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First ABCE Workshop of the semester TOMORROW

Join us with Joh Kirby at noon to learn about Start-Ups!

Presenter:  John Kirby

Date:  February 17 - 12 - 1pm

Location:  This workshop will be held virtually.  To access go to:


This workshop will cover all funding sources for seed and early stage

companies from idea to acquisition.  It will also include crowdfunding,

specifically GoFundMe and Kickstarter.  Don’t miss it!

A little bit about John Kirby:

John has worked the majority of his business career as an entrepreneur in

small and midsize companies.  Along the way, he founded and sold two

companies.  A highlight was the sale of reachNET, a company he co-founded. 

The company developed a wireless TTY for the deaf community and was sold

in 2001 to Telecommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS).

He and his teams have mentored tech companies, been involved in tech

transfer from government and education to the private sector and assisted

veteran-led companies.  John’s current company is Boat School Ventures,

which mentors and raises capital for early stage startups.  He is also an

Adjunct Professor teaching Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland

Baltimore County (UMBC).

John was born and raised in Catonsville MD, and earned a BS degree from

the United States Naval Academy and an Executive MBA from Loyola

University.  He is a veteran having served five years in the US Marine


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Posted: February 16, 2021, 1:29 PM