Baltimore Design School is a new public middle-high school that focuses on three specific areas of design: Fashion Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design. The Baltimore Design School believes that all students, with good instruction and practice, can learn art and design skills and achieve high standards in their academic programs.
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.
Community management is a fairly new position within the workforce. Our job description is fairly vague and while some days we feel like glorified interns, other days confirm that just how much we love our job. Every once in a while, a group of us get together to learn from one another, share resources and increase the understanding and importance of our roles as community managers.
Startup Maryland is a regional initiative launched out of the Startup America Partnership. Driven from within the startup community, and led by/for entrepreneurs, Startup Maryland is peer-driven and focused on high-growth ventures. Forged on the themes spawned by the national initiative, Startup Maryland strives to connect innovation communities and recognize the importance of founding-entrepreneurs, startup, ramp-up and speedup companies to the innovation economy.
Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel - gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light throughout the course of a game, practice or workout. The technology behind Under Armour's diverse product assortment for men, women and youth is complex, but the program for reaping the benefits is simple: wear HeatGearÂ® when it's hot, ColdGearÂ® when it's cold, and AllSeasonGearÂ® between the extremes. Under Armourâ€™s mission is make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.
Kids with big ideas crave opportunities to build, experiment, take creative risks and purposefully play â€“ but rarely get to make â€œstuffâ€ in school-time settings that satisfies them. Most of these opportunities happens during uppermost grades, as electives â€“ and we believe thatâ€™s far too late. The power of tinkering â€“ a childâ€™s natural state of brainstorming, designing, making, fixing and problem solving â€“ isnâ€™t bound by convention, need or purpose. What and how we teach draws upon discovery â€“ a core value of traditional craft, contemporary design and futuristic digital fabrication. Explore our curriculum with your child â€“ Woodworking, Tinkering, Digital Fabrication, Physical Computing, Sewing, Electricity, and Family Workshops â€“ and see what lights up their brain bulb!
Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn web and software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction. Our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.
The Baltimore Node is a member-run maker space or â€˜hacker spaceâ€™ where people can hack, craft, and make interesting things in a supportive and collaborative environment. Members receive 24/7 access to the space, which is stocked with shared and donated tools and equipment. In addition to the informal exchange of wisdom and experience that comes from simply working in a shared space, the Node sponsors regular workshops and events on a broad range of topics.
This summit is the regionâ€™s premier event in marketing, technology, communications and media. This one-day event will bring together over 300 marketing and communications executives to discuss high-level issues through a series of panels, keynotes, presentations and networking. The event is co-produced by two of the most respected news organizations of their kind in the region: Potomac Tech Wire, the regionâ€™s source for technology news and Capitol Communicator, the regionâ€™s source for marketing and communications news. The themes will focus on emerging technologies and trends in marketing communications. Topics will include: metrics, mobile, social media, multi-platform campaigns, online video campaigns, experiential advertising, B2B, and much more.
Bootstrappers Breakfast is a moderated discussion among peers. About ten per table, the conversation is facilitated to allow founders and entrepreneurs to share their challenges and offer ideas and assistance to others. It's your informal Mastermind group. This is our first meeting in Baltimore. We plan to meet monthly. There is no charge to attend, but each participant buys their own breakfast.
As the state's primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department also promotes the state's many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism.
In 1990, George founded the Flying Dog Brewpub in Aspen, Colorado. From that brewpub to a full-fledged Denver brewery (co-founded by George and his longtime friend and partner, Richard McIntyre**) in 1994, and then to our current state-of-the-art brewing facility in Frederick, Maryland, Flying Dog continues to make sense.
The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) energizes and propels the advancement of technologies with the exchange of ideas, expertise and business and partnership opportunities. The dynamic, member-driven, 501c6 not for profit organization consists of more than 300 tech-focused companies throughout the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore area and serves as a resource for visibility, connections, knowledge, and education for technology companies throughout the region.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
Want to see cool new technology? Want to interact with other cool techies, startups, and business folks? Have some time in the morning? Then come to TechBreakfast, a monthly demo-style event where entrepreneurs, techies, developers, designers, business people, and interested people see showcases on cool new technology in a demo format and interact with each other.
Baltimore - the colorful, diverse city that is Maryland's largest city and economic hub, is known for its beautiful harbor; quirky, distinct neighborhoods; unique museums and the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital to the east and the University of Maryland Medical Center to the west. With the rich history the city boasts however, it's amazing that Baltimore hasn't been deemed one of America's greatest historical destinations.
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the regionâ€™s quality of life. Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance speaks boldly in advancing the idea that arts and culture matter to the current and future success of our region.
The University is an innovative, coeducational, independent institution offering undergraduate and graduate students a career-focused education marked by individualized attention, civility, and respect for difference. The University blends the liberal arts with career exploration and planning, complementing a traditional education with applied learning beyond the classroom. The University meets students where they are and supports and challenges them to become reflective and accomplished individuals committed to a lifetime of learning and contribution.
