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MDHCC Entrepreneurship Expo: The Future of Food
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The expo will highlight entrepreneurs in the food economy and their innovative solutions to some of the problems we are seeing in the community, particularly related to urban agriculture, sustainability, health and nutrition, & funding resources.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/31/2018
When: 05/31/18
Where: Living Classrooms Under Armour House
1100 E Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
Contact: Brandon Warehime

Online registration is available until: 5/31/2018
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In partnership with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Sagamore Development, Black Hispanic Indian Association of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, The Reinvestment Fund, Baltimore Development Corporation and Adventure Productions, we hope to bring awareness to the local community and shape the perspective of how we think about food from production, farming, distribution, retail and recovery. Baltimore's social innovators in the food realm are shaping the future and addressing the the global threat to agriculture and sustainability. This expo is to unite cultures, showcase how innovative entrepreneurs and organizations are collaborating together in the food economy, and bring together funding resources for business owners in Baltimore to move the agenda forward. Please join us as we continue to revitalize our community!




  • Baltimore has a thriving food economy and many local entrepreneurs are coming together on a united front to address the changes in the industry - raise awareness.
  • The Baltimore community is looking for social change and minority entrepreneurs in this industry are the actors that provide solutions through economic development, workforce development, and community collaboration.
  • Younger consumers (and business owners) are changing the narrative of how businesses operate because they have a higher sense of Corporate Social Responsibility


The global goal of the Expo is to achieve the following:

  • Highlighting/Showcase Business Food Entrepreneurs in Baltimore - Social Entrepreneurship
  • Bringing awareness to pressing issues regarding how we think about food - expert panel
  • Bring the community together over food - think game changers in the industry
  • Vertical farmers, local growers, community kitchens, anyone in the food industry with an innovative concept, this can include a tech space too
  • Access to Capital/Funding Resources for Businesses (Funding business loan opportunities Department of Housing and Community Development, Reinvestment Fund and the Baltimore Development Corporation)



We are accepting exhibitors for the Expo at three different levels:



Business Entrepreneur

 Price    FREE!    FREE!    $150.00

This exhibitor spot is open to all businesses with a food or beverage

related product that can provide 300-400 bite-size samples.

For Social innovators and game changers in the food/micro-brewing
industry with a local mission and heightened 'corporate social responsibility'.

  For persons or companies looking to invest in agriculture and technology for the future!
  For persons or companies looking to invest in agriculture and technology for the future! 
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Agenda: (Subject to Change)


Intro by Alicia Wilson



Alicia Wilson
Vice President of Community Affairs and Legal Advisor, Sagamore Development

Ms. Wilson is responsible for shaping and promoting the interests of Sagamore Development Company by developing strategic community initiatives that enhance its philanthropic and investment impact. She is also responsible for cultivating and building key stakeholder relationships and collaborative relationships regionally, nationally and internationally for Plank Industries.

Prior to joining Sagamore Development Company, Ms. Wilson was a litigation and employment and labor law partner at the law firm of Gordon Feinblatt, a full-service law firm located in downtown Baltimore. In addition, Ms. Wilson had a niche practice focused on counseling and advising mid-size and large businesses on all aspects on corporate strategy and community engagement.

During the 2016 Baltimore City Council legislative session, Ms. Wilson served as the principal negotiator of the Community Benefit Agreements associated with the passage of the $660 million TIF for the Port Covington project. The negotiations of the community benefit agreements involved over 200 stakeholder groups representing tens of thousands of residents from across the City of Baltimore. Wilson now leads and oversees a team charged with implementing the letter and spirit of the community benefits agreements focused on workforce development, supplier diversity, and inclusionary housing, and youth enrichment matters.


Businesses showcase Product, Concept, Food (Game Changers)



Breakout for Lunch





The Expo will be at the Living Classrooms Under Armour House (see image of venue below).





2018 Food Report ojects/bal-city-food-env/baltimore-food-environment-digital.pdf

International Food Policy Institute


Baltimore Food Policy Initiative

Urban Farming Baltimore City Report:


Funding Documents for Investors


Reinvestment Fund



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EDG Micro Loan



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