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Events in Central Ohio

Event List

October 22–April 28
The Keith B. Key Buckeye Social Entrepreneurship Program at OSU

This workshop series is open to all students interested in aspiring to become social entrepreneurs. Want to Change the World? Begin with foundation workshops and move on to the start up, pitch and investor tracks, offered October 2017 through April 2018.

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January 01–December 31
2018 Community Events

Better Business Bureau Torch Awards
Columbus SOUP
Festival For Good
The Metropreneur’s Aspire Awards
Passion Purpose Profit Conference (CleanTurn)
SEA Change Demo Day
SocialVentures’ Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase (early 2019)

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March 30
SunDown RunDown – Columbus Pitch Event

Join SunDown RunDown group for its next Pitch Event on March 30, starting at 6:00 pm at the Varsity Club. RSVP to attend. Register to pitch.

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April 27–29

GiveBackHack Columbus is scheduled for April 27-29, 2018. This event will take place at the Columbus College of Art & Design. Get your tickets today!

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April 27–29
Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018

Visit SocialVentures (booth number to come) at the Ohio Entrepreneur Expo, scheduled for April 27-29, 2018. This event will take place at the Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D. Wanna volunteer in our booth with us? COME ON, IT’LL BE FUN!!!!  🙂 Send an email to and we’ll hook you up.

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May 06
Columbus SOUP

Fall Columbus SOUP is Teen Edition. Join Columbus SOUP on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, at Amelita Mirolo Barn, located at 4395 Carriage Hill Ln, Upper Arlington, OH 43220. Registration is required.

May 07–11
Techstars Startup Week Columbus
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May 08
BBB Spark Awards

The deadline to enter is April 6, 2018. And the event will take place on May 8, 2018.

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August 07
SocialVentures’ Positioned to Prosper 2018

Community members are invited to join SocialVentures for a celebration of Central Ohio’s advancements in the social enterprise arena. At this event, SocialVentures will release its fourth annual report, an in-depth analysis of entrepreneurial activities and announcements. This event is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required.


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