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We are hosting Marco Chacon at University of Maryland, Baltimore's The Grid
THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE ( We are hosting Marco Chacon at University of Maryland, Baltimore's The Grid 2018 is moving along and so is Startup Grind Baltimore. Our February event is the perfect opportunity to check out the newly formed University of Maryland, Baltimore's Graduate Research Innovation District (The Grid). The space is awesome and we have a fantastic speaker with Marco Chacon, a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive and entrepreneur, who is the Founder and Chairman of Paragon Bioservices, Inc. ( This chapter and community only grows and thrives if the members of the community come out to support us. Come on out, help build the community and be a part of something amazing in our great city. Agenda 5:00 pm Catch up with friends 6:00 pm Fireside Chat 6:45 pm Make new friends and get ready for next event! Speaker Marco Chacon - Industry Alliances the University of Maryland (Assistant Vice President) 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. Andrew Bart, Managing Partner 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. Twitter: @andrewjaybart ( Marianne McGinley, Founder Marianne has over 12 years of experience in brand marketing and consumer insights, most recently having worked for P&G on the COVERGIRL brand in Baltimore. Marianne stepped out of corporate and into the startup world in 2017 and is currently the founder of Lokalphoto, a new marketplace for finding & booking photographers. She’s the mom of two little girls and is proud to call Baltimore home. 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. Twitter: @bmore_greg ( Global Partner ( Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Partners ( Pop Results growth marketing agency empowers marketers with marketing tools, managed marketing software, digital marketing services, and growth hacking strategies. ( 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! ( This vibrant education and co-working space offers students, entrepreneurs, faculty, and staff a place to connect to take on health and social challenges. ( 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. ( The online version of the Baltimore Business Journal is where you'll find the latest breaking business news, updated throughout the day, some of this week's top stories from the Baltimore Business Journal and other popular features from the print edition. You can also sign up to receive any of the email products including daily business news updates, latest news of 17 industries, dozens of popular topics from around the nation and the latest networking and marketing alerts. What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 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 (

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