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Mspire 2022

 

***The Application Acceptance Period for Mspire 2022 Has Closed***

 

What is Mspire?

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!

Why should I apply?

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. 

Who should apply?

The event is open to any Ohio-based entrepreneur with an innovative product idea or service for the manufacturing sector.

What are the prizes and benefits?

  • Like MAGNET's manufacturing consulting services, prizes are adapted to meet the needs and services of a company or product. Therefore, prizes will be in one of the following service categories:

I applied last year. Can I apply again?

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.

What are the judging criteria?

Each project will be evaluated for fit with MAGNET's existing services, as well as feasibility, economic impact and potential for job creation.

What types of submissions are you looking for?

Any physical product or manufacturing innovation is welcome to apply.

What do you mean by "subsidized project"?

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.

What's the timeline?

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

Mspire Challenge Partners

ProMedica Innovations has partnered with Mspire to bring the 2022 event to Northwest Ohio.

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Mspire is supported by Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC, Circular Cleveland and CIFT

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* 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.