Velocity Center Programs and Events

Programs and Events

May 19-20, 2022
In person at the Velocity Center or Virtually

The VelocityX: Community Innovation Hackathon, is an amazing opportunity to solve real-world problems through innovation and collaboration while also getting a chance to win prizes from a $12,000 prize pool!

Register today!

Inventdesign, and test new solutions. Join us and transform community challenges into problem solving opportunities!

In collaboration with the Town of Indian Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head, and the Information Management Team at CSM solve one of three Challenges.

1. NSWC’s Field Testing Analytics Challenge 
2. Town of Indian Head’s Cost Coordination Challenge 
3. CSM IMT’s Tech Eval Challenge 

Enter and build solutions within three Challenge Areas. Click the links above to learn more about each Challenge!

Why should I participate in Velocity X?

VelocityX is an exciting and novel program, but its success relies on the active participation from people like you. By participating in VelocityX you can:

  • Make a real community impact addressing real-world problems
  • Earn prize money from a $12,000 pool 
  • Get support and technical resources to build your entrepreneurial ideas
  • Get access to mentorship opportunities
  • Contribute to an innovative program to build your resume and professional network


Live @ the Velocity Center is a  simulcast series highlighting innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship in the Southern Maryland region.  Episode 5 – ‘What is a Makerspace?’ features a dynamic panel of experts offering insights into the role of Makerspaces as learning spaces to support academia, workforce development and economic growth. 

Tour the College of Southern Maryland’s new state of the art Makerspace at the Velocity Center. Equipped with a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers/scanners, laser cutters, and other digital fabrication and engineering and product design equipment this is a collaborative community work space for making, learning, exploring, and sharing.

Join Us

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Attend in person at the Velocity Center or via Zoom.  Advanced registration is required.

Register here


picture1-olga.png Olga Pogoda - Principal and Co-Founder of KRNLS, a research and implementation firm focused on working at the intersection of technology and economic development.  Olga has a passion for the maker community and entrepreneurship. An expert in tech startups, community development, and marketing strategy, Olga designed and managed marketing and crowdfunding campaigns raising $2.3M for small businesses in Pittsburgh, in just 5 years. Working with global, federal, state, local, for-profit, and nonprofit organizations alike, Olga shares vast experience in makerspaces, hackerspaces, and has worked as TechShop’s liaison to the Obama White House,  and with DARPA, DoD, and the Hyperloop project.

picture3-armando.png Armando Seay – An experienced CISO/FSO and DoD-cleared executive with  IT, Program Management and business strategy experience. DreamPort Director and Co-Founder. Board of Directors Member for MISI a 501(c)4 dedicated to the study, test, evaluation, rapid prototyping and community outreach to industry, academia, and Federal, State and Local Government. 

picture4-alex.png Alex Baddock - Technical Training Solutions Provider for the 21st Century Workforce, guiding schools’ integration of cutting edge technology into  makerspaces and classrooms K-University, encouraging students in DC and parts of DE, MD, VA, and WV to see new possibilities. 

picture5-wynne.png Wynne Briscoe — Founder/ Owner of Forever Eden Organics, Business Consultant, SBDC So. MD Regional Director, MD Certified Technology Consultant and an active voice for small business at Federal, State, and Local government levels. Wynne has helped entrepreneurs go from technology intellectual property concepts to commercialization.

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