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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.