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Thursday, October 11 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
OCEAN x Startup Week Mashup | OCEAN Conference: Keynotes, Pitch Contest, Panels

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This year Startup Week and OCEAN Conference are combining forces to bring an even bigger focus to entrepreneurship in the region. This is the fourth year of OCEAN Conference (previously, Unpolished Conference), which will gather close to 1,000 entrepreneurs for two days of education, inspiration, and community building. National speakers like Seth Godin, Jason Mayden, and Cashmere Nicole will be sharing throughout Thursday and Friday at the conference venue, Crossroads Oakley.

The Thursday night session of OCEAN Conference is a collaborative effort with Startup Week that will serve as the culmination of Startup Week and the opening MainStage session of OCEAN Conference. Startup Week participants who have picked up their name badge and registered for this session are invited to attend this unique event for FREE. Steeply discounted admission to the full Ocean Conference is available to all Startup Week attendees using the code: StartupCincy

Highlights of this Thursday session include:

  • A pitch contest with a $5,000 cash prize. Accepting submissions until October 9th. Find details at: OceanConference.org
  • Keynote presentation from Annie F. Downs. Annie is the Nashville based, bestselling author of 100 Days to Brave, Let’s All be Brave, and host of the extremely popular “That Sounds Fun” podcast.
  • Special message from Crossroads Church founding pastor, Brian Tome
  • Founder panel featuring 3 incredible entrepreneurs who will share their “Worth It” stories. Learn about the wins, losses, and reasons to persevere in the entrepreneurial journey.

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Joe Boyd

Founder, Rebel Pilgrim
Joe Boyd is a storyteller with a background as a teaching pastor at several large churches, an improvisational actor with The Second City, and an executive producer of more than 10 feature films. (He admits it’s a bit of a strange combination.) In 2012, Joe launched Rebel Pilgrim... Read More →
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Kohl Crecelius

Krochet Kids International
Kohl has over a decade of experience as a social entrepreneur in the fashion industry.  Through his work as CEO & Co-founder Krochet Kids intl., and now KNOWN SUPPLY, he has worked to create sustainable social impact models on the ground and greater awareness to shoppers about the... Read More →
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Annie F. Downs

Author, Speaker, Podcaster, AnnieFDowns.com
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Beth Troy

Beth Troy is a writer and entrepreneurship instructor at Miami University. Last summer, she published her first novel, Lu, an unflinching and authentic story of a modern woman's journey to finding God, and is currently writing the sequel. She also teaches courses in creativity and women and entrepreneurship for Miami's Farmer School of Business. Beth lives in Oxford, Ohio with her husband, Matt, and... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Crossroads Oakley 3500 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
  • OCEAN Website www.OceanPrograms.com