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Business Track Day

Tuesday, September 16
8am–7pm

Participate in targeted business bootcamps, learn from local leaders on their biggest mistakes, and hear from investors what they're looking for.

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Track Day Events

  • Entrepreneur Boot Camp

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

    Tuesday, September 16, 8:00am–11:00am
  • Regional Investor Roundtable

    A roundtable of out-of-market venture capitalists about making investments in Baltimore and along the Northeast Corridor.

    Tuesday, September 16, 11:30am–1:30pm
  • #Failfest: A Conversation In Failure

    If we want bigger business wins, we can't be afraid for a big loss. Hear from some of the region's most successful entrepreneurs, both in technology and out.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2:30pm–4:30pm
  • Bee in the Buzz Baltimore: Networking with a Twizzzt

    Come join ETC's Beehive and the Baltimore Tech community and discover what the buzz is all about! 30 minutes-3 games-3 new contacts.

    Tuesday, September 16, 5:00pm–7:00pm
ETC
101 N. Haven Street, 3rd Floor

Speakers

  • Tom Kuegler

    Tom Kuegler

    Mr. Tom Kuegler, TK is a Co-Founder, Managing Partner and General Partner at Wasabi Ventures, LLC. Prior to starting Wasabi Ventures, he led the sales efforts at MedAptus and at Amicore where he was instrumental in formulating and creating the sales processes. He has been part of the Internet landscape since 1994. Mr. Kuegler has presented at hundreds of events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.

  • Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

    Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

    Kelly Keenan Trumpbour works to inspire women to become investors in women-led startups. Her website, See Jane Invest helps women understand how and when to invest, and why entering the marketplace as entrepreneurs and investors enables women to express their values, give back to our communities, and model smart risk taking. Her mission is to grow a supportive female investment community in her hometown of Baltimore where she is a member of the Baltimore Angels and a 2014 Washington Pipeline Fellow.

  • 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.

  • Christopher College

    Christopher College

    Mr. College is an experienced capital markets professional skilled at business origination and leading teams to successfully raise debt and equity capital. He has deep expertise in structuring, negotiating, and executing multiple types of transactions including private placements of equity and, senior, subordinated and mezzanine debt. Mr. College has successfully raised over $1.6 billion in 48 transactions for companies in a wide range of industries including: telecom, technology, life sciences, biotech, business services, consumer products, retail, education, and industrial among others.

  • 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.