Newsletter - July/August 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
- training 
- capital resources
- 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. 

July 17
Business Clinic:
Jamie Lewis, CliftonLarsonA llen
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
by appointment

July 19
Business Clinic:
Jerry Miller, JGL Law
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
by appointment

 MD Women's Business Center Training 


July 12

What You Should Know about Human Re-sources to Prepare for Company Growth

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie BIC (Fee: $25)

July 13

Writing a Successful Business Plan

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie City Hall (Fee: $35)

August 1

Orientation to Small Business Resources

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Bowie BIC (Fee: $10)

August 3

Group Counseling

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie BIC (Fee: Free)

August 7

Taking Charge of Your Website's Future

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie BIC (Fee: $25)

August 14

ABCs of Starting a Business

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie BIC (Fee: $35)

August 21

Business Etiquette and Relationships

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Bowie BIC (Fee: $15)



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
First Corprenect Reverse Pitch Connects Innovators with Northrop Grumman
Fifteen entrepreneurs and innovators working in data analytics, cyber-security and artificial intelligence pitched their capabilities to Northrop Grumman on June 12 at the University of Maryland in the competition to select the first cohort in the Corprenect pilot which will work with Northrop Grumman this summer.  The cohort  participants will be announced shortly.  B owie BIC is part of the Corprenect pilot team, which is connecting innovators and entrepreneurs  with major corporations and streamlining the R&D process.  Bowie BIC's  other  partners  for  other partners for this Maryland TEDCO-funded pilot are the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), Inncuvate, the Prince George's Community College Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Training  and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Shown above left: Neil Davis, Maryland TEDCO, kicked of the Corprenect Reverse Pitch held  in the Northrop Grumman Collaboration Space at the University of Maryland-College Park. Shown above right: Entrepreneurs  participating in the Reverse Pitch listen to final instructions from the Corprenect team.
Northrop Grumman Conducts Procurement Briefing and Business Matchmaking
Shown from left: Tizoc Loza, Corporate Manager, Global Diversity Supplier Programs, NGC; Voltaire Walker, Manager, Global Supplier Diversity Programs, Mission Systems, NGC; Lisa Smith, Bowie BIC Executive Director; Mark  Lawrence, Inncuvate and Bowie BIC Board Chair and Crystal Clark, Bowie BIC Operations Director.

The Northrop Grumman (NGC) team discussed procurement opportunities and conducted business matchmaking sessions for a standing-room only crowd at Bowie BIC June 7.  A follow-up briefing on the Mentor Protegee program is planned in the fall.  

 Farewell to Dean Anthony C. Nelson
College of Business, Bowie State University

Shown from left, Lisa Smith, Bowie BIC Executive Director; Charlene Wade, Workforce Resources and BIC Board Member; John Henry King, City of Bowie and BIC Board Member; Michelle, Amber and Dean Anthony Nelson, Mark Lawrence, Inncuvate and BIC Board Chairman; Adam Santavicca, C-Bay Advisory and BIC Chairman Emeritus.

Bowie BIC clients, board members and management team presented a framed photo of Bowie BIC's fifth anniversary celebration inscribed with personal messages of thanks and farewell to Anthony C. Nelson, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business at Bowie State University at a ceremony at Bowie City Hall July 9.  Nelson  has been named the new Dean of the School of Business, University of North Carolina  Central University in Durham , NC.  Nelson had worked with the City of Bowie and the business community since the inception of Bowie BIC to help launch and grow BIC's business acceleration  program, headquartered in the College of Business at Bowie State University. 

Clark Headlines "Capital Matters" 
Womens' Networking Breakfast

Tisa J.D. Clark, President of J.D Clark Professional Services frankly and humorously shared the experience of building her construction company into one of the region's fastest growing minority businesses at the Capital One "Capital Matters" Business Women's Networking Breakfast on June 21. The "Capital Matters" breakfast series featuring successful business women is now in its third year of sponsorship by Capital One.

"Capital Matters" Cash Flow Workshop Engages Women CEO's
Capital One Business Banker James Nearchos (standing) conducted an "Deep Dive into Cash Flow" workshop with twenty women business owners at Bowie BIC June 28, as part of Capital One's "Capital Matters" program.
 Dolphin Tank Showcases
 Innovative Product Companies

Shown from the left, Mark Lawrence, Inncuvate and Bowie BIC Board Chair; Lisa Smith. Bowie BIC Executive Director; Angela Singleton, MD TEDCO; Amy Millman, Springboard Enterprises; Sam Medile, Dingman Angels and Tenley Carp, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP.  

Five innovative product companies pitched their businesses to a panel of four entrepreneurs and investors for advice and referrals before an audience of one hundred spectators at Bowie BIC's third annual Dolphin Tank Pitch event at Kenhill Center in Bowie May 15.  Two Bowie BIC clients, LTC Referrals and foodresources, llc pitched, along with Mary's Little Helper, the winner of the 2018 Bowie State University Student Idea Competition.

Clark Earns Business Incubator Manager Certification from InBIA

Crystal Clark, Operations Director and Student Liaison for Bowie BIC is now a certified Business Incubator Manager (BIM).  Clark successfully completed the BIM certification program offered by International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), with a scholarship from Maryland TEDCO. Clark has served as Director of Operations since Bowie BIC opened in 2012.  Congratulations, Crystal!