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July 16, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
July 18, 2019, 10:20 AM - 11:45 AM @ Waldorf Jaycees
You MUST be registered to attend. There will be 2 Rounds. Everyone should be in attendance, ready to pitch to lenders and talk with resource partners no later than 11:05 AM. You are welcome to arrive as early as 10:05 AM, the first pitches will be given at 10:20 AM. First to arrive - First to pitch!
Your confirmation email will provide links to help you prepare your brief 5 minute pitch.
The EFEA Investment Marketplace provides an arena of financial resources with financing options for businesses seeking to interact and engage with the investment and lending community.
Lenders, Angel-investors and investment resource partners will participate in our Funders Lounge, a simulated speed-dating type of event where initial conversations can help both the investors and the business owners determine if “a second date” is desired.
You will have 5 minutes to share your company's financial needs with each lender and get the financing you need!
July 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Rockville Innovation Center
What could possibly go wrong with your start up business? Turns out, A LOT!! Come learn about some of the common mistakes that could put a kink in your startup plans-- and most importantly how to avoid them! The Hyperion Management Solutions team will help you take a close look at your competitive advantages while guiding you though the common missteps of new business operations. We will touch on the following topics:
Selecting and building your team
State and federal reports
Employee handbooks and job descriptions
Audit ready financials
Staff training and development
Access to capital
Participants will receive a simple guide on best practices to avoid common pitfalls.
Want to lower your risk of common failures? Start your journey towards success by attending this event!
Free, a light breakfast will be provided. Parking is available in Rockville Town Center garages or take Metro.
July 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ The Arc of Frederick County at Market Street
Our Summer Conference will focus on the nuts and bolts of core Federal, State and Local finance programs, with an emphasis on Traditional Tools, Access to Capital and Lending, Innovative Projects, Investment, and Federal Support Tools. Hear from speakers who will address the types of programs that are available and identify how they work independently and together. Attendees will learn how to identify the right program for their specific business’s need and how to connect the resources available to them.
July 26, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ The Shoppe for Hospice
This event is free for Chamber Members and Non-Members. No agenda -- just networking. Bring lots of business cards! PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT -- WE HAVE TO HAVE A HEADCOUNT!
July 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ TEDCO
TEDCO hosts a quarterly forum targeting entrepreneurs who want to better understand how they can take advantage of the many funding and other resources that Maryland has to offer. The forum will:
i) Explain the first steps entrepreneurs should take when launching a business,
ii) Discuss the many entrepreneurial resources available in Maryland, and
iii) Help to set proper expectations about what entrepreneurs need to achieve to be competitive for various funding and assistance programs.
A “Forum” suggests a discussion of topics that are of public interest. While specific information will be provided, participants will be encouraged to ask questions to generate a discussion during and after the session.