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Friday, October 12 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
OCEAN Conference - Separate Ticket Required LIMITED

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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.

While the Thursday night session of OCEAN Conference is complimentary to Startup Week participants who have picked up their name badge and registered for this session, the workshops on Thursday and the Friday MainStage sessions are ticketed events. Steeply discounted admission to the full Ocean Conference is available to all Startup Week attendees using the code: StartupCincy. Register here.

Highlights of OCEAN Conference include:

  • A pitch contest with a $5,000 cash prize. Accepting submissions until October 9th. Find details at: OceanConference.org
  • Keynote presentation from Seth Godin. Seth is the best-selling author of more than 18 titles, including Permission Marketing and Purple Cow.
  • Keynote presentations other great leaders such as Annie F. Downs, Todd Henry, Joe Boyd, Jason Mayden, Kohl Crecelius, Chuck Mingo, Cashmere Nicole, and more.
  • Incredible opportunities for networking with fellow attendees and value adding partners like SCORE mentoring, The Living Room, The Bauke Group, and tons of others.
  • Founder panels featuring  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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Seth Godin

Founder, Author, Blogger, Seth Godin
uke Dooley is the Vice-President of Program at Ocean, a non-profit effort engaging the conversation around the intersection of faith and entrepreneurship. Ocean serves founders by providing access to education, community, and inspiration through a variety of programs, events, and... Read More →
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Todd Henry

Founder and Author, Innovator Health
I write books, speak internationally on creativity, productivity, and passion for work, and help people and teams generate brilliant ideas. In short, I’m an arms dealer for the creative revolution.
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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 →

Friday October 12, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Crossroads Oakley 3500 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
  • OCEAN Website www.oceanconference.org