Startup Global Baltimore

Thursday, October 11, 2018    
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Emerging Technology Centers
101 N Haven St #301, Baltimore, MD, 21224
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Join NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum, the U.S. Department of Commerce, ETC Baltimore,, and Startup Grind for a forum to explore the opportunities and challenges for startups and small businesses in the global marketplace and to discover resources to unlock global business success.

This event is in support of the Commerce Department’s Startup Global initiative, an effort to help more startup firms think global from the earliest stages of a company’s growth.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Emerging Technology Centers, Baltimore, MD

Registration is free and open to globally-minded entrepreneurs, investors and community partners! Click here to sign up now.

Agenda Overview

1:30 – 2:00 pm Coffee & Registration

2:00 – 2:10 pm Welcome & Goals

2:10 – 3:00 pm The opportunity: Local startups in the global market

Do you wonder what it takes to do business globally? Hear from local startups about their experiences navigating the global marketplace, the challenges they faced along the way, and how they found international success.

3:00 – 4:00 pm Navigating international compliance and protecting IP

A little bit of advance planning can go a long way when it comes to navigating  regulations and protecting your ideas in foreign markets.

4:00 – 5:00 pm Finding help: Understanding how to access the resources to reach new markets

There are numerous resources and services in the Baltimore community to make your global journey successful. Public and private sector representatives will offer a snapshot of the tools and programs that can help you grow your business overseas.

5:00 – 5:15 pm Wrap-up & Takeaways

5:15 – 6:00 pm Happy Hour & Networking reception

Sponsored by Startup Grind & the U.S. International Trade Administration

Questions? Contact Claire Pillsbury, Global Innovation Forum, at