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Sep. 8, 2016 10:23 am

5 of your ideas made it to Baltimore Innovation Week 2016

We held a big brainstorm back in June. Here are the ideas that will come to life later this month.
Technical.ly Associate Editor Juliana Reyes speaks during the Help Plan #BIW16 event.

Technical.ly Associate Editor Juliana Reyes speaks during the Help Plan #BIW16 event.

(Photo by Alexandria Leggett)

Back in June, Technical.ly hosted “Help Plan Baltimore Innovation Week 2016” at Mt. Vernon Marketplace. We put our heads together (75 heads, to be precise) to brainstorm the best ways to improve #BIW16 (happening Sept. 23-Oct. 1). Attendees split into groups based on the week’s seven tracks (Creative, Dev, Civic, Access, Business, Media and Sciences) to bring their expertise to the table.

Here are a few ideas from the brainstorming session that have been activated since that summer night. (For a full list of ideas that came out of the event, check out our recap article.)

Idea:

  • On-theme public art on display during Baltimore Innovation Week.

Activation:

Idea:

  • #Failfest for science: What researchers have learned from failure.

Activations:

Idea:

  • A “Solve-a-thon” that brings city government employees and the tech community together.

Activation:

Idea:

  • A look back at what successful startups have accomplished in the past five years.

Activation:

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  • Check out the #BIW16 print mag for stories from Lead Reporter Stephen Babcock exploring the past and future of Baltimore’s leading startups.

Idea:

  • A developer conference that aims to create an app that helps an existing issue. Less talk, more doing.

Activation:

Who knew the Baltimore community had so much to give? Spoiler alert: we did!

Get ready to celebrate the fifth annual Baltimore Innovation Week with these events and over 50 more. We’re only three weeks away! We’ll see you there.

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