Mike Brenner

Mike Brenner

CEO & Co-Founder at Betamore

Baltimore, Maryland Area
Information Technology and Services

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Mike Brenner's Overview

  • Founder at StartupBaltimore.org
  • Founder at Sunrise Design
  • Founding Organizer at Refresh Bmore
  • Founding Member at Beehive Baltimore

500+ connections


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 2012Present (2 years) Baltimore, Maryland

Betamore is an urban campus for technology + entrepreneurship located in the heart of the Federal Hill neighborhood of downtown Baltimore.

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Technically Baltimore

April 2012Present (2 years 7 months) Baltimore, Maryland

Technically Baltimore is a local technology news organization dedicated to how innovation is impacting the region.

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2012Present (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.



August 2010April 2012 (1 year 9 months)

StartupBaltimore.org is an online publication and organization focused on the early-stage tech and innovation community in Baltimore, Maryland.

Acquired by Technically Media in April 2012.


Sunrise Design

2007April 2012 (5 years)

Sunrise Design is a creative web studio located in Baltimore Maryland. We build things for the web, expand the potential of your business, and brighten your life.

Founding Organizer

Refresh Bmore

January 2008November 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.

Founding Member

Beehive Baltimore

January 2009September 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 40

    Baltimore Business Journal
    • November 2013
  • 40 Under 40

    Baltimore Magazine
    • October 2013
  • Community Leader of the Year

    Technically Baltimore
    • September 2013
  • Innovator of the Year

    The Daily Record
    • August 2013
  • Change Maker Award

    Urbanite Baltimore
    • March 2012
  • Innovation Community Award

    • September 2011
  • Eagle Scout

    Boy Scouts of America
    • April 2002

Mike Brenner's Skills & Expertise

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Online Advertising
  3. Start-ups
  4. Entrepreneur
  5. Web Design
  6. Web Development
  7. HTML
  8. Social Media Marketing
  9. Product Development
  10. Social Media
  11. Wordpress
  12. Blogging
  13. HTML 5
  14. Team Leadership
  15. CSS

Mike Brenner's Education

The George Washington University

Computer Science (BA), Business + Fine Arts


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