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The BIW16 Business Conference will provide opportunities to new and established business alike. Apply for the chance to meet purchasing representatives from large local business at Technical.ly Introduced: A curated B2B event. During Lunch&Learn: Workshop Your Business, early-stage founders and aspiring entrepreneurs can sit with the experts to discuss topics like Building a Business Plan, Valuations and Perfecting Your Pitch.

Track Day Events

  • Technical.ly Introduced: A curated B2B event

    There are a surplus of opportunities in Baltimore to meet local startups. The real challenge for some of these successful entrepreneurs is meeting their next client, the decision makers at large corporations. Join us and get the opportunity to meet some of these large businesses and pitch your product or service to members of their purchasing departments.

    Thursday, September 29, 8:30am–11:00am
  • Lunch&Learn: Workshop Your Business

    In these hands-on, interactive workshops, learn from professionals how to better your business with feedback that is specific to you. Get help with the formal language of your business plan. Receive real time feedback on your VC pitch, before you're in front of potential investors. Create a solid marketing statement and brand for your particular product, service, etc…and more!

    Thursday, September 29, 11:00am–2:00pm
  • Beta City 2016

    Betamore and Sagamore Ventures present Beta City: an annual event that recognizes and celebrates leaders, makers and innovators in Baltimore. Beta City brings together Baltimore’s greatest minds for a full day of pitches, startup demos and a celebration of our growing community.

    Thursday, September 29, 3:00pm–10:00pm


  • Richard May

    Richard May

    Richard is the visionary Chairman of Innovation Village Baltimore, a multi-sector partnership anchored by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Coppin State University, City of Baltimore, and State of Maryland to revitalize West Baltimore through economic inclusion, equitable access to

  • Craig Bandes

    Craig Bandes

    Craig Bandes, 45, President & CEO of Pixelligent Technologies since 2009. Mr. Bandes has over 20 years of experience as a CEO, entrepreneur, and angel investor building companies in the technology, defense and professional services industries. Since joining as CEO, Pixelligent has been refocused,

  • Stephen Auvil

    Stephen Auvil

    Stephen Auvil is the senior vice president for technology transfer and commercialization at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). In this role, he is responsible for overseeing TEDCO’s funding programs. He is also responsible for other programs that foster the transfer of

  • David Lanter

    David Lanter

    David Lanter, Ph.D., GISP, CISA Director – Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security Programs, Temple University. David recently joined the faculty of Temple University’s Fox School of Business in the Management Information Systems Department as director of the Information Technology and

  • Deborah Tillett

    Deborah Tillett

    Marketing and General Management for technology companies; both early stage and start-up. Computer game executive since 1989.

    Specialties: Entrepreneurship, start-up strategy and resources, international sales and marketing for technology with an emphasis on computer games. Experience in the Middle East and globally.

Track Presented by

  • SmartLogic
  • Saul Ewing

Track Supported by

  • ETC

Track Collaborators

  • Temple University
  • Kaiser Permanente