Come have a beer, a conversation and network with Cleveland entrepreneurs. For the first time ever The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club and The American College of Healthcare Executives are co-hosting the first Speed Entrepreneurship & Networking event in Cleveland. The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club and the American College of Healthcare Executives would like everyone to come enjoy the opportunity to learn from and engage with Cleveland entrepreneurs.
We will break into three groups with the entrepreneurs, discussing specific topics and their specialties. Some of the topics will include "what advice do you have for budding entrepreneurs in NE Ohio? Cleveland is experiencing a renaissance and has, in many ways, become an incubator city. How does it feel to be a part of this rebirth and what perks has this aspect of the community provided? What has been the most unexpected challenge in starting and maintaining your business?"
The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is honored to host Alec McClennan - Founder of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, Roger S. Zomato - CEO/Founder of TPI Efficiency, and Mike Maczuala - CEO/Founder of SmartShape - a product dashing & innovation firm. These Cleveland business leaders are either the founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company that grosses US$1 million in sales.
Aim for a 1 hour Q&A (15-20 minutes with each entrepreneur) Followed by 1 hour of socializing, networking and continued discussions.
Click on the links below to learn more about our guests and their respective companies.
Good Nature Organic Lawn Care
Good Nature is an Organic Lawn Care company founded by Alec McClennan in 1999 to provide people with an alternative to traditional chemical lawn care companies. Today, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care is proud to serve thousands of great clients who enjoy healthier, heartier, more robust lawns that are resistant to weeds and extremely friendly to children, pets, and our environment.
Roger Zona is the CEO and Founder of TPI Efficiency a Utilities Broker based in the West Bank of the Flats in Cleveland. TPI was founded in 2011 and has quickly grown from a single owner/operator business to employing over 30 full-time procurement experts in addition to developing a nationwide agent network. Roger Zona is a Northeast Ohio native and longtime supporter of revival and regrowth in Downtown Cleveland. Roger passionately supports Hattie Larlham, The Centers, and The Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland.
SmartShape- A Product Design & Innovation Firm
SmartShape was started in 1989 by Mike Maczuzak, an industrial designer with a passion for innovation and creating beautiful, intuitive, useful products. In the early 1990s, they grew to be a team of industrial designers and their clients came to rely on them for consistently generating fresh ideas and patent-able intellectual property. Recognizing early that they operate in a global economy, they began developing their perations in China in the late 1990s and set up an office with staff in Shenzhen. In early 2010, they moved into their new Rockwell Avenue studio in downtown Cleveland.
*Attendees are responsible for purchasing own food and beer.