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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

  • Shahab Kaviani

    Shahab Kaviani

    Shahab leads product and marketing strategy at Onevest. Prior to Onevest, Shahab was Co-Founder and CEO at CoFoundersLab where he built the largest community of entrepreneurs in the world. Prior to CoFoundersLab, Shahab co-founded and operated HyperOffice for over 7 years to become a leading cloud collaboration software company serving more than 150,000 customers worldwide before its successful exist.

  • McKeever Conwell

    McKeever Conwell

    Mckeever E. Conwell, 2nd aka Mac is a Baltimore native that attended Morgan State University where he majored in Computer Science. In October of 2009 Mac decided to start his first Tech Startup, Given.to, along with 2 friends from college. The Given.to team went through two accelerators, Accelerate Baltimore followed by NewMe Accelerator, where he was later named entrepreneur in residence helping the following class through the program. After working hard to make Given.to a great product, Mac and his team failed and Given shut down in 2014 after 4 years. But, with that failure Mac learned a lot which lead to his latest venture RedBerrry (with 3 r’s) which was recently accepted into Dreamt Ventures in Philadelphia. Mac has been a guess on Huffington Post live several times and his companies have been featured in many media outlets such as USA Today, Washington Post, BET, CNN Headline News, Black Enterprise and many more.

  • Chris Tonjes

    Chris Tonjes

    A native of New York City, Chris has over 20 years of IT experience, including working in finance, wireless communications, and government. Chris has a broad based background supporting mainframe applications, middleware, web and mobile applications, and large-scale enterprise resource planning projects.

  • 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.

  • Valerie Gaydos

    Valerie Gaydos

    Valerie is an active angel investor and Founder of the Angel Venture Forum. She has been involved with many start-up companies in the areas of operational development and strategic planning for more than 20 years. She is the founder and president of Capital Growth, Inc. (CGI) which was founded in 1994 as a venture capital data and information publishing company. CGI currently specializes in business building and actively invests in early stage companies. From 2004-2007 Valerie served as President of the Pennsylvania Angel Network. She also served as director of the Private Investors Forum (Philadelphia) and founded the Angel Venture Forum (AVF), an ad hoc group of angel investors in the Mid-Altantic region. She is a member of the Lancaster Angel Network, serves on the Policy Committee of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and is the director the Accelerator For Commercialization of Technology (ACT) initiative at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship.