Join 100s of startup founders, investors and advocates for a day and night of connections, collaboration and inspiration.

TechPint returns to Cleveland on Thursday, December 3rd at the Agora. The event will feature local startup heroes sharing their stories, startups showcasing their latest work and plenty of pints.

And that’s not all. Come early to attend the Winter Summit, an expanded program for founders who want to be challenged by prominent speakers presenting on topics that will inspire you and help accelerate your business. Doors for the Winter Summit open at 1pm and for TechPint at 5:30pm.

Check out the video to see why TechPint has been called a ‘Can’t-miss party for Startups‘.

What’s Happening


A full scale tech conference with engaging speakers all day and plenty of time to connect with other founders from across the region.

Doors open at 1:00pm


1:30PM: Guy Turner, Managing Director at Hyde Park Venture Partners

The five trials of startup go-to-market

Finding product market fit is a stepwise process with small wins along the way. First sale, founder sales, first sales person, hiring sales leadership, scaling sales – each is a distinct challenge and milestone amidst a constant iteration on product. Learning from mistakes is part of the game, but skipping a step is a blunder to be avoided.

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2:10PM: Jess Erickson, Director of Diversity at 500 Startups

Building diverse startup communities

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3:10PM: Emily Baum, Founder of Keyrious

Lean product design


3:35PM: John Knific, Founder and CEO at DecisionDesk

Building an enterprise SaaS company

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4:30PM: Nick Solaro, Former Google Android Business Development Exec, Partner at Drive Capital

The future of mobile-centric startups

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4:55PM: Kim Gardner, Former Agile PM at New York Times, Founder of

Customer development


An infamous, high-energy event that will bring you closer to our startup community with good food, pints and intimate founder stories.

Doors open at 5:30pm

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Pints and Good Food

Join us from 5:30pm to meet other attendees, eat some food and have a pint on us.

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Demo Pit

The most exciting startups from across the region show off what they are working on.
Sponsored by JumpStart.

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Flashstart’s Pitcher Night

Aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs have the chance to pitch their unique, game-changing business ideas and be in with a chance of winning $1,000. Apply here.


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Founder Story

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Founder Story

Winter Summit + TechPint

Full access to the conference during the day and TechPint in the evening. Plus plenty of food and a well deserved beer at night.

$75 $50

Thank you! Save $25 by using this code: THANKS


Enjoy the usual festivities from 5:30pm with local startup heroes, startup showcases and plenty of pints.

$20 $15

Thank you! Save $5 by using this code: THANKSTP

Register Now

Please note that TechPint is for startup founders, investors and advocates. It works as it’s a safe place for this community to get together without being incessantly sold to. We do allow some vendors and service providers to attend but they must select the Service Provider ticket on registration and their name badges will have Vendor written on them. Thank you.



Please contact the TechPint Team for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Who’s Attending

Here’s a selection of others with whom you’ll be sharing a pint.

Alan Gilbert CoverMyMeds
Amit Patel
Angie Kilgore
benjamin pritchard
Brad Roskoph DragonID
Brian Muskoff IBM UrbanCode
Brian Stein Wheedle
Britt Neifer Deck of Dice Gaming, LLC
Brittany Crawford Enfusen
Camden Fullmer Kent Displays, Inc.
Carl Persson Fibonacci Digital
Carli Calapa JumpStart
Chelsea Engle Wheedle
Chris Lintner Public Insight
Craig Huddleston Energizer
Dan Quigg Public Insight Corporation
Danielle Hayden Kickstart Accounting, Inc.
Daphne Fecheyr Lippens
Dave Shah Burning River Bitworks
Dean Scherbel blacksands/cyber security
Dennis Warner SMBM2
Doug Vahey RiskPool
Doug Yoder Wastebits
Erica Yesko Veritix
Geoff Rucinski Startup Cleveland Podcast
Ilya Malinskiy DragonID
James Gifford Hotcards
Jason Akin
Jason Marshall CTDC
Jay Vaidya
Jeff Bargiel EntoBio
Jennifer McGrath NetX Internet, LLC
Jenny Tichon Enfusen
Jerry Tapolcsanyi
Jim Evans Socrates Analytics
Jim Griggy Ohio Small Business Development Center
Joe Stimac Financial Reporting, Local Governments
Jon Fedak YRU Leaving
Julie Maurer SilverLine
Justin Reed Beachcliff Technologies
Kayla Starta Enfusen
Keith Laschinger Fortify
Kelly Bayzie Emerald Resource Group
Kelly Nestor CoverMyMeds
Kevin Day SparkBase
Kyle Muskoff BuyerQuest
Lauren Holloway We Can Code IT
Lesia Uber Drummond Road Capital
Leslie Evans We Can Code IT
Lindsay Darby Kickstart Accounting, Inc.
Mandy Snyder-Britton YRU Leaving
Mathias Ellegiers
Matt Dierker Centric Consulting, LLC
Matt Kruza
Mel McGee We Can Code IT
Mike Cottrill Beegit
Morris Wheeler Top Seed Investments across the country.
Naman Desai
Nathan Pawl blacksands inc.
Neil Vaidya
Nick Partridge
Paul McAvinchey
Raúl Montejo DevRaúl
Rich Edwards CoverMyMeds
Roger Bryan Enfusen
Ron Deus NetX Internet
Ron Sims II Orange Mantis Creative (Community++)
Ryan O’Donnell SellHack
Sashi Kolli KolliFay Interactive
Shana Mysko We Can Code IT
Sharon Fay KolliFAY Interactive
Shawn Nichols Energizer
Shubs CoverMyMeds
Spencer Allemang CTDC
Steve McClendon GreenRed LLC
Steve Washington Casentric, LLC
Steven McClendon
Stuart O. Smith, Jr.
Tabitha Martin Blackstone LaunchPad Kent State
Tessa Burg SparkBase, Inc.
Thomas Burkhardt CU-Interface
Tom Donelan Deck of Dice Gaming, LLC
Yuval Faust N/A
Zach Mikrut Blackstone LaunchPad Kent State