FITCI Events

Founder City: Innovation Begins On The Ground Floor

by FITCI, Betamore and other community partners



March - May, 2021


Weekly, to be announced


Over the course of the second half of 2020, FITCI, Betamore and other community partners came together to plan a new, bigger, more impactful hybrid conference-event, Founder City. Utilizing an app-based video pitch platform, we’ve created a place where founders and investors can connect in a more meaningful way. A VIP pitch competition open to all Maryland-based startups will set the stage for this hybrid conference. Founder City brings together into one place some of the most essential pillars of the startup community; demos, pitches, capital, mentorship and connection. Programming focused around Inspiration, Innovation and Interconnection will highlight our region’s best and brightest, providing exceptional value to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Fueled by top talent and regional leaders, Founder City will end with not-to-be-missed LIVE pitch competitions + celebrations which bring more exposure, more capital, and more mentorship. WE WANT MORE- for our founders, investors and ecosystem leaders in Maryland.

Please follow the "Register Now" link to learn more. 


Startup U: Business Model Class

by FITCI, ClearTone Consulting



April 15, 2021


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Business Model Class focuses on strategic management and lean startup templates for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements describing a firm's or product's value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It assists firms in aligning their activities by illustrating potential trade- offs.

In the first hour of the class the following objectives will be covered by Brian Scott, the Founder of ClearTone Consulting:

1. Introduction to Lean Startup Methodology

2. The Minimal Viable Product

3. The iterative Design, Measure, Learn process

4. Real-life use cases

The second half of the program focuses on the canvas and hands-on workshop, where you will be creating your own business model. This section will be led by FITCI's CEO Kathie Callahan Brady.



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