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Startup Grind Baltimore

3/18/2013 7:00 PM - 3/19/2013

Startup Grind Baltimore Hosts Phil Croskey, Dan Sines, and Josh Spears

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Monday, March 18, 2013

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street , Baltimore, MD (map)

4th Floor Programming Room in the Andrew White Student Center

Phil Croskey, Dan Sines, and Josh Spears

(Founders of PointClickSwitch and Woofound)

Event Description

On March 18, you will have the opportunity to meet two Baltimore startups, PointClickSwitch and Woofound. Each company's co-founders will share some of the current problems they are working through and you will get the chance to brainstorm some creative solutions with them.

Phil E. Croskey – CEO & Co-Founder of PointClickSwitch Phil is the CEO and Co-Founder of and has over 10 years of executive and managerial experience in the areas of marketing, business development, finance, non-profit management and economic development. Prior to Co-Founding Phil was Director of Real Estate Development at the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) where he was responsible for over $3 billion of development projects for the City of Baltimore. Additionally, from 2007 -2009 Mr. Croskey founded and served as interim President of the Park Heights Renaissance Inc., the 501c3 responsible for implementing largest urban renewal effort in the State of Maryland. Prior to joining BDC, Mr. Croskey was part of the management team at credit card giant - MBNA America (now Bank of America) in Wilmington Delaware, with management roles in marketing, sales, finance, and risk mitigation. A native of Cleveland, OH, Mr. Croskey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Morgan State University.

Dan Sines - CEO/Co-Founder of Woofound Dan has always been fascinated with technology and the business world. His background in graphic and media design has allowed him to bring a creative approach to the leadership of Woofound. Dan truly is a renaissance man and loves the eclectic and unique facets the world has to offer.

Josh Spears - COO/Co-Founder of Woofound Josh believes in the power of new, disruptive ideas fueled by the collective effort of talented people. Inspired by science fiction and futurism, he has balanced his love of technology and art to help shape the outlook for Woofound. Josh can usually be found discussing innovate concepts over a spirited game of ping-pong.



6:00 Networking and Food

7:00 Fireside Chat

8:00 Networking

Hosted By TK Kuegler, Director of Startup Grind

Tom “TK” Kuegler is the co-founder and general partner of Wasabi Ventures. Wasabi Ventures is an venture capital, incubator, and consulting firm that specializes in building and advising early stage technology companies. In the last 10 years, Wasabi Ventures has built, financed, and advised some wildly successful ventures like PBworks, Ustream, and Etherpad. In the 1990s, TK was the co-founder of two successful Internet startups, SNT and SpinBox. He currently sits on the Board of Sponsors of Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. He has presented at hundreds of events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.

Email: [masked] | Twitter: @WasabiVentures

Global Partners

Google App Engine

Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine. App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage. Application deadline is March 31, 2013.

Local Partners

Wasabi Ventures

Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of two distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital and Startup Incubation. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed.

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 35 cities and 15 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Learn More: Startup Grind Baltimore

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