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Conscious Capitalism Boot Camp Comes to CLE

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Just when you thought it couldn't get any more exciting in one of the nation's hippest cities, with the Cleveland Indians in the World Series and the CAVs season starting today, the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, in partnership with the Conscious Venture Lab, is offering an intense day-long boot camp at Cleveland State University Oct. 27.


Capitalizing on the lessons learned by the team at the Conscious Venture Lab about growing high-performance, mission-driven businesses, attendees will take a deep dive into the tenets of conscious capitalism. The teams will be given new tools to take their companies to deeper impact and higher profitability. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win $10,000 at the Conscious Venture Lab Cup pitch competition following the boot camp sessions and EcoWatch's Facebook community will have front row seats.

EcoWatch's founder and CEO, Stefanie Spear, will be one of the judges. Starting at 4:30 p.m. ET, entrepreneurs will begin pitching their great business ideas and it will all be captured via Facebook live video, right here.

"We know entrepreneurship is the backbone of our economy," Jeff Cherry, executive director of the Conscious Venture Lab, said. "Attendees will learn how to execute new ways to take a business to the next level and build a company the matters."

The boot camp provides an intense and interactive day that helps companies:

  • Understand the power of purpose and articulate their own story
  • Learn tools and techniques for creating a high-performance culture
  • Internalize the lessons of servant leadership
  • Build a model that responds to all stakeholder needs, creating a mutual exchange of value

"We welcome this opportunity to bring new content and expertise to the Cleveland startup ecosystem," Bill Vogelgesang, one of the founders of the NEO Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, said. "This is an amazing opportunity for us bring financial and educational support, and to spread knowledge of a new narrative about how business can benefit society to some very talented, early-stage entrepreneurs."

Interested in attending the boot camp? Entrepreneurs can apply here. If you're just interested in the evening's pitch competition, you can register here.

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Conscious Capitalism NEO Chapter, Whole Foods Market, EPOCH Pi, The Cleveland Co-Lab, Fathom Digital Marketing, SEA Change, Case Western Reserve's Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, DittrickCPA, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Give Back Hack, Morton's of Chicago, Launch League and Cleveland State University.

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