Silicon Heartland On Tour

Author and CNBC contributor Rebecca Fannin was joined by Ray Leach, CEO of JumpStart Inc., Baiju Shah, president and CEO of Greater Cleveland Partnership, and entrepreneur Matt Buder Shapiro of MedPilot / Vytalize Health for a conversation about the Midwest’s new tech-centered focus on manufacturing, and what it means for Northeast Ohio.

April 14, 2023

City Club of Cleveland

"If you take care of the people around you, there is a better opportunity for the Rust Belt to grow."

Albert Ratner, Driving Force Behind Global Cleveland and Forest City's Redevelopment Downtown at Tower City Center

Albert Ratner
Heartland event in Cincy

Silicon Heartland Book Talk

On The Go in Cincinnati

April 11

Cintrifuse, Union Hall

Guy Persaud, President, Innovation, P&G

Pete Blackshaw, CEO, Cintrifuse

Tim Schigel, MP, Refinery Ventures

Derrick Braziel, Co-founder, Mortar

Ryan Hayes, Exec VP, U of Cincinnati

Joe Otto, Team Member, Astronomer

Luke Denny, Founder, Frayt

Naashom Marx, Dir, Strategic Innovation, CVG Airport

Rebecca Fannin, Author,

Silicon Heartland

"The potential she describes in her book is exactly what inspires us every day at Cintrifuse, our goal is to help Greater Cincinnati become the fastest growing start-up hub in the Midwest, and one day the country, by helping to develop our local innovation ecosystem."

Guy Persaud, P&G / Cintrifuse

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Author Talks & Panels..

West Virginia University

Vantage Ventures

March 30

Carnegie Mellon University

March 31

Hudson, Ohio

Library & Historical Society

April 3

Lancaster, Ohio

Fairfield County Library

April 5

with Mayor David Scheffler

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April 6

with 56th Mayor

Nan Whaley (photo above)


April 11 4-6:30pm

with City Leaders

of Innovation


Purdue University

April 12 visit



City Club

April 14 noon


San Francisco

book club

April 25 noon


.Burlingame, CA library

April 26 6pm


Palm Beach Four Arts

May 3



Milwaukee Tech Festival

June 27, 9am

Keynote Speaker



June 22 1pm

with Nixon Peabody


Madison, Wisc.

Wisconsin Book Festival

Oct 19-22

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