The Next New Thing Challenge (September)


September Topic: Ideas for Making Cleveland Greater Faster!

Where: Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Court Cleveland, OH 44115

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 @6:00pm

Must be selected as a participant to attend. Details below.

Every month Bizdom holds an invitation-only contest to find the best new business ideas in Northeast Ohio. Coming up with an idea for "The Next New Thing" isn't about thinking outside the box. It's about burning the box!

This month we're not just focusing on business ideas. We're interested in ALL ideas that will help Cleveland's transformation. Have an idea that can help benefit Cleveland? This is the time to make Cleveland greater faster and we're looking for ideas that can ignite a swifter transformation. No idea is too big or too small…WE WANT TO HEAR THEM ALL.

What's in it for  you: Attendees include handpicked subject matter experts, community leaders and investors who want to make change happen in Cleveland. If your idea rocks you'll receive 2 hours of Bizdom coaching AND may be invited to present your idea to the Bizdom Seed Funding Committee for a chance to participate in the Bizdom Accelerator.

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING AN IDEA? Email us a short paragraph about your idea(s) by Wednesday, September 26, 2012, for a chance to be selected to participate in this month's NEXT NEW THING CHALLENGE.

Email: [masked]

But there's a catch: Your idea must be just an idea. You cannot present a working demo or prototype. You can use drawings or models but we really want you to pour your energy into the idea, explore its feasibility, competition, and the business or funding model behind it.


This month we're exploring ideas that can fundamentally change the environment in Cleveland in a big way. Think about ways to dramatically improve schools, create more jobs, attract more entrepreneurs, improve nightlight and daylife, bring communities together, beautify the streets, distinguish the City as a national treasure, play to our strengths, increase tourism, and so on. Think about small business opportunities, big business opportunities, nonprofit opportunities. Get creative. Get crazy. Shake things up. Change the game! The sky's the limit.


- Think of an idea that's radically better than what currently exists.

- Do some research and be knowledgeable about what currently exists.

- Ask yourself whether your idea is something people MUST HAVE!

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  • Bizdom C.

    The event was a huge success. Networking, sharing of ideas, encouragement, feedback...great food and even better energy. Thanks to all who came out!

    October 3, 2012

  • denise


    October 3, 2012

  • Kenneth P.

    Love being involved with positive like minded people!Hasn't always been this way for me!So to Ms.,Mrs.Scovil and the Bizdom family I would like to again thank you so much for showing interest in my vision and giving myself and the RollinBuckeyez Foundation the opportunity to network.I hope that this wasn't my only chance looking,forward to being apart of any opportunity that Bizdom has to offer.Mr.Kenneth Perdue

    October 3, 2012

  • Brian F.

    A great time. Met some amazing people, made great connections.

    October 2, 2012

  • Kevin C.

    Looking forward to the opportunity this evening!

    October 2, 2012

  • Bizdom C.

    REMINDER: Your idea had to have been selected in order for you to attend this evening. If you have questions, please call 216.586.8985. Thank you!

    October 2, 2012

  • Bizdom C.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE. We are still selecting the final presenters for our September NNTC. Check your inbox tomorrow for an update :)

    1 · September 27, 2012

  • Alex M.

    I am looking forward to it. I have a BIG thing for Cleveland. Like Donald Trump said, "I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. "

    1 · September 20, 2012

  • Debra

    I'm still in and looking forward to presenting the Next Big Thing!

    September 20, 2012

  • Bizdom C.

    Due to a scheduling conflict we are moving this event out one week. The new date & location are: OCTOBER 2nd @ Bizdom Cleveland's NEW Headquaters (250 W. Huron Rd, Suite 203, Cleveland, OH 44113). Thank you!!

    1 · September 20, 2012

  • Bizdom C.

    Thank you to all who have RSVP to attend. Please be reminded that your idea to make Cleveland GREATER faster must be emailed to: [masked] to be reviewed PRIOR to the event date. You must be selected to attend this event. Thank you for your interest in our NEXT NEW THING CHALLENGE.

    September 17, 2012

  • James Woods S.


    September 13, 2012

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