Register for OCEAN Conference 2018!
 

Conference

October 11-12, 2018

About the Conference

Ocean Conference brings faith and entrepreneurship together at one event. For two days in October more than 1,000 entrepreneurs will gather to learn, grow, and increase their capacity.

Keynote Speakers

Learning Communities

Pitch Contest

Travel

INTERNSHIP JOB FAIR

Confirmed Speakers

Here's a glimpse at this year's amazing lineup!

Learning Community Workshops

Four hours of practical learning from leading experts. Choose a learning community to dive deep with on Thursday, October 11th.

Pitch Contest

Win $5,000

OCEAN Conference 2018 will take the pitch contest to the next level with live voting and a $5,000 prize. Paid conference attendees are invited to submit a 60-90 second pitch via video by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, October 9th. Six video submissions will be selected by an expert panel of OCEAN investors and mentors. These six finalists will have access to pitch coaching on Thursday morning provided by Paul Heagen, Defining Moments Founder, and Scott Weiss, OCEAN CEO.

Audience vote will determine the top three pitches on Thursday night, and those founders will be invited to pitch on the main stage at OCEAN Conference on Friday, October 12th. The $5,000 prize winner will be announced during the Conference on Friday.

Every startup has an epic origin story. This could be yours.

 

To Enter this year’s Pitch Contest:
1. Purchase your OCEAN Conference 2018 ticket.
2. Take a 60-90 second video showcasing your business idea.
3. Upload your video via YouTube or Vimeo and tag ‘OceanConference’.
4. Fill out our entry form with your name, email and link to the video by 11:59 PM EST, Tuesday, October 9th.

 

Video/Judging Criteria:

  1. Business pitch idea needs to be a legitimate undertaking.
  2. How well your business idea solves a problem.
  3. Uniqueness of your business solution.
  4. How big the opportunity is to be sustainable and scalable.
  5. How will you spend the $5,000 cash prize?

 

Click here for the Official Rules for this year’s 2018 Pitch Contest.

OCEAN Conference Startup Internship Job Fair

OCEAN will be hosting a Startup internship Job Fair at the conference this year. This will be a great opportunity for local startups to connect with college students from Miami, UC, Xavier, UD, NKU and more! We expect 100+ students attending the conference and 20+ startup companies who will be offering internships (both paid and unpaid).

The job fair will be programmed time slots where students and startups can meet and connect about internship opportunities. A great WIN/WIN opportunity – students can get experience working at a startup and startups can access some top-notch student talent.

Interested startups can register via this form. Students can register for the Conference on our ticketing site.

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Thank you to our OCEAN Conference 2018 Partners and Title Sponsor!

This event is made possible by the generous support from our wonderful partners, including this year's title sponsor, International Justice Mission.

Thank you to our OCEAN Conference 2018 Sponsors!

Traveling in for Conference

Hotels + Airport

Here at OCEAN we know our Tribe extends to outside of the general Cincinnati area and we want to make getting here and finding a place to stay as easy as we can!  We did some research and negotiating and have confirmed a discounted room block at the hotel(s) below.  Follow the links to check out the options and feel free to book what works for you and your desired location and budget!

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Cincinnati NE – Red Bank Road | $119+taxes | 513.834.9191 | Approx. 1.5 miles from Crossroads Oakley

–> Book your room here or call directly and ask for a reservation in the OAC Block || Reservations must be made by September 24th in order for the hotel to honor the rate.

 

Courtyard Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood | $144+taxes | 513.672.7100 | Approx. 1.5 miles from Crossroads Oakley

–> Book your room here or call directly and ask for a reservation in the Ocean Accelerator Block || Reservations must be made by September 26th in order for the hotel to honor the rate.

 

The Summit A Dolce Hotel | $179+taxes | 513.527.9900 | Approx. 1.5 miles from Crossroads Oakley

–> Book your room here or call directly and ask for a reservation in the Ocean Accelerator Block || Reservations must be made by September 28th in order for the hotel to honor the rate.

 

Curious what airport to fly in to?

Try the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) – yes, it’s technically located in Northern Kentucky but it’s 21.3 miles from Crossroads Oakley via State Route 71 and by far the airport with the most inbound and outbound options.