Release Date: May 15,2017

Launch League to host 2nd annual regional startup conference

On August 25, Launch League will continue its mission to support regional innovation and economic development through their flagship event, Flight - the Midwest Startup Conference. Last year, this event drew hundreds of startup companies, investors, support and serv­­ice organizations and students to the John S Knight Center for a full-day event. This year, Launch League has plans for continued growth, new content, and new ways to engage with our region's organizations. 

Content for the day includes:

  • Cocktail hour on 8/24 for speakers, sponsors and VIPs
  • A diverse group of experienced speakers from Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, and Silicon Valley
  • Keynote speaker from 500 Startups
  • Startup showcase
  • Entrepreneurship Support organization showcase
  • Private investor pitches (NEW for 2017!)
  • Startup job fair (NEW for 2017!)
  • Free expert consulting sessions (NEW for 2017!)
  • Startup-of-the-year awards (NEW for 2017!)
  • After party & Networking

Tickets go on sale the first week of June. Exhibitor & sponsorship opportunities are still open – contact Courtney Gras ( for details.

For more information about the event, please visit