Bringing together

Northeast Ohio

Business Leaders

About CFE

The Center for Free Enterprise

The Center for Free Enterprise seeks to bring together Ohio business leaders interested in middle market mergers & acquisitions, new venture formation and growth, and other business issues that present challenges and opportunities to us as individuals and to our region as a whole.

Who cares?

Attend CFE events that fit your interests:
  • Connect with other like-minded business folks
  • Draw inspiration from business success stories
  • Find people for projects, or find projects for people
  • Learn from successful entrepreneurs
  • Make deals
The CFE audience is typically comprised of:
  • C-Suite & other business leaders across industries
  • Business owners & entrepreneurs
  • Angels, venture capital & private equity firms
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our events

Here Are Our Upcoming Events.

February 20, 2020
Chuck’s Fine Wines

CFE Networking Event No. 2

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September 11, 2020

Buying and Selling a Business - Value Drivers and Detractors

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May 22, 2020
Cleveland Racquet Club

The Explorys Success Story with co-founder Charlie Lougheed

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More Events are regularly being added - stay updated! If you are interested in speaking at a CFE event or have a suggestion for speakers please contact us!

event recaps

Read the Recap or Watch the Video from previous speaker events.

January 17, 2020

Ted Frank,
CFO of McKesson Rx Technology Solutions (formerly CoverMyMeds)

September 12, 2019

Tim Calkins,
Kellogg School of Business

September 20th, 2019

CFE Networking Event

September 20th, 2019

Dan Kessler
of Cyprium Partners.
The Middle Market and Private Equity Outlook for 2020

September 12th, 2019

Ray Dalton,
Founder & CEO of ReLink Medical. secrets for building successful businesses

March 15th, 2019

Bill Mulligan,
Managing Director of Primus Capital. From Venture Capital to Private Equity Investing

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