Newsletter - February 2018


Bowie BIC is a business accelerator and collaborative work space where technology companies and government contractors find the largest concentration of business SCALE UP resources in Prince George's County:

business mentoring
capital resources
access to office space   meeting  spaces 
member discounts

To schedule coffee and discuss your company's 
growth challenges, contact:
301-383-1550 x105

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

Business Clinic:

Jerry Miller, JGL Law
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
by appointment

Business Clinic:

Jamie Lewis, CliftonLarsonAllen
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 MD Women's Business Center Training 


February 6

Orientation to Small Business Resources

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Bowie BIC (Fee: $10)

February 19

The Right Business Idea: Basics of Opportunity Recognition

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Bowie BIC (Fee: $15)


February 21

ABCs of LinkedIn

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie BIC (Fee: FREE)

February 28

Group Counseling 

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie BIC (Fee: FREE)


Contact: Angie Duncanson at 

301-383-1550 x104 


Business Counselors at Bowie BIC
America's Small Business Development Center- Corridor Region

(Wednesday & Friday)
Mark J. Wells
SBDC Business Consultant
Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Richard Paden
PTAC Procurement Specialist
Maryland Women's Business Center

(Monday thru Friday)
Angie Duncanson 
Sr. Program Manager/Counselor

Appointments with Counselors Required
Jones Named First 
Entrepreneur In Residence at Bowie BIC

Successful serial entrepreneur and business strategist Q.C Jones will serve as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Bowie BIC technology clients, through a grant from Maryland TEDCO.  Mr. Jones will work one-on-one with several clients to help them tackle specific challenges in product development and market strategy.  Mr. Jones has specific scale-up expertise in cyber security, health IT software and data analytics.

Bowie BIC is part of a team that is piloting a new program called CORPRENECT, which is designed to connect innovators and entrepreneurs with major Maryland corporations and streamline the R&D process for technology products and services.  Northrop Grumman will participate in the first CORPRENECT pilot beginning in spring 2018.  Bowie BIC's other partners are the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), Inncuvate Consulting LLC, the Prince George's Community College Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Training and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  CORPRENECT is funded by a grant from Maryland TEDCO.  For more information about CORPRENECT, visit

MWBC Celebrates Four Years of Counseling County Entrepreneurs  at Bowie BIC  

The Maryland Women's Business Center (WBC) and Angie Duncanson (left), their Senior Program Manager/Counselor for Prince George's County, are marking four years of business support for County business women this month.  Angie launched the MWBC Prince George's County office at Bowie BIC in January 2014. Over the next four years, she counseled a total of 516 Prince George's County women-owned  businesses, eighty-two of which were located in Bowie. MWBC is a program of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI).

Bowie BIC Helps Launch
 Innovate Prince George's County

Bowie BIC Board Chairman and CEO of Inncuvate Consulting Mark Lawrence (far left) and Bowie BIC Director Lisa Smith (Center) participated in a panel discussion which was part of the launch event for Innovate Prince George's County on January 20 in Greenbelt, MD.  Innovate Prince George's County is a platform to unite innovators and entrepreneurs in Prince George's County.  The event sparked the discussion, connections and implementation of new ideas to build the County's innovation-driven economy and community of the future. The half-day forum was coordinated by the Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund (PGCSIF).

Minority Business Pre-Seed Fund Briefing
at Bowie BIC

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Bowie Business Innovation Center
Center for Business at Bowie State University - Suite 2303

Come meet Mac Conwell, Deal Team Leader at Maryland TEDCO and learn how to win a $40,000 TEDCO grant to fund your business idea.  This session addresses:
  • Who is eligible
  • How to apply
  • What to expect if awarded a $40,000 grant
  • Any other questions  
This is a free event but registration is a requirement.

Bowie BIC Launches  
New Legal Business Clinics

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Bowie Business Innovation Center
Center for Business at Bowie State -- Suite  2312

In February, Bowie BIC begins  hosting a series of FREE Legal Business Clinic each month with Jerry D. Miller (right), business practice attorney with the Joseph Greenwald Laake law firm in Greenbelt, Maryland. 

Jerry Miller has helped clients large and small tackle the legal and operational challenges they face as they grow.  One-on-one appointments with Jerry are free but you must make an appointment.
Coffee and Co-Working at Bowie BIC

(A Free Winter Open House Event)

Tuesday, February 27 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bowie Business Innovation Center
Center for Business at Bowie State   

Come warm up at our coffee bar. Learn  about Bowie BIC services for Bowie and Prince George's County businesses and meet our  on-site business counselors from: Small Business Development Center, Maryland Women's Business Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Center.