We’re still uncovering from closing out September with the inaugural Baltimore Innovation Week, but we wanted to offer some closure.
More than 30 events, 25 partners and 1,500 attendees over 10 days.
The point? Bring various existing technology and innovation communities into a single conversation and start what could grow into one of the region’s loudest celebration of our future.
We’re already excited for Innovation Week 2013, so please sign up for the mailing list here and follow us @Binnovationweek and on Facebook so as plans start building, we can keep you involved. (And think of new, bolder ways to celebrate!)
So what happened this year? Below, we share some takeaways.
- Together, we started an annual way to highlight and connect our entrepreneurship, technology and innovation conversations.
- More than 30 events from 25 partners with more than 1,500 attendees over 10 days that ranged in focus from entrepreneurship to economic development to arts to hacking, design and development came together and brought out new faces.
- Startups and products launched, including NewsUp, social discovery mobile app Crowdstich and Easy WebContent’s Presenter.
- GBTC held Maryland’s first hackathon that featured representatives from city, state and federal government agencies.
- 15 projects launched as part of the latest Startup Weekend Baltimore, including winner TeamPassword.
- Venture for America unveiled plans to launch its fellowship program in Baltimore.
- TechBreakfast continued its growth as the region’s premiere startup demo event.
- Pitch Across Maryland brought Gov. O’Malley to Baltimore to show off his entrepreneurship-fueling work.
- The University of Maryland Biopark launched a new entrepreneurship demo series, starting with its incubated healthcare applications platform startup Analytics Informatics.
- Education Ignite welcomed more than 200 people to hear about the changing education climate in Baltimore.
- Leaders Kickoff breakfast featured event organizers and community leaders celebrating Baltimore’s wide technology community, including entrepreneurship, digital access and smarter government efforts. That event featured Western High School RoboDoves robotics team captain Keimmie Booth. Watch her below.