At the Baltimore Children’s Business Fair, kids will create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The children are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers, and any parent seen selling to the customer or promoting the child’s product will result in disqualification from the competition.
This event brings together youth, families, sponsors, and tech community enthusiasts from the Baltimore region for a curated experience in robotics, drone technology, and coding. 1 full day of STEAM & Fun for youth in grades 6 - 12. Design, build, code, AND compete robots & drones
Ready. Set. Celebrate! We are bringing together all seven sectors for the biggest party of the week. This is your chance to drink, eat, and dance with Baltimore’s leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, students, and everyone in between. $10 ticket includes 2 drink tickets, happy hour food, raffles, and more!
Hear from Baltimore’s own innovators who are using entrepreneurship disciplines to transform Baltimore. These individuals are transforming Baltimore in many different ways, from creating jobs through the art of making/manufacturing, leveraging data and technology to power those on the frontlines of social change, and taking bold approaches to address residential real estate challenges in Baltimore’s neighborhoods.
We are in an era where impact investing is becoming the newest trend in philanthropy and change-making. There is also a sharpened narrative around empowering those closest to challenges with the resources necessary to lead change efforts in addressing said challenges. How do we ensure that the current trend and narrative do not fall short in actually bridging the gap between the financial resources and the need for investments at the local level? This session will focus on best practice models and the challenges of making social innovation accessible through innovative funding practices.
Grab some grub and take a tour of the social enterprise landscape in Baltimore. Social enterprises from the region will have displays around the room and a representative from each organization will be available to answer your questions about their work. Network, co-mingle, and recharge before the second half of Access Day gets underway.
It is generally accepted that data and technology serve as critical tools for innovation. However, we experience shortcomings in how we make these tools accessible to change agents and residents. In this session, we will explore platforms that are working to make data and technology more accessible and relevant.
Hosted by TU Incubator, the EdTech Innovation Showcase celebrates all things edtech and provides the opportunity to network with a high-powered audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and strategic partners. Meet member companies and partner organizations and learn how they are improving education, increasing student engagement, and improving performance through technology.
As the closing event to Business Track Day of Baltimore Innovation Week '19, Startup Grind Baltimore will feature a panel of former athletes who have gone on to start their own businesses. The panel will include, Former Baltimore Raven - Qadry Ismail, Former Baltimore Oriole - Steve Bumbry, Former UVA soccer player - Laura Gaworecki, Former York College lacrosse player - Mike LaRoque, current runners - Thomas Neuberger and Deb Tillett. Learn what made them decide to go the entrepreneur route, rather than just "getting a job". Discover how athletics prepared them for the rigors of owning their own business as well as the difficulties they faced as they made the transition. Whether you are an athlete or not, be inspired that everything you do can prepare you for your future.
While the global marketplace is complex, startups, small businesses, and Solopreneurs can take a few simple steps to improve their chances of success. Startups, small businesses and freelancers will consider how engaging in global markets can increase their chances of building a stable, sustainable business.
The CRM & Loyalty Marketing Symposium presents stories, case studies and experiences from marketing and business professionals about their own CRM programs and initiatives. With this Symposium you will not just hear about a single tool, application or system, but instead learn about the holistic strategy and approach to CRM & Loyalty Marketing taken by the speakers and panel to generate company-wide adoption, success for the business, and most importantly, stronger, more meaningful relationships with their customers.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are focused on developing innovative solutions to pressing problems that can then be commercialized as new products and services or as improvements to existing ones. We have trained and supported companies in the development of SBIR/STTR proposals for different Government agencies. Our SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab combines tailored tutorials, best-in-industry proposal training, mentoring, proposal reviews, and hands-on guidance throughout the process of developing and submitting proposals. The ultimate goal is to improve proposal quality, submissions, and win-rate while building long-term capacity to win government and commercial bids. The SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Learn how to travel, live, and work remote all across the country. The way we think about Co-Working is changing!
What a better way to complete the day than with the Hump Day Happy Hour AND the announcement of who won the Technical.ly RealList of Engineers* Awards! This is a great way to wind down the day, congratulate the RealList Winners, continue conversations, make new friends and connect with those you don’t see often enough. Take in the best 360-degree views of the Baltimore skyline, the Ravens and Orioles Stadium, B&O Railroad and the Horseshoe Casino! Mingle with DEV Day sponsors, exhibitors, participants, and panel members while savoring light food & drinks along with conversations and views of our amazing city!
