The Lakewood Ideation Challenge is back for 2016 — and the time has come for the Finalists to pitch their business ideas to the crowd!  Join us for live elevator pitches from the Finalists of the 2016 Lakewood Ideation Challenge.  You’ll get to be among the first to hear about interesting new business concepts going on in Lakewood — and who knows — you may get inspired to to start your own business here as well!

We won’t give away all of the details on the finalists just yet — but with applications received for new consumer products… to walking tours, you’ll be sure to be entertained by learning about what some of Lakewood’s entrepreneurs have up their sleeves.

The panel of judges for this year’s competition include:

  • Mike Belsito: Entrepreneur-in-Residence, City of Lakewood
  • Bryce Sylvester:  City Planner, City of Lakewood
  • Jenn McPaul:  Founder of High Pockets and Winner of the 2015 Lakewood Ideation Challenge
  • Bob Chalfant:  Director Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Akron

As always, all Startup Lakewood events are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, August 23rd – 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Mahall’s 20 Lanes (13200 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107)

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