40 episodes

The Monthly Blend Podcast is a monthly podcast for people vested in the DMV startup ecosystem. Each show will be a perfect combination of inspiring guests (who will highlight and discuss their experiences, lessons learned, and vision for the region), research-driven discussions on the different facets of the ecosystem designed to educate and challenge thinking, and opportunities to drive collaboration among a broad spectrum of participants in the DMV startup community.

The Monthly Blend Anthony Millin and Tien Wong

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The Monthly Blend Podcast is a monthly podcast for people vested in the DMV startup ecosystem. Each show will be a perfect combination of inspiring guests (who will highlight and discuss their experiences, lessons learned, and vision for the region), research-driven discussions on the different facets of the ecosystem designed to educate and challenge thinking, and opportunities to drive collaboration among a broad spectrum of participants in the DMV startup community.

    Exciting Changes for the Frederick Innovative Technology Center (FITCI)

    Exciting Changes for the Frederick Innovative Technology Center (FITCI)

    Check back with the legendary Kathie Callahan Brady, CEO of Frederick Innovative Technology Center (FITCI), to learn about all the recent changes going on with the new facilities, specialized programming, and the fast growing entrepreneurial ecosystem it represents.

    • 32 min
    The DMV Cyber World

    The DMV Cyber World

    Tune in for a DMV cyber update with key players Maurice Boissiere of DataTribe, Brian Gallagher of CodeLock, and Larry Letow of CyberCX, and hear more about how our region is leading innovation in the cybersecurity field in both public and private sectors.

    • 38 min
    Life Sciences Startup Ecosystem Update

    Life Sciences Startup Ecosystem Update

    Checking back with leaders in the life sciences startup ecosystem, The Monthly Blend co-hosts Anthony Millin and Tien Wong speak to the CEO of MD Tech Council Kelly Schulz, Founder of Ecphora Capital Deborah Hemingway, and Founder of Solaxa Christian Walker to get an update on why this region is still a powerhouse in life sciences and biotech. Hear from these leaders, how venture capital, startups, and critical associations are ensuring the DMV region continues to lead the country in these areas.

    • 30 min
    Checking Back with the Baltimore Tech Ecosystem

    Checking Back with the Baltimore Tech Ecosystem

    Checking back with the startup ecosystem in Baltimore to hear how the region has grown and is hotter than ever! Join The Monthly Blend to speak to veteran Baltimore founders, funders, and connectors – Jeff Cherry, Christopher College, Andrea Pais, and Sherrod Davis - to hear how Baltimore is joining the DMV as a startup stronghold.

    • 40 min
    Why are we still at 2%?

    Why are we still at 2%?

    Join The Monthly Blend as they kick off 2024 with an episode focusing on female founders in the DMV. Cohosts Anthony Millin and Tien Wong have the pleasure of discussing the progress made for female entrepreneurs with Springboard Enterprises CEO Natalie Buford-Young, Citrine Angels Cofounder Lisa Friedlander, Sky Squad founder Julie Melnick and Veza Innovations Founder Karen Maschi. But why are we still at 2% everyone asks? Why does less than 2% of all venture capital dollars go to female founders and why has this number not changed in decades?
     

    • 40 min
    The Monthly Blend 2023 Recap with Hosts Anthony & Tien

    The Monthly Blend 2023 Recap with Hosts Anthony & Tien

    Join The Monthly Blend cohosts Anthony Millin and Tien Wong as they discuss 2023 the year in review. Anthony and Tien look at the fundraising market and pace of this past year, valuations, growth in the DMV region, bold initiatives, the value of what NEXT, NEXT RAISE and Connectpreneur bring to our ecosystem, and what to expect for 2024.

    • 31 min

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