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HTC FA$T: Start-Ups to Small Business; A Funding Source Spectrum


Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

HTC FA$T: Start-Ups to Small Business; A Funding...

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Join the Howard Tech Council's FA$T (Financial Affinity Strategic Team) for it's first program of 2019, Start-Ups to Small Business; A Funding Source Spectrum.

The need for financing and the difficulty of getting it from conventional sources has led to a much wider spectrum of financing possibilities than was previously available; ranging from government grants and loans, traditional banks, factoring and invoice loans. Our  panel of experts will detail the advantages and disadvantages and share some important factors to consider with ANY form of funding, including time invested and timing for you, the complexity of these types of funding and the cost to you. 

Registration includes light hors d'oevres and beverages.


Kim Watters, GovRealm

Kim Watters has been praised by both her clients and satisfied diners for her skill and acumen in two different fields. Seven years ago, she founded GovRealm, a niche consultancy focused on providing small and medium sized businesses with the service and solutions to expand their Federal footprint. Two years ago, she married into a Howard County restaurant family who own Ranazul Wine Tapas Bistro and just last week received her business cards with the title “restauranteur”. At Ranazul, she works with her husband to continue to grow and expand Maple Lawn’s oldest and most popular wine and tapas spot.

Kim is passionate about helping her clients put together actionable plans and solutions for success, while maintaining their sanity. Kim focuses her business consulting skills on helping her clients get to the next level and grow. Often times the “bear” in the room (no pun intended) is money, so she is excited to moderate this panel.


Enyinna Anthony, Anthony Management Group

President and Chief Executive Officer Enyinna Anthony, PMP, CCM, of the Anthony Management Group LLC (AMG), brings 22 years of experience as a strategist, problem solver, and program manager to the building industry.

Mr. Anthony supports AMG’s clientele by managing facility engineering and construction projects, 
conducting quality control and safety inspections, developing CPM schedules, cost estimates, 
contracts, and reports, conducting research, solving problems, and providing technical and logistical support.
Founded in 2008, Mr. Anthony’s commitment to helping people and businesses solve problems 
inspired him to establish the Anthony Management Group LLC, a full-service management consulting company. AMG was conceived to bring exceptional technical and logistical expertise together with creative solutions to successfully execute complicated projects. AMG combines excellent customer service with innovation to ensure a high rate of client satisfaction.

Sam DiPaola, Evergreen Advisors

Sam joined Evergreen after twelve years at SunTrust, most recently as Region President, where he led commercial operations for the bank in Maryland, Washington D.C. and southern Pennsylvania. Prior to his Regional President role, Sam was an investment banker leading SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s investment banking office in Washington D.C. and prior, with Stifel Nicolaus in Baltimore. While in these roles, he led efforts for mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and private equity placement transactions in the region. Areas of focus included aerospace, defense, government services, technology and cyber security industries. He has led and worked numerous transactions, highlighted by the KEYW IPO and many others, going back to the formation acquisitions for US Internetworking in the late 1990s.

 Sam has spent the majority of his career in Maryland, in sales and management roles at Acterna (now JDS Uniphase), BAE Systems, Stifel Nicolaus and SunTrust. Prior to his corporate roles, he served in leadership positions worldwide as a U.S. Marine.

As an active leader in the community, he has served on a number of boards, and worked with a variety of organizations, including the Greater Baltimore Committee Board, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Board, Baltimore County Economic Development Commission, Boy Scouts Baltimore Area Council Board, Catholic Charities, MPT Foundation Board (Chair), Historic Ships in Baltimore Advisory Board, Living Classrooms, American Heart Association, and Betamore Advisory Board, among others. He is also a 2015 graduate of Greater Baltimore Leadership.


Sarah McMahon, Sandy Spring Bank


Sarah strives to be a key partner in each business’ operations. As a Vice President and Business Relationship Manager, Sarah takes pride in understanding every aspect of each client’s cash flow while providing solutions to help her clients meet their strategic goals. Financing opportunities and cash flow solutions are tailored to meet each client’s needs and decisions are made by thought leaders locally.
In the past Sarah volunteered at the SBDC providing guidance around various financing options to new and emerging business owners.
Sarah’s grit and determination to help clients sparked as a small child watching her family own and operate a multi-generation business. Having experienced first-hand how hard the family worked, Sarah is mindful of what it takes to be an entrepreneur and business owner.


Beth Woodring, HCEDA

Beth Woodring, HCEDA
Beth A. Woodring joined HCEDA in 2014 as Fund Manager for the Catalyst revolving loan funds and brings a strong background in business counseling, economic development and credit underwriting to her role. Since joining HCEDA Beth is often the point of contact for aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking guidance on starting and financing a business. Prior to joining the EDA she spent 8 years working in Carroll and Frederick Counties as a small business counselor with the Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC).Beth also worked for 8 years in the Division of Financing for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (MD DBED) and served as an advisor to Frederick County on the county’s small business revolving loan fund. A former banker, she completed her formal commercial credit training at Mellon Bank.Beth holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Spanish from Bucknell University. 

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Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE)
9250 Bendix Road
Columbia, MD 21045

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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