From tips for Baltimore technology start-ups, introductory coding classes and storytelling happy hour, the week-long Baltimore Innovation Week will host dozens of events for everyone from the experienced business professionals to high school gamers. Baltimore Innovation Week will run from Sept. 23 – Oct. 1 at various locations throughout Baltimore City and county. Here are the top five events to check out:
Students work on a video game during a Game Jam at Baltimore Innovation Week. (Courtesy photo)
Monday Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. at 131 W. North Ave.
How does race impact philanthropic investment? How can we move from this awareness to action? This panel of leading grant makers and social entrepreneurs will discuss the hurdles, triumphs and tactics to invest resources toward achieving racial equity and empowerment.
Tuesday Sept. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 3200 James St.
Does one have to be a “struggling artist?” How can an artist build their own empire? Baltimore rapper and widely acclaimed performer, TT The Artist, talks about the space between the arts, entrepreneurship and creating a personal brand empire.
Thursday Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 10 Market Place
Are you thinking about starting a business or just recently started one? This interactive workshop is perfect for an early stage business owner. Among others speakers, Richard Ray, a leader of Baltimore Innovation Village, a West Baltimore technology business district initiative, will be speaking on how to access capital, talent, real estate and business opportunities. Receive real time feedback and get help developing your business idea, pitch, and more.
Saturday Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 10 E. North Ave.
Do you love videos and want to learn how to create them? This hands-on team game jam calls on sixth-grade to 12th-grade video game lovers to learn how to create their own games. Teams will have all day to work on their games and then a panel of Code in the Schools’ expert judges will award prizes to the teams.
Saturday Sept. 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 400 East 33rd St.
Police accountability cannot happen without transparency. Sit side-by-side with community members and city technical staff to dive into the Baltimore Police Department’s beta release of Project Comport. The project strives to offer new data sets that are meaningful to the community with an eye to building trust. Offer your feedback on how this data can be even more useful to the public.