Sixth and Final 2014 Session Focuses on
“Financing Strategies and Exit Roadmapping” for Entrepreneurs
Everywhere, Md. – Startup Maryland (startupmd.org) announced that Mark Anstey, President / CEO of CVD Power and recently exited founder, President / CEO of DataStream will join Jerry Hartung as the guest-mentor instructors for the final 2014 Raise Your Game™ bootcamp session.
This sixth-of-six session also marks graduation for the bootcamp candidates who earned graduation distinction by participating in the requisite 4 out of 6 sessions. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Startup Maryland and Raise Your Game are invited to attend with credit for this single session being carried-over into 2015.
Raise Your Game is Startup Maryland’s bootcamp initiative developed to provide the entrepreneurial community with a structured educational program and to help startup CEOs and founders understand and employ the building blocks of strong startups and startup communities. The new twist for this bootcamp is that the sessions will be proctored/taught by experienced (often serial) entrepreneurs who are very well-recognized and respected.
Mr. Hartung is a recognized thought-leader on venture development and has spoken extensively on the topic of exit roadmapping via his role as executive leader/mentor for Vistage International.
Mr. Anstey is one of the more recognized serial entrepreneurs in Maryland and the broader Mid-Atlantic with several successful exits from startup ventures. An engineer by education and experience, Mark has leveraged his expertise in systems, data and business-building into a series of successful high-growth startup companies and ventures.
An active angel investor, Mark’s most recent successful exit came when DataStream Content Solutions LLC, a leading provider of federal legislative and regulatory data and advanced content management systems to information businesses, publishers and governments, was acquired by the Dolan Company (NYSE:DM), a leading provider of services and business information to professionals in law, finance and real estate.
DataStream’s proprietary processes and technology transformed highly complex and unstructured data into valuable products and services for its business and government clients. The company specialized in applying XML markup language to convert complex and unstructured data into “smarter” forms, allowing flexible queries and dynamic database updates. Target markets included government, legislative and regulatory sectors.
“Perhaps the most-asked-question we receive of Startup Maryland entrepreneurs is, ‘How should I navigate to the right exit for me and my startup venture?’,” stated Michael Binko, president / CEO of kloudtrack and founder / CEO of Startup Maryland. “Mark and Jerry are glowing examples of how to navigate challenging waters to a meaningful exit. Their experiences, successes and lessons-learned serve as great case studies for our Bootcamp CEOs.”