Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 4, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Carol Thompson Cole

This week's interview features Carol Thompson Cole, President & CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners. JB and Carol will discuss inclusive growth in the Capital Region, impact investing, and economic empowerment in underserved communities.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
12:15 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Carmine Di Sibio

While the COVID-19-era prevalence of remote work will likely not be maintained once the pandemic has subsided, data collected through external surveys as well as the Greater Washington Partnership (the Partnership) and EY Capital COVID-19 Snapshot shows greater levels of remote working will continue even after herd immunity is reached, relative to pre-COVID-19 levels.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Dr. Kavita Patel

This week's interview features Dr. Kavita Patel, Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. JB and Dr. Patel will discuss the federal government's COVID-19 response, vaccine rollout, and ensuring our health systems are equitable and accessible to all.

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Past Events

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:15 am - 11:00 am

2019 Capital Region Transportation Forum

The Capital Region Transportation Forum, an annual event in its 11th year, is a unique opportunity to hear government and business leaders discuss transportation through a regional lens. In 2019, we looked ahead to a future with more complexity as well as more demand and asked, how can we strengthen our region’s transportation connections to improve the commute, reduce congestion, and enhance the competitiveness of our transit systems?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Regional Housing Summit and Playbook Launch

On November 17, Dr. Tiffany Manuel of The Case Made presented the final version of the Playbook, a set of innovative, adaptable strategies and tools to help message, frame, and to communicate effectively about housing and affordability.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Megan Smith

This week's interview featured Megan Smith, CEO, and Co-Founder of shift7 and former US Chief Technology Officer. JB and Megan discussed innovation/collaboration, human-centered solutions, and how they tie into the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Anna Mason

This week's interview featured Anna Mason, Partner at Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. JB and Anna discussed startup ecosystems, the startup community across the Capital Region, and the value of investing in inclusion/diversity.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
1:30 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Patricia A. Brantley

This interview featured Patricia A. Brantley, CEO of Friendship Charter Public School. JB and Patricia discussed the impact of COVID-19 on schools, the role of testing, and the path to reopening.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021
11:00 am -

Fresh Take ft. Mark Ein

This interview featured Mark Ein, Chairman of Kastle Systems. JB and Mark discussed growing the inclusive innovation economy in the Capital Region, Mark's work with SPACs and Kastle, and other related topics for the region.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021
11:30 am -

Fresh Take ft. Jeff Cherry

This interview featured Jeff Cherry, Executive Director of Conscious Venture Lab. JB and Jeff discussed the start-up community in Baltimore, conscious capitalism, the role of accelerators, and innovation across the region.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capital CoLAB 101 Session

Join us for the Capital CoLAB 101 Session to meet our team, learn about our unique programs, and find out how you can be involved in developing the Capital Region's diverse digital tech workforce.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00 pm -

Fresh Take ft. Ellis Carr

This interview featured Ellis Carr, President & CEO of Capital Impact Partners. JB and Ellis discussed inclusive growth, CDFIs, and economic empowerment in underserved communities.

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