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About Innov8MD

Meet the team behind the conference

Meet The Team

Innov8MD was founded in Summer 2018 after two students, one from Hopkins and one from Towson, discovered their mutual passion for entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Three weeks later, representatives from 8 local universities came together to plan the inaugural Innov8MD conference. Our team is dedicated to furthering student innovation across the state of Maryland. Meet them below:

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Lead Associate, Student Launch Pad
Matthew Lowinger

Towson University

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President, TCO Labs, Inc. | Director, The Hatchery Incubator
Pava LaPere

Johns Hopkins University

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Campus Connector, Office of Innovation and Economic Development
Sammy Popat

University of Maryland, College Park

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Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship
Stephanie Chin

Maryland Institute College of Art

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Director, Center for Innovation + Entrepreneurship
Jan Baum

Towson University

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Director of Conferences, TCO Labs
Vinicius Lepca

Johns Hopkins University

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Social Media Intern, Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
Naina Thangada

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Henry Mortimer

University of Baltimore

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Faculty Executive Director of the Grid
Jenny Owens

The University of Maryland, Baltimore

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Director, Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center
Omar Muhammad

Morgan State University

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Director of Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
Vivian Armor

University of Maryland Baltimore County

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Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wendy Bolger

Loyola University Maryland

Our Mission

Maryland is home to a robust set of academic institutions, many of which have renowned programs for student entrepreneurship. But without deep collaboration between these institutions, there is a tremendous amount of lost opportunity.

 

By creating a platform where the leaders of university entrepreneurial ecosystems can share ideas, cross promote programs, and collaborate on events, Innov8MD is working to support student entrepreneurs across the state of Maryland, regardless of their age or institutional affiliation (even if they are not enrolled in one).

 

Additionally, Innov8MD aims to bridge the gap between Maryland’s greater entrepreneurial community and those of our universities. This way, we can foster deeper connections between students and our cities, promoting talent retention and encouraging diverse conversations.

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