Hear from industry leaders, learn about new opportunities, and connect with successful entrepreneurs at these StarTUp events.

Upcoming Fall Events

Mark your calendars. Dates subject to change.

Venture Club

Tuesdays, fall 2021

Looking for the innovation and entrepreneurial hook-up? Meet other like-minded students, learn from guest speakers, participate in workshops, and hang during watch parties. Venture Club is where like-minded students find community.

View Recordings of Past Events

The StarTUp and Athena Powerlink Baltimore are excited to connect our local entrepreneurship community with the global Weekly Women Entrepreneurship. Join us to hear remarkable stories from leading female business leaders and entrepreneurs. (10/21/21)

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Welcome remarks: General Linda Singh, Towson University leader-in-residence; First woman and first African-American Adjutant General, Maryland National Guard (retired) 


  • Moderator: Patrick McQuown, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship, Towson University
  • Juliana Buonanno, CEO of Tech Slice
  • Stacey Stube, CEO of SEW BROMO
  • Delaney Fox, CEO of Minutes 4 Moms

The StarTUp Accelerator fellows pitched their ventures at the annual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase.  (10/8/21)

Through the redevelopment of the former Maryland National Guard Armory building in downtown Towson, TU is creating a front door for start-ups, small businesses and our region’s largest corporations while connecting campus with the greater Baltimore business community. (9/20/21)

The ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore team provides an overview of the program, and facilitates a conversation with past program participants about their experiences and professional growth as a result of the program. (5/19/21)

Entrepreneurs and industry leaders discuss the benefits of small businesses (restaurants) and startups working together, especially during a pandemic. Panelists talk about their experiences fostering relationships with startups, small businesses, and the local community. (5/19/21)

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Moderator: Patrick McQuown, Towson University

  • Josh Ambrose, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jal Irani and Derek Battle, Flave
  • Minje Suh and Tommy Choe, Waffie
  • Aaron Velky, Ortus Academy

ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore highlights challenges and resources available for women entrepreneurs. Panelists include General Linda Singh, Lindsay Ryan, USM venture development director; and Tamera Rush, founder and CEO of Tenax Technologies. (4/29/21)

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Presented by Towson University, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, and University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

What are best practices for developing student entrepreneurship? What role do community partnerships and mentorship play in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation on campus? Presidents, administrators, and faculty from three universities with strong entrepreneurship programs highlights how each institution approaches entrepreneurship through academic, social, and partnership programs. (4/27/21)

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Take your startup to the next level with the Business Model Competition where participants have a chance to win cash awards to move your startup forward. Open to all TU students. The Student Launch Pad team is here to help you prepare. (4/6/21)

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Fireside Chat 

Hear directly from some of TU’s student entrepreneurs, including Guppi and Menstruation Situation founders, during the BMC Fireside Chat while the judges deliberate.

Patrick McQuown shares information about the opening of the StarTUp at the Armory and leads a discussion between successful founders and CEOs of BarTrack, SharkMarket, and RADRR, all founded by college students. (2/25/21)

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The inaugural StarTUp Accelerator Showcase features pitches and interviews of the inaugural cohort, along with commentary from President Kim Schatzel and Patrick McQuown, executive director of entrepreneurship. (12/3/20)

Founder Profiles

  • Halal Beauty
  • Smart Bridge
  • Lockbox Adventures

Founder Pitches

  • Shark Market
  • Flave
  • Stocastic

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The StarTUp Accelerator connected our local entrepreneurship community—for the first time—with the global Weekly Women Entrepreneurship. View the recording to hear remarkable stories from leading female business leaders and entrepreneurs—all with TU ties. (11/10/20)

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The Big Idea Poster Competition puts entrepreneurial ideas to the test with students developing a business model and pitching to real life entrepreneurs. The most prepared students won cash prizes to move their startup to the next level! (11/10/20)

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