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Startup Grind Baltimore Hosts Phil Croskey, Dan Sines, and Josh Spears (founders)

Startup Grind

Monday, March 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Phil Croskey, Dan Sines, and Josh Spears (Founders)

On March 18, you will have the opportunity to meet two Baltimore startups, PointClickSwitch and Woofound. Each company's co-founders will share some of the current problems they are working through and you will get the chance to brainstorm some creative solutions with them.

Phil E. Croskey – CEO & Co-Founder of PointClickSwitch

Phil is the CEO and Co-Founder of PointClickSwitch.com and has over 10 years of executive and managerial experience in the areas of marketing, business development, finance, non-profit management and economic development.  Prior to Co-Founding PointClickSwitch.com Phil was Director of Real Estate Development at the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) where he was responsible for over $3 billion of development projects for the City of Baltimore.  Additionally, from 2007 -2009 Mr. Croskey founded and served as interim President of the Park Heights Renaissance Inc., the 501c3 responsible for implementing largest urban renewal effort in the State of Maryland.  Prior to joining BDC, Mr. Croskey was part of the management team at credit card giant - MBNA America (now Bank of America) in Wilmington Delaware, with management roles in marketing, sales, finance, and risk mitigation.  A native of Cleveland, OH, Mr. Croskey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Morgan State University.

Dan Sines - CEO/Co-Founder of Woofound Dan has always been fascinated with technology and the business world. His background in graphic and media design has allowed him to bring a creative approach to the leadership of Woofound. Dan truly is a renaissance man and loves the eclectic and unique facets the world has to offer.

Josh Spears - COO/Co-Founder of Woofound Josh believes in the power of new, disruptive ideas fueled by the collective effort of talented people. Inspired by science fiction and futurism, he has balanced his love of technology and art to help shape the outlook for Woofound. Josh can usually be found discussing innovate concepts over a spirited game of ping-pong.

Agenda   6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking

Hosted By

TK Kuegler, Director of Startup Grind

Tom “TK” Kuegler is the co-founder and general partner of Wasabi Ventures. Wasabi Ventures is an venture capital, incubator, and consulting firm that specializes in building and advising early stage technology companies. In the last 10 years, Wasabi Ventures has built, financed, and advised some wildly successful ventures like PBworks, Ustream, and Etherpad. In the 1990s, TK was the co-founder of two successful Internet startups, SNT and SpinBox. He currently sits on the Board of Sponsors of Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. He has presented at hundreds of events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.

Email: tk@wasabiventures.com | Twitter: @WasabiVentures

Global Partners

Google App Engine

Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine. App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage. Application deadline is March 31, 2013. Use verification code: SGAE-02

Local Partners


CoFoundersLab is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs with one of the hardest, yet most critical, pieces to starting a new business: finding the right co-founder(s). Whether you’re looking to join a startup, seeking someone else to join your venture, or open to either, CoFoundersLab can help. CoFoundersLab does the matchmaking process via two services: an online matching platform at CoFoundersLab.com and in-person events in various cities (including Boston!).

Wasabi Ventures

Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of two distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital and Startup Incubation. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 35 cities and 15 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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When & Where

4th Floor Programming Room, Loyola University Maryland
4501 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

Monday, March 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is the world’s startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting founders in over 170 cities.

We nurture startup ecosystems in 63 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs.

The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Founded in Silicon Valley by Derek Andersen, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010.

To date, Startup Grind has helped 170,000 entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

Startup Grind Singapore was founded in May 2012, we are one of the active grass-root startup communities in Singapore.

More info at http://startupgrind.com/singapore or tweet us @StartupGrindSGP!

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