Newsletter - April 2017

BOWIE BIC is accepting applications!

Bowie BIC is a unique business accelerator and collaborative work space where technology companies and government contractors find the mentoring, connections and access to office, meeting and event spaces they need to succeed.

To schedule a visit, contact:
301-383-1550 x105

 G et  Free professional advice each month at Bowie BIC Business Advisory Clinics.  

April 20
O ne-on-One
Business Advisory Clinic:
Sales Strategies
Thomas Ellis, EWC Consultants
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
by appointment

Business Advisory Clinic:
Tech Entrepreneurship
Mac Conwell, Maryland TEDCO
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
by appointment


 Maryland Women's Business Center Training 


April 11

ABCs of Starting a Business

9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Bowie BIC 

Fee: $35

Begins April 18

Business Plan Intensive Series

9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Bowie BIC

Fee: $199 


April 20

Leveraging LinkedIn

9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Bowie BIC

Fee: $25


April 27 

Economics of a Small Business

9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Bowie BIC

Fee: $25


April 28

Group Counseling

9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Bowie BIC

Fee: Free



Contact: Angie Duncanson at 

301-383-1550 x104 


Business Counseling Resources at Bowie BIC
America's Small Business Development Center-
Corridor Region
Mark J. Wells
SBDC Business Consultant

Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Richard Paden
PTAC Procurement Specialist

Maryland Women's Business Center
Angie Duncanson 
Program Manager/Counselor

Appointments required
Bowie BIC Hosts Second Dolphin Tank Pitch and Networking Event

May 3, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Kenhill Center-- 2614 Kenhill Road,  Bowie, MD 20715

Watch companies pitch their ideas to a panel of early stage investors and entrepreneurs to get feedback and suggestions from the panelists--before the audience gives its own feedback!

Companies pitching represent:

Bowie Business Innovation Center (BIC) Business Accelerator

Startup Shell at University of Maryland - College Park

Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Accelerator

It's all about Friendly Feedback... not a Feeding Frenzy.

Click here to RSVP for this FREE event

Funded in part through a grant from the 
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (Maryland TEDCO)

Meet the Bowie BIC Business Advisory Team 

A team of professional business advisors is available monthly by individual appointment to assist young businesses with entrepreneurship and funding, corporate accounting, plus QuickBooks software and sales strategies:

Mac Conwell, Deal Team Coordinator, Maryland TEDCO conducts the newest Business Advisory Clinic: Tech Entrepreneurship and Funding.   Mac coordinates all stages of TEDCO's new investment deals. Mac is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record attracting crowdfunding and early stage investment.

Jamie Lewis,  Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) has extensive expertise with Accounting and Corporate Tax issues for young companies. 

Kris DeLisle, CPA at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) has 20+ years of public accounting experience. Kris also advises on accounting system design and software tools, such as QuickBooks.

Thomas Ellis, Chief Sales Coach at EWC Consultants  has 20+ years of sales/marketing experience. He helps young companies develop a practical Sales Strategy and master the comprehensive art of the sales process!  

Bowie BIC Hosts PTAC Workshop

DCAA Compliance: Introduction & Accounting System Requirements Workshop

April 18, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Click here for more information or to register

TEDCO Briefs Entrepreneurs on Minority Business Pre-Seed Funding Pilot   

Mac Conwell, Deal Team Coordinator for Maryland TEDCO (on left), conducted two well-attended information sessions March 22 at Bowie BIC on TEDCO's Minority Business Pre-Seed Funding pilot for entrepreneurs working at the idea stage.  

Saul Ewing Legal Round Table Attracts Emerging Businesses  

Saul Ewing attorney Jay Reilly (third from left) led a Round Table discussion,   "How to Obtain Cash without Giving Up Equity"on March 16 at Bowie BIC,  which attracted software developers, health IT firms, fin-tech companies and professional services firms.  The Round Table also featured guest speakers from the National Science Foundation and Maryland TEDCO.