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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

  • 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.

  • Paul Palmieri

    Paul Palmieri

    Paul Palmieri joined NEA as a Venture Advisor in 2014, focused on technology, media and consumer internet. Mr. Palmieri is a successful entrepreneur, investor and operator in the internet space - most notably in the mobile ecosystem. As an entrepreneur, he is the co-founder of Millennial Media (NYSE:MM), where he was Chairman and CEO for seven years and guided the company from startup through a successful public offering and well into operating as a public company.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.