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Columbia MD

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About

We are no just for startups. We're here for all entrepreneurs. 

We're a community of creative and innovative people who are passionate about entrepreneurship. We believe that the strongest foundation for growing phenomenally successful businesses starts with a strong community that educates, inspires, connects, and supports one another. 

We're not just for startups. We are an organization of entrepreneurs however you choose to define it.  We welcome small businesses, medium businesses, large businesses, investors, educators, influencers, and the business you’ve been planning but haven’t started yet!

Our core values and guiding principles 

                 >  Do one thing that enriches someone’s life every day.

                 >  Give first, don’t take. Help others before ourselves, make friends, not just contacts.

                 >  Practice honesty, openness, and free exchange of information.

                 >  We are inclusive and practice diversity. Everyone is welcome, has something to contribute, and an important role to play.

                 >  Collaborate to create the greatest opportunities for all, don’t play zero-sum games.

                 >  Challenge and disrupt the status quo, think differently, find ways through problems. 


This is how we Grind!

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at the moment. Please check again soon.

Past Events

EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER: Startup Grind Pitch Battle Columbia-MD Edition

SGVIRTUAL International Event: Brad Feld, Investor, Entrepreneur, Author, Co-Founder of Techstars

#SGVIRTUAL- Women Leaders: Megan Gray, Founder/CEO of Moment.AI. A true struggle to success story!

#SG WOMEN: Using Data To Power Meaningful Impact At Scale

Extending your financial runway. Building cash and financial forecasts that investors believe.

Inked: How to Secure Media Coverage as a Startup

What does the crisis do to our current and future contractual and legal responsibilities?

SG Columbia Virtual DEMO DAY and PITCH PRACTICE. TIME TO SHOWOFF FOR FREE

New Customer Discovery Tools: Rethinking products/services to attract more high value customers.

Entrepreneurship, Mentorship and the Role of Higher Ed (Free Virtual Event)

Freaky Friday Virtual Happy Hour (IT'S FREE !!!!!)

SG Columbia Virtual: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE? (FREE!!!)

Freaky Friday Virtual Happy Hour (IT'S FREE !!!!!)

#SG Columbia Virtual. Making sense of the federal and state financing assistance. (FREE)

Inaugural Freaky Friday Virtual Happy Hour (IT'S FREE !!!!!)

Overcoming Social Distancing-Virtual Networking with with Ryan Sears

We're hosting Wendy Moomaw, Executive Director of Conscious Capitalism, Central MD

Panel Discussion: CANNABIS! Problems and opportunities working in the Cannabis and CBD industry.

Celebrate the Holidays with our Party, Startup Showcase, and Global Pitch Competition

Fireside Chat with Mark Greathouse "The Business of Art. The Art of Business"

BACK TO FALL PARTY and STARTUP SHOWCASE "Summer Party Redux"

WE'RE ON VACATION IN AUGUST. See you in September

PARTY and STARTUP SHOWCASE POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER!

Jeff Cherry, founder/CEO, Conscious Venture Lab and SHIFT Ventures and MoJoe Brewing Company

Branding Matters: Women in Entrepreneurship with Debbie Bates Schrott of Bates Creative

Intellectual Property! Horror Stories, Mistakes, and Successes. Navigating the IP Jungle.

What's New in Ed-Tech with David Cross & Frank Bonsal of the Towson University Incubator

Holy SHIFT, yes SHIFT Happens. Where are they now?

2019 Kick-off! Holy SHIFT, yes SHIFT Happens. Where are they now?

We're hosting Jason Tagler, Managing Member of VC Firm Camden Partners and founder of Pitch Creator

We're on Vacation!!

It's July and Party Time!!

What's Happening in Med, Bio, Health, and Life Sciences Tech in the mid-Maryland Region.

Female Leaders Month with Anna Elhini, co-founder/COO of Creatrix & Kayleigh Harkay of PerdidoFido!

We're Hosting David Gertler & Eric Orlinsky, Founders of Treble Network

We're Hosting Danielle Tate, Entrepreneur | Founder, CEO | Best-Selling Author | Spokeswoman

We are hosting Michael McDevitt, Founder and CEO of Terra's Kitchen and former CEO of Medifast, Inc

BIRTHDAY PARTY with Mark Greathouse, Managing Director of Mid-Atlantic Angels & EFynch

George Davis, CEO of TEDCO and former CEO for Public and Private Companies.

We're hosting Mr. Terry Schaefer, Founder and CEO of EasyAssociates, Inc and Serial Entrepreneur.

Ron & Cyndi Gula, Founders of Tenable Network Security & our 2nd Startup Showcase.

Welcome Mr. Glen Hellman (aka "Mr. Cranky"), Founder of Driven Forward, #1 Angel Investor in the US

We're on Vacation!!!!!

PARTY TIME !!!!! LET'S HAVE SOME FUN with our Inaugural Startup Showcase Funtacular

June Event: featuring Rick Kohr, CEO of Evergreen Advisors LLC.

May Event: featuring Julie Lenzer, AVP of Innovation, Co-Director of University of Maryland Ventures

Fireside Chat featuring Phil Jung, Investment Associate with the Maryland Venture Fund & TEDCO

Dr. Jeff Hausfeld, M.D., MBA (Founder-Society of Physician Entrepreneurs | Chair & CMO, BioFactura)

Paul Riecks (Inner Circle | Insight | Author | Speaker | Columnist)

Tien Wong (Tech 2000 Inc | Lore Systems | Opus8)

Organizers

  • Chris Haug

    Chris Haug

    360 Venture Management Group

    Chapter Director

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  • Sean Sutherland

    Sean Sutherland

    Kapowza

    Community Manager

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  • Ellen Stokes

    Ellen Stokes

    Quantum Sight Marketing

    Community Communications & Marketing

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  • Patrick Rockhill

    Patrick Rockhill

    Doyle-Logan Systems

    Community Logistics and Data Analytics

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  • Josh Massey

    Josh Massey

    Ortus Academy

    Educational Programming

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  • Lara Azzam

    Lara Azzam

    Team Business, LLC

    Community Manager

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