Betamore members and guests of Startup MD’s “Raise Your Game” Bootcamp were thrilled to welcome Under Armour’s Kevin Plank to Betamore last Thursday. Plank helped kick off the series which is designed to provide the entrepreneurial community with a structured educational program. Speaking about his experience as a young entrepreneur, Plank described humble beginnings as a young man scrawling orders on the back of magazines in his grandmother’s basement. Audience members listened as Plank shared nuggets of wisdom that helped shape his career and brand. One of our favorites? “Find out if your product can sell. Then do it faster and better than anyone else.” He urged entrepreneurs to take advice from mentors with a grain of salt. He described multiple conversations that; without his passion and devotion to the brand, would have been the end of our favorite moisture-wicking products.
“Raise Your Game” consists of six monthly educational “bootcamp” programs emphasizing the critical components of building successful companies. For more information on remaining Startup Maryland Bootcamp sessions, visit their page here.