Mspire is Northeast Ohio's only pitch challenge exclusively for manufacturing-focused entrepreneurs. If you have a product that will help advance the manufacturing industry or a physical product (or idea) that needs to be manufactured, we want to hear from you! Applications accepted May 2-May 31, 2022, 11:59 PM deadline!
Finalists are given resources and guidance specifically geared to their specific needs and situation, based on where you are in the product development journey. We work hard to ensure that winners are given the help that they need to build their businesses.
The event is open to any Ohio-based entrepreneur with an innovative product idea or service for the manufacturing sector.
Yes! However, if you’ve been awarded in the past, you have to demonstrate a pivot or significant progress to be eligible to win again.
Each project will be evaluated for fit with MAGNET's existing services, as well as feasibility, economic impact and potential for job creation.
Any physical product or manufacturing innovation is welcome to apply.
We know that turning ideas into reality is challenging. The process can be complex and expensive. MAGNET has expertise on-staff and in our network, and we can subsidize specific project steps and leverage our considerable resources to help you build your product in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
May 2, 2022 - Online application opens
May 31, 2022 (11:59 PM) - Application period closes
June 20 - Semi-final round
July 26 - Northeast Ohio Mspire Pitch Competition / Winners chosen
July 28 - Northwest Ohio Mspire Pitch Competition / Winners chosen
ProMedica Innovations has partnered with Mspire to bring the 2022 event to Northwest Ohio.
* The Mspire Pitch Competition is currently planned as an in-person event, as is The Manufacturing and Technology Show. All events and prizes will be evaluated regularly to ensure COVID safety for all.