Hear from industry leaders, learn about new opportunities, and connect with successful entrepreneurs at these StarTUp events.
ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore Women in Business Speaker Series: Dr. Sam DuFlo
Thursday, February 29, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Program: 9:15 a.m.
Hear from trailblazer Dr. Sam DuFlo, the founder, owner, and chief medical officer of Indigo Physiotherapy. Gain insight on her accomplishments and challenges as a woman business leader. Breakfast and Starbucks coffee served.
ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore Women in Business Speaker Series: Women in Finance Panel
Thursday, April 18, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m., Program: 9:15 a.m.
Hosted by the StarTUp at the Armory, hear from Maryland trailblazers as they discuss accomplishments, challenges, and insights as woman business leaders. Breakfast and Starbucks coffee served.
- Janet Currie, president, greater Maryland, Bank of America
- Jen Dardis, chief financial officer and treasurer, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc
- Aileen Eskildsen, chief executive officer and managing partner, Ellin & Tucker
- Laura Gamble, regional president greater Maryland and territory executive for the northeast, PNC Bank
Recent Past Events
The StarTUp Accelerator fellows pitched their ventures at the annual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase.Watch Highlights
ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore is a year-long program to develop women entrepreneurs and business owners.View Information Session
ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore Women in Business Speaker Series: Tanya Bryan
Join trailblazers from across Maryland for this new speaker series. Tanya A. Bryan, CEO & Founder of the Baltimore Nighthawks will discussing accomplishments, challenges, and insights as a woman business leader. (11/15/23)
Tanya Bryan is the CEO and Founder of the Baltimore Nighthawks. She founded the team with the purpose of teaching women in Maryland and the surrounding areas how to play tackle football. Since then, she has helped her team become nationally recognized and awarded. Tanya helped Team USA win gold at the inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship. When Tanya is not coaching the Baltimore Nighthawks, she is a senior project manager at TAI Engineering, and holds a BS in engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore Women in Business Speaker Series: Brooke Lierman
Join trailblazers from across Maryland for this new speaker series. First up is Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman discussing accomplishments, challenges, and insights as a woman business leader. Breakfast and coffee served. (10/3/23)
2022 StarTUp Accelerator Showcase
Join the fellows of the 2022 StarTUp Accelerator for the annual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase. This high-energy, live event will feature product pitches from our eight fellows along with networking with business leaders. (9/28/22)
Information Session: ATHENAPowerLink®Baltimore
Baltimore is one of the top U.S. cities for women entrepreneurs. ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore is a year-long program to develop women entrepreneurs and business owners. Offered at no cost, the program provides participants invaluable tools for success—guidance, support, and advice from business experts who offer direction and perspective. (10/27/21 & 11/18/21)
Women Entrepreneurship Week Event
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)
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
2021 StarTUp Accelerator Showcase
The StarTUp Accelerator fellows pitched their ventures at the annual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase. (10/8/21)
StarTUp at the Armory: Grand Opening Celebration
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)
Information Session: ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore
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)
Start Small: Partnerships during a pandemic
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)
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
Panel Discussion: Challenges and resources available for women entrepreneurs
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)
3 Universities Exchange: Entrepreneurship
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)
Fireside chat with BarTrack, Shark Market and RADRR
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)
2020 StarTUp Accelerator Showcase
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)
- Halal Beauty
- Smart Bridge
- Lockbox Adventures
- Shark Market