mortar's 5th

"IF YOU DON'T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW."

-Notorious B.I.G.

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Let's Party!

AIN'T NOTHING BUT A [MORTAR] PARTY!

-2Pac & Snoop Dogg

Come kick it with us at MORTAR’s 5 Year Anniversary Party and Fundraiser, Friday, September 13.

We’ve created a night to immerse you in the talents of MORTAR’s Entrepreneurship Academy Alumni. Live performances by The Knotts Band and BAOKU’s World-Fusion Band, delicious food by Two Women and an Oven and Paityn’s Place, sweet treats by Key’s Cakes and Pies, Davis Cookie Collection, Mi’Chaya’s: The Sweet Spot Bakery, and Bonita’s Southern Style Sweet Potato Pies, plus music by Cincinnati’s premier party starter, DJ HD, and so many more surprises throughout the night. All provided by MORTAR Alumni!

 

 

 

 

 

Plus, we asked our 200+ Alumni to nominate their fellow Alumni (or themselves) for awards that are named after MORTAR’s core values (Equity, Integrity, Community, Revolutionary, Continuous Learning & Growth). We will be honoring, and surprising, the winners during the first ever MORTAR Awards ceremony. FIRST EVER! That means you don’t want to miss it!

Hosted by media and PR connoisseur, Kyla Woods. 

 

FLASHING LIGHTS...

-Kanye West

-All vending provided by MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy Alumni.

-First ever MORTAR award ceremony to highlight exceptional Alumni.

-Hosted by media and PR connoisseur, Kyla Woods!

-Live performances by MORTAR Alumni, The Knotts Band & Baoku’s Band. Music by Cincinnati’s premier disc jockey, DJ HD! 

-Surprises for guests throughout the night.

-Auction baskets with goodies provided by affluent businesses in Cincinnati and MORTAR Alumni. 

-Lots of food and drinks!!!

CHANGE CLOTHES & GO...

-Pharrell

Cocktail with a Hip-Hop flair. (Vibrant colors, patterns and statement pieces.)

YOU BETTER LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MUSIC, THE MOMENT...

-Eminem

Coming to the stage: Live performances by; The Knotts Band (During the V.I.P. Pregame) BAOKU’s World-Fusion Band and Cincinnati’s premier party starter, DJ HD. Hosted by media and PR connoisseur and MORTAR alum Kyla Woods. 

Harold Douglas

DJ HD

Adalia Boehne

KNOTTS

Baoku Moses

BAOKU’s World-Fusion Band

Rodriguez Stevens

A Child Drums

Kyla Woods

Crowd or Camera

Brian Girton

Restory Studios

IN THE KITCHEN, WHIPPIN'

-Migos

Delicious refreshments will be provided by MORTAR alumni such as Paityn’s Place, Davis Cookie Collection, Two Women and an Oven & more!

Andrea Sutton

Sugar

Christina Davis

Davis Cookie Collection

Canita Alexander

Paityn's Place

Katie Lindsay

Two Women and an Oven

LaMika Barber

Mi’Chaya’s: The Sweet Spot Bakery

Bonita Carlisle

Bonita's Southern Style Sweet Potato Pies

Keyantha Brandy

Key's Cheesecakes and Pies

ALUMNI IMMERSION HOSTS

To make sure that everyone gets the full MORTAR experience, each table will also have its very own MORTAR Alumni Immersion Host to guide you through the evening’s festivities.

Diamyn Rembert

"MORTAR helped me actualize my business and bring my ideas to life in a scaleable way."

Elaine Hoffman

"MORTAR gave me the tools and confidence to go from building a failing nonprofit to a technology startup that is gaining global attention."

Cameo Stewart

“MORTAR provided a wealth of knowledge and resources to refine my business and make my dreams of becoming an entrepreneur a reality.”

Yvonne Ballard

Nove Decor

Ashley Baggett

"I am forever grateful for Mortar they have provided me with countless opportunities for my business grow!"

Regina Middleton

Taiga Goods

Christina Davis

"MORTAR helped me determine if my business was solving a problem, the strength of my concept, & who my competitors were."

Tony Jenkins

“MORTAR is the best investment I've made for my business! I learned how to prioritize & focus on the important things in order to grow the business.”

