Maritime Conference Center

Join us LIVE and in-person for the Baltimore area’s #1 Event for start-ups and business owners where you can…

  • ENGAGE: Meet face-to-face (once again!) with other smart, creative entrepreneurs and forward-thinking business owners who share a passion for innovative solutions.
  • THINK: Discover new & emerging ideas from today’s brightest minds that you can use.
  • BUILD: Take home practical strategies to help you grow your business.

Get more inspiration & practical guidance from dozens of top speakers in 3 concurrent breakout sessions to help you START, GROW or FUND your business. Plus, attendees are invited to either pitch their business idea and win up to $5,000, or play the shark – all LIVE!


9:00 am – 9:40 am
OPENING KEYNOTE  Accelerate Your Imagination – Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Journey
Speaker: Clifton Taulbert, President & CEO of the Freemount Corporation/Roots Java Coffee; Thrive15 mentor

9:40 am – 10:10 am
GENERAL SESSION  No Time to Buy – Pandemic, Prices, & Putin: What the Economy Has in Store for Us in 2022
Speaker: Anirban Basu, Ph.D. & J.D., Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.

10:10 am – Noon
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Noon – 1:00 pm

1:15 pm – 2:30pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Networking Break & Snacks

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
GENERAL SESSION  Conversation with Clarence Wooten: Reach for more – From CCBC to Silicon Valley and onto Google X: How Entrepreneurs Can Make a Difference
Speaker: Clarence Wooten, Entrepreneur in Residence at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
5 x 5 Session  Our five top speakers share their best ideas that will generate the most impact in just 5 minutes

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
PITCH COMPETITION  6 finalists compete for $10,000 in prize money to launch or grow their business ideas