- 7:30 A.M. Registration, Coffee & Networking
- 8:00 A.M. Breakfast Grand Ballroom
- 8:15 A.M. Kickoff & Introductions Grand Ballroom
8:30 a.m. — 9:15 a.m. Dealmakers' Roundtable - All-attendee kickoff panel Grand Ballroom
Presented By: Fifth Third Bank
Dealmakers’ Roundtable: Regional CEOs and
entrepreneurs share the good, bad, and ugly from the frontlines of deal making.
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Building Buyer-Ready Businesses: If you want to grow through acquisitions, you need to get your corporate house in order. Ambassador Room
Presented By: SunTrust Bank & RSM
Join a conversation of entrepreneurs and experts as they discuss ways to not just be prepared but how to identify target companies and conduct effective due diligence.
9:30 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Unlocking the Value of Your Business Gold Room
Presented By: Western Reserve Partners and BDO
Planning Ahead to Achieve Your Goals When Selling a Business
10:45 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Raising Capital to Fuel Your Organization’s Growth Ambassador Room
Presented By: U.S. Bank & Skoda Minotti
Exploring traditional and alternate ways to seek out, secure, and incorporate funding for your company.
10:45 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Encore Careers for Entrepreneurs After Liquidity Gold Room
Presented By: Baker Hostetler and BNY Mellon Wealth Management
You’ve sold your business and taken money off the table….so, what’s next?
- 11:45 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. KJK Entrepreneur Pitch Session Grand Ballroom
- Noon Lunch Grand Ballroom
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote - Betsy Ziegler, 1871 Grand Ballroom
Entrepreneurs, Incubators, and Public/Private Partnerships that Work: An exploration into what makes 1871 successful.
1:30 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. A Deep Dive on the Buy-Side Ambassador Room
Presented By: Tucker Ellis LLP and S&T Bank
A 360-review of successful acquisitions
1:30 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. Analysis on the Sell Side Gold Room
Presented By: First National Bank and Oswald Companies
How to determine to whom to sell your company—investors, strategic buyers, or even your management team.
2:30 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. Financing Your Business Ambassador Room
Presented By: Chemical Bank
From conventional to non-conventional…and everything in between.
2:30 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. Pre-, During and Post-Liquidity: What you need to know Gold Room
Presented By: Roetzel & Clark Shaefer Hackett
When you are planning a liquidity event, there are many unknowns. Join us for a conversation that breaks down the details from a to z.
3:30 P.M. Cocktail Reception & KJK Entrepreneur Pitch Session Winner Grand Ballroom
Connect with the sponsors, speakers, host committee and attendees as we recognize the KJK Pitch Session Winner Announced.
5:00 P.M. Adjourn
Thank you for attending!