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Baltimore Innovation Week 2018

Baltimore Innovation Week October 4 - October 11, 2019

Baltimore Innovation Week is an opportunity to connect with the innovation community and learn more about entrepreneurship while celebrating the city of Baltimore
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Track Days

Baltimore Innovation Week is organized into 7 different Track Days (Civic, Explore, Science & Education, Creative & Media, Dev, Business, and Access). You can filter for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons.

Don’t miss BIW18 Coffee and Coworking! Check out our list of participating spaces to register for drop-in coworking and FREE coffee all week! Each day will feature a Coffee Talk and Lunch & Learn so be sure to reserve your tickets when you sign up for drop-in hours.

  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • City experts lead the way as you discover the hidden secrets
    and rich history of your very own city. Think: guided tours, scavenger hunts, and more.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.
  • Where art, technology, and promotion strategies collide. Think: video games, digital art, social networks, and content marketing.
  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, and entrepreneur stories.
  • Discussing diversity and social impact issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.

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Speakers

Angel Johnson


Angel (LaBell) Johnson is a Temple University, Computer Information Systems graduate and has taken life by the reigns. She consistently pushes toward excellence both professionally and personally. Her career started out as a computer developer and has grown into leading technical and mobile app development teams to success for large organizations such as GE Capital, M&M Mars, AKQA, Digitas Health, Travel Channel and Marriott International. She is a self-taught stock market, real estate and cryptocurrency investor and has a love and passion for technology. Angel is currently getting her MBA in Cybersecurity. Angel is happily married with a wild and rambunctious 2-year-old daughter and seeks out opportunities to inspire and motivate others to live their best life.


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James West


Johns Hopkins University Professor James E. West has over 250 patents to his name. He is best known for his work at Bell Labs and  his invention of the electret microphone. Ninety percent of microphones produced annually are his, and can be found in everyday items such as your cellphone. West was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999 for the invention of the electret microphone. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow, and past President, of the Acoustical Society of America, and a Fellow of the IEEE. West was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2006 by President George W. Bush, and is also the proud recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Engineering. In addition to his scientific contributions, West has also served as an advocate for greater diversity in STEM fields serving on the board of countless philanthropic organizations including The Ingenuity Project. Jim is currently working with a local startup, Sonavi Labs, on developing a life- changing smart digital stethoscope with machine-learning algorithms to diagnose respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.


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Gabriel Pendleton


Gabriel is a digital tech evangelist, community builder, and people connector. He is also the co-founder of AudioStaq, a publishing and monetization platform for podcasters. Gabriel is a contributor to Technically Baltimore and former Editor in Chief at BaltimoreGamer.com


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Jake Colvin


As Executive Director of the National Foreign Trade Council's Global Innovation Forum, Jake engages startup, business, and government leaders to elevate the opportunities that exist to be global from Day One, explore the challenges that inhibit success, and emphasize how public policies can support access to the international marketplace. Jake also serves as Vice President for Global Trade and Innovation at NFTC, where he drives key advocacy initiatives around digital trade, innovation and the environment and the Council's engagement in trade bodies including the WTO and APEC. From 2005 until 2008, Jake directed the Council’s USA*Engage coalition, a business effort to promote the benefits of American diplomatic and economic engagement in the world. Jake has written about trade and foreign policy for media including Business Week, Inc. and Politico and has provided analysis for outlets including BBC Radio, CNBC, CNN, NBC News, NPR and Time Magazine.


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Tosin Adegbite


I am a certified product owner (SAFE, CSPO) and PMI certified project manager with over 18 years of professional experience in all aspects of product development. She has a deep passion for providing educational opportunities for all children. She is currently fulfilling that dream by working with a team of product owners for Pearson to build products that provide learning opportunities for children in grades K-12. She is an enthusiastic learner, that is always looking for the next challenge. Tosin actively participates in many community and company outreach programs including Girls love STEM/NSBE and ambassador/mentoring programs at local universities such as the University of Maryland. Tosin holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer and Information Science from Temple University in Philadelphia and is pursuing her MBA at NYU’s Stern school of business. In her free time she enjoys traveling off the beaten path, spending time with her three warrior princess’ and husband and training for the next marathon.


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Wesley Muller


Wesley Muller is a patent attorney with more than fifteen years of intellectual property experience from both private and corporate practice. Wes is currently Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property for Under Armour. In this role, he leads the intellectual property department’s development and execution of the strategy to protect Under Armour’s intellectual property and help achieve their goals. He is also an active participant within the Innovation department, helping develop and form Under Armour’s technology partnerships. Under Armour is one of the largest apparel, footwear and technology companies in the world. Under Armour is headquartered in Baltimore, MD with nearly 16,000 employees world-wide.

Prior to joining Under Armour, Wes worked as Senior Group Patent Counsel for Stanley, Black & Decker, Inc., where he supported the intellectual property work in various divisions within the consumer product business. Wes is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Wes is originally from New Jersey but has been living in the greater Washington/Baltimore area for the past twenty years with his wife and two children. Wes graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and obtained his law degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC. In addition to his professional life, Wes is an active youth hockey and baseball coach.


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Alissa Starzak


Alissa Starzak is the Head of Public Policy at Cloudflare, a web performance and security company that is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare protects and accelerates more than 10 million web properties worldwide, with customers ranging from individual blogs to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Cloudflare, Alissa worked for the U.S government in a variety of national security positions. Most recently, she served as the 21st General Counsel of the Department of the Army, after confirmation by the Senate. Before her appointment as Army General Counsel, Alissa served as the Deputy General Counsel (Legislation) of the U.S. Department of Defense, advising on legal issues with a legislative or congressional component and managing an office of attorneys responsible for developing the Department of Defense legislative program. Prior to moving to the Department of Defense, she served as Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and as an Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of General Counsel. She also worked in private practice in Washington, D.C., and clerked for The Honorable E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

She graduated from Amherst College and the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.


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Gina Carter


Gina Felder-Carter is mother, and wife. Gina has worked in multiple roles within IT upon graduating from Temple University in 2000. Currently she is a Data Analyst at AmeriHealth Caritas. In 2013, she had an opportunity to pursue her passion of digital media. The role as a social media coordinator/ project management for a regional event planning and public relations firm. While serving in this role I quickly learned my passion could potentially align well with my current career.  In 2017 she developed media presence for a couple of restaurants in West Philadelphia. In addition, she continues to enhance her skills by attending several conferences, staying abreast of new technology, and enrolling in free courses.
She has 3 children and enjoys cooking and eating dinner with her family daily.


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Creative Track
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Maryland Institute College of Art
Civic Track
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