AM Schedule

7:00am – 8:00am Exhibitor Registration & Set-up

8:00am – 8:30am Attendee Registration & Networking – Complimentary Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am Welcoming Remarks & Morning Keynote Speaker

Speaker: George Davis, Francis Smyth
Keynote Speaker: Guy Filippelli, Forcepoint

Track 4: Key 10

9:45am – 10:45am Successful Entrepreneur: The Winning Pitch

What does it take to give a winning pitch? Come hear a winning pitch from an entrepreneur as well as feedback from the founder on why they invested in the company.

Moderator: Moss Amer, Maryland Venture Fund

Speakers:
Carolyn Yarina, Sisu Global Health
Jacob Vogelstein, Camden Partners Nexus

10:45am – 11:00am Networking Break / Exhibit Hall (Key 1-8)

11:00am – 12:00pm Women & Minorities: Fast Pitch Edition

Just you, the microphone, and an audience! How well can you communicate the value of your business in 3 minutes? The session provides 6-8 entrepreneurs the opportunity to give a three-minute pitch to a group of Angel investors. Others are invited to watch the pitches and to hear feedback on the pitches from the investors.

Moderator: Kiesha Haughton, Maryland Women’s Business Center

Speakers:
Christy Wyskiel, JHU Technology Ventures
Liz Sara, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
Amita Shukla, Founder & CEO, Vitamita
Dan Roche, Mentor in Residence, JHU
Angela Singleton, TEDCO

Lunch

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch – Grab A Box! Expand Your Circle! & Keynote Speaker (Key 1-8)

Speakers: George Davis, Chris Kaselemis, Mike Gill
Keynote Speaker: Michael McDevitt, Terra’s Kitchen

Track 4: Key 10

1:30pm – 2:30pm Cybersecurity & Tech: Fast Pitch Edition

Just you, the microphone, and an audience! How well can you communicate the value of your business in 4 minutes? The session provides up to 8 attendees the opportunity to give a three-minute pitch to a group of Angel investors. Others are invited to watch the pitches and to hear feedback on the pitches from the investors.

Moderator: Christé Spiers, Maryland Department of Commerce

Speakers:
Ron Gula, Gula Tech Adventures
Amit Mehra, Dingman Angels
Julianne Hemmingway, Machen Capital
Shelley Lombardo, Evergreen Advisors
Phil Jung, Maryland Venture Fund

2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break / Exhibit Hall (Key 1-8)

2:45pm – 3:45pm Life Science: Fast Pitch Edition

Just you, the microphone, and an audience! How well can you communicate the value of your business in 4 minutes? The session provides 6-8 life science companies the opportunity to give a four-minute pitch to a group of investors. Others are invited to watch the pitches and to hear feedback on the pitches from the investors.

Moderator: Judy Costello, BioHealth Innovation

Speakers:
R. Jacob Vogelstein, Camden Partners
Reza Mazhari, Strategic Alliances, Novartis
Julie Drapier, Next Gen Venture Partner
Chris Jeffers, Mintz Levin
Arti Santhanam, TEDCO

3:45pm – 4:00pm Networking Break / Exhibit Hall (Key 1-8)

PM Schedule

4:00pm – 5:00pm Crowdsourced Asset Map

Over the past 10 years, a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem has emerged as a next great chapter in Maryland’s storied business history. Founders, academic institutions, technology companies large and small, accelerators, venture firms, and future thinkers have shaped Maryland into a powerful, profound entrepreneurial State.

With this session and your participation, we hope to provide the beginnings of an aggregated asset map for getting into and navigating the people and places that are building MD businesses. As ardent believers in collective wisdom, we will work with conference attendees on creating an outline of an aggregated Maryland Business Asset Map.

Moderator: Tommy Luginbill, College of Southern MD

Speakers:
Ronald W. Kaese, TEDCO
Bret Schreiber, Commerce

5:00pm – 7:00pm Closing Reception – Incubation Challenge Award Announcement

Speakers: John Wasilisin