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We are 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 live the following core values: • We give first, don’t take. Help others before ourselves. Make friends and collaborative relationships, not just contacts. • Do one thing each day that enriches another's life. • We are open and believe in the free exchange of information in all our endeavors. • Everyone is welcome, has something to contribute, and an important role to play. • We are a community of winners. We do not believe in zero-sum games. • FAILURE is not part of our vocabulary. • We constantly challenge and disrupt the status quo. We purposely think differently. We always seek opportunities to deliver the greatest possible value in everything we do. value. This is how we Grind!

Upcoming Events

July 31, 2019

PARTY, PARTY, PARTY! and STARTUP SHOWCASE

Party

Party, Party, Party. Nothing more need be said. Join us for the biggest party of the summer. Let off some steam, enjoy great food and drink, enjoy our 3rd annual STARTUP SHOWCASE, and get a sneak peak of the new Howard County Columbia Gateway INNOVATION CENTER. Want to be one of our SHOWCASE Startups? Go to our event page to learn more.

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Aug. 1, 2019

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

Party

YEP, We're going bye-bye for some R & R & P (planning). We're not going to let moss grow between our toes. We'll be getting ready to rock the balance of the year and planning a whopper year in 2020. Stay tuned!

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Sept. 23, 2019

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

Panel Discussion

WEED! Problems and opportunities working in the Cannabis and CBD industry. What we need to know. The unique problems, issues, and challenges working in the highly regulated legal and illegal medical and recreational cannabis and CBD. We'll also explore the current and future opportunities for entrepreneurs to work within and partner with existing industry players.

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Past Events

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

2019 Kick-off! 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 hosting Jason Tagler, Managing Member of VC Firm Camden Partners and founder of Pitch Creator

We're on Vacation!!

We're on Vacation!!

It's July and Party Time!!

It's July and Party Time!!

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

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!

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 David Gertler & Eric Orlinsky, Founders of Treble Network

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

We're on Vacation!!!!!

We're on Vacation!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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Organizers

Chris Haug

Chris Haug

360 Strategy Solutions Group

Chapter Director
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Ellen Stokes

Ellen Stokes

Stokes & Co.

Community Communications & Marketing
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Joe Barndt

Joe Barndt

360 Strategy Solutions Group

Operations & Logistics
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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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Jay Murray

Jay Murray

JayMurrayPhoto

Our Audio/Visual Guru
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Sean Sutherland

Sean Sutherland

Kapowza

Our Social Media Guru, Director of Accounts,
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