Startup 101

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Startup 101 is meant to be a “Quick Setup” guide to help assimilate you and your startup with the Baltimore community. We’ll be recommending blogs to read, people to follow, and events to check out.

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Blogs / Podcasts to Subscribe

BaltTechLocal
Gus Sentementes tech blog at the Baltimore Sun.
Dave TroyLocal
Local entrepreneur and angel investor’s blog on startup, tech, and community.
Mike SubelskyLocal
Local entrepreneur + programmer. Cofounder of @OtherInbox, @IgniteBaltimore, & @BigImprov
VC in DCLocal
Local venture capitalist’s blog on startups and VCs in the DC area.
Beltway StartupsLocal
Local entrepreneur’s blog on startup news in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
This Week in Startups
Weekly internet show covering all things startup, includes everything from founder interviews to questions from the audience.
This Week in Venture Capital
Weekly web show which covers all aspects of fundraising, includes everything from interviews with venture capitalists and angel investors to questions from the audience.

People / Groups to Follow

Beehive BaltimoreLocal
Baltimore’s first coworking space, located in Canton in the ETC building. 15+ daily members.
StartupDigest MarylandLocal
Startup events and news-bites for entrepreneurs in Baltimore, Maryland, delivered weekly!
Baltimore AngelsLocal
Local angel investors that meet bimonthly to invest in local startups.
ETCLocal
The Emerging Tech Center is Baltimore’s largest incubator with the Beehive being one of its tenants.
Brad Feld’s Blog
VC investor from Boulder, CO that invests in the Internet via the Foundry Group. Also, check out his series on building a business plan.

Local/Regional Angel Investor Groups

New Vantage Group
Blu Venture Investors
Capital Access Network
Baltimore AngelsLocal

Events to Check Out

Startup BreakfastLocal
Bimonthly breakfast club and startup workshop located in the ETC.
Ignite BaltimoreLocal
Lightning talks from about 16 local artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers.
Refresh BmoreLocal
Community of web-developers and designers who meet once a month to share ideas related to their industry.
Bootstrap MarylandLocal
Conference that brings together young entrepreneurs and the necessary tools for running a lean and successful technology business.
Innovate BaltimoreLocal
Social / networking event for creative technology leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts in the Baltimore region.
GBTC 101Local
Meet-and-greet with the Greater Baltimore Tech Council. Great way to get your foot in the door with one of Baltimore’s largest startup resources.
TEDx Mid-AtlanticLocal
A conference of empowering ideas.

Books to Read

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law
A resource that covers everything from incorporation to IPOs in a very accessible manner.
The Four Steps to the Epiphany
Essential anyone bringing a product to market, writing a business plan, marketing plan or sales plan. Recommended by Brent Haliburton.

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