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Merrick School of Business

Crowdfunding 2014

Event Details and Registration

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 6-7:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
University of Baltimore
William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center's
M. Scot Kaufman Auditorium
11 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21201
Home of the Merrick School of Business

This event is open to the public at no cost, but registration is required.

Click here to register for the Crowdfunding Workshop. Note: you'll be directed to a Google form.

Is It Right For You?

In celebration of Financial Literacy month in April, the University of Baltimore’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) is partnering with Operation Hope and the Small Business Administration to host the workshop “Crowdfunding: Is It Right For You?”

The discussion will center on the history of crowdfunding, what is going on right now with this particular type of capitalization, the federal Securities Exchange Commission's proposed ruling, and how our students, alumni, and the greater community can take advantage of using this investment tool as the next level of funding.

Learn more about Financial Literacy Month.


  • Steve Isberg Steven Isberg
    Associate Professor of Finance

    This workshop will be moderated by Merrick School of Business Associate Professor of Finance, Steven Isberg . Read Prof. Isberg's biography.


  • Natalia Olson-UrtechoNatalia Olson-Urtecho
    Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
    Region III

    Appointed in 2012 by President Obama, Olson-Urtecho is responsible for delivery and management of SBA's small business programs, financial assistance, and business development initiatives throughout the mid-Atlantic.
  • Kelly Keenan Kelly Keenan Trumpbour
    Lobbyist, Author and Entrepreneur

    Keenan Trumpbour works to inspire women to become investors in women-led startups. Her company, See Jane Invest, helps women understand how and when to invest, and why entering the marketplace as entrepreneurs and investors enables women to express their values, give back to our communities and model smart risk-taking. Her mission is to grow a supportive female investment community in her hometown of Baltimore.
  • Lucas Turner-Owens Lucas Turner-Owens
    Legislative and Public Policy Aide, Operation Hope

    Turner-Owens is assigned to the government relations and public policy portfolio at Operation Hope to assist in the creation of policy and partnerships that will seek to enfranchise low-income and low-wealth communities and remove these barriers to access.
  • Ariq Wanveer Aric Wanveer
    Co-Founder and CEO of Zero Gravity Creations LLC

    Wannveer is co-founder of a tech development startup and the created a new technology called Magmabond. This technology structurally fuses metal and glass and has a number of applications.