MCB Real Estate
As Managing Partner at MCB Real Estate, P. David Bramble dedicates his time to sourcing transactions, financial structuring and overseeing project underwriting and execution. A corporate and real estate attorney by training, David brings a deep knowledge of all aspects of the real estate cycle.
Maryland Momentum Fund
Claire Broido-Johnson is Managing Director of the Maryland Momentum Fund, a $10 million investment fund supporting early-stage companies affiliated with USM institutions. She is the founder of CBJ Energy and has been an entrepreneur in clean energy for more than 20 years.
Conscious Venture Labs
Jeff Cherry is CEO and founder of Conscious Venture Labs and the Conscious Venture Fund, building on his national leadership in Conscious Capitalism®. Previously Jeff was a CEO, hedge fund manager, designer, entrepreneur, educator and mentor.
Shervonne Cherry is the Director of Spark Coworking and an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder. She heads operations, community development and ecosystem growth for Spark, collaborative workspaces for growing startups and entrepreneurs, with locations in Baltimore, Kansas City and St. Louis.
Nick Culbertson is Co-Founder and CEO of Protenus, a leading healthcare compliance analytics platform. He’s an eight-year U.S. Army veteran and highly decorated U.S. Special Forces operator (Green Beret). Nick was awarded two Bronze Stars, one for extraordinary valor.
Deric Emry joined Greenspring Associates in 2014 as a Venture Partner. With over 15 years of venture capital experience, Deric previously served as a General Partner for ABS Capital Partners, a leading growth equity manager.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Justin Hanes is Director, Center for Nanomedicine and Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has started companies including Kala Pharmaceuticals and GrayBug, and advises many other entrepreneurs and investors.
Mike Hankin is President and CEO of Brown Advisory, a global investment management firm. He is deeply committed to Baltimore and is the Co-Chair of UpSurge.
Thrive Earlier Detection
Isaac Kinde is head of research and innovation and a co-founder of Thrive. The technologies he co-invented with Thrive founders have subsequently enabled the earlier detection of several different cancers and other genetic diseases from a wide variety of clinical specimens.
Inner Loop Capital
Justin Label is the Managing Director of Inner Loop Capital, a Baltimore-based seed-stage venture capital firm focused on founders in the greater Washington, D.C. region. Justin has been working in venture capital since 1999, including 10 years at Bessemer Venture Partners in Silicon Valley.
As the CEO of TEDCO—Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies—Troy LeMaile-Stovall leads the organization’s mission to support economic development through the cultivation of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. He brings to bear more than 25 years of experience in investment management, higher education, telecommunications, information/communication technology, and management consulting in this leadership role.
Mary Miller is a former senior official in the U.S. Treasury Department and executive at T. Rowe Price. She is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities initiative and a director on the boards of the Silicon Valley Bank and The Jeffrey Company. Mary is a board member of the Baltimore Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund and active in a wide range of other local activities.
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
Shelonda Stokes is President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB). An electrical engineer by training, she is also an accomplished entrepreneur. Prior to joining DPOB, Shelonda was founder and CEO of GreiBO, an international brand, media and marketing agency.
Keith Stone is a partner and private equity analyst at Brown Advisory. He is also active in Baltimore, serving as Chair of the Job Opportunities Task Force and as a board member of Paul’s Place, Maryland Humanities and Pratt Contemporaries.
Point Field Partners
Ryland Sumner is the President of Point Field Partners, the family office for Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Christy Wyskiel is Executive Director of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. She is a fierce advocate for the future of Baltimore and the role Johns Hopkins plays in an increasing number of companies born, built and grown locally. She is Co-Chair of UpSurge.