Loyola University Maryland

Baltipreneurs Accelerator

Instructors, Coaches, and Facilitator

Instructors
Gerard Athaide Gerard Athaide - Loyola University - New Product Development
"Innovation opportunities are all around us; we just need to develop the confidence to act on them."
Fr. Tim Brown
Timothy Brown, SJ - Loyola University - Chartering a Creative Entrepreneurial Path
"The gift of imagination allows us to see things that we miss sometimes because of our limited attention spans."
Ann Costlow Ann Costlow - Sofi's Crepes - Chartering a Creative Entrepreneurial Path
"If you love what you do it will not feel like work, but might be the hardest you've ever worked in your life."
Rajan Patel Rajan Patel - Dent Education - Intro to Design Thinking
"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou
Kim Wagner
Kim Wagner - Loyola University - Operations and Measurement
“The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well here at Loyola, as exemplified by the students passionate about starting their own businesses. I am looking forward to getting back to my own entrepreneurial roots, and helping entrepreneurs launch the latest and greatest products and services. Come and see the amazing team we’ve assembled for you… to help guide you to success!”
Charlie Taibi Charlie Taibi, '10 - Year On - Pitching
"Entrepreneurs have the power to change the world by creating social change, jobs, and solutions for our communities' most pressing problems."
Nicholas Hawkins Nicholas Hawkins '08 - Womble Bond Dickinson, LLP - Trademarks, Patents, and Protecting Your IP
“We all have the ability to innovate. Some maybe more experienced than others, sure, but there’s really no one formula. You just have to be at the right place at the right time and make the right difference.”
Mustafa Wahid
Mustafa Wahid '15 - TransitioningU - Effectuation
"What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs." - Rumi
Claire Johnson
Claire Broido Johnson - Maryland Momentum Fund - Raising Funding and Getting Inside the Heads of Investors

Coaches
Quinn Conyers  Quinn Conyers - Speak to Society - 1 on 1 Pitch Coach
"Entrepreneurship is the beautiful blend of ideas, execution, and guts! It doesn't discriminate and it handsomely rewards those who are terrified of regret INSTEAD of those who fear failure!"
Catherine Staley
Catherine Staley - Loyola Notre Dame Library - Research Services and Innovation Librarian
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Facilitator
Josh Smith
Josh Smith - Loyola University
"Innovation is not static and does not reside in individuals. It is organic, fluid, and can flourish or be extinguished. At Loyola, we create spaces and places for students, faculty, and community members to brainstorm ideas, joins teams to work on pressing problems, and fail at will. We don’t judge, but we challenge and push ideas and teams forward. Join the movement and helps us change the status quo."