Friday, July 22, 2011

Think Big Baltimore Gets Entrepreneurs Talking

The Think Big Conference is going national–and Baltimore was the second city to bring together entrepreneurs, investors and startups for a jam-packed day of inspiration, collaboration and motivation.  After a nonstop day of breakout sessions, keynote speeches and networking, the entrepreneurial scene in Baltimore started to Think Big—and people haven’t stopped talking about it since.
With over 200 attendees, the first Think Big Baltimore conference, coordinated by Danny Bendebba, Audra Carpenter and Tighe Greenhalgh, was not only an entrepreneurial success, but it was also a financial success for all of those involved in developing the conference.  According to Tighe Greenhalgh, organizing partner of TBB, the conference brought out many entrepreneurs who normally would not be easily found or accessible in the Baltimore area. 
But it wasn’t just the entrepreneurs who made it out to the conference in Baltimore.  When walking the halls of Towson University throughout the day, TBB attendees had the opportunity to network with a large amount of investors, a plethora of students and a multitude of both startup and established companies.  Attendees also had the opportunity to get some face time with many of the TBB speakers and panelists.  They even had the chance to speak with Greg Cangialosi of Blue Sky Factory, who had literally sold his company just a week before the conference. 
Perhaps the highlight of the Think Big Baltimore conference was the keynote speech given by Yanik Silver, CEO of Maverick Business Adventures.  As a serial entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, Yanik spoke of his life-changing experiences such as running with the bulls, bungee jumping, sky diving, and exotic car road rallies and how they related to his breakthroughs in ideas and business. 
A Big congratulations to the founders, leaders and speakers of Think Big Baltimore on the financial, inspirational and overall success of the conference.  The Think Big mentality is growing across the nation—and Baltimore is one of the first cities to be a part of it.  Thanks for all of your hard work!
Written by Allison Way

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