Ideation Session 2024

Join Us for The Inaugural MBIA Ideation Session!

Are you ready to innovate, collaborate, and ideate? We're excited to invite you to our inaugural Ideation Session, where creativity and innovation takes center stage!

  • Date: Thursday June 13, 2024
  • Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: bwtech@UMBC North - 5520 Research Park Drive, Suite 110 Baltimore, MD 21228 
About the Event:

The goal of this interactive, hands-on workshop is to provide a platform for MBIA members and external peers to identify and discuss their unique challenges, brainstorm innovative solutions, and explore best practices to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland.

By the end of the half-day session, attendees can expect to walk away with actionable solutions tailored to their organizational needs, empowering them to navigate their challenges more effectively.

We invite you to bring your best ideas and a willingness to collaborate.

What to Expect:
  • An engaging workshop: Dive deep into hands-on activities and exercises designed to stimulate your creativity and unlock fresh perspectives.
  • Interactive Discussions: Connect with like-minded peers, exchange ideas, and collaborate on innovative solutions to your real challenges.
  • Networking Opportunities: Expand your professional network and create valuable connections with fellow attendees who share your passion for innovation.
Who Should Attend:
  • Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESO): Any entity that provides structured programming and/or offers office or lab space specifically to early and growth-stage startups within Maryland.
  • Ecosystem Builders (EB): Any entity, including but not limited to those involved in the development and promotion of the Maryland Entrepreneurial Ecosystem such as economic development organizations, government institutions, and industry associations.
  • Ecosystem Supporters (ES): Any entity that shares an interest in the success of the Maryland Innovation Ecosystem and supports MBIA’s Mission and Objectives, including, but not limited to, angel networks and venture capital firms.
Registration and Fees:

Registration is open, and will close on Wednesday June 12, 2024.

  • $75 per person - Non-members (Interested in Membership, learn more here)
  • $50 per person - Current and Renewing Members  (Check your email for discount code)
Contact Us:

Have questions or need more information? Interested in sponsoring the event? Don't hesitate to reach out to our team at We're here to help!

Don't miss your chance to be part of our inaugural Ideation Session and unleash your creativity in an environment where innovation thrives. See you there!