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Baltimore Innovation Week 2018

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

Interested in sponsoring Baltimore Innovation Week? Check out our BIW18 Sponsorship Prospectus for more information on impact, various packages and opportunities. Reach out to cmonroe@etcbaltimore.com for more info.

Event Submission Deadline is Friday, September 21st
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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.

Map of Events

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Speakers

Kevin Kristofco


Co-Host: TitleTown Sound Off, a podcast for Green Bay Packers fans. A weekly podcast featuring original content and listener interaction.

As the Director of Day to Day Operations at Enradius, I have the unique opportunity to apply what I learn at work to my own personal project.


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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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Mark McTamney


Mark is the Founder/CEO of IsItGood, the social community and personalized recommendation platform for podcasts. IsItGood was 1 of 7 companies selected to the Accelerate Baltimore 2018 cohort and was awarded the program's grand prize of $125,000 in seed capital in June 2018. As part of the management team of his last local startup, Parking Panda, he led the company from zero to $30M+ AGR, 40+ employees, 2+ million paying customers, $11M+ in venture capital raised, and successfully acquired in 2017. Mark has a JD/MBA from the University of Baltimore and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Elena Hearty


Elena Hearty graduated from the University of Virginia in Y2K with a BS in Computer Science. Since then, she spent over fifteen years of her career focused on online advertising, which afforded her the opportunity to explore everything from mobile app development to big data solutions running in the cloud. This experience left her with a fascination for what makes audiences tick, so in 2017, Elena left her position as an architect at Oath to pursue this interest full-time at ICX Media, a video analytics startup in Washington, DC. There, she puts her varied expertise to good use providing insight into the behavior of social media users.


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Chip Dizárd


Chip Dizárd is an accomplished speaker, leader, and serial entrepreneur who travels the world teaching others how to achieve their goals through the use of technology and media. As the founder and lead cinematographer at Chip Dizárd Weddings, he’s leveraged his expertise in photography and social media to build a wildly popular and profitable brand. Before becoming a professional photographer, Chip led a thriving career in media and education. He holds a degree in Communication and Media Production from Coppin State University and has taught media production, photography, and videography courses at the high school and college levels. For 8 years, he served as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77 and is also a former web designer for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. Because of the excellent quality of his work as a photographer, Chip was named a Munaluchi Bride Rising Star and Coterie Ambassador, and he’s also a Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner. His images have been featured in notable media outlets such as CNN, Forbes.com, Essence.com, and The Huffington Post. The common denominator in all of Chip’s work has been a love for teaching and mentoring, making his career as a speaker a natural evolution of his brand. A high-energy speaker with an exuberant personality, he’s shared his insights on photography, entrepreneurship, and social media marketing at conferences and events across the United States and internationally, including Bowie State University, Blogalicious, The Planner’s Suite, and Munaluchi Bride Coterie conferences.


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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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Margaret Roth


Margaret is the Chief Customer Experience Officer at Yet Analytics, a Baltimore based company that provides tools and solutions used to improve learning and talent development. Margaret is interested in the development and design of connected learning environments that leverage data analytics and blended learning. Her background is in experiential education, curriculum design, teaching, and team development. She is an active member and former VP of Community Impact for the Junior League of Baltimore, a member of the SXSWedu Advisory Board and co-founder of EdTechWomen. Margaret received her BA in English and Environmental Earth Science and her MA in Teaching from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a die-hard Blue Jay Lacrosse fan, spends a lot of time cooking, writing, organizing, and exploring and her favorite science-fiction novel is Neuromancer by William Gibson.


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Deborah Tillet

  • BIW @ BIGTIME - Tue 10/09 –Sat 6/30 , 6:30pm– 8:00pm
    The BIG Theater
    1727 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD

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.


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Technical.ly BaltimoreSaul EwingCallTrackingMetricsMosaic LearningCatalyteSystem IntegrityYear UpCoppin State UniversityMindgrub
Business Track
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U.S. Commercial Services
Creative Track
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Maryland Institute College of Art
Civic Track
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Baltimore Tree TrustBreak A Difference
Access Track
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Innovation Works
Sciences Track
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