StartUp Lakewood

Explore the trials and tribulations of rustbelt entrepreneurs who are taking risks and defying expectations in hustling Lakewood, Ohio. Entrepreneurs enjoy this open, liberal, individualistic, yet supportive city. While not as large as our next door neighbor, Cleveland, our startup stories are just as big.

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The Advocate

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Patty Ryan is the CEO of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, and she is on the ground floor of entrepreneurship in Lakewood. Every day she meets and greets the best and brightest of this great city who are looking to make a difference. She serves as a mentor and advocate for these entrepreneurs.

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The Oracle

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Todd sees the macro-trends swirling all around us, which enables him to provide insightful and actionable strategies around them.
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The Veteran

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Bill was gracious, insightful, humorous, and honest in his description of what it means to be an entrepreneur. Bill was a once in a lifetime big-thinker and risk-taker so we take solace in the fact that his wisdom will be available to all.
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The Visionary

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Matt Fish had a vision for gourmet grilled cheese, which led to one of America's most iconic restaurants: Melt.
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The Free Spirit

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UX lead, Vince Frantz, showcases the creative side of Lakewood Business through conversation about skateboarding...
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