Baltimore: Social Toaster, SickWeather, Mailstrom, BetaPunch, SmartTogether

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

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Agenda for October 2012 BTB:

8:00 - 8:10 - Get yer Bagels & Coffee and chit-chat

8:10 - 8:15 - Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements

8:15 - 8:25 - Social Toaster - David Betz

8:25 - 8:35 - SickWeather - Graham Dodge

8:35 - 8:40 - 30 Second Lightning "Shout Outs"

8:40 - 8:50 - Mailstrom - Dave Troy

8:50 - 9:00 - BetaPunch - Ross Nochumowitz

9:00 - 9:05 - 30 Second Lightning "Shout Outs"

9:05 - 9:15 - SmartTogether - Sam Eshelman

9:15 - 9:25 - OPEN

9:25 - 9:30 - 30 Second Lightning "Shout Outs" & Last Words

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DLA Piper is hosting us in their amazing space in Mt. Washington that can handle 200 or more people, with plentiful parking, and convenient access for those that live outside the city. What more can you ask?

The DLA Piper building is in the Mt. Washington Conference Center campus (up the hill), and it is a totally amazing building. Check it out:

To get to the venue, use the Smith street entrance (and not the entrance that weaves its way through the Mt. Washington Conference Center). See below map for detail.

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Parking is plentiful and there's a lot right next to the building, with plenty of room for all attendees. And it's free. What can be better? One favor, tho -- leave the few visitor spots that are right in front of the building available for the use of the offices. They have some elderly clients who aren't able to walk up the walkway to the building. The lot is really big and very close so you shouldn't need those spots anyways.

Public Transportation

The Mt. Washington campus is located very conveniently near the Light Rail stop, which is literally just down the hill from the venue. Get off at the Mt. Washington Light Rail station, and then climb the steps to the Octagon Building at Mt. Washington and from there you can get to the DLA Piper building. It's a 15-20 minute walk at most.

There are also shuttles from the JHU Homewood and JHMI campuses right to the Mt. Washington Conference center, including one that leaves at 7:40AM from Homewood getting in by 8AM, and leaving at 9:35AM to return to Homewood. Very convenient.

Want to present at a showcase?

Have something you've been working on that you'd like some feedback on? Have something that you'd like to share? Have a kernel of an idea that you'd like some thoughts on developing further? Just leave a comment for us below or send a message to the organizers and we'll get you scheduled for an upcoming BTB. If this one is filled up, don't despair - we want you at our next one! Sign up for that one too.

See you all there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    One of the best sets of presenters that I've seen in the past year.

    November 1, 2012

  • Tom M.

    Some very interesting technologies. Excellent format. Not much time for socializing but networking today is not done like networking of yesterday.

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentations this morning.

    Thanks for the opportunity to talk briefly about the InvestMaryland Challenge, which has $300,000 up for grabs for early-stage investment in Maryland-based companies (or those willing to move here). You can get more information on the challenge at

    If you do wind up applying, please use the code DBED2012IMC for 50% off the entry fee.

    November 1, 2012

  • Maarten O.

    Nice mix of people

    November 1, 2012

  • Ron S.

    Awesome as usual!

    November 1, 2012

  • Ross N.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to present BetaPunch today. I forgot to mention that if any of you folks are in need of some user testing for your websites, please sign up via the free trial plan and I'll manually upgrade your account to receive a free user test from one of our testers. Thanks again. Great event as always.

    1 · November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I missed this. forgot to set alarm and with the lack of sun, overslept.

    November 1, 2012

  • Kate A.

    Innovators at its max!

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Special thanks to all the sponsors and members that continue to make this event happen. I'm glad I was able to make it today and learn about some exciting new start-ups located in our very own back yard!

    I made a brief "shout out" at the end today mentioning a new coworking facility in the heart of Fells Point. If anyone is interested in learning more please check us out:

    Hope to see everyone again soon!

    - John

    November 1, 2012

  • Doug H.

    Great presentations, thank you everyone. Nice to see startups like you helping put Baltimore on the map as a great tech city.

    November 1, 2012

  • Sam E.

    Thanks to everyone who came to the Baltimore TechBreakfast this morning, for the opportunity to present smartogether. If you want to check out more of our videos, you can see them here:

    November 1, 2012

  • Julia T.

    Sharp presenters! Like Mailstrom. Hope BetaPunch thinks about adding demographic info for it's client-users as well as investors. Data is king!!!

    November 1, 2012

  • Andrew C.

    By "We've lost one presenter" I hope you mean they just aren't coming and not that something actually happened to Burke.

    1 · October 29, 2012

    • Ron S.

      oops! Yes -- I just meant lost on the agenda, not in real life - we hope to have StraighterLine back in December or January! Thanks for the clarification ;)

      October 29, 2012

  • Ron S.

    !!! UPDATE !!! This Baltimore TechBreakfast has been bumped up a day to Thursday, November 1, 2012. I hope we can see you all there! We've lost one presenter (StraighterLine), but it seems the rest will make it. Hope to see you there safe and dry on THURSDAY!

    October 29, 2012

  • Ron S.

    Yes - we're still on to run Baltimore TechBreakfast on Wednesday! So, see you all there - stay safe, dry, and I hope your power stays on!

    October 28, 2012

  • Matthew E.

    Costumes Optional???

    2 · October 25, 2012

    • Sam E.

      No. Mandatory.

      October 25, 2012

  • Justin S.

    Looking forward to hearing about some of the great projects that are underway and getting a chance to do some networking. Specifically interested in meeting developers who are searching for new projects and members of the investment community that are looking for mobile application projects in which to invest.

    October 22, 2012

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