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Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Tuesday, September 16
7:00am–10:00am

Have an awesome idea but not quite sure what you need to get started? Join us at our Entrepreneur Boot Camp to find out all you need to know!

Experts will provide the building blocks for constructing the foundational, legal elements of intellectual property, trademarking, litigation, accounting and more.

Programmed for entrepreneurs and business owners poised for growth.

Hot Breakfast included!!

Event Emceed By: Omar Muhammed, Morgan State University

Schedule at a Glance*

8:00a: Doors open, breakfast, networking

8:40: Welcome

8:45: Get Your First 1,000 Customers - Len Markidan, Groove

9:20: Protecting Your IP - Jacqueline Allen, Saul Ewing

9:55: First Step Towards Investment - Randy Domolky, Liquid Capital Group

10:30: Big Idea "Lightning" Presentations

  • Tax Status - Byron Patrick, Simplified Innovations
  • Using Insurance to Help Launch and Grow Your Business - Melissa Burk, Diversified Insurance Industries
  • Bootstrapping Your (Software) Product the Right Way - Flip Sasser, BackForty

11:00: Thank You and Networking

11:30: Event Close

This event is part of the Business Track Day.

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Speakers

  • Flip Sasser

    Flip Sasser

    Flip Sasser A Baltimore almost-native, Flip is Head of Product at OrderUp where he focuses on translating transforming problems in delivery and customer experience into awesome software. He also has a family and a dog and a VW TDI he may have to return.

    When you need a product team (and, incidentally, what it should do) The need for a product team usually becomes clear only after it's been met - which kinda sounds like business as usual at a startup. BUT, a growing company that waits too long is missing important opportunities to move their offering to the next level. This talk will introduce you to the idea of Separation of Product & Technology and discuss when and why it should happen for your startup. If you dream of a world where the customers' needs are always met and your engineers get enough sleep at night, this talk is for you. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you should still attend for the Office Space references.

  • Omar Muhammed

    Omar Muhammed

    Omar S. Muhammad is an “Entrepreneur” & Director of the Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC) located at the Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management on the campus of Morgan State University. He is responsible for developing, fundraising, and managing innovative entrepreneurial initiatives.

  • Byron Patrick

    Byron Patrick

    Byron graduated from Salisbury University in 1999, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. He gained experience in both auditing and tax work at a local CPA firm in Annapolis, Maryland, as a staff accountant. As Director of Information Technology, Byron facilitated the growth of remote work forces and offices, all while maintaining a centralized IT infrastructure and providing high level of support for all employees of the firm. This design and implementation established his team as an industry leader for the use of technology in CPA firms. Byron’s background as both a CPA and a technologist allows him to close the gap that typically exists between the needs of CPA firms and technology’s ability to deliver the solutions. Byron is a Past Chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) as well as a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) council.

  • Melissa Burk

    Melissa Burk

    Melissa Burk has been a licensed Property and Casualty and Life and Health Insurance Broker since 1995. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), is currently in the process of earning the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, and, in addition, is pursuing the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification. Drawing on her experience, Melissa works with clients to identify, analyze, control, transfer and manage their risk and utilizes her superior carrier relationships to provide the best possible coverage and terms to her clients. In recent years, Melissa has developed a specialty in Technology and Cyber Liability after identifying that this segment was underserved by the insurance industry. She is committed to helping technology businesses, startups, and those with cyber liability exposures properly protect themselves, attract investors and clients, and position themselves for growth.

  • Len Markidan

    Len Markidan

    Len Markidan is a marketer whose work has led to more than $200M in sales, funding and acquisitions for his clients. He advises businesses ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies on a variety of marketing and growth challenges. His work has appeared in TechCrunch, The Next Web, USA Today, Inc. and more.

  • Jacqueline Allen

    Jacqueline Allen

    Jacqueline Allen is an attorney at Saul Ewing LLP and concentrates her practice in general business and commercial law. She counsels clients in mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial finance, private offerings of debt and equity securities, and life science transactions. Jacqueline has experience representing public companies, privately owned and managed companies, nonprofit organizations and start-up companies and provides general counsel to these organizations regarding corporate matters.

  • Randy Domolky

    Randy Domolky

    Mr. Domolky is the Founder and Managing Director for Liquid Capital Group. He is a seasoned technology and venture capital executive with over 20 years of experience in senior management, business development and financial roles. Mr. Domolky has extensive experience building and maintaining over $100 million of venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds for institutional, municipal and individual investors.