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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

Sept. 23, 2019

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

Party

Told you we'd be back. We're set to go. Join us for the biggest party of the late summer. Come see our new location, Great food and drink. Enjoy our 3rd annual STARTUP SHOWCASE. This party was originally scheduled in July. We had last minute logistical issues and did what we entrepreneurs do, ADAPT and PIVOT. Those who registered for the July party are automatically registered for September.

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Oct. 21, 2019

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

Panel Discussion

CANNABIS! 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

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

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

PARTY and  STARTUP SHOWCASE POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER!

PARTY and STARTUP SHOWCASE POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER!

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

Mr.

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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Sean Sutherland

Sean Sutherland

Kapowza

Our Social Media Guru, Director of Accounts,
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Mitchell Marcus

Mitchell Marcus

Marcus Media

Director, Our A/V Guru