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 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 2012 – Present (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.
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
July 2012 – Present (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.
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