The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland

Review Request for Applications for $5M Program

TEDCO's Rural and Underserved Business Recovery from Impact of COVID-19 (RUBRIC) Program is a $5M economic relief initiative to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged and rural early-stage technology-based businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryland Energy Administration's Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Grant

Maryland Energy Administration’s Combined Heat & Power (CHP) grant offers funding for a variety of heating and power system upgrades. CHP systems combine technology to maximize energy efficiency and reduce waste. By combining electricity generation and waste heat capture, CHP systems can operate at levels as high 80% efficiency as opposed to 30% efficiency rates of traditional systems. Small systems of less than 60 kilowatts are also eligible for funding as mirco-CHP, application deadline is February 26, 2021. 
Healthworx and LifeBridge Health Launch Startup Incubator: 1501 Health

Healthworx, the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, is partnering with LifeBridge Health to launch 1501 Health, an incubator for healthcare startups. 1501 Health will provide investment and resources to help early-stage companies, located regionally or nationally, develop their healthcare solutions.

Companies participating in the program will receive up to $100,000 in investment and have access to unique mentorship and support from payer and provider experts, along with networking and educational events with other startups, investors and stakeholders.
OpenWorks: Makers Unite Desk (Pay-it-Forward)

Pay it forward to help a virtual learner in need! Your purchase will provide a dedicated desk for at-home learners to participate in virtual learning in Baltimore City. This flat-pack desk is lightweight, easy to transport, and can be assembled without tools. With easy-to-follow instructions and online tutorial videos, it comes together in a zip!
TEDCO Talks: A new virtual series featuring thought leaders in economic development from across the State of Maryland. Join TEDCO's CEO & Executive Director, Troy LeMaile-Stovall, in thought-provoking conversations with regional leaders about the future of Maryland’s innovation ecosystem. 
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to me

Aretha Franklin famously sang, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T; find out what it means to me!” The song earned her two Grammy awards, was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, and ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

What makes the song so popular and, well, respected? In addition to being catchy and memorable, its lyrics speak to a universally recognized value: We all want respect—and we all know that to get respect, we must also give it. 
Various Dates
February & March

Investment Open Forum

More Info on
TEDCO's Events Page

February 3, 2021

How to Create a
Good Pitch Deck

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 22, 2021

MEDA Economic Development Day 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 24, 2021

The Current Landscape of Venture Capital Investing

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
March 4, 2021

Anchor Ventures: Climate Change Innovation with Dr. Daniel Kammen

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 24-25, 2021

Digital Transformation Virtual Summit

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Veralox Therapeutics Announces IND Submission for VLX-1005 to Treat Heparin-Inducted Thrombocytopenia
Interview with Troy LeMaile-Stovall on The Alex Tremble Show
The Business Monthly's senior writer Mark Smith goes one-on-one with TEDCO's new CEO and Executive Director Troy LeMaile-Stovall
TEDCO Appoints Kim Mozingo as Director, Federal Programs
5 People in the BioHealth Capital Region You Should Know In 2021
BioBuzz's 5 Questions with Dr. Amritha Jaishankar

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