Newsletter - May 2018

Is Your Business Ready to Scale Up?
Join Bowie BIC's Accelerator

To learn how your technology company or government contracting firm can scale up at Bowie BIC, please contact  Crystal Clark


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

May 17
Business Clinic:

Jerry Miller, JGL Law
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
by appointment

May 23
Business Clinic:

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

 MD Women's Business Center Training 


May 15

Certifications for Women-Owned Businesses

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bowie City Hall (Fee: $50)


May 17

Business Plan Intensive Series

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie BIC (Fee $199)


May 24

Accounting & Compliance Issues

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowie City Hall (Fee: $35)


Contact: Angie Duncanson at 

301-383-1550 x104 


Register Now!

June 7, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bowie Business Innovation Center
14000 Jericho Park Road
Center for Business - Suite 3100
Bowie, MD 20715

Information Briefing and Networking

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
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
Dolphin Tank Returns to Bowie for the Third Year!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Networking Reception
6:00  pm - 9:00 pm

Kenhill Center 
2614 Kenhill Drive,  Bowie, MD 20715

Make new business connections and offer advice to young area entrepreneurs at the Dolphin TankĀ® Pitch Event and Reception conducted by Springboard Enterprises and hosted by the Bowie Business Innovation Center (Bowie BIC).

Come hear five innovative product companies from the Bowie area pitch their companies at the Dolphin Tank event to a panel of investors and serial entrepreneurs who give friendly feedback on business models, marketing and business challenges. Weigh in from the audience to offer advice.
The panelists include  AMY MILLMAN , Co-Founder of Springboard Enterprises;
SAM MEDILE, UMD Dingman Angels investor; ANGELA SINGLETON , TEDCO Pre-Seed Fund and TENLEY CARP, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP.
The Bowie BIC Dolphin TankĀ® event is funded in part by a grant from Maryland TEDCO and the City of Bowie. This is a free event, but registration is required.

Meet Bowie BIC's Bowie State University Student Interns

Akili Smith is a sophmore majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing.  He is a member of the Honors Program and previously interned with Toyota Financial Services. Upon graduation, Akili plans to earn his MBA while working in advertising.

Kevin Stovall is a graduating senior majoring in communications with a broadcast journalism concentration. Previously, he worked for a Maryland based  electric company specializing in sales and marketing. Upon graduation, Kevin plans to get his MBA in data analytics while pursuing his entrepreneurial dreams.

Bowie BIC Board Member Conway Named   SBA 2018 Small Business Person of the Year
Congratulations to Bowie BIC Board member Denita Conway, President and CEO of PROVEN Management, who was named SBA's 2018 Small Business Person of the Year for the District of Columbia.  PROVEN Management is a leading Real Estate-Facility Management and Project Controls consulting firm.  PROVEN is a SBA HUBZONE/8(a) CBE, MBE certified minority woman owned small business.
Bowie BIC Celebrates the  Inauguration  of BSU President Dr. Aminta H. Breaux
Bowie BIC board members, clients, counselors and staff joined the Bowie State University community on April 12 to celebrate the Inauguration of Dr. Aminta Breaux, tenth President of the University and first female President, at a black tie gala at Camelot by Martin's in Upper Marboro, MD.  Shown from left: James Middlebrooks and Bowie BIC Board Member Denita Conway, Proven Management, Mark Wells, SBDC; Lisa Smith, Bowie BIC Director, Q.C. Jones, Nolan Mackenzie, Angela Singleton, MD TEDCO, Mark Lawrence, Bowie BIC Board Chair, Inncuvate, Mildred Charles, BLE Suites; Bowie BIC client Kaz Parker, LTC Referrals. 

Bowie BIC and LAUNCH! Annapolis Co-host
Blockchain For Business Tech Meetup
Area entrepreneurs discussed applications and use cases for Blockchain across multiple industries with an expert panel at a joint Bowie BIC Launch! Annapolis  Tech Meetup "Blockchain for your Business and Beyond" at Bowie State University April 16. Panelists shown from the left, Jim Keeney/Fitter Web, Michael Coon/TekHeda, LLC, Professor Andrew Mangle/Bowie State University and Joe Conjerti/Maryland TEDCO.  

Saul Ewing Leads Crowdfunding
Legal Roundtable at Bowie BIC
Saul Ewing attorney Jay Reilly (far left) discussed the legal issues, financial strategies and business opportunities for Bowie BIC clients and area entrepreneurs interested in crowdfunding at a Legal Roundtable April 26.    

Bowie BIC Director Leads Panel on Incubation Programs for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs at InBIA Conference
Bowie BIC Director Lisa Smith (far left) and three other panelists shared business incubation best practice for developing inclusive and diverse incubator programs for women and minority entrepreneurs during the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) conference in Dallas April 23-26. The other panelists shown from left: Kristin Burton, Lewis University; Angela Crane-Jones, Nashville Business Incubator Center and Tammi Thomas, Maryland TEDCO.  

Bowie BIC Graduate Sage Services Group
Receives Governor's Citation for Excellence
Bowie BIC accelerator graduate Sonya Hopson, CEO of Sages Services Group (center), received a Governor's Citation from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 22, 2017 during a celebration of National Women's History Month at the MGM National Harbor. Hopson was honored by the Governor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs for "excellence and success in her business, the community and the state." Hopson was joined at the event by Lisa Smith, Director of Bowie BIC (far let) and Lisa Sanford, Director of Compliance, Governor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs. (far right).