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Start. Fund. Grow.

Hear from leaders and entrepreneurs in the Baltimore startup and tech community who will share how to acquire funding and scale your business in Baltimore. You will then hear case studies from founders and investors to share real life experiences on the do’s and don’ts of how to navigate starting and growing a business.


  • 4:00 PM | Registration & Networking
  • 4:30 PM | Opening Remarks
  • 4:40 PM | How to acquire funding (types of funding, pitching, valuation) with
    Stephen Auvil, Senior Vice President, TEDCO
  • 5:10 PM | John Davis, Founder, Notice and Comment (N&C)
  • 5:25 PM | Jayfus Doswell, President and CEO, Juxtopia, LLC
  • 5:40 PM | Investor focused Panel Discussion:
    • Moss Amer, Analyst, Maryland Venture Fund
    • Julia Spicer, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association
    • David Wise, Director, University System of Maryland
    • Gira Wieczorek, Managing Partner, Aleberry
  • 6:10 PM | Fireside Chat focused on the Investor/Organization relationship
    • John Cammack, Managing Partner, Cammack Associates, LLC
    • Param Shah, CEO, Fusiform

Following the event, be sure to join us at The Cocktail pA.R.ty: Exploring Workplace Design through an Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt .

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2604 Sisson Street 21211
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  • Stephen Auvil

    Stephen Auvil

    Stephen Auvil is the senior vice president for technology transfer and commercialization at the

  • David Wise

    David Wise

    David W. Wise is the Director the Maryland Momentum Fund a new initiative of the University System of

  • Gira Wieczorek

    Gira Wieczorek

    Aleberry, Managing Partner Gira Wieczorek is a founder at Aleberry, a design & strategy firm

  • John W.  Davis

    John W. Davis

    John W. Davis, II, founded Notice and Comment (N&C) in January 2013. He is the former Director of

  • Julia Spicer

    Julia Spicer

    Julia Spicer serves as the Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) and

  • John Cammack

    John Cammack

    John H. Cammack is Managing Partner of Cammack Associates, which specializes in early stage

  • Param Shah

    Param Shah

    Param first experienced the inefficiencies of today’s manufacturing when setting up fabrication

  • Moss Amer

    Moss Amer

    Moss Amer works at the Maryland Venture Fund, where he serves as a board observer for several portfolio

  • Jayfus Doswell

    Jayfus Doswell

    Baltimore, Maryland born and raised, Dr. Jayfus Tucker Doswell, is an African American Ph.D. in


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