A Message from CEO, Marty Rosendale
As we celebrate 35 years as the largest technology trade association in the state of Maryland, we continue to support our member companies who are driving innovation through advocacy, education, workforce development, cost savings and connecting entrepreneurial minds.
I am excited to announce our programming and sponsorship opportunities for this fiscal year. Please  download  MTC’s 2018-2019 Sponsorship Guide to learn more about the opportunities we have available. You will see that we maintain the high-quality level of programming and events we are known for.
New Member Spotlight
Welcome new members Chris Miller and Troy Hill with Iron Mountain. Thank you for the tour of your 165,000 square-foot, 10.5-megawatt multi-tenant, cloud facility located in Prince William County. Northern Virginia marks Iron Mountain’s fifth U.S. data center market, joining Boston, Denver, Kansas City and Western Pennsylvania.
Member Spotlight
Last month, we stopped by Fina Biosolutions, where we met with Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Andrew Lees. Dr. Lees is a benevolent host, giving us a behind the scenes tour of their lab, located in the heart of Maryland’s biotechnology corridor.
MTC Highlight:
Membership Database Update

To better serve your membership needs, MTC has upgraded its membership software and w e are thrilled to share with you some new features:
Personalized Member Listing
Included in the directory is your own information page on the website which can include a description area, location, logo, photos and contact details based on your membership level.
MTC Member Map
Just click the "FIND NOW" button to find the MTC Members that are closest to your location... OR... Enter an address, zip code, city, etc.
Advocacy Update:
Government Affairs Bootcamp Recap

To ensure leaders of organizations that make up the Maryland Tech Council have the tools and resources they need to be effective advocates for their industry, MTC hosted Government Affairs Bootcamps for life sciences and technology company executives to learn how to work within the legislative process to strengthen the business ecosystem and defend innovation.

Speakers discussed the basics of advocacy and lobbying to help leaders formulate a strategy around the kinds of policies CEOs would like enacted in Annapolis and Washington, D.C., especially within the life sciences and technology industries.
Mentoring Services:
Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services - Connecting Entrepreneurs with Business Experts

We are now recruiting mentee companies to participate in the Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services (MTC VMS) Program. MTC VMS is based on a team mentoring approach modeled after the highly-successful MIT Venture Mentoring Service which has been implemented in more than 84 communities around the globe.  
Exclusive Member Benefit:
Airgas

As a free benefit, the Maryland Tech Council offers its members the buying power of the entire industry to deliver deep savings and exclusive services from leading suppliers in these vital areas. Each has been selected to give every company advantages that might otherwise go only to the very largest enterprises.

Airgas provides expertise in gas supply systems, all modes of gas and liquid delivery and cryogenic storage systems. Airgas is a leader in safety and compliance, winning the Compressed Gas Association Bulk and Cylinder Fleet Safety awards for five of the last six years.
BIO2019 Update:
LOCK in your DISCOUNT
for BIO2019

As a valued member of  Maryland Tech Council , we're offering you the opportunity to lock in a significant discount on two premier registration packages for the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, June 3-6: Convention Access and Convention Access & Partnering.

Registration for BIO 2019 is not required at this point. Simply complete the form, and you will be sent your discount code prior to registration opening in early January 2019.
Member News:
Vision Technologies Makes Giving a Reality for TAPS

Vision Technologies, Inc. (Vision), a leading systems integrator, recognizes the importance of giving back to the community. Each year, Vision selects a charity to support and makes an impact through various fundraisers. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) was at the top of Vision’s list for its Making Giving a Reality campaign in 2018, with Vision and its teammates donating over $70,000!

TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.
Mention of the Month:
Why Maryland's tech workforce needs to 'get out in front' of HQ2 opportunity

Amazon.com's second headquarters will be located, in part, in Crystal City, Virginia. Regional tech workers are preparing to meet HQ2's labor needs.
Mention of the Month:
FounderTrac Demo Day funded startups working in biotech and barber shops

On November 6 in Annapolis, College Park–based Leon Scientific was named pitch competition winner. Plus, Live Chair received a $175K investment after moving to Maryland.
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