Think Big Baltimore comes to Towson University

Day-long conference attracts business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from around the world

TOWSON, Md. (June 27, 2011)—Towson University, Think Big Baltimore and the Baltimore Business Journal have partnered to produce Think Big Baltimore 2011, a conference for entrepreneurs, investors and startups to be held on campus Wednesday, July 13.

Think Big Baltimore logoThink Big Baltimore will feature inspirational speakers like Otis Rolley, a Baltimore City mayoral candidate, and Yanik Silver, a self-made millionaire, as well as business presentations and networking opportunities.

“Entrepreneurs are by nature independent,” says Tighe Greenhalgh, partner and co-founder of Think Big Baltimore. “This can sometimes work to our detriment, as often there's no natural support network to tap into for advice, guidance and encouragement. Think Big Baltimore is about strengthening, expanding and amplifying that support network.”

The Think Big partnership offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with resources, capital and professionals from across the country, thereby forming partnerships on a national level and more quickly growing their companies. This year’s conference attendance is expected to exceed 400 people.

“As Maryland’s largest producer of undergraduate business majors, Towson University is the perfect partner and host for Think Big Baltimore,” adds Dyan Brasington, Towson’s vice president for Economic and Community Outreach. “Our students, incubator members and partners will have the unique opportunity to not only hear from motivating entrepreneurs but simultaneously tap into the resources of the Baltimore entrepreneurship community.”

TowsonGlobal, the university’s business incubator, is also working with organizers to help plan the conference and will provide scholarships to Towson University students interested in attending.

Think Big Baltimore will be held Wednesday, July 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Union. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event website.






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