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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • D. Watkins

    D. Watkins

    D. Watkins is a writer whose work has been published in The Huffington Post, Vice, StopBeingFamous, 1729mag, and Salon. Watkins has been featured on NPR’s Tell Me More, Monday Morning, The Marc Steiner Show, and Huff Post Live. Watkins holds a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Baltimore. He is an adjunct professor at Coppin State University and runs a creative writing workshop at the Baltimore Free School. Watkins' debut memoir “Cook Up” will be published by Grand Central in 2015.