



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CIG Network Events

Join Us for CIG Innovation Summits, CIGtalks and Blackstone LaunchPad Community of Entrepreneurs Events!

CIGtalks are get-togethers for area entrepreneurs, BW students and alumni interested in building social capital and connecting with innovative thought leaders. CIGtalks are held to promote engaging discussions around innovation opportunities and their role in Northeast Ohio's future. The free events usually take place one Tuesday each month, except for months when we combine the CIGtalk with CIG Innovation Summits. Satisfy your appetite with refreshments and stimulating conversation on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.!

INNOVATION SUMMITS are in-depth, semi-annual events where national and international innovation leaders take deep dives into challenges and solutions faced by organizations in our VUCA (volatile, unstable, complex, ambiguous) economy.  The format focuses on problem-solving and the challenges of innovation faced by companies in the region. Learn from the successes and trials of area leaders while building social capital.

BLACKSTONE LAUNCHPAD EVENTS are meetings of BW's Community of Entrepreneurs. Half of the events feature presentations from successful local entrepreneurs, including several BW alumni. The other events are informational (e.g. "Non-Profits and Social Entrepreneurship"). Each event features a 15-minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session and networking. Pizza is served at all.

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