The Ohio Growth Summit ROCKS

I was honored to lead a breakout session for the 10th anniversary of the Ohio Growth Summit conference in Columbus, Ohio. My breakout session centered on pitching your business to investors, bankers, partners, employees and family members.

Amazing Opportunity

Rick Coplin and Chris Brogan
While “only” the 10th anniversary of the Summit, “OGS” has become one of the top conferences in the Midwest for entrepreneurs. In fact, it has provided great value for years. The incredible collection of keynote speakers and the deep content of the breakout sessions is unmatched. One of the best aspects of the conference is the accessibility of the speakers for engaging conversations, pictures and signing books. Most speakers attend the conference and join in the reception offering ample opportunities for connection.

Heather Whaling and Rick CoplinThe Ohio Growth Summit should be at the top of the list of any entrepreneur's conference plans. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and entrepreneurially-minded employees will all find great value here. OGS just might provide the inspiration you need to take the leap into your own entrepreneurial adventure; I know several successful entrepreneurs who have attended the conference, made life changing decisions while there, and haven't looked back since. I missed the first three (I was heads-down in my startup); I have no intention of missing another one!

Step Up Your Game

Brandie and TonyaThe Summit mixes together national and local speakers, providing insight and inspiration that helps you take your game to a whole new level. Or, maybe a different game altogether. Engaging all the Summit has to offer, from top quality speakers and educational content, to ample networking opportunities will encourage you to take decisive action, leading to expanded personal and professional goals.


Pitching Breakout Session Slides


Join us Next Year!

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I wrote about OGS three years ago, the most recent time the Summit was a value-packed two days (some years it is just one day): Learning Opportunities from the 2011 Ohio Growth Summit

Rick Coplin Speaking at #OGS14Plan to attend next June if you missed this years' Summit. I'm certain a year from now, immediately following the conference, or perhaps during it, you'll be pursuing new and expanded opportunities.

Rick Coplin






I work alongside emerging companies on business formation, commercialization strategies, and capital planning. My passion is to find, support, mentor, coach, incubate, & fund start-ups engaged in innovative technology businesses.

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  • Dawn Nocera

    It was a pleasure meeting you at the Ohio Growth Summit this year, Rick.

    • Dawn, Agreed; you definitely made me smile & laugh! I loved your tweet “I met my first cartoon character today…” Love it! Having a unique twitter avatar has great benefits.

      • Absoulutely! Your cartoonist did a great job! Tweeting at live events has great benefits too, you are able to meet people before you meet people.