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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.