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Business Track Day

Tuesday, September 16
7am–6pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jason Hardebeck

    Jason Hardebeck

    Engineer by training and entrepreneur by calling, Jason is the Managing Director of DreamIt Baltimore. He is the cofounder of the Baltimore Foundery, an industrial-grade campus for makers. Jason has spent the past 20 years in senior management roles in a variety of Internet software and renewable technology startups. He was the founder and CEO of WhoGlue, a social networking company that he sold to Facebook in 2011.

  • 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.

  • 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.