SPEAKERS:

Elizabeth Hecker

Attorney, Ballard Spahr

Scott Garber

Operations Director and Managing Partner, Operations Director, Baltimore Angels and Managing Partner, Early Light Ventures

Matt Gittleman

Sr. Associate, Blu Ventures

AMITA SHUKLA

FOUNDER & CEO, VITAMITA

Deb Tillett

President and Executive Director, Emerging Technology Centers (ETC)

Carl N. Grant, III

EVP, Business Development, Cooley, LLP

Christian Souza

Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank

Drew Cohen

CEO, Zuul

Ann Quinn

Principal, Quinn Strategy Group

Mckeever Conwell

Manager, Seed Portfolio Development, TEDCO

Kate Krupey

President, CoreBlue Advisory

Brittany Sickler

Senior Innovation Policy Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration

Frank Glover

Lead Director, Seed Investment Fund, TEDCO

Heather Gramm, CEcD

Senior Director, Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship, Maryland Department of Commerce

Angie Collier

Director of Business Development & Marketing, Aronson LLC

John A. Davis

General Manager & CEO, SBIR Resource Center (R)

Anne Balduzzi

Director, Advisory Services, TEDCO

Kapila Ratnam

General Partner, NewSpring Capital

Alex Antoniou, MD|MBA|MA

Medical Director of Innovation & Director of Corporate Venture, CareFirst BCBS

Tien Wong

CEO, Opus8, Inc.

Brandon Mason

Business and Technology Specialist, Maryland SBDC

Luke Cooper, Founder @ Fixt

CEO, Fixt Inc

Jacqueline M. Baker

Director of AARP Innovation Labs, Innovation Programming , AARP Innovation Labs

Neil Davis

Director, Entrepreneurial Development, TEDCO

John Gossart

Co-Founder and COO, Goodworld

Anish Sebastian

Co-founder and CEO , Babyscripts

Juan Pablo Segura

President and Co-Founder, Babyscripts

Brian Darmody

CEO, Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Annastasiah Mudiwa Mhaka, PhD

Co-Founder & President , Alliance for AI in Healthcare

Lisa First-Willis

President & CEO, Trigger Transformation, Inc.

Jacob Hsu

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyte

Mark W. Gent

Director, Venture Investments, Abbott Ventures

Kolaleh Eskandanian

Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Children's National Health Sys

Tina C. Williams-Koroma

President/CEO, TCecure

Jessica Reynolds

Sr. Director, Office of International Investment and Trade, Maryland Department of Commerce

Gigi Schumm

Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales, ThreatQuotient

John Gustin

Assistant Director, TEDCO's Maryland Innovation Initiative

Ebony Stocks

Executive Vice President, prince George's County Economic Development Corporation

Anthony Millin

Chair, NEXT/Shulman Rogers

Mike Leffer

Principal, Squadra Ventures

Marco A. Chacón

Founder, Paragon Bioservices, Inc.

Bill Collier

Associate , TEDCO Seed Fund

Timothy Guinan 3rd

Co-Founder, Givhero

Michael O. Willis

Dr., Kaiser Permanente

Vennard Wright

CIO/VP of Operations, Iron Bow Technologies

James S Gammie, MD

Chief & Professor, Cardiac Surgery , University of Maryland Medical Center

Deborah Jordan

Senior Design Thinker, AARP

Gary Evans

Executive Director, MD Defense Technology Commercialization Center

Susan Banks

Director, Dorchester County Economic Development

Dawn Musil

Founder, Hivelend

Julie Lenzer

Chief Innovation Officer, University of Maryland

Olessia Smotrova

President/CEO, OST Global Solutions, Inc.

Mark Walsh

Managing Director, Ruxton Ventures, LLC

Greg Crimmins

CEO, Founder, Remedy Plan Therapeutics

Kimberly Morales

Director, Marketing Communications, Outback Steakhouse

Murat Kalayoglu

Chief Executive Officer, Cartesian Therapeutics

Liz Sara

Chairwoman of the Board, National Women's Business Council

Kyp Sirinakis

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Epidarex Capital

Nigel Smith

Director, Hatchery Ventures , AARP Innovation Labs

Dr. Michael Tangrea

Senior Scientific Director, LifeBridge Health

Martha P. Jimenez

Senior Business Counselor, Maryland Women's Business Center

Abba David Poliakoff

Partner, Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Elizabeth Good Mazhari

President, Transition Health Ventures

Charles Andres

Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC

Chichi Nyagah-Nash

Director of the Department of General Services, City of Baltimore

Laura Neuman

Entrepreneur, Self-employed

Kelly M. Schulz

Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce

Sam Glickstein

CEO, Biotrophics

Angela Singleton

Manager, Pre-Seed Builder Fund, TEDCO

Mike Thielke

Executive Director, F³ Tech Accelerator

Jaci Tomek

Managing Partner, TomahawX Technologies LLC

Violet Apple

Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Angie Duncanson

Senior Business Counselor/Trainer, Maryland Women's Business Center

Sally Sternbach

MTC VMS Managing Committee, Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services

Stephen Auvil

Executive Vice President, Operations and Programs, TEDCO

John Zurawski

Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

Robert Lord

President and Co-Founder, Protenus

Arti Santhanam

Director, Maryland Innovation Initiative, TEDCO

Wayne Schepens

Managing Director, LaunchTech Communications

Justin Klein

Founder and Managing Partner, Vensana Capital

Chris Hlubb

Principal, American Salmon Aquafarms, Inc.

Myra Norton

President and COO, Arena

Ernesto Chanona, Ph.D.

Manager, Business & Innovation Development, Maryland Department of Commerce

Dan Gincel

Executive Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, TEDCO

Bill Niland

CEO, NeoProgen

Tammi Thomas

Vice President, Marketing, TEDCO

Claire Broido Johnson

Managing Director , University System of Maryland Momentum Fund

Mary Morris

Director, Baltimore Fund, University of Maryland, Baltimore

M. Jason Brooke

Co-Founder & General Counsel, Vasoptic Medical Inc.

Dawn Medley

Senior Vice President, FSC First

Emily P. English, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Gemstone Biotherapeutics

Chris Panagiotopoulos

Chief Technology Officer, LifeBridge Health

Bob Ackerman

Founder and Managing Director , AllegisCyber Capital

Greg Laird

Co-Founder, Accelevir Diagnostics

Ken McCreedy

Senior Director, Cyber and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce

Dan Dawes

Co-founder & CEO, Response Labs

Richard A. Bendis

Founder, President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, Inc., BioHealth Innovation

Shivani Paleti

Student, University of Maryland, College Park