CEO & Co-Founder at Betamore
- Baltimore, Maryland Area
- Information Technology and Services
Mike Brenner's Overview
- CEO & Co-Founder at Betamore
- Chairman of the Advisory Board at Technically Baltimore
- Advisor at Digital Harbor Foundation
- Founder at StartupBaltimore.org
- Founder at Sunrise Design
- Founding Organizer at Refresh Bmore
- Founding Member at Beehive Baltimore
Mike Brenner's Summary
Mike Brenner is CEO and Co-Founder of Betamore, a campus for entrepreneurship and technology located in Baltimore. Since launching in Dec 2012, Betamore’s award-winning campus has become home to dozens of web and mobile startups and community of freelancers, technologists, and entrepreneurs. As CEO, Mike leads vision and all new product development. He is responsible for creating the Betamore Academy, an intense education program that has high enrollments of individuals looking to learn career-ready skills in web development. Since opening, Betamore has continued to maintain profitability by focusing on complimentary revenue streams, like pairing industry with education.
Mike is a recognized leader in Baltimore’s tech community and the face behind events like the Baltimore Startup Weekend. He is the creator of industry-focused events such as Education Hack Day (Education) in 2011, Reinvent Transit (Transportation) in 2012, and Power the Future (Energy) in 2013.
Mike graduated from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. While in college, he founded Sunrise Design, a web agency that he moved to Baltimore and ran for 5 years before launching Betamore. He is also the founder of Startup Baltimore, on online publication and organization focused on the early-stage tech and innovation community in Baltimore.
In 2012, Startup Baltimore was acquired by Technically Media out of Philadelphia which used the purchase to springboard the launch of their regional publication, Technically Baltimore.
Mike has been honored to be a recipient of the “40 Under 40” awards from both the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Magazine, the “Innovator of the Year” award from The Daily Record, and the “Community Leader of the Year” award by Technically Baltimore.
Mike is an identical twin that still enjoys pulling the occasional prank. He lives in Mt. Vernon and enjoys spending time outdoors with his beautiful bride-to-be.
Mike Brenner's Experience
CEO & Co-Founder
Educational Institution; 1-10 employees; Higher Education industry
November 2012 – Present (2 years) Baltimore, Maryland
Betamore is an urban campus for technology + entrepreneurship located in the heart of the Federal Hill neighborhood of downtown Baltimore.
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
July 2012 – Present (2 years 4 months) Baltimore, Maryland
Digital Harbor Foundation is a nonprofit working to foster a culture of innovation, tech advancement, & entrepreneurship through local and national educational initiatives.
January 2008 – November 2011 (3 years 11 months)
Refresh Bmore is a community of web-developers and designers who meet once a month to share ideas related to our industry. Our goal is to educate each other with new ideas so that we can help refresh the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
January 2009 – September 2011 (2 years 9 months)
Beehive Baltimore is a community of freelancers, independents, entrepreneurs, and artists who want to augment the work-at-home lifestyle by working and participating in a community that's designed to support and encourage people who make a living doing what they love.
Mike Brenner's Projects
Mike Brenner's Honors and Awards
40 Under 40Baltimore Business Journal
- November 2013
40 Under 40Baltimore Magazine
- October 2013
Community Leader of the YearTechnically Baltimore
- September 2013
Innovator of the YearThe Daily Record
- August 2013
Change Maker AwardUrbanite Baltimore
- March 2012
Innovation Community AwardGBTC
- September 2011
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America
- April 2002
Mike Brenner's Skills & Expertise
- Online Advertising
- Web Design
- Web Development
- Social Media Marketing
- Product Development
- Social Media
- HTML 5
- Team Leadership