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Our first birthday party with Yair Flicker, President of SmartLogic
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW It's our one year anniversary. We're celebrating in style with Yair Flicker, President of SmartLogic for our birthday bash with a view at 200 St. Paul Place. Learn about his journey of building a successful startup and join in the fun as part of our startup pitch practice. complimentary free parking. We hope you'll come party with us! Yair is a programmer-turned-entrepreneur who moved from Ohio to Maryland to study computer science at Johns Hopkins University. He coordinates events like BohConf and Ignite RailsConf. In his free time, he likes biking, running, squash, piano, aviation and sailing. He's an avid traveler and has gone all over the world - including China, North Korea, Spain, Morocco, Bermuda and Brazil in the past year. Agenda 6:00 pm: Arrive early to hide for surprise 6:30 pm: Yell surprise 6:45 pm: Startup Pitch Practice 7:15 pm: Fireside Chat with Yair 8:00 pm: Confetti, balloon drop --- Speaker Yair Flicker - SmartLogic (President) Yair is a programmer-turned-entrepreneur who moved from Ohio to Maryland to study computer science at Johns Hopkins University. He coordinates events like BohConf and Ignite RailsConf. In his free time, he likes biking, running, squash, piano, aviation and sailing. Hosted By Jeffrey Freedman, Baltimore Chapter Director Jeff is a marketing guru and growth hacking expert, having spent the past two decades guiding new products from concept to implementation as well as facilitating the growth of existing products and platforms. A native Baltimorean, he is currently the Chief Digital Officer at Pop Results and Startup Growth Advisors, a growth marketing agency. Marianne McGinley, Baltimore Chapter Co-Director Marianne is the founder of Lokalphoto, a new platform that's modernizing how people find, book, and pay photographers while supporting photographers' businesses. Prior to stepping out of corporate, Marianne worked for 13 years in marketing and consumer insights. She lives in Towson with her husband, two little girls and their gray tabby cat. Andrew Bart, Baltimore Co-Director With a diverse career that initiated over a decade ago at iCrossing, a global digital agency that sold for over $325 million in June of 2010 to Hearst Corporation, Andrew Bart has a deep-rooted understanding of innovative Internet marketing solutions. As a self-funded entrepreneur, Andrew developed a proprietary supply chain management and lead generation software platform and negotiated a sale of the assets to a global product manufacturer. Currently, Andrew is an active Venture Capitalist, Advisor, and C-Level Growth Executive to a rapidly growing portfolio of 50+ early and growth stage tech companies spanning 6 continents. Greg Sherman, Team Member With 18 years of experience in all facets of broadcast marketing & production, Greg has developed an eclectic skill set that he’s begun applying to the digital realm in recent years. As a Director with Sinclair Promotion & Marketing, he has been involved in countless projects from local to national in scale. When not shuttling his daughter to dance & swim practices, Greg enjoys fishing, Orioles baseball and family time at the beach. Drew Bassini, Team Member Sean Sutherland, Director of Accounts --- Global Partner Google for Startups ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Local Sponsorss Van de Verg Law Office, LLC ( The entrepreneur's law firm from start-up to cash-out. RemotePanda ( RemotePanda is a personalized platform for companies to hire remote talent and get the quality work delivered from the city Pune. All talents associated with us are close network connections. When we connect them with you, we make sure to manage their quality, their growth, the legalities and also the delivery of work. The idea is to make remote work successful for you. Explainer video link: Partners Startup Growth Advisors ( Startup Growth Advisors is a venture builder, incubator, growth accelerator, and corporate innovation ecosystem that helps international startups, early and growth stage ventures innovate, accelerate, and scale. Side by side, we get involved and help you build and grow your global venture to scale! Lokal Photo ( Lokalphoto helps clients find and book photographers for their unique needs, styles and budgets. KO OP Media ( We work across many different genres of video. Whether you are creating a documentary, capturing an event or getting married we will provide script-to-screen solutions with a top-of-the-line professional look and sound. Wherever the location or on a set we will convey the feel that conveys your message. TEDCO ( Take Your Idea to Market with TEDCO Our framework of knowledge, funding, and networking supports and nurtures researchers, entrepreneurs, and early stage companies in bringing innovative ideas to market. Harbor Designs ( Harbor Designs & Manufacturing is your one stop shop. Whether you’re looking for a part or an entire product, we have over 30 years of product manufacturing experience and have designed, engineered and manufactured virtually every type of product imaginable. Working from your existing drawings or just conceptual sketches, we offer our wide range of clients the opportunity to bring their ideas to production. MAVA ( The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) is a nonprofit, business and community supported organization that represents and supports high growth enterprises that are financed from capital across the various stages in their life cycle. For over 30 years, MAVA has served the full community of companies, innovators, private capital, suppliers and key advisors needed to build successful businesses from start-up to exit. ETC ( The ETC is the City of Baltimore’s award winning, technology innovation center focusing on Entrepreneurship, Technology and Connections. Baltimore ( grows local technology communities by connecting organizations and people through news, events and services. We provide original editorial, expert programming and tools which improve recruitment, marketing, community cultivation and economic development. We serve technologists, entrepreneurs and people who care about technology’s local impact. Pop Results ( Pop Results growth marketing agency empowers marketers with marketing tools, managed marketing software, digital marketing services, and growth hacking strategies. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit ( or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind ( --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW

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Francis Scott Key Conference Room @ St. Paul Plaza

200 St Paul Place · Baltimore