Save the Dates: May 7-11, 2018


Chase Basecamp

Join us at Vue Columbus in downtown Columbus! We have packed the Basecamp schedule with awesome keynotes and local speakers that will keep you educated and inspired for five days straight (and, hopefully, all year long).

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This year’s speakers come from around the state to share their experiences and advice for the Columbus entrepreneurial community.

They’ve spent a lot of time prepping notes, designing Power Points, and timing their presentations (yeah, we know how this works). We’re super stoked to hear from them, and we’re pretty sure you will be too.

Who’s Speaking?

Build out your schedule

With so much going on you’re going to want to plan ahead.


We all have our obsessions—make the most of your time by sticking to the sessions you’re most excited about. Or, join us all week—we’d like that too.

Pitch Competition

Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition brings the Midwest’s top startups together on stage to compete for $50,000 in advertising prizes from Dispatch Media Group. Community Impact Award: $5,000 from Columbus Inspires. Plus the awarding of the 2018 BBB Central Ohio Spark Award Recipients. The Pitch Competition event will be hosted at the Bluestone, 583 E Broad St, on May 8 at 5:00-8:30pm.

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Find a Mentor

Experienced entrepreneurs and professionals in Ohio have agreed to answer your questions – one-on-one – free of charge. Sign up for a session with one of our mentors, and come with a list of questions! You don’t want to miss this.

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Startup Week After Dark

The celebration doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.
Check back here for the latest on happy hours and parties during the week.


Kick off Opening day party AKA “Big ass Networking Party”
Versa Coworking 1201 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215
Free Parking
Food and drinks provided


Startupweek Pitch competition
583 E. Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43215
DMG, BBB, Columbus Inspires


Basecamp Kickback  
Vue Columbus 95 liberty st Columbus Ohio 43215


Starting line event
Fireside chat w/Dan Manges Founder of Root insurance
CHASE Basecamp ( Vue Columbus)


Closing Party aka The Pregame
Brick Kitchen
Appetizers Drink Specials 
520 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215



Special Promo for Startup Week

Crew SC vs Chicago Fire 
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 PM 
MAPFRE Stadium