Be sure not to miss CSEE alumnus Delali Dzirasa speak during the Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Entrepreneurship Lecture tomorrow, March 28, at noon in Commons 329.
After graduating from UMBC with a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2004, Dzirasa went on to found Fearless Solutions, LLC, a team of software engineers and web developers that help clients solve problems through Data Visualization, Web Application Development, Software Engineering, and Rapid Prototyping.
Located in UMBC’s cybersecurity incubator at Bwtech, Fearless Solutions functions according to the values of “The “Fearless 5”: Passion, Excellence, Integrity, Improvement, and Innovation. The company currently employs UMBC alumni and students. In 2011, Dzirasa’s success earned him the Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Rising Star award.
Another speaker of note is Ryan Bricklemyer, co-founder of BeerGivr.com. Bricklemyer graduated from UMBC in 2006 after receiving a B.S. and M.S. in Information Systems. Last October, he and business partner Sean Kennedy launched the website BeerGivr.com, which allows you to virtually buy your friends a drink.
If you owe your pal a drink but can't join him at the bar, BeerGivr sends him a text message with a gift code that can be redeemed for a frothy brew. BeerGivr currency is already accepted at sixteen local haunts, including Alewife and Bond Street Social in Baltimore and Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia.
Sponsored by UMBC’s Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, the Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Entrepreneurship lecture also features Dr. Sheldon Broedel (Ph.D. and M.S., Microbial and Molecular Genetics, ’90), Chief Executive and Science Officer of Athena Environmental Sciences, Inc. and Nancy Krebs (B.A. Theatre, ’72), founder of The Voiceworks Studio.
For more information, see the event flyer.