Events

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

Upcoming Events

ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore panelist information session

Wednesday, June 22 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Do you have the expertise to help out a local woman-owned business? Join Laura Gamble, Regional President Greater Maryland, PNC to learn how you can use your industry expertise to help them with long-term business success.

Register today.

Panelists typically meet six times per year.

Recent Past Events

The StarTUp Accelerator fellows pitched their ventures at the annual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase.

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ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore is a year-long program to develop women entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Past Events

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)

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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) 

Panel

  • 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

Panelists
  • 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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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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