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 is CEO and Co-Founder of Betamore, a campus for entrepreneurship and technology in Baltimore. Since opening in Dec 2012, Betamore has become home to dozens of web and mobile startups while also offering an educational curriculum to the community on topics in technology, business, and design.

Previous to that, Mike ran a creative web studio for 5 years called Sunrise Design.

In 2008, Mike headed up the creation of one of Baltimore’s largest tech/social meet-ups, Refresh Baltimore. After seeing a benefit in collaboration with other creative folks, he helped organize Baltimore’s first coworking space, Beehive Baltimore in 2009. In 2010, Mike became interested in the startup space and launched Startup Breakfast, a bimonthly breakfast club of folks interested in startups. Shortly after that began gaining traction, he launched StartupBaltimore.org which served as an 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 second regional publication, Technically Baltimore.

Mike also regularly organizes hackathons, including both of Baltimore's Startup Weekends, an education focused event in 2011 called Education Hack Day, and most recently an event called Reinvent Transit which focused on solving transit issues in Baltimore.

Mike lives in Canton and enjoys spending as much time outdoors as he possibly can.

Mike Brenner's Experience

CEO & Co-Founder


Educational Institution; 1-10 employees; Higher Education industry

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) 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 6 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 3 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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