Believe in Ohio Event

Believe in Ohio
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
9:30 am to 1 pm
LCCC’s Spitzer Conference Center
1005 N. Abbe Road
Elyria Oh, 44035
(Lunch Will Be Provided)

View the program agenda.

Attending students will participate in an extraordinary program that will open their eyes to the future, inspire them to ‘think outside the box’, and provide them with an opportunity to interact with entrepreneurial faculty researchers and practitioners associated with Lorain County Community College.  These innovators will discuss how their innovative ideas will shape the future:

  • Rick Pollack will speak about “MakerGear and the exploding world of 3D printing
  • Regan Silvestri will speak about “Implementing Waste-to-Energy in Kazakhstan Based on Practices from Lorain County”
  • Brynt Parmeter will speak about “FlexFactor and the dynamic role Flexible Hybrid Electronics will play in our future.”

Learn more about the speakers.     

At the Forum, students will hear the speakers describe how their innovations will help create the future.  After listening and interacting with the speakers, attending students, assisted by college student mentors, will be tasked to work in teams to develop a new product, service or problem-solving innovation idea that they will later pitch “Shark Tank style” to their peers.   The students will also learn about innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities available to them at LCCC.

All Northeast Ohio high school and middle school students are invited to attend.  As capacity is limited, registrations will be accepted as space is available.

Transportation subsidies of $100 are available on a first-come first-served basis to schools that bring 15 or more students. 

Click the link below to view pictures from similar 2016 Forums:

Printable Program Overview

Register Online

To register, please complete the form below. For more information, please contact Aaron Weiss for more information: or (440) 366-4866. 


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  • Is your school applying for the $100 transportation subsidy?
    Note: A minimum of 15 students are to attend the day of the event to qualify for the subsidy.