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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

Lakeisha Mathews


Lakeisha Mathews is Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore. She formally served as Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College and as Assistant Director for Alumni & Graduate Students at the Loyola University Maryland Career Center.

Lakeisha is also the owner of a career coaching business called Right Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC which she launched in 2012. Right Resumes & Career Coaching serves entry-level and mid-career professionals in the DC Metro area and specializes in resume writing, career planning and strategy and professional development seminars.

Mrs. Mathews holds several industry certifications as a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Global Career Development Facilitator, Certified Career Services Provider, Certified Business and Employer Services Professional, and is certified to teach Etiquette to Adults and Professionals. She received her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland College Park. Lakeisha is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.

Lakeisha is a published authors and thought leader in the field of career services. In 2016, Lakeisha co-authored a chapter in the book Find Your Fit, published by the Association of Talent Development. She is currently serving as the Trustee for Higher Education Career Counselors & Educators for the National Career Development Association, the largest career development association in the world. In 2011, she served as president of the Maryland Career Development Association.

Lakeisha is a sought after speaker and webinar presenter for large and small audiences. She frequently conducts dining etiquette training and workshops on resumes development in the Baltimore Metro Area. Possessing a dynamic presentation style, filled with wisdom and wit, Lakeisha’s audiences report being inspired and encouraged after attending her sessions.

Lakeisha resides in Columbia, MD with her husband of thirteen years, their six year old daughter and Yorkshire Terrier, Blue.


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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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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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Joni Daniels


A nationally recognized management development consultant, Joni Daniels is Principal of Daniels & Associates, providing solutions and presenting programs on effective management and professional effectiveness. She has successfully worked with a variety of clients, written articles on professional issues, and serves as a resource for many online and print publications, TV, and radio. Author of “POWER TOOLS FOR WOMEN®: Plugging into the Essential Skills for Life and Work,” she has served as an instructor in management topics for a variety of colleges and universities. Joni regularly contributes to CityBizList.com, currently serves on the Board of Overseers for the Baltimore School for the Arts and is the facilitator of TEDCO’s Women’s Executive Leadership Roundtable.


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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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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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Travis Case


Travis Case is a book/film reviewer, co-owner of MasonDictionENT, and a graduate of Morgan State University, where he received his BA in English Literature. In 2014, Travis wanted to share his love of literature and film. As a result, he began his review series, with a highly successful review of Paulo Coelho’s book, “The Alchemist.” In fact, Coelho saw the review, loved it, and shared it on his social media sites. This experience was a reaffirmation for the Morgan State grad as he had been talking about his passion for books and film since the third grade. While continuing to review novels and movies, Travis is currently expanding his brand to video essays in which he has also garnered some success with. The reviewer received praise from Director, Allen Hughes, and Screenwriter Tyger Williams for his video analysis of the critically acclaimed film, Menace II Society. Travis Case lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Brooke Henderson


A successful executive experienced in operations, product development, marketing, business development, implementation, training and education. Experience covers various industries including digital presence management, SEM & SEO, telecommunications and electronics.


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