Events Calendar

Mar 23

An Investor’s Guide to Building Your Pitch

 Workshop Overview

One of the most important and difficult jobs for startup founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs is raising money. This workshop is built on the foundations of Pitch Creator, an online self-paced learning resource for CEOs to develop their pitch. Join us for an in person experience to ask questions, get feedback, meet the experts and build your strongest pitch. Over a two-part series we will guide you through an efficient process of developing an effective pitch, while also explaining the “why” behind many of the topics so you will be able to adapt your presentation to your audience and over time as your business changes.
Objectives

Participants will:
Develop a concise and impactful opening sentence to communicate what is most important about their business
Create an Investment Summary (“Read Me” pitch) to provide to investors in advance of presenting
Understand that the Investment Summary is a highly distilled business plan that covers the topics potential investors are most interested in, and serves to summarize that information in a way that makes it easy for investors to quickly read and comprehend key aspects of your venture
Formalize a Foundation Slide Deck (“Listen to Me” pitch) in a purposeful order that makes the most sense to the investor
Understand the “why” of each slide and the order they are in

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Mar 23

MWBC Hosts Advanced Tech Series

Advanced Technology Series
Free Introductory Panel Session

Thursday, March 23
10:00am - 12:00pm

If you are a seed, early stage or start-up high technology company in the areas of Life Sciences, Biotech, Alternative Energy or Cyber Security, then you do not want to miss this seminar.

This year the MWBC is rolling out a new Advanced Technology Program, and we want you to join us for our FREE introductory session on the resources that will help you grow.

We will feature a panel discussion with representatives from TEDCO, MTECH, and MD Department of Commerce to discuss competition, alternate sources of funding, tech transfer/licensing, and commercialization. Also to be featured are incubator programs and their services in Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George's Counties.

This informative seminar will acquaint you with resources and programs that will help lay out a strategic approach for your company to take it to the next level.
Go to www.marylandwbc.org for more information and push the big blue button to register.

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Mar 23

The Sinai Hospital BioIncubator Presents: A Distinguished Speaker Series + BioBuzz Baltimore

Join us at the Sinai Hospital BioIncubator in Baltimore on March 23rd for 2 great events. First hear from Yair Flicker, CEO of SmartLogic, who will share advice on hiring your first 10 employees. Then, stick around for some great networking at the BioBuzz event. Come for one, or come for both, just don't miss it!

Event Details:
4-5:30 pm: Distinguised Speakers Series featuring Yair Flicker
Topic: How Not to Hire Your First 10 Employees: Lessons from the Trenches (Sinai Hospital Board Room)

5:30-7:30 pm: BioBuzz Networking @ the Sinai BioIncubator
Location: Sinai Cafeteria

If you are an emerging biotech or life science company, the Sinai Hospital BioIncubator could be the ideal solution for your laboratory needs.

Their Mission as a business incubator is to improve human health by bringing together emerging businesses, innovative technologies and leading physicians. The future of healthcare is here and they invite you to be a part of it.

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Mar 29

Maryland Women's Business Center Open House

Please join the Maryland Women's Business Center for an Open House at our Rockville office.

 

Learn about our program and expanded services

Celebrate and meet MWBC clients who are growing their businesses

Meet our business counselors from Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George's Counties

Network with local government officials, women entrepreneurs, sponsors, partners, and the local business community.

And, if you've been thinking about entering our 2017 StartRight! Women's Business Plan Competition, it's a great opportunity to ask past participants and winners about the process.   

Light refreshments will be provided by MWBC clients.

 

There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are requested. Click the register button below.

 

For questions or more information, contact Donna Gallagher, donna@marylandwbc.org, 301-315-8091. 

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Please join the Maryland Women's Business Center for an Open House at our Rockville office.

  • Learn about our program and expanded services
  • Celebrate and meet MWBC clients who are growing their businesses
  • Meet our business counselors from Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George's Counties
  • Network with local government officials, women entrepreneurs, sponsors, partners, and the local business community.
And, if you've been thinking about entering our 2017 StartRight! Women's Business Plan Competition, it's a great opportunity to ask past participants and winners about the process.   

Light refreshments will be provided by MWBC clients.

There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are requested. Click the register button below.

For questions or more information, contact Donna Gallagher, donna@marylandwbc.org, 301-315-8091. 

Mar 29

Partnership Pays: Building a Relationship with ARS to Enhance Your USDA SBIR Proposal

USDA ARS and the USDA SBIR program formed a partnership to encourage USDA SBIR applicants to develop research collaborations with ARS scientists and/or to license ARS technologies. The purpose is to increase the likelihood of success by providing both money and technologies to small U.S. businesses. The relevant language in the SBIR’s “Request for Application” states: "Additional factors that will be considered in the review process include whether an application involves a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with a USDA laboratory, or a license to a USDA technology, or is a resubmission.”

This webinar will include an overview of the USDA SBIR program and crafting a competitive SBIR proposal. Also an overview of ARS and how to develop a successful research collaboration (CRADA) with an ARS scientist and/or license an ARS technology will be discussed. The webinar will address coordinating the statement of works in an ARS CRADA and a USDA SBIR proposal.

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Mar 30

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association Presents: TechBUZZ Spring 2017

MAVA is proud to once again shine the spotlight on the hottest up-and-coming early stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic again. A diverse and experienced cross-section of Early Stage Investors, VCs, and experienced CEOs will provide valuable feedback in response to the TechBUZZ presentations. Whether on stage or in the audience, the insight of our investor panels is always informative and thought-provoking.

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Mar 31

Industry Spotlight: BioScience

Join us to learn more about bioscience as an industry and career opportunities available in Montgomery County.

 

http://worksourcemontgomery.com/

 

Apr 4

Bethesda CONNECTpreneur

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Spring Forum BETHESDA
April 4, 2017
"The Best Networking Event in DC."
Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the "Number One" tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region!
DCInno calls CONNECTpreneur "The Best Networking Event in DC" and a "NETWORKING JACKPOT" of the DC Region's TOP Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, CXOs, Angels, and VCs.
Presented by Tech 2000 and LORE Systems, this UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters.
And YES, the networking is unprecedented!

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Apr 5

NCCoE Speaker Series: Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business - The Questions You Need to Ask to Protect You and Your Customers

Speaker:

Adam Sedgewick, Senior IT Policy Advisor, NIST

Panel:

Nigel Jones, KOOLSPAN

Ola Sage, CyberRx

Moderator:

Patricia Toth, Computer Scientist, NIST

Event cost if free, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. The program will be presented in person at the NCCoE and via webcast.

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Apr 6

Mid-Atlantic Life Sciences Showcase

This registration will allow you to register to attend the education seminars and the exhibit hall.

Education Tracks:

Taking Your Ideas To Market: How to Test the Waters Before You Drown

Presented by Megan Wahler, FastForward Program Manager, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

3D Printing for Maintenance and Reliability Support

Presented by Thomas Harris, AstraZeneca and Dr. Stanhope, the University of Delaware (invited)

ISPE Good Practice Guide: Operations Management- How well does our Industry manage operations? Maturity Assessment and Overview of Operations Management Guidance Document

Presented by Dr. Niranjan Kulkarni, Co-author of the Operations Management Good Practice Guide and Director of Operations Improvements at CRB

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