To Technicallywe generally believe that the markets we cover are linked by the relationships people make within them.
Whether it’s networking, collective empowerment, building new businesses, or just simple friendship, these ties run like threads that connect our diverse geographic areas of interest, strengthening their cores while ultimately giving us great part of what we cover. Much of that belief, even after March 2020, revolves around the in-person events we cover, attend, and even host.
All of you in the world of Baltimore-area tech and entrepreneurship apparently agree, because there have been so many events in the past month that we could barely keep up. From benefits and fundraisers to conferences and demo days, you’ve shown up and introduced to a series of events that show how much your community means to you.
To celebrate these events – and the hope that they will continue as long as it remains relatively safe to do so in the midst of an ongoing pandemic – here are some highlights, photos and more from some of those who took place in October. Think of them as our version of Baltimore’s Modern Society Pages:
bwtech@UMBC’s Cyber & Tech Awards
About 80 people came University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) bwtech@UMBC research park on October 11 for the inauguration Cyber & Tech Awards an event. The summons, in which guests from the Maryland Department of Commerce and Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc. (CAMI)was designed to recognize the achievements and success of 29 companies based at bwtech@UMBC.
“These tech-focused companies have created 225 new jobs in the past year [and] hired 19 UMBC alumni and 42 interns while contributing approximately $150 million in labor and revenue,” said the executive director of bwtech@UMBC. Aaron Miscenich says Technical.ly over email. “We are excited to continue to support and see these customers grow through our programs and services.”
Winners included Potomac Photonics (advanced technology and manufacturing), Technology Group Que (collaboration), Xeddy (student entrepreneur) and Red Trace Technologies (labour pull).
6th Annual CAMI Awards Ceremony
Speaking of CAMI, the cyber industry advocacy organization – which co-sponsored the bwtech@UMBC awards with Whiteford Taylor Preston — held its own awards ceremony in The hotel at Arundel Reserve in Hanover, Maryland on October 19. About 200 participants came to see Northrop Grumman Corporate Director of Cyber Programs Ed Devinney will deliver a keynote address on the importance of public-private partnerships for cybersecurity infrastructure. Honorees included NPower Maryland (pioneer of diversity), Zuul IoT (Innovator of the Year) and IntelliGenesis CEO Angie Lienert (female warrior).
“The awards show is our biggest event of the year, during a season where in-person events are on the rise and we compete for people’s most honored resource: time,” said the CEO of CAMI. Cornish Tasha said in an email. “It’s humbling to see 200 people come together to celebrate excellence in cybersecurity.”
GoDaddy Open Baltimore
The very evening of the CAMI awards ceremony, the team of Baltimore Impact Center celebrated its continued partnership with come on daddy by organizing a special screening of his “Made in America” docuseries, whose final season focuses on Baltimore, SNF Promenade Theater. The screening was part of a larger event that day, called Open GoDaddywhich included networking opportunities, breakout discussions and special keynotes from personalities such as Mayor Brandon Scott. All of the programming revolved around the micro-enterprises that GoDaddy and Impact Hub Baltimore sought to support through their collaboration.
“I’m glad so many people got to experience the incredible energy of Baltimore’s entrepreneurial community,” said the executive director of Impact Hub Baltimore. Michelle Geiss said of the summons. “Every offer offered at the GoDaddy Open will make a real difference in people’s lives. It has been a real privilege to bring this caliber of talent and expertise to our community.
Think Innovate 2022
The Kingsville, Maryland team Think Systems Inc. brought together world-renowned innovation and technology experts for three days of panels, keynotes, luncheons and breakout sessions at its premiere Think Innovate conference. The October 19-21 event included keynote speakers such as PointNortheast COO Sara Frasca, AWS’ North America Partner and Sales Manager rachel mushawar and editor-in-chief Jason Feifer of Entrepreneur magazine. According to Think Systems, approximately 200 attendees, including more than 100 C-suite level professionals, descended on the Marriott Owings Mills Subway Center for this call.
“I thought it was fantastic” ProfitComm President Denis O’Donovan said by email. “Everybody’s Watching DC [and] Philly, but Baltimore is the forgotten one in the middle. There’s a lot of good innovation happening here, a lot of people really shaking things up in technology. »
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