Katy Dietz

"Green Man Twist thanks MORTAR for the invaluable start-up curriculum, our SCORE mentor, and the community of world-changing entrepreneurs!"

Christianna Ware

"MORTAR checked me and made me push past my insecurities and fears of starting my own and building something new."

Tracey Nicole Stokes

"My MORTAR experience provided the resources needed to scale my business, and the support and accountability to build my confidence."

Savon Gibson

"MORTAR opened creative doors in my mind that I didn't know were there. Now I'm moving in atmospheres that are generated by my ambition."

Kyla Woods

"MORTAR gave me a greater understanding of the business and financial acumen I would need to succeed in entrepreneurship."

Nickey Stevenson

"The MORTAR Program really helped me define the 'Why' of my business."

Tia & Mike Brown

"Our MORTAR experience was and continues to be the source of so many connections and resources, making the WE Gallery possible."

Athena Bentley

"They are my go-to mentors of more mentors. "
-The Bentley Events and Pinky Chocolate’s TeaParTea’s

Adalia Powell Boehne

"Since my MORTAR class my band has received the Cincinnati Entertainment Award for New Artist of the Year."

Sherman Bradley

"The course allowed me to side step pit falls I would not have seen otherwise."

Tia & Mike Brown

"Our MORTAR experience was and continues to be the source of so many connections and resources, making the WE Gallery possible."

Laila Hameen

"MORTAR broadened my knowledge of entrepreneurship by igniting the confidence for me to embrace the unique value of my business."

Rebecca Fletcher-Denney

"I thank MORTAR for limitless opportunity, connection, and guidance whether the skies ahead are shiny and bright or stormy and unclear."

Lolitha Perry

"MORTAR has opened up doors for my business! The resources that are available have pushed us to the next level!"

Doneisha Rhodes

"I came into Mortar with just an idea, and walked out with more knowledge on how to run and operate as an entrepreneur in business."

Donny Harper

"What I love is that MORTAR is a team of selfless individuals who work hard to cultivate the success of your company!!"

Bonita Carlisle

"My experience with Mortar is now apart of my DNA as a business owner. Mortar is Outstanding and taught me the true meaning of GRIT."

Canita Alexander

"MORTAR makes DREAMS become REALITY!"

Kristen Bailey

"MORTAR equipped us with the support, resources, & confidence needed to take our business to the next level. Five years later, they're still inspiring us."

LaMika Barber

"An experience filled with encouragement, positive energy and knowledgeable people who want to see you succeed."

Ashley Thomas

"I am thankful to meet some great people and have the opportunity to watch businesses flourish on our entrepreneurial journey."

Kymisha Montgomery

"Now is my time!"

Simion Collins

"The MORTAR experience has been amazing. Since I graduated in 2018, the support from the Mortar team assisted my business growth exponentially."

Kailah Ware

"MORTAR has supported my business by teaching me the fundamental skills of business and giving me a network."

Courtney Nichole Parker

"MORTAR helped me take my fun idea and make it into a legitimate and legal business!"

TICKETS

TABLE HOST: $650
SOLD OUT

Listing on save the date, invitations and all digital communication. Table signage and table of 6.

VIP ACCESS: $150
SOLD OUT

Includes admission to VIP reception prior to event beginning at 6:30pm.

GEN ADMISSION: $65
SOLD OUT

Admission to event at 7:30pm. Food, drinks, music and access to an unforgettable night!

TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T STILL BE A PART OF THE PARTY!

GUESTLIST & CONFIRMATIONS: We understand that there are times when individuals or organizations purchase tickets to fundraiser events like ours to support, but are unable to attend. In that case, your seat will remain lonely, empty, and cold & the delicious food we have our grads preparing just for you may end up in a landfill. If you are unable to attend, please find a friend, family member, or co-worker to give your tickets to so they can at least send you a video of the amazing time that you missed – OR if you want to donate your tickets back to MORTAR, we can give those seats to members of our alumni who weren’t able to get tickets before they sold out. Either way, we’re requesting that you let us know the names of the people who will be using your tickets (or if you’re donating them back to us) by September 1st. You can do this by notifying to vic@wearemortar.com

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Contact
(513) 888-4769

Event is taking place Friday, September 13th at Longworth Hall Event Center. VIP early access is at 6:30pm and general admission starts at 7:30pm.

700 W Pete Rose Way #137, Cincinnati, OH 45203