Startup Week Cincinnati | Branding and Artwork Contest

August 2018

Startup Week Cincinnati is BACK in 2018 with more in store for its second year. That extends to the artwork. In 2017, StartupCincy’s mantra for the week was to ‘Hustle Up!’ It was a clever extension of the the StartupCincy manifesto and truly embodied the entrepreneurial spirit seen during Startup Week and beyond.

In 2018, we’re looking for YOU to create this year’s brand and artwork. We are looking for Cincinnati’s creative class to step up and deliver the artwork and “rallying cry” that will appear on thousands of t-shirts, nametags, hats, signs and more over the next two months as we lead up to StartupCincy’s biggest week of the year.

The winner will create:

  • A “brand,” logo and set of artwork that can be used all across Startup Week’s digital and print assets

  • A “saying” that defines Cincinnati’s startup culture and labels our region as THE place to start and grow a business

  • A design that pays homage to StartupCincy and Techstars Startup Week

The winner will receive:

  • Their design across all 2018 Startup Week collateral and SWAG!

  • $100 cash prize!

  • A ticket to the 2018 OCEAN Conference taking place during Startup Week! (A $278 value)

  • Special recognition at Startup Week!

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About Startup Week

Cincinnati Startup Week is an exciting week-long event (free and open to the public) designed to connect people across the Greater Cincinnati area who have a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

The event will take place primarily inside of the StartupCincy’s entrepreneurial “epicenter,” Union Hall — a 38,000 sq. ft. co-working space strategically situated in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. Over the course of five days, in an event organized by the community and for the community, attendees will hear from a wide variety of speakers and panelists organized into five day-long tracks.