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SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab host Demo Day 3

Joe Mechlinksi, left, CEO of SHIFT and general partner of SHIFT Ventures; and Jeff Cherry, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and Founder of Conscious Venture Lab, take time for a photo during Demo Day 3. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Joe Mechlinksi, left, CEO of SHIFT and general partner of SHIFT Ventures; and Jeff Cherry, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and Founder of Conscious Venture Lab, take time for a photo during Demo Day 3. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Jeff Cherry, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and founder of Conscious Venture Lab; Tom Geddes, CEO of Plank Industries; Eliza Graham, chief impact officer of SHIFT; David Stein, head of strategy and innovation for Siemens, are all smiles during Demo Day 3. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Jeff Cherry, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and founder of Conscious Venture Lab; Tom Geddes, CEO of Plank Industries; Eliza Graham, chief impact officer of SHIFT; David Stein, head of strategy and innovation for Siemens, are all smiles during Demo Day 3. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, president and CEO of A&R Development Corp.; Augie Chiasera, president of greater Baltimore M&T Bank; and Joe Mechlinski, CEO of SHIFT and general partner of SHIFT Ventures, enjoy their time at Demo Day 3. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, president and CEO of A&R Development Corp.; Augie Chiasera, president of greater Baltimore M&T Bank; and Joe Mechlinski, CEO of SHIFT and general partner of SHIFT Ventures, enjoy their time at Demo Day 3. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Aaron Jones, left, chief operating officer of Treason Toting Company; and Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, founder of See Jane Invest, attended Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Aaron Jones, left, chief operating officer of Treason Toting Company; and Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, founder of See Jane Invest, attended Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Tammira Lucas, left, CEO of The Cube; and TeKesha Jamison, chief financial officer of The Cube, were part of Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Tammira Lucas, left, CEO of The Cube; and TeKesha Jamison, chief financial officer of The Cube, were part of Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

GridLion colleagues Estelle Mangeney, left, the chief technology officer and chief operating officer; talks with company CEO Jeremy Bedine during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

GridLion colleagues Estelle Mangeney, left, the chief technology officer and chief operating officer; talks with company CEO Jeremy Bedine during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Jeremy Bedine, CEO of GridLion; Joe Mechlinksi, CEO of SHIFT and general partner of SHIFT Ventures; Winston Frazer, CEO and CAD designer of Danae Prosthetics; Tom Geddes, CEO of Plank Industries; and Kory Payne, co-founder of Ujoin, take time for a photo during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Jeremy Bedine, CEO of GridLion; Joe Mechlinksi, CEO of SHIFT and general partner of SHIFT Ventures; Winston Frazer, CEO and CAD designer of Danae Prosthetics; Tom Geddes, CEO of Plank Industries; and Kory Payne, co-founder of Ujoin, take time for a photo during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Jeff Cherry, left, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and Founder of Conscious Venture Lab; spends time with mentor and angel investor John Cammack during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Jeff Cherry, left, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and Founder of Conscious Venture Lab; spends time with mentor and angel investor John Cammack during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Chris Veno: co-founder and co-CEO of Trion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency Company, Jeff Cherry, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and founder of Conscious Venture Lab; and Bill McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities, were on hand for Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

From left, Chris Veno: co-founder and co-CEO of Trion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency Company, Jeff Cherry, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and founder of Conscious Venture Lab; and Bill McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities, were on hand for Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Neal Wilkinson, left, gets a photo with Alan Mark Ezagui, the director of development with the Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

Neal Wilkinson, left, gets a photo with Alan Mark Ezagui, the director of development with the Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness during Demo Day 3 at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center. (Photo courtesy of Alex Afzali, SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab)

SHIFT Ventures and Conscious Venture Lab hosted “Demo Day 3” Smart Cities and Urban Resilience Feb. 7 to give six rising companies with socially responsible missions the chance to pitch their ideas and reveal new company developments in front of local and national investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

More than 150 business leaders joined at the MICA Fred Lazarus IV Center to network and observe pitches from The Cube, Danae Prosthetics, GridLion, Parkofon, The Treason Toting Co., and UJoin.

The Demo Day 3 panelists were John Cammack, mentor and angel investor; Greg Cangialosi, managing member of the Baltimore Angels; Claire Broido Johnson, president of CBJ Energy, Deb Tillet, CEO of Emerging Technology Center; and Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, founder of See Jane Invest.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn from dynamic leaders including Jeff Cherry, CEO of SHIFT Ventures and founder of Conscious Venture Lab; Joe Mechlinksi, CEO of SHIFT and general partner of SHIFT Ventures, Ahamd Ashkar, founder and CEO of the Hult Prize Foundation and founding partner of the Laudato Si Investment Challenge, who spoke about the power of the social economy and Funlayo Alabi, CEO of Shea Radiance, who closed out the event with her presentation, “How the New Narrative of Business Can Change the World.”

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