At the crossroads of higher education and workforce development. Learn how several of our local higher ed institutions are reimagining the role universities play in preparing their graduates to enter the dynamic workforce of the 21st century. We'll discover how institutions are tackling these challenges from both ends of the spectrum whether it's connecting students to local tech companies and their internship opportunities or how one of the most progressive dual graduate programs in the country is leading the change of how we diversify our skillsets and approach our careers.
Technology makes the world go round and there are numerous groundbreaking technologies emerging as game changers which are impacting our everyday lives. We will take a look at how machine learning is advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as how Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have expanded beyond video games to education, marketing, engineering design, space exploration, and healthcare. A fascinating technology still under development; Quantum computing (supercomputing) will also be explored including questions about the 20.4 billion things connected to the internet as the Internet of Things (IoT) as of 2020 will be kept safe and secure.
Join us for this exciting panel to explore how new technology is being used in the products of the future and how it will impact our lives.
Businesses need money to run and startups need it more than those with well-established sales pipelines. Where do most businesses get their funding? Is it through Crowdfunding, Angel Investors, Friend & Family or Grants? Starting a business is hard enough without having to go and find the money to keep things going. Join our panel of experts who will share with you where the funding is and how they found the money to help their businesses grow.
The Made In Baltimore Sourcing & Supplier Fair will feature raw material suppliers, packaging suppliers, contract manufacturers and more, from across the Mid-Atlantic region. Whether you're looking to find a new cut & sew facility for apparel production, new packaging for your food products, a quicker turnaround on labeling or shipping supplies, or a commercial printing connection with a face, your business is guaranteed to find new and exciting opportunities at this expo. Let's strengthen bonds across our region's manufacturing ecosystem and build your business to its greatest potential!
Technology products are impacting the way we live and here is a first-hand opportunity to see many of these innovative and cool technologies and products coming out of MD! Come meet and see the hottest entrepreneurs and products coming out of Baltimore. Emerging technologies range from Medical devices, technical products, and consumer products coming to market, we have startups, early-stage, and emerging companies. Our goal is to expand the knowledge and market the awesome tech-centric business ecosystem which just keeps growing in Baltimore.
Join F³ Tech and thought leaders in agritech, aquatech, and envirotech to explore an exciting emerging market set to transform the agriculture industry and the world. New concepts like automation and robotics, data and analytics, synthetic biology, and vertical farming are transforming the way that food is produced. A growing population, climate change, urbanization, and globalized trade are a few of the megatrends that are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators.The agritech market is forecasted to surge to $20B by 2020, in part due to the enormous challenge of growing 70% more food by 2050 to feed a growing global population. Join us while we explore one of the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs who seek to solve one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today.
Long gone are the days where makers are viewed just hobbyists and tinkerers. Increased access to high-tech equipment and diverse resources have forever changed the maker movement! Resulting in an evolution that has brought about a new crop of entrepreneurs who are creating familiar products in new and more advanced ways. Join us to hear from our panel of technology-based entrepreneurs who are changing the way we view making.
Welcome to 1100 Wicomico. At 105 years-old, 1100 Wicomico is experiencing a resurgence in activity as it reclaims its identity as the economic hub of West Baltimore. Originally the new home of the growing Baltimore Bargain House, it is now outfitted with modern amenities and optimized with multiple floors of office and production space.
Who is your customer? Where are they and how do you reach them? You can’t do one without the other! Identifying your target customer and getting them to notice you are two very different things. There are 5 key things every company should know regarding how to find your true customer. Can you name them all? If not, spend an hour with our expert facilitators who can help you find your customers saving you time and money, and who can't afford to save time and money?
An apprenticeship program is a valuable tool for any team facing a talent gap or working to increase diversity and inclusion, both common scenarios in the tech industry. We’d like to share our success story along with some key factors and takeaways for any other tech teams out there who might be interested in implementing a similar program.
React Native is a modern open-source framework for native app development developed and maintained by the team at Facebook. React Native is a cross-platform development tool, but unlike previous options, React Native uses native platform-specific interface components, making it both easy to program and highly performant.
Settle into your morning with coffee, a chat, and 360 views of the city. Located in the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Pigtown, 1100 Wicomico’s 8th floor is the highest point in the area with completely unobstructed views. While you’re here waking up, take the time to meet your peers and set your plan for the day. There’s a lot to take in!