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Events Roundup: Investment crowdfunding, CyberAg Symposium, web accessibility and more

Signs of spring: active birdcams, and a full calendar of local tech and entrepreneurship events.

Audrey and the osprey fam are back in Maryland. (Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Conservancy)
Updated to include Founder City panel (1:38 p.m., 3/30/21)

Events Roundup is a column where we highlight events happening in the Baltimore area each month. Have a submission for the next edition? Email us the details at

Spring is upon us, which means activity is starting to bloom around the region. But with pandemic restrictions still in effect, we continue to experience communal gatherings from our screens.

For one sign of the return of spring, check out the Chesapeake Conservancy and’s webcams. The area’s most-watched birds are building for spring. On Kent Island, a family of ospreys have returned to their summer home after wintering in the south, and their nest is beginning to take shape. Up on the 33rd floor of the Transamerica Tower in downtown Baltimore, peregrine falcons Barb and Boh are already watching over four eggs.

For those who want to see the familiar faces of people and gain some professional knowledge, there are plenty of events to help hatch businesses and career moves with a new season to click over to between bird checks. Check out this week’s outlook for tech and entrepreneurship events:

Rocket Pitch + Power Networking, a CONNECTpreneur Investor Network Free Virtual Event

The mid-Atlantic-focused network event is back for its 58th event with virtual networking, breakout rooms and pitches featuring 13 emerging local tech companies.

  • Wednesday, March 31
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Register

R-Ladies Baltimore: Building Websites in RStudio

The meetup, which promotes gender diversity in the community around the programming language R, features a talk from Dr. Maria Tackett, assistant professor of the practice in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University.

  • Thursday, April 1
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • RSVP

Baltimore Collegetown Industry Days

The Baltimore Collegetown Network event series provides university students from the region and employers space to meet. It could be a ticket to an internship or job. Sponsored by the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and Maryland Technology Internship Program, multiple events will be held with a focus in specific industry areas. See the dates and registration links below:

Founder City Panel: Raising Institutional Money

As one of the weekly programming offerings in an upcoming entrepreneurship conference series organized by Betamore and FITCI, a virtual panel discussion will feature Baltimore CEOs who have raised institutional capital and a local VC. Panelists include:

  • Nick Culbertson, CEO, Protenus
  • Ellington West, CEO, Sonavi Labs
  • Anders Jones, CEO, Facet Wealth
  • Calvin Young, VP, Camden Partners
  • Yair Flicker, president, SmartLogic (moderator)

Logistics are as follows:

Shock Trauma and Emergency Medicine: Commercialization

Anchor Ventures presents a look at entrepreneurship and commercialization efforts in the area of emergency medicine technology featuring Jesse Christopher, CEO of Longeviti Neuro Solutions; Chibueze Ihenacho, CEO of ARMR Systems; B. Christie Vu of US Army Medical Research and Development Command; and Carolyn Yarina, CEO of Sisu Global.

  • Thursday, April 8
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Register

Baltimore County Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair

The virtual event is connecting jobseekers with manufacturers in Baltimore County. It will feature 15+ companies, 100+ open roles and a virtual format that allows connection through chat, audio call and video conferencing. It is being presented by the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, in partnership with Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development and Community College of Baltimore County.

  • Thursday, April 8
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Register

All Levels: Website accessibility for everyone

At the next virtual meeting of the Baltimore WordPress Group, designer Colleen Gratzer will cover topics including, how websites affect people with specific disabilities and why automated automated checkers and plugins aren’t enough.
  • Tuesday, April 13
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Register

Investment Crowdfunding: Transform Community Support into Business Success

Baltimore Corps and Community Wealth Builders host a virtual lunch and learn featuring a look at crowdfunding tools including Kiva Baltimore and the MD Neighborhood Exchange. Plus, hear from entrepreneurs about their experiences.

  • Tuesday, April 13
  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Register

CyberAg Symposium

Easton-based F3 Tech is bringing together the agriculture and cybersecurity sectors to explore the new technology being used in growing food and fish, and how to keep that tech and data secure. Speakers include Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, a presentation on precision ag by Chris Haak of Columbia-based Skyward App Company, and a panel from the FBI discussing cyber threats in food and agriculture.

  • Wednesday, April 14
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Register

Economic Inclusion Conference @ Coppin (EICAC) 2021

Coppin State University’s Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship will host a two-day, virtual conference. It explores the theme “The New Academic Innovation Hub: Entrepreneurial Practices for Post-Pandemic Prosperity.” This will include a look at trends in entrepreneurial ecosystems, and the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the economy. The event features keynote addresses from Charles Ross, interim president and CEO of the International Business Innovation Association and Lee Wellington, founding executive director of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance.

  • Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Register

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