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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

Past Events

#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"


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

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