Business

Participate in targeted business bootcamps for early stage entrepreneurs, get hands-on advice from experts and learn from local leaders on their biggest mistakes and what they've learned.

Friday, October 2 10:30am–6pm

Track Day Events

  • Entrepreneur Boot Camp

    Geared towards early stage entrepreneurs, this fast paced boot camp will feature experts ready to teach you the basics of starting your business.

    Friday, October 2, 10:30am–12:30pm
  • Lunch&Learn: Workshop Your Business

    When starting a business, there’s usually not a lot of money, but a ton of questions. Wish you could hire a consultant or expert to help you perfect your business without a big paycheck? These Lunch&Learn workshops are perfect for the early stage business owner looking to get specific feedback and advice for their business.

    Friday, October 2, 12:30pm–4:00pm
  • #Failfest

    In this off-the-cuff, unfiltered and unapologetic event, we’ll hear from a variety of speakers about their past failure(s) and what they’ve learned along the way. Sometimes it takes a lot of failed attempts before you get to that one-in-a-million idea that will launch you to success.

    Friday, October 2, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Speakers

  • Smitha Gopal

    Smitha Gopal

    Smitha is the CEO of Eyemaginations, a Baltimore company that creates visual patient education software to help doctors and patients communicate with each other. Prior to joining Eyemaginations in 2006, Smitha worked at a boutique investment bank. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the

  • Patrick Rife

    Patrick Rife

    Patrick Rife has always followed a creative thread throughout his life. Although relatively new to entrepreneurship, Patrick's early work as an artist and musician greatly influence his entrepreneurial pursuits. For him, being an entrepreneur goes hand in hand with creating a vision that

  • Jeff Jacobson

    Jeff Jacobson

    Co-Founder and CMO, Kinglet. Born and raised in Baltimore yet schooled in New Orleans and New York, Jeff should have the most bizarre accent in history. Fortunately, all the drinking and eating had a reversing effect and left him accent-less. Jeff holds a BS in Finance from Tulane University and

  • Seth Shuldiner

    Seth Shuldiner

    Seth Shuldiner joined the Maryland Venture Fund as an Investment Analyst in March 2013. Prior to MVF, Seth began his career working at Community Analytics, an angel-backed startup in the Baltimore area specializing in influence marketing and information services primarily for the healthcare

  • Stephen Auvil

    Stephen Auvil

    Stephen Auvil is the senior vice president for technology transfer and commercialization at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). In this role, he is responsible for overseeing TEDCO’s funding programs. He is also responsible for other programs that foster the transfer of

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