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Springboard Dolphin Tank with Bowie BIC

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Kenhill Center

2614 Kenhill Drive

Bowie, MD 20715

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Springboard Enterprises in collaboration with The Bowie Business Innovation Center (BowieBIC) presents the Dolphin Tank®, a Pitch-Practice Event and Networking Reception:

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions for entrepreneurs to receive constructive insights from knowledgeable professionals. Dolphin Tanks aren’t about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea – they’re about channeling the expertise of the people in the room. The Dolphin Tank is an interactive discussion led by an expert panel that focuses on one thing: “How can we help?” The objective is to provide connections and advice to enable entrepreneurs to overcome their challenges and capitalize on their opportunities.

FORMAT: Following a Networking Reception hosted by Bowie BIC, pre-selected presenters deliver a three-minute elevator pitch (no slides!) followed by feedback from an expert panel. The audience also weighs in.

WHO WILL PITCH: Early-stage companies from Bowie BIC, The Startup Shell at the University of Maryland and the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Accelerator.

MODERATOR: Amy Millman, President, Springboard Enterprises

PANELISTS:

Sam Medile, Dingman Center Angel Investor

McKeever "Mac" Conwell, Deal Team Coordinator, Maryland TEDCO

Julie Lenzer, Associate Vice President for Economic Development and Co-Director of UM Ventures-University of Maryland


BOWIE BIC -

The Bowie Business Innovation Center (Bowie BIC) is a business accelerator and collaborative workspace for technology companies and professional service firms, which is located at Bowie State University. Bowie BIC is also an entrepreneurial hub in Prince George’s County which delivers counseling and training services to 700 entrepreneurs each year.

STARTUP SHELL -

Startup Shell is the student-run nonprofit co-working space and incubator at the University of Maryland-College Park that fosters entrepreneurship through collaboration.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (EDC) ACCELERATOR -

The Accelerator is a program established to foster the creation and growth of early stage technology companies in Prince George’s County through the provision of affordable facilities and a broad range of business and technical services.

Funded by a grant from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and the City of Bowie

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