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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

Akilah Lindler


Akilah Lindler is a Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University. She is currently an IT Consultant working in the private sector creating websites for background screenings. She has worked for privately held fortune 500 companies in the areas of Distributions, Capital Markets, Banking and Real-Estate. Akilah is also the owner of The Lindler Consulting Group; an events planning consulting firm based in Philadelphia. She is an advocate for diversity initiatives and has become a catalyst for change by closely working with small businesses, faith based organizations, community organizations, non-profits, and other power influencers. With over 19 years of business acumen in the corporate world, Akilah became an advocate for women in business that want to become successful entrepreneurs. Akilah furthered her business talents and partnered with a group of successful African American entrepreneurs to produce and become a cast member for “Makin’ It Philly.” "Makin' It Philly", an independently produced docu-series that depicts the lives of African American entrepreneurs coming together to form Palmieri Jeans that aired on Bounce TV. The show gave inspiration and hope to families that shared her background. "Knowing who you are and where you come from is important to building your future success! Akilah has professional affiliations to Destined for a Dream Foundation, Temple University Black Alumni, National Action Network, New Born Productions, Toastmasters, Nicetown Community Development Center, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Women of Faith & Hope, Network of Women in Computer Technology, National Association for Female Executives, Black Data Processing Association and National Black MBA Association, Inc. She is featured in many publications and received numerous awards including a citation from the City of Philadelphia and 2016 American Black Film Festival finalist for VH1 Storytellers Workshop. Akilah attributes her merit to her mother and the many great women in her community that has helped to cultivate her life through mentoring. Currently, Akilah is working as a contributor to several media outlets and working on her technology book entitled "Stems and Olive Branches" which will be released in 2018. She is also working on a future project for the depiction of race and equality of Catholic School Girls and several short films to launch in 2020.


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Curtis Funderburk


President and CEO of System Integrity, LLC located in Baltimore; Curtis Funderburk is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a Cisco Certified Networking Instructor.

With over 25 years of design and maintenance experience, he served as a Systems and Test Engineer for corporation like Verizon and Dupont, as well as; the National Institutes of Health, the Food and the Drug Administration and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer in Washington, DC.

He is most proud of his accomplishments as an Instructor at the Veterans Education & Training Center in Washington; where he mentored and trained over 50 military veterans to obtain their network industry certifications and improve their chances of gaining employment after serving our country.


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Jacob Hsu


Jacob is the CEO of Catalyte, a software engineering services company that uses AI to identify anyone with the aptitude, regardless of background, to become a software developer. His time leading Catalyte is dedicated to reawakening the American dream while also fulfilling the technology industry’s biggest challenge: finding the right talent to scale digital innovation. Jacob is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was named as one of the world’s Top 12 CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine.


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David Carberry


Dave is the Founder and CEO of Enradius, One of the BBJ’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. He started his career in radio and television advertising sales and went on to help grow a regional web design shop. Spawning products like Targetware.com. Later he went on to lead the search division at Advertising.com Dave is always looking forward to helping businesses with creative targeting solutions. Driving successful client results with data is his passion.


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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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Nicole Hayes


Nicole Hayes is the Regional Director for CarNow, the fastest growing autmotive technology company in history. CarNow is transforming the way dealers communicate and transact with customers. CarNow’s tools are built on a unique software architecture that provides dealers the ability to have their consumers get all of their questions answered within seconds as well as complete all of the details of buying a car online within a dealers current website- therefore saving the consumers time in the dealership.

Nicole has over 15 years of experience in the automotive digital landscape working within every facet of buisness including the vendor, agency and dealership side. Nicole was a graduate of Towson University where she played college lacrosee and graduated with a Major in Mass Communications and a Minor in buisness, she now lives in Harford County with her 3 kids and husband.


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Matthew Stanton


Matt Stanton has over 20 years of experience in directing public policy for elected officials, non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Matt is currently Vice President, Global Public Policy for Under Armour. In this role he leads the formation and implementation of Under Armour public policy strategy at the local, state, federal and international levels. 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, Matt had an extensive career in the public and private sectors. As Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility for Beam Suntory, the third largest spirits company in the world with iconic brands like Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Courvoisier and Laphroaig, Matt led the government affairs function and managed social responsibility strategy. Before Beam Suntory, Matt was Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Fortune Brands, a diverse consumer goods company with brands like Master Lock, Moen faucets, Titleist golf, as well as many beverage alcohol brands. Prior to his work in the private sector, Matt worked on Capitol Hill for various members of Congress, helping them implement their legislative agenda. Matt is a native Washingtonian. He received his undergraduate degree from Catholic University of America and his law degree from American University Washington College of Law. Matt lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Katie and their six children.


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Andrew Wichmann


I am a patent lawyer who enjoys the technical rigour of patent prosecution while also embracing the world of art and design. My clients have included startups and early stage companies as well as members of the Fortune 100. I have experience in a range of technical fields, including artificial neural networks, integrated circuits, FinTech, medical devices, wearables, and EdTech. The non-technical side of my practice includes the protection of designs and other creative works through the prosecution of design patents, trademark and trade dress rights, and copyright registrations.

I frequently counsel early stage companies emerging from universities and government research labs on IP licensing and patenting strategies. In the context of corporate M&A or IP acquisitions, I advise on the ownership, validity, scope, and enforceability of IP assets, as well as conduct freedom-to-operate analyses.


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