Breakout Live is bringing Baltimore entrepreneurs and artists to the stage - Technical.ly Baltimore

Access

Nov. 13, 2017 12:02 pm

Breakout Live is bringing Baltimore entrepreneurs and artists to the stage

The Nov. 15 event at the Parkway Theatre is the first event for Breakout, which created a community linking cities around the country.

A Baltimore view.

(Photo by Flickr user Tony Brooks, used under a Creative Commons license)

In 2015, Breakout brought a group of 50 entrepreneurs, creatives and others from around the country to Baltimore. As we reported at the time, it provided a chance to see the unique projects taking place in the city, and it didn’t shy away from the city’s challenges.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Breakout is returning to Baltimore. This time, they’ll take the stage at the Parkway Theatre for Breakout Live. The idea is to offer a similar exchange of ideas, add a performance element and open it up to the public to get involved, said Breakout cofounder Graham Cohen.

Speakers and performers include:

  • Chris Wilson, founder of Barclay.
  • Sarah Hemminger, founder of Thread.
  • Changa Bell, founder of the Black Male Yoga Initiative.
  • Baltimore-born singer Bobbi Rush.
  • Koni Fidel, poet and author of “Raw Wounds.”
  • Mayor Catherine Pugh.

This is the first city where Breakout is staging a live, public event. In all, Breakout visited nine cities in the time before and after the Baltimore trip. And some of the attendees from that trip have joined along.

“So many friends of ours in Baltimore have become part of this community and gone on so many different trips,” said Breakout cofounder Graham Cohen.

Among those was Baltimore was social entrepreneur Chris Wilson, who was among the first people they met and got involved in early conversations about the live show, Cohen said. The idea is to spur action after the night is over.

“Our philosophy is once you hear someone like Chris Wilson or Sarah Hemminger’s story, you just get caught up and want to help in any way you can,” Cohen said.

Advertisement

RSVP -30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Here’s what to expect at Technical.ly’s Dev Conference during Baltimore Innovation Week 2018

Loyola University Maryland launches Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Youth makers: Apply to sell your creations at Open Works

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Win up to $360,000 for your startup at the WeWork Creator Awards

Wawa (Media), PA

Wawa

Distinguished Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore

FX Well

Software Developer

Apply Now
Baltimore

Terbium Labs

Account Executive

Apply Now

With spatial audio, musicians play in 360 degrees of sound

Thomas Dolby plans cloud-based concert

Get on the water at Artscape with the National Aquarium’s virtual reality tour

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How Think|Stack and Year Up are cultivating local tech talent

Baltimore

Terbium Labs

Software Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore

Terbium Labs

DevOps Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

The Oxford Club

Junior Front End Developer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!