LH Office Hours were designed with only one thing in mind:
We want to aggressively help you move your idea or new venture forward with a high-value 1 on 1 session.
Do you have a great idea?
Do you need help starting a new venture?
Are you looking for some honest feedback?
Would you like to be connected to a broader network?
If you answered yes to any of the above we would love to meet with you!
Our doors are open so come on in and talk with us about your idea, company, ideas for collaboration, urban art projects, or ideas for improving Cleveland. You will get the undivided attention of a LaunchHouse Managing Partner, Advisor, Techie, PR rep, CPA, or Mentor.
Please send a private message describing what you would like to discuss and we will attempt to have the most pertinent representative available to meet with you. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!!!
LaunchHouse office hours are held from 9:00 am - 1pm every Tuesday and Thursday!
Bio: Dar is a co-founder of LaunchHouse, a Cleveland-based business accelerator and collaborative, entrepreneurial co-working space. LaunchHouse invests money, mentor-ship, and business development resources into promising entrepreneurs to quickly turn their ideas into start-up companies. In collaboration with the City of Shaker Heights, LaunchHouse transformed a 23,000 square foot abandoned car dealership into a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that is home to over 100 startups and entrepreneurs. Dar is passionate about cultivating strong local and regional support for the entrepreneur community in NE Ohio. He serves as a board member for several young professional organizations and start-ups as well as the Cornell Center for Transformative Action, Cornell Club of NEO, Ohio Homecoming, and IngenuityFest. BS Landscape Architecture, Cornell University '04. Caldwell was recently featured on Crain’s Cleveland Business “Who’s Who: 150 names to know in Cleveland”, a list of business leaders and innovators.
BIO:Award-winning business leader with 15 years experience developing innovative new products, creating profitablenew businesses and growing world-class brands. Dan has driving force behind the creation and launch of over 100new consumer products with retail sales totaling over $500 Million.
Dan's SPECIALTIES Include: New Product Development, New Business Development, Product Management, Strategy Development, P&L Management, Leading Cross-Functional Teams, Market Analysis, Consumer Driven Innovation, Consumer Research, Analytics and Demand Planning, Advertising and Promotions
Dan Receives his M.B.A. on fellowship at the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business and his Bachelors of Business Administration at Emory University Goizueta Business School.
Michael Foss (available 11:30 am until 1:00 pm)
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Bio: Mike has nearly 20 years experience in working with small businesses with an expertise for the unique and dynamic needs of small business owners. He has been involved in several industries spanning Sport Management, Stadium and Arena Operations, Entertainment, Event Management, Managed IT Services, Dot-Coms, Automotive, and Business Services. He has experience leading in transitional environments such as turnarounds, startups, rapid growth, acquisitions, downsizing, high-growth, divestures, and outsourcing. In these environments, Mike has successfully delivered in the areas of financial management, budgeting and control, accounting and reporting, human resources, employee benefits, IT management, contract negotiation, and insurance management.
Mike Foss received his M.B.A. from Cleveland State University and B.S from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Mike is an active member of Institute of Management Accountants. He has a history of having a positive impact on growth, profitability, and cash flow and working capital management with his fundamental practice of Minimize Risk/Maximize Wealth. In his free time, Mike enjoys fishing, camping, and hitting the bike trails with his wife and three sons.