FITCI Events

Startup-U Value Proposition Class

by Stephanie Ottavan, President DN3 Design

Location: 
[email protected]

118 N Market Street

Frederick MD 21701

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost:
FITCI Clients- Free  Guest-$15

Description: 

This class will zoom in on two blocks: Value Proposition and Customer Segment to help the entrepreneur:

DEFINE the problem set to help vet whether it’s a problem worth solving

EVALUATE whether your breakthrough is unique and compelling

MEASURE potential customer adoption using the Gains, Pains, and Insights

BUILD the Value Proposition




Registration Required

Funded and Brews

by FITCI 

Location: 
[email protected]

118 N Market Street

Frederick MD 21701

Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cost:
Free

Description: 

 Raising money but want to avoid pitfalls?

Come here a facilitated talk moderated by Carl Grant EVP, Business Development Director, Cooley, Chairman of FITCI’s board and Chairman of FITCI’s Investment Committee with 5 CEO’s who have successfully raised capital for their companies. 

The first beer is on us! We hope to see you there!


Registration Required

Startup-U Beyond the Pitch

by Kathie Callahan Brady, CEO FITCI

Location: 
[email protected]

118 N Market Street

Frederick MD 21701

Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cost:
FITCI Clients- Free  Guest-$15

Description: 

Beyond the Pitch is for business owners who are getting ready to raise capital for their 

business. It is a self study and coaching program designed for entrepreneurs to get 

valuable feedback on the documents they create as they prepare for the investor pitch.

In this program, the following will be covered:

1. Introduction and overview of program and videos

2. Investment Summary

3. Presentation Skills
4. Slide Deck


Registration Required

 

Local Events

DEFTECH: Funding Product Development with SBIR's  

by DefTech

Location: 
FITCI @ROOT

118 N. Market Street

Frederick MD 21701

Date: 
Thursday, October 15th

Time:
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Cost:
$10

Description: 

Join us to hear from experts who have successfully used the SBIR program to grow their business, hear from Army SBIR leadership to get the government’s perspective, and learn about the application process and sources of assistance. 

Our speakers include:

-Ken Malone, Principal, Early Charm Ventures

-Don Matts, leads the Army’s SBIR Program

-Brandon Mason, SBDC SBIR subject matter expert


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SBDC: Profit First: How To Make Your Busines Profitable By The Very Next Deposit!

by SBDC

Location: 
FITCI

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Friday, October 11th, 2019

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

The profit formula is simple: Sales – Expenses =Profit. The only problem is it is flawed. In this wildly popular presentation, Bev a Profit First Professional will give you an overview as to why the formula entrepreneurs use to calculate profit actually inhibits it. The she will share a new approach to profit – taking it first- that instantly changes everything. With this simple yet profound change any business will become instantly and permanently profitable.Presenter, Bev Stitely, EA CTMManaging Partner, Saunders Tax and AccountingCertified Tax Master

Registration Required

Applications being accepted for the 2019 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference

by WVU

Location:  

Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe

Date: 
October 28 - 30, 2019

Time:
NA

Cost:
NA

Description: 

This year, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is sponsoring the TransTech Energy Business Development Conference and will host an introduction to the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) workshop. The introduction will be a half-day session devoted to explaining what I-Corps is all about: to move more funded research to commercialization. I-Corps helps prepare faculty, researchers, students—really anyone with an innovative idea and an entrepreneurial spirit—to identify valuable product opportunities and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery with guidance from established entrepreneurs.

The deadline for submission of Applications to Make a Pitch at the 2019 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference is set to expire on September 9, 2019


Applications to Make a Pitch may be accessed on the conference website http://TransTechEnergy.wvu.edu.

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SBDC: Ready, Set, Go! Are You Ready To Start A Business?

by SBDC

Location: 
FITCI

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Friday, November 1st, 2019

Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

This seminar is specifically designed for small businesses in the planning phase of building a business. You will learn the “nuts & bolts” of becoming an entrepreneur!  Additional information is shared with the participant on the SBDC, its’ services, what one can expect when entering the business world, the business plan, finance management, funding sources, marketing…a guide to beginning a successful future in a business world


Registration Required

SBDC: Making Your Business The Ideal Customer Experience

by SBDC

Location: 

118 N. Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

Join this seminar to learn how to deal with the entire experience a customer has with your business from first hearing about you to making a purchase and beyond. Learn what the customer experience means and why it's so critical to business success!

Presenter, Ali Paskun, ABIL Solutions

Registration Required

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