Leo Khin is a Founder, Thought Leader, and Advisor to some of the best and brightest CEO’s, Presidents, Owners, and Entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC and Baltimore regions. With a natural passion for entrepreneurship he's had since childhood, Leo has founded multiple startups focused on technology and social impact. Along with being the Chapter Director for StartupGrind Baltimore, Leo is deeply involved in the local tech and startup communities. He is the Venture Advisor and a Lead Mentor for AccelerateDC, a MIT based mentorship program that aims to influence and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. He is currently the Cofounder of AMPlus, a Partner at Gratii, and sits on the Board of Advisors for various startups in the region. His passion is connecting people, and helping founders take their startups from vision to realization.
Brian is currently the COO of Startup Grind. He has over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services. Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer.
Deb Tillett currently serves as the President and Executive Director of ETC (Emerging Technology Centers). Ms. Tillett is responsible for management and oversight of the City of Baltimore’s Technology and innovation center. In that role she provides the guidance, leadership and resources necessary for entrepreneurs to start, grow and succeed with their businesses.
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
The Baltimore Business Journal is a division of American City Business Journals, the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, with 40 papers across the country and reaching millions of readers a day.
Betamore is a member-based community of startups, creatives, learners, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Their campus houses some of Baltimore’s brightest web/mobile startups and also house a vibrant coworking community of investors, freelance designers and developers, lawyers, and other entrepreneurs. Betamore also houses an intense, career-oriented educational program called the Academy. Winter courses launch in Feb '14 (http://betamore.com/academy/)
CoFoundersLab is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs with one of the hardest, yet most critical, pieces to starting a new business: finding the right co-founder(s). Whether you’re looking to join a startup, seeking someone else to join your venture, or open to either, CoFoundersLab can help. CoFoundersLab does the matchmaking process via two services: an online matching platform at CoFoundersLab.com and in-person events in various cities (including Boston!).
Founded in Baltimore in 1985, Living Classrooms Foundation has grown into an educational and economic force that combines one of the city's most cherished assets - its beautiful and historic harbor - with some of its most overlooked - the thousands of bright, ambitious children and young adults who are struggling to succeed against terrible odds. What began with one program in one city has grown into dozens of programs across a region that now encompasses Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.
MissionTix, a Baltimore-based online ticketing service, has catered to promoters, venues and festivals since 2001, offering lower service fees, marketing strategy and support and personalized customer service. MissionTix services include: traditional paperless ticketing with access to our iPhone app and mobile website; assigned seating; box-office support; linked access to promote your event through your very own social media platforms; and in-house web design and marketing.
SocialToaster® makes it easy for a brand to engage with its most active supporters and to keep them engaged by taking the work out of the sharing process. Using our patented technology, supporters of a brand sign up for a fan program to become a “Super Fan” where they can earn points and rewards for their ongoing participation.
TalentAttach is a people finding agency. We find people through methods recruiting, marketing and business development. Our team delivers an organization building process called ‘One @ A Time’. Where we focus on each person that is reached through our recruiting marketing and sales efforts as to strengthen relationships, market-share and revenue. This metrology was developed by the founder, Tim Savage, from his experience in recruiting, marketing and business development.
We build lifelong relationships with people through social media, social events, serving the community and authentically being apart of people’s lives. Our clients benefit from these relationships for building their teams, business development and collaboration. The difference is we are completely relationship focused. The relationships we build are with the best people in their industry and profession. By retaining TalentAttach you will benefit from the holistic effect of effectively meeting and building with the best people you can work with.
TechBreakfast is a free monthly breakfast get-together for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, business people, and interested people to share their cool innovations and tech demos, There are no speakers, just people like you learning from other people like you. No boring presentations or speakers who drone on. This is a "show and tell" true to the "show me, don't tell me" mentality. Starting in the Mid-Atlantic region, the TechBreakfast is now the largest monthly tech event in the nation with over 7000 members and 1500+ regular attendees across our meetup locations in Baltimore, Columbia, DC, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, NY, Triangle, and Silicon Valley and growing at 200 members per month!
Technically Baltimore is a local technology news organization dedicated to how innovation is impacting the region. To do so, the site, which is part of the Technical.ly network, focuses its coverage, conversation and events on three broad areas: (a) Entrepreneurship and business innovation for job growth/retention (b) Smarter workforce and opportunities for digital access/education (c) Civic hacking and workflow management for govt policy/reform
TowsonGlobal is Towson University’s business incubator. As part of the Division of Innovation and Applied Research, we provide business development support to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups in the region. We are mixed use with specialties in international business and education technology (EdTech). We offer resident membership (includes office space) and associate/virtual membership.
Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of two distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital and Startup Incubation. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed.