The Carey Entrepreneurship Network Has Resources You Need

Caitlin Magidson

Caitlin works with students and alumni in Washington DC as a transformational Career Coach. She provides guidance around self-exploration, job search strategy, and networking through individualized coaching and professional development courses.

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Do you have dreams of quitting your 9-to-5 job? Do you want to be part of building something new and wear a lot of hats in the process? If you’re enrolled at Carey, it’s never been easier to start a business with the amount of resources available to creative minds in 2018. From podcasts, books, and events, there are a lot of resources at your fingertips.

If you’re in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area, we’ve pulled together some Johns Hopkins Carey Business School resources and events coming up this semester happening on campus and in the surrounding area. Make sure to get these events on your calendar and register early so you can take advantage of your business school experience inside and outside the classroom. I’ll be attending several of these events on behalf of the Career Development Office, so I hope to see you there!

Entrepreneur In Residence
September 20, 2018, 12pm-1pm
Saad Alam of Prime
Harbor East, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Register in Handshake.

DC Startup Week 2018
September 24-28, 2018
Greater Washington, D.C. Region

DC Startup Week is a 5-day celebration of the startup community including small businesses in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. It educates aspiring and established founders alike on best practices, highlights small business challenges, and showcases how to access the dynamic network of investors and resources D.C./Maryland/Virginia provides.

Register here.

Goldman Sachs 10K SBA Program
September 30, 2018 (Application Deadline)

Are you a Maryland entrepreneur with a desire to accelerate your business growth? Do you want to network with other passionate entrepreneurs and business leaders to improve your revenue and processes and gain a better understanding of key business drivers? Do you meet our qualification criteria? Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program qualifications: Are you in business for 2+ years? Do you have 2+ employees (including you)? Did you generate at least $100k in revenue last year?

Apply here.

Anchor Ventures: The New Fabric of Baltimore
September 20, 2018
Columbus Center, 701 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us in envisioning a future that weaves together big data scientists with makers, medical doctors with apparel designers, cut & sew craftsman with artificial intelligence coders. An evening of looking back on the textile mills that once built our city and seeing the new mills of tomorrow filled with smart garments, technical textiles and wearables. Visit the displays of Baltimore companies with athletic apparel, high fashion and medical devices made with functional textiles. Most importantly, see how this new fabric of Baltimore engages you.

Register here.

Techstars Startup Weekend Washington DC, presented by Grow With Google
September 21-23, 2018
WeWork 80 M SE
80 M Street SE
Washington, DC 20003


Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers. It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.

Grow with Google is an initiative that draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through Grow with Google, Google aims to help everyone across America—those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow—access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

Register here.

WeDC Fest
September 26-28, 2018

WeDC Fest is a three-day conference for the innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders who make Washington, D.C. the nation’s Capital of Inclusive Innovation. The event will feature unique programming and networking opportunities to showcase collaboration and innovation in the world’s most powerful global city.

Register here.

DC Startup + Tech Summer Networking Mixer powered by Google
September 27, 2018, 6pm-9pm
Service Bar DC
926-928 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

weconnect is the fastest growing startup, digital & tech networking organization in the country. Their events are comprised of the most influential professionals in the area. Their purpose is to help their members forge strong, lasting relationships within the community—combining Fortune 500/1000’s with Entrepreneurs and Startups.

Register here.

14th Annual Small Business Summit
October 2, 2018 – Welcome Reception 5:30-7pm
October 3, 2018 – Summit Programming 8am-6:30pm and Dream Big Awards Gala 6:30pm-9:30pm
1615 H Street, NW Washington, DC 200062
Cost $275

Register here.

Entrepreneurship Network: Virtual Networking Group @ Carey Business School
October 2, 2018, 12pm-1pm
Virtual: Zoom Link TBD

Connect with other entrepreneurs at Carey in a monthly virtual networking group. Share information, resources and events with other members of the entrepreneurship network and learn from the Carey community.

Register on Handshake.

Baltimore Innovation Week
October 6-12, 2018

Baltimore Innovation Week is an opportunity to connect with the innovation community and learn more about entrepreneurship while celebrating the city of Baltimore

Register here.

FastForward U Startup Experience
October 13-14, 2018

The Startup Experience is an intensive hands-on workshop for future entrepreneurs and social innovators. During the program, you’ll immerse yourself in the magical startup world and learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. You will be trained by the serial entrepreneur Henrik Scheel. Henrik brings a wealth of experience from the startup ecosystem in San Francisco and has worked with entrepreneurs in 20+ countries around the world.

Cost: $12.26

FastForward U Homewood
320 West 29th Street
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21211

Register here.

Entrepreneurship Panel in DC
DC Campus 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington D.C.
October 23, 2018

Register in Handshake.

30 Steps For Startups Workshop
DC Campus 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington D.C.
October 30, 2018

Register in Handshake.

Entrepreneurial Evening
Hosted with Innovation Factory
October 25, 2018, 4-6pm
Harbor East Johns Hopkins Carey Business School room 201

Innov8MD Inaugural Conference
November 9, 2018, 5-8pm
Spark Baltimore
8 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

8 Schools, 200 Entrepreneurs, 1 Night. Innov8MD brings together young entrepreneurs from 8 different universities across Baltimore and the Greater DC area: Johns Hopkins, Towson, MICA, UMD, UMB, UMBC, UB, and Morgan State. Come see the companies that students entrepreneurs are building, network with key players in Baltimore’s innovation ecosystem, and learn from industry experts about how we can build a stronger entrepreneurial community in Maryland and beyond .

Register here.

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