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Techies Show New Concepts at TechBreakfast Event

Group of People at TechBreakfast

Techies converged at Johns Hopkins University in Rockville to hear four companies demonstrate their innovative concepts during the first TechBreakfast held at the Montgomery County Campus.

The event drew approximately 60 entrepreneurs, businesspeople, economic development experts and scientists. TechBreakfast, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, is a monthly networking opportunity that gives entrepreneurs in various stages a chance to showcase their work.

TechBreakfast events move rapidly, with presenters getting seven minutes to make their presentations. Then audience members ask questions.

The October TechBreakfast featured:

  • Basepair, a cloud-based software for analyzing DNA sequencing data. The company is baseed in Arlington, Va.
  • Klickorder, an online food ordering app used by some restaurants in Washington, D.C. The company is based in Alexandria, Va.
  • Cake Fundraising, a web-based donation-per-click cause and marketing platform. The company is based in Baltimore.
  • RedOwl Analytics, a software that helps legal, financial and government organizations analyze internal data to provide proactive risk oversight and management. The company is based in Baltimore.

Ron Schmelzer, a graduate of JHU’s Carey Business School, started TechBreakfast in 2011. He describes the events as “show and tell for adults.”

Schmelzer has expanded the concept to Columbia, Boston, Austin, New York, Philadelphia and Silicon Valley, among other cities. The Washington, D.C. TechBreakfast has split into two: one for D.C. and one for Montgomery County. TechBreakfast has approximately 5,200 members in the DC/ Maryland/ Virginia region, and more than 10,000 members nationwide.

TechBreakfast events are held in Building III from 8-10 a.m. and are free to attend.

Upcoming TechBreakfast events:
Nov. 25
Dec. 22
Jan. 27
Feb. 24
March 31
April 28
May 26
June 30


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