Lakewood is Now Open

Launchhouse Lakewood is a business incubator space that offers a conference room, printer, fax machine and Internet access. It is located on Detroit Avenue in the downtown area and in walking distance of restaurants, shops, and other local businesses and services.  Contact us to take a tour of our facilities.


Lakewood Lunch + Learn

Learn how to make networking your SUPERPOWER.  Start-up Lakewood will be hosting this event at their new offices at 1406 Westwood Ave, in Lakewood. Learn why it’s important to make your networking encounters more beneficial by not making it about you. Building...

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StartUp Lakewood- Next Chapter

Michael C. DeAloia has been named StartUp Lakewood's Entrepreneur in Residence to help launch an incubator located in Front Porch Media Network's Detroit Avenue office. "The Entrepreneur in Residence is a position at the civic level that helps any of the residents of...

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Startup U: Site Visit at Goodkind Coffee

Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 6:00pm Join Startup Lakewood as we step out of our normal locales, and step into the one of Lakewood's newest cafe's... Goodkind Coffee. Inside of one of Lakewood's new, hip cafes, you’ll get a chance to sample some of their coffee... as...

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Startup U: An Introduction to the Business Model Canvas

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 6:30pm University of Akron-Lakewood (1415 Warren) - Room 112 When you're thinking of starting a new business, you might think that the Business Plan is your first step.  Well, not so fast! Join us at this Startup U session where we'll dive...

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Startup U: Building Your Audience from Scratch

Tuesday, June 27th - 6:30pm Whether you're starting a coffee shop, technology business, or blog -- you'll need an audience to market to.  Advertising is one way to spread the word, but this can be expensive and the investment may not be worth it. In this talk, Mike...

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Startup U: Marketing 101 for New Small Businesses

Tuesday, January 24th 6:30pm - 8:30pm University of Akron-Lakewood (1415 Warren Road, Lakewood, OH) When a small business is just getting started -- it can be exciting to put all of the pieces in place!  Your product or service is ready.  You're about to open your...

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Startup U: How Small Businesses can use Big Data

Have you ever wondered how "big data" might be relevant to your small business or startup?  Have you thought about ways to use it but weren't sure where to get started?  Then September's Startup U event might just be for you. Cal Al-Dhubaib of PanData will be on hand...

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Our Annual Ideation Challenge

To encourage local business-minded folks and entrepreneurs, Start-Up Lakewood holds an Ideation Challenge to provide some incentives and resources to get their business off the ground.  Below are three past winners. Just click the photo to visit their websites.

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Looking for help in developing a concept or business in Lakewood. Give us a call at (216) 532-3060 or submit this form to connect with the StartUp Lakewood team.