FITCI Events

Positioning and Messaging- a light speed seminar & rapid results workshop

by Vaughn Thurman and Whitney Hahn

Location: 
[email protected]

118 N Market Street

Frederick MD 21701

Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free

Description: 

Join us as Vaughn Thurman, Founder of HighGear and Whitney Hahn, Managing Partner of Digital Bard explain positioning and messaging.

You will learn the following and much more!

- Stake out a clear position or lose, and why?

- What is “a market”?

- How to address your market on their terms

- Designing and drafting your position

- Pitching your draft position to others to see if it cuts through and resonates

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11th Annual Collaboration Between Fort Detrick Alliance & FITCI - Now Expanding the Community with DefTech

by FITCI and Fort Detrick Alliance

Location: 
[email protected] 

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Time:
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost:
Listed on Registration

Description: 

Join us for the 11th Annual Collaboration between Fort Detrick Alliance & FITCI!

- Celebrate the Acceleration of Tech Innovations in our Region.
- Tour FITCI Labs, mix and mingle with Fort Detrick Alliance officials, elected officials, business leaders, FITCI clients, and wine and dine on small bites and appetizers.

Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Gary Evans, President and CEO of DefTech Center.

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Startup-U Business Model Class

by Brett Kraimer, CEO Cyclefit Frederick  and Kathie Callahan Brady , CEO FITCI

Location: 
[email protected]

118 N Market Street

Frederick MD 21701

Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time:
9:0 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost:
FITCI Clients- Free  Guest-$29

Description: 

Business Model Classes are a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. This class will cover the following:

1. Introduction to Business Models and the Business Model Canvas

2. Nine building blocks of the Business Model Canvas

3. Differentiation and Competition: Assess the competition level of different companies

 4. Why Business Models Fail & How to Avoid it



Registration Required

Startup-U Value Proposition Class

by Stephanie Ottavan, President DN3 Desgin

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-$29

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

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-$29

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

SBDC: The Art of the Side Hustle

by SBDC

Location: 
FITCI

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Wednesday, August 7th

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

Join this class to learn how to maintain work/life balance, find a niche, test feasibility, and create a simple business plan and strategy, while preventing the major pitfalls associated with starting a new venture on your own. The seminar will also assist with the creation of simple financial projections to ensure your side hustle is worth your time.


Registration Required

SBDC: Business Succession Planning 

by SBDC

Location: 
FITCI

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Friday, August 9th

Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

Business succession planning for small businesses generally involves what would happen if the business owner is incapacitated for a period of time and unable to work regularly or consistently or, heaven forbid, the business owner dies without a clear instruction of how the business will be managed, operated, and owned going forward. A business succession planning session would include these topics: • buy – sell agreements • transition planning • golden handcuffs provisions for key employees • ownership transition • key man insurance policy needs • estate planning matters • maintenance and upkeep of the plan Presenter, Matt Johnston, Esquire


Registration Required

SBDC: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Workshop

by SBDC

Location: 
FITCI

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Wednesday, August 21th

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

Join this SBDC training workshop to gain an understanding of how to write and review a proposal for SBIR submission to the Federal Government. Learn more about grants, SBIR, STTR, and Federal and Standard Business Proposals.”


Registration Required

SBDC: Achieving 8(A) Certification With Success

by SBDC

Location: 
FITCI

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Thursday, August 22nd

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

Learn about the 8(a) & MBE/DBE application process. Each year, federal, state, and local governments award millions of dollars in contracts to small businesses throughout the state. If you are in business (two or more years) with a product or service the government can use, or if you need information on getting government certification, this class is for you! Receive professional guidance on the certification process and what you'll need to qualify for federal state/local certifications. Learn how to prepare a winning package. Presenter, Maria Asuelimen, Managing Partner, AMA Consulting


Registration Required

SBDC: Tax Planning: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You!

by SBDC

Location: 
FITCI

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick MD 21704

Date: 
Monday, August 26th

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

A must hear… a great new story based on the recent tax law changes… The difference of a $100 deduction, changed the bottom line for a business client from owing $12,000 in taxes, to getting a $7,000 refund!! Planning matters!! Be sure to attend this session to get the latest business tax basics that you need for your business venture! Presenter, Bev Stitely, EA CTM Managing Partner, Saunders Tax and Accounting Certified Tax Master.

Registration Required

Sales & Marketing Meetup Happy Hour – August 28, 2019

by techfrederick

Location: 

Yakabod – 40 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701


Date: 
Wednesday, August 28th

Time:
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Cost:
Free

Description: 

Join Sales and Marketing professionals in the Frederick Tech Corridor for our Sales & Marketing Happy Hour. Not just a social gathering, we actually discuss real-world cases, strategies and solutions.

Come hear our first speaker in our new Speaker Series, local entrepreneur, Whitney Hahn of Digital Bard as she discusses: Avoiding “Commission Breath”: Mindsets and Process Shifts That Help You and Your Prospects Relax, Build Real Relationships and Find “Right Fit” Solutions.

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Applications being accepted for the 2019 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference

by WVU

Location:  

Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe

Date: 
October 28 - 30

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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