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 Pioneer

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This debut podcast features an interview with Mike Besito, founder of Product Collective and former Entrepreneur in Residence of StartUp Lakewood. Our host, Michael DeAloia, asks Mike about pioneering the early endeavors of StartUp Lakewood to help entrepreneurs, business people, co-working spaces, educators, and more. Mike also shares how he successfully spearheaded efforts to bring a global conference to the city of Cleveland.

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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
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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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