Akron, Ohio

A conference for those who build, fund and support scalable startups.

Sponsor FlightExhibitor Info


until the conference.

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 last year’s event was GREAT! It was awesome to see so many people passionate about startups and in startups at various stages.

Why attend Flight?

There are a bunch of great reasons to attend startup conferences. With Flight being a cut above the rest, it's hard to come up with an excuse not to attend.

Learn from the best

Attending a conference with talented, experienced speakers can give you a chance to learn from those who have already been there and learned from mistakes they've made. They can tell you how to avoid making those same mistakes and how to escape the consequences if you've already made them.

Make the right connections

Need an investor, cofounder, employee, or just want to make some new friends? We've got em at Flight! Take this chance to get to know some of the area's top startup talent. We're making it easy by bringing them all under one roof for a day.

Grow your business

Flight is full of startup founders, investors, and support organizations. Our goal with the conference is to be a one stop shop for founders to take their startups to the next level. We've designed the it to help you take a significant step forward in a single day, regardless of the stage you're at.

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Coming from out of town?Spend the day in Akron the day before!

Speakers and topics

Pretty much everything you need to run a successful startup. Tracks include: Marketing, Fundraising, Operations, Design, Development.

Sheel MohnotKeynote


Partner @ 500 Startups... a startup that helps other startups start up. Focused on FinTech.

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


Apply to pitch privately to multiple investors in a single day! Get your applications in early though as we only have a limited number of available slots.

Apply to Pitch! Sign Up to Exhibit!


Sign up for quick consulting sessions with some of our hand picked startup experts!

Sign up for Consultant Meetings

Latest News

Learn about the latest conference developments here.

The tech that hugs you back

Bring on the Designtrepreneurs

Being a startup without starting your own business

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!


We've crammed an entire conference into two nights and a day.


Flight wouldn't be possible without the generous support from our sponsors.

Sponsor Flight 2017!
Flight gave us the chance to meet with some great regional investors and update them on our progress.