Entrepreneurship: a presentation by David Turock, Wed. 04/27

The Baltimore ACM Chapter, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, and the Emerging Technology Center invite you to attend a presentation on entrepreneurship.

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Presentation at 7:00 PM, preceded by a tour of ETC at 5:30 PM

Where: Emerging Technology Center (ETC @ Canton), 2400 Boston St.

Title: Entrepreneurship


David Turock will present a side-by-side comparison of two telecommunications start-ups that he launched: one successful, and one not. He compares and contrasts their funding sources, agility and scalability of their business models, hiring practices, and more. His experience and lessons learned will be valuable for aspiring tech entrepreneurs. He finishes with how his interests have shifted to using technology to promote social and environmental causes.

About the speaker:

Mr. Turock is a veteran entrepreneur and currently a Director of Counsel RB Capital. He holds a patent on VoIP, and is an expert on telecommunications technologies and their applications. Mr. Turock began his career working with AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1982 and Bell Communications Research in 1988, and subsequently founded enhanced telephone service provider, Call Sciences. He later formed Interexchange, which designed and operated one of the world’s largest debit card systems. Most recently, from 2001 to 2007, Mr. Turock was Chief Technology Officer of Therap Services, a provider of informatics services to disabled patients. Mr. Turock received his B.S. in Experimental Psychology from Syracuse University, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers University, and his M.S.E. in Computer Science from the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The tour of the Emerging Technology Center will begin at 5:30 pm, led by Fulya Gursel. The tour will stop at the Beehive, Infinite Biomedical Technologies, and at SmartLogic Solutions.

Baltimore ACM (BACM) invites you to join us for pizza starting at 6:30 pm.
There is no charge, but please RSVP to Emil Volcheck at volcheck@acm.org .

Directions and Parking:

The ETC Canton facility is located at the American Can Company complex, 2400 Boston Street in Baltimore. ETC is on the 3rd floor of the building that houses the Austin Grille restaurant and the entrance is next to the Lenscrafters store. There is a 3 hour visitor parking in front of the building on the Boston Street side.

The building will be open until 9:00 pm.


Emerging Technology Center (ETC @ Canton)
2400 Boston St.
Factory Building, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21224

Driving Directions:


We hope you can join us.

The next BACM event will be an evening of 5-minute lightning talks the
evening of Thursday, June 22, at the Engineering Society. Please hold
the date. We will issue a call for submissions soon.


The Baltimore ACM Executive Committee

Craig Holcomb, Chair
William Edelstein, Vice Chair
Roy Albin, Secretary
Jason Pyeron, Treasurer
Emil Volcheck, Past Chair

About the sponsors

The Baltimore Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery
(BACM) advances the community of practitioners and researchers in the
field of computing in the Greater Baltimore metropolitan region.


The Greater Baltimore Technology Council facilitates successful
Business Networking in Baltimore and the surrounding areas and is a
gateway to the region’s tech community.


The Emerging Technology Centers (ETC) are a non-profit business
incubator program with two separate incubator facilities, focused on
growing early-stage technology and biotechnology companies in
Baltimore City.


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