Continuous Web Startup Showcase (April 14, 2012)

It's been a big year for the Cincinnati startup community and we're ready to show off the best of this year's successes, up-and-comers, and future super stars. Join us for the 3rd Annual Continuous Web Startup Showcase on April 14, 2012 from 8:30am-5:30pm. This event is FREE to the public, however, we have limited seating, so RSVP now if you plan on coming.

**FREE PARKING**All attendees can park in LOT K next to the Parking Garage across the street from Griffin Hall.


The Experience

The Showcase is a convention style event that provides tables for the various showcasing startups, and gives attendees an opportunity to network and meet the founders of Cincinnati’s up and coming small tech businesses. 


Continuous Web is not only for those who have already taken the founder’s leap, but also for those who are thinking about building a startup in the future. The showcase breakouts are designed to germinate our startup community with wisdom from regional experts on a variety of topics. Attendees will choose the breakouts that interest them most and they feel will help them get to the next level. 


Okay, so this is the bread and butter of the day. Each participating startup will have 5-7 minutes to pitch their business to a panel of judges, receive immediate feedback, brief Q&A from other attendees, and have an opportunity to win some prizes from various sponsors. It's an exciting opportunity for founders and viewers as these new businesses go on the chopping block.


Bill Cunningham, Greater Cincinnati Venture Association

Dov Rosenberg, Allos Ventures 

Tarek Kamil, Entrepreneur 

Keith Johnson, Entrepreneur 

Brian Beeler, Queen City Angels  


The top startups at the showcase, as voted by the attendees and judges, will receive some great startup prizes from our sponsors.


*Free 1 Year Membership to the Greater Cincinnati Venture Association and an opportunity to screen and pitch at a future GCVA event.


*Entrepreneur In Residence status at the new UpTech Accelerator which gives you a free desk for 6 months, access to mentors and a fueling environment for your new startup.

Mindbox Studios

*Three hours of Technology Strategy with the partners at Mindbox and senior-level technical director.

Queen City Angels & C-CAP

Scholarship to the upcoming "Entrepreneur Bootcamp" on June 6-7, a $300.00 VALUE. Visit for more information.


Throughout the day there will be two keynote speakers, breaking up the showcase nicely with some inspiring talks from national and regional startup gurus.


Bob Gilbreath: "Everything I Know About Investing I Learned in Vegas"

Both investors and founders know that startups are a gamble--as they go into every new opportunity with knowledge that the odds are long, but the potential payout large. The process of launching a startup and seeking funding feels like a high stakes bet, with established rules and biases. Unfortunately, most investors have mimicked the roulette wheel in their decision-making, the game with the longest odds and least strategy in the house. But a new model is forming as investors work harder to select startups and coach them throughout the process. It's a model closer to Blackjack, and similarly comes with a much higher rate of return. Bob Gilbreath describes his recent journey to the investor side and some of the tools that he and others have developed to improve the odds of startup success.

Bob's Bio: After launching new products at Procter & Gamble and successfully selling his digital advertising agency, Bridge Worldwide, to WPP last year, Bob Gilbreath is the most recent hire at CincyTech, one of the region's largest venture investors and startup supporters. He also is the founder of the Minimum Viable Concept Test, a tool that brings a quantitative research model to digital consumer services. Bob is the author of The Next Evolution of Marketing: Connect with your Customers by Marketing with Meaning.


Tarek Kamil: "An Unconventional Startup Story"


The Itinerary 

  • 8:30aBreakfast & Networking 
  • 9:45aOpening Keynote: Bob Gilbreath 
  • 10:30a Breakout Session #1
    • Founder's Roundtable
    • Crowdfunding For Your Startup  
    • Startup IP
    • CTOs Tell All
  • 11:30am Breakout Session #2
    • Founder's Roundtable
    • Crowdfunding For Your Startup
    • Business Model Generation
    • The "Sales Trailer" Investor Pitch 
  • 12:30pm Lunch **Provided by GCVA**
  • 1:30pm Startup Showcase
  • 4:30pmSnacks& Networking
  • 5:00pmEvening Keynote: Tarek Kamil
  • 6:30pm Drinks @Keystone Bar & Grill


A Special Thanks to our Sponsors! 


We'll update the event details, speakers list, and showcase founders over the next few weeks. I the mean time, keep up the good work on making Cincinnati tech-awesome!

Our Best, 

The Continuous Web Team


Startup Showcase 

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  • Charlie K.

    Looking forward to the day.

    January 15, 2013

  • Keith J.

    Excellent presentation by the startups.

    April 21, 2012

  • Valerie M.

    I heard it was excellent, so rated accordingly. Sorry I couldn't make the event but had to finish tax returns. I really wanted to attend so perhaps the timing of the event should not be weekend before tax time next year.

    April 17, 2012

  • Darren K.

    Great experience. Lots of passionate people doing cool things. An exceptionally helpful group of people building a community.

    April 16, 2012

  • Kevin M.

    The day started a little slow because I'd never been to NKU, and there were no road signs for Griffin Hall or Continuous Web. So after a few wrong turns, I finally made it. The space was beautiful, but the sound system was less than adequate. The quality of speakers was great, and the people that attend the event are more do-ers than talkers which makes for better breakout conversations. I wish I could have stayed for the afternoon showcase. I look forward to next year's event!

    April 16, 2012

  • Aaron P.

    The event was well planned and from my perspective was well executed. The breakout sessions were too short, but the variety of topics and ideas shared throughout the day was stimulating. Well done. Too bad it was not better attended.

    April 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good breakouts, keynote speakers and all the startups was great. And lunch and bfast. So easy to say yes to. Gonna look to help out in future ones.

    April 15, 2012

  • Robert F.

    My first Meetup. Subjects were very imformative. Great group of people.

    April 15, 2012

  • Brad W.

    Well run event. Keynote by Bob Gilbreath was engaging, and the breakout sessions were helpful.

    April 15, 2012

  • John M.

    It was the BEST ! I would be very proud to assist in any avenue of start-up and have an operations-plus role in any business being developed by anyone there!

    April 15, 2012

  • Bill C.

    AWESOME. Well organized, thoughtful topics, great venue.

    April 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great event. I just wish I had more time to attend the morning activities.

    April 15, 2012

  • Robert F.

    I'm looking forward to the 14th

    March 28, 2012

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