Alchemy Learning, founded in 2012 in Baltimore MD, is your organizationâ€™s partner in digital education initiatives. We help cultural institutions and organizations expand their educational reach and impact through our award-winning platform, SmartBinder, our support in digital content generation, and our collaborative, mission-driven curriculum initiatives.
MyCity4Her is the nationâ€™s first national standardized and regionally focused media resource fully dedicated to serving the needs of women business owners, women in business and those who wish to connect and conduct business with them. We were founded in April 2007 by a visionary female entrepreneur who recognized the need for a more democratic, effective and affordable approach to visibility, promotion and, access to â€œgame changingâ€ information and inspiration â€“ particularly for independent women business owners.
Welcome to the 7th District. We are very excited for the opportunity to serve the needs of the citizens of Baltimore, specifically those in the 7th District. We have established a very robust, efficient and productive office to meet the challenging concerns of our District. Weâ€™re excited about the opportunity of looking at innovative ways to help Baltimore continue to grow as a city, and to see progress in our communities and neighborhoods. We are here for you, Baltimore, because this is our Home, our City and our Future!
Wham City Lights is a Baltimore-based startup that creates crowd-synced lightshows. Our team and philosophy are equal parts tech, art, music and problem solving. We are devoted to connecting the performer and the audience. In our eighteen short months, millions of people have shared a lightshow with us.
Thereâ€™s healthy. Thereâ€™s tasty. Then thereâ€™s healthy and tasty. At KIND, we believe you deserve bothâ€”we call it our brAND philosophy. Thatâ€™s why youâ€™ll find all of our snacks are pretty much the nirvana of healthful tastiness. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to our standards in the KIND kitchen.
MD Volt Inc., a Maryland based non-profit, was created for the growing number of battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners and enthusiasts in the State of Maryland and surrounding areas. It also celebrates the expanding charging station infrastructure in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Through meetups and events we hope to educate the general public about our experiences.
Goucher College is a selective, private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary, international education, and it is the first college in the nation to make study abroad an undergraduate degree requirement. Empowered by rigorous academics, a close-knit, residential campus community, and hands-on experience in the world, Goucher students graduate as true global citizens.
Baltimore magician Peter Wood creates extraordinary entertainment for corporate events and private parties. His shows are a blend of magic, comedy and (alleged) mind-reading. For over twenty years, companies like Frito-Lay, Lockheed Martin, Adobe and AOL have trusted Peter to dazzle their colleagues and families with unparalleled entertainment. Look for Magician Peter Wood during our Innovation Celebration final event!
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of artâ€”including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.
For over 140 years, Morgan State University has been an important part of the higher education system in Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the nation. Throughout its history, Morgan has served the community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse society. Its designation as Maryland's Public Urban University assures that Morgan will continue to play a prominent role in Maryland's education future.
Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) is an emerging technology incubator located in Odenton, Maryland, adjacent to the gates of Fort Meade and in the heart of intelligence, big data and analytics. Bridging the gap between industry and government, CIC provides expert guidance, business development, and access to valuable networks that accelerate progress on all sides of the innovation equation.
Tech Cocktail is a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify local tech communities and give entrepreneurs a place to get informed, get connected, and get inspired. Tech Cocktail dedicates itself to covering news, how-toâ€™s, up-and-coming startups, and industry trends online, and hosting events in over 20 cities in the US and abroad.
For more than five decades, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the regionâ€™s premier organization of business and civic leaders, has focused the resources of its broad membership on the key issues relating to business climate and quality of life in the Greater Baltimore region. The GBC was organized on Jan. 5, 1955 as an action committee designed to mobilize the commercial, industrial and professional leadership of Baltimore to bring about tangible and rapid improvements in the community.
AKIMBO is an annual festival that showcases Baltimore's professional dance companies and movement artists, from traditional to experimental. AKIMBO events are designed to build community between artists, audiences, and venues and to encourage ongoing relationships for future projects and collaborations.
While the Carey Business School was established in 2007, Johns Hopkins University has been developing business leaders for more than a century. Our business alumni are as diverse as they are successfulâ€”from former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to environmental activist Rachel Carson and author John Barth. Carey is quickly emerging as a leader in business education. Forbes named our Global MBA program one of the 10 most innovative business school programs in world while online grad school guide Graduate Programs ranks the school as a Top 20 business school according to graduate students surveyed.
Engaged in social media and looking for new ideas or interesting connections? The Baltimore Social Media Meetup is the place for you. We will start every meeting with 1/2 hour of hands on followed by a presentation on the latest and end with networking. The group is intended for the full range of professionals involved in Social Media. So if you are new to Social Media, provide Social Media consulting, or develop your corporate Social Media strategy this is the group for you.
Wayne Walsh of The WW Consulting Group presents Entrepreneurs Retreat which is built around the following philosophy: We push so hard towards our entrepreneurial goals, sometimes working all day and night. It's amazing what happens when you "retreat" away from the daily grind to a supportive group in an inspirational setting. You gain not only perspective but motivation and energy to continue the journey. Entrepreneurs Retreat events are a way to empower you to keep forging ahead by connecting you with information, resources and an innovative community. Please join us as we engage in lots of fun, learning and collaboration.