CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation hosts B’more BOLD Conference for Entrepreneurs & Innovators

Apr 21, 2021 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County’s Center for Business Innovation will host the B’more BOLD Conference for Entrepreneurs & Innovators virtually 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. The event will feature keynote speaker Ozzie Newsome Jr., former general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, and will include practical breakout sessions and a $3,000 pitch competition.

According to Dennis J. Sullivan, CBI’s Executive Director, consumer confidence continues to rebound and businesses are steadily increasing capacity. Many economists anticipate businesses will a see surge in demand and economic growth not seen since 1984.

“As Baltimore-area businesses come back from the worst pandemic in a century, CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation is proud to bring together the most thought-provoking speakers and innovative business owners to share best practices and practical guidance and help businesses grow,” said Sullivan. “Because the conference will be held virtually, we are able to share this timely and practical information with CEOs, managers and entrepreneurs anywhere in the world.”

Topics at B’more BOLD include digital marketing, crowdsourcing, employee development, financial management, scenario planning and more. Speakers include Anirban Basu, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group and host of WYPR’s Morning Economic Report; Keith & Rebecca Klein Scott, founders, TALLsmall Productions; and Rod Bourn, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. A complete list of speakers, breakout sessions and registration information can be found at

Conference participants will receive on-demand access for all sessions for 12 months. Those who register by May 1 save $50 on admission. For more information, contact Angella Kevas, project director, at 443.840.1817 or

The CCBC Center for Business Innovation is dedicated to serving CCBC students and alumni who are interested in learning how to turn their ideas for new products, services, businesses and organizations into sustainable entities. Entrepreneurial-minded students and alumni are mentored by CCBC faculty and local business owners. For more information, visit

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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2020 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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