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Innovate Baltimore Mission Statement:

Innovate Baltimore is a social community for business leaders, entrepreneurs, creative and digital technology enthusiasts in the Baltimore region.

Founded by Tina Tyndal and Benjamin Walsh, our mission includes providing individuals with networking and educational opportunities which will allow them to generate new ideas, foster entrepreneurship and strengthen the technology community in the region. Our meetings spotlight local businesses, talent, emergent technology and trends, all while sharing a drink (or two) with friends.

Working together we can help build the creative economy in the area.

Founder Bios:

Ben_WBenjamin Walsh is a Maryland native with over 8 years of management experience in and around the Baltimore area. Ben is currently a Producer for Bethesda Softworks – a developer and publisher of original interactive entertainment content for the Xbox360, PS3, PC, Wii, iPhone, and more.

Having been a producer for both development studios and publishers, Ben has a broad range of project management skills and product knowledge. He has worked with teams in the US, UK, Canada, and Poland to develop video games for the PC, PS2, Wii, Xbox360, and PS3, and has the proven ability to organize and motivate a team to deliver products on time and under budget.

Ben co-developed Bethesda Softworks’ current Wii strategy which has grossed over $14m in sales since 2007 and he is currently working with Vir2L, Bethesda Softworks’ casual division, to expand that initiative. Prior to that, he was the producer for WET, a highly anticipated action-shooter coming to the Xbox360 and PS3 this September. Additionally, his design oversight on Star Trek: Conquest, contributed to that title being named IGN’s game of the month for November 2007. Prior to that, Ben was the producer of the critically acclaimed Age of Empires 3: Asian Dynasties at Big Huge Games.

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Tina_TTina Tyndal is a brand strategist with over 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising, diagnosing brand challenges and delivering innovative marketing strategies to drive growth of Fortune 100 technology brands and Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals. In addition, she developed marketing strategies for leading national non-profits, optimizing revenue through client acquisition, membership and retention programs.

A technology evangelist, Tina consults with businesses to develop strategies leveraging emergent and interactive media to increase brand penetration, consumer awareness and engagement and has presented marketing best practices at the Triangle Games Conference and GameX. She is also a Member of the Steering Committee for the International Game Developers Association Women in Games Special Interest Group and in her spare time writes editorials and video game reviews for Total Gaming Network.

You can contact Tina at

The Team:

Community Manager: Paul Capestany is the founder of Vegan Drinks and a founding member of  He is passionate about Baltimore and creating communities.  His goal is to see Baltimore rival DC as a hub for tech entrepreneurship.  As Community Manager, Paul spends much of his time engaging with local technologists and facilitating connections between people who have never met, but should.  He recently left his position as a Neuroscience Researcher at Johns Hopkins to focus on his web startup.

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