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Manufacturing Our Future: The Past, Present, and Future of Northeast Ohio’s Economy

August 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


BVU’s Cocktails with Champions is an opportunity for individuals to meet business and civic leaders shaping the future of Northeast Ohio.

  • What does the future of Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing industry look like?
  • How will we fill the 2,000+ openings in advanced manufacturing in our county?
  • How is technology revolutionizing companies large and small?

Come tour MAGNET’s Manufacturing Innovation Center firsthand, where you can interact with a robot, weld metal together in virtual reality, work in a mixed-reality simulation, and experience the potential of manufacturing to strengthen our region’s future.

Featuring: Ethan S. Karp, Ph.D.: President and CEO, MAGNET

Hear from Ethan Karp, President & CEO of MAGNET, Ethan Karp brings his wide range of experiences to drive economic prosperity in Northeast Ohio through innovation and invention. Prior to joining MAGNET in 2013 as Vice President of Client Services and Marketing, he worked with Fortune 500 companies as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co. and worked on topics ranging from growth strategy to operations improvement. A trained scientist with many disciplines, Karp received his undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and physics from Miami University as well as a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard. He currently resides in Cleveland with his family and sits on the boards of American Small Manufacturers Coalition, Shaarey Tikvah Synagogue, Cleveland Leadership Center, Cuyahoga County Workforce Development, and of MidTown Cleveland, Inc.


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Registration Fee: $15 for Members and Nonmembers

Registration and Networking begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.


August 7, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


1768 East 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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