6ixth city tech fest featured region's hottest start-ups

Last Saturday, July 23, Shaker LaunchHouse and Ohio Homecoming hosted the largest gathering of Ohio entrepreneurs and innovators of its kind at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center. The 6ixth City Tech Fest is designed to promote and celebrate the region's hottest entrepreneurs.

"We had 200 people and 26 of the fastest growing start-up companies," says Todd Goldstein, LaunchHouse partner in charge of finance and operations. "It was a really good makeup of entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and people from the community."

In addition to the showcases, there were educational demos, new product launches, expert panels, keynote addresses and musical acts. "At any given time there were entrepreneurs giving pitch sessions in front of 120 people," says Goldstein. "It was just another way for us to help entrepreneurs from all over the region gain more exposure."

MobileXpeditions, a start-up in Dublin, Ohio, won a trip to Tech Week in Chicago and the opportunity to showcase their company this week.

"The whole idea of 6ixth City Tech Fest was to mix with the Chicago Tech Fest, but do it in Cleveland, Ohio," says Goldstein. MobileXpeditions was chosen as the winner by a panel of six judges who are involved in business incubators and other entrepreneurial organizations around Ohio.

Source: Todd Goldstein
Writer: Karin Connelly

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