A conference for those who build, fund, and support scalable startups. Taking place in late August in Akron, Ohio.

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Here’s What People Had to Say About Flight2016

We saw over 200 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts at the first Flight conference last year. Attendees rated the first event an average of 4.4/5 stars…

  • The content from the event was GREAT! It was awesome to see so many people passionate about startups and in startups at various stages.

  • Flight gave us the chance to meet with some great regional investors and update them on our progress.

  • The diversity of content and presenters, as well as the excitement you could feel from the other attendees, really made the event a must-attend conference!

  • The event was really well planned and everything moved extremely smoothly.

  • I had an amazing overall experience! I still don't believe it was the first one.

  • The value received for the ticket price was impressive. The high quality speakers and interesting vendors made the event for me.

Meet – Learn – Accelerate

Flight helps scalable startups in the Midwest showcase their work, connect with investors & cofounders, and boost their success rate through educational speaker tracks.

VIP Cocktail Hour

Join us Thursday night for a cocktail hour with speakers, investors, and other founders. The perfect way to connect with the region’s top startup minds!

A Diverse Group of Speakers

Friday kicks off with our keynote speaker followed by talks from startup operations, to frontend dev, to devops, to UX/UI, to marketing and more!

Startup Showcase

Friday we’ll have the startup showcases set up so you can chat with other founders and see what everyone’s working on. The areas will be broken down by type of startup (SaaS, IoT, VR, etc.).

After Party Networking

Come network with an entire conference’s worth of the regions most talented founders, investors, developers, designers, and professionals.

Support Showcase

Check out the support org. showcase for all the resources the region has to offer. You’ll be able to meet with various vendors and chat about possible solutions.

Private Investor Pitches

Apply to pitch privately to multiple investors in a single morning! We’ll have a number of investment firms available who will take pitch requests throughout the morning.

Startup Job Fair

We’re connecting some of the most talented job seekers with some of the best midwest startups! We’re dedicating a portion of the event to our startup job fair to help companies find the talent they need to win.

Expert Quick Consults

Reserve a time to meet with a number of domain experts to get some quick advice on your startup. We’ll have experts from investing, accounting, finance, legal, operations, and more!

Apply To Speak At Flight

C-Level and senior leaders focused on startups and early stage investing are invited to submit an application to speak at Flight 2017. This exclusive event will focus on startups in the following key areas: VR/AR, SaaS/PaaS, IoT, AI/Machine Learning, FinTech, Blockchain, and Software Defined X.

As a speaker, you will provide insights and creative solutions that address the most pressing challenges and opportunities in these areas and will share tactical lessons, analytics, and other measures of success. Session formats include solution-based presentations, panels, and breakout sessions.

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Nicholas PetroskiFlight 2017