May 2021

The latest on innovation & entrepreneurship in Maryland

TEDCO Portfolio Company Spotlight

TEDCO’s Seed Fund Invests $200K in Maryland Technology Startup, Completing $850K Investment Round

TargetDocs provides a platform to streamline construction project file correspondence & communication.
Apply Today: TEDCO's Agriculture and Rural Rebuild Challenge

Created to assist Maryland's rural and agricultural businesses that have been detrimentally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn.

Grants up to $200K will be awarded. Application deadline is May 14, 2021.
The National Cancer Institute and Frederick National Laboratory 2021 Technology Showcase

The NCI-FNL will showcase federal technologies that are available for licensing by businesses. This free, half-day hybrid event will include:
  • Presentations from NCI and FNL inventors about technologies primed for commercialization and/or collaboration; great opportunity for biotech stakeholders and companies of all sizes, including start-ups.
  • Panel sessions focused on technology commercialization.
  • Poster session highlighting additional NIH technologies available for licensing and collaborative development presented by the NCI Technology Transfer Ambassadors Program.
  • Networking with regional life science professionals from multiple sectors, including industry, government, investment, entrepreneurship, and academia.
Maryland Entrepreneur Hub Launches to Support the State’s Innovation Ecosystem

TEDCO announced the launch of the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub (The Hub) in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Commerce and the University System of MarylandThe Hub was designed with the entrepreneur in mind, to provide a platform that gathers all of Maryland’s resources and funding information in one place. 
Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Announces over $6 Million in Awards to Accelerate Cures

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) has approved funding to its second-round of 2021 recipients for a total of $6,052,901. The Commission has also appointed Amritha Jaishankar, Ph.D., the current Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) Director - Programs & Strategic Alliances, to succeed Dan Gincel, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the MSCRF, effective May 14, 2021.
Recent Webinars
Agriculture and Rural Rebuild (ARR) Challenge
Maryland Entrepreneur Hub
TEDCO Core Values Spotlight
Our core values unite us and guide our efforts and interactions with people inside and outside of TEDCO. They are critical in TEDCO’s commitment to excellence in carrying out its mission and serving its stakeholders.

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. 
Recent interviews include:
May 12, 2021

Funding your Discovery: Maryland Innovation Initiative Award Overview

2:00 - 3:00 PM
May 18, 2021

Programs Propelling Rural Innovation: A deep dive into TEDCO and TechPort

2:00 - 3:00 PM
May 20, 2021

Health Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup

4:00 - 5:00 PM
May 21, 2021

Partnering with DEVCOM’s Chemical Biological Center

8:30 - 9:30 AM
May 25 - 26, 2021

2021 MEDA Primer for Economic Development in Maryland
May 27, 2021

Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking by CONNECTpreneur Investor Network

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
June 3, 2021

Transforming Pharma through Digital Health

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Raises $40.75M in Series B Financing
Longeveron Announces Successful Completion of Phase I/II Clinical Study of Lomecel-B Infusion in Aging Frailty Subjects to Improve Immune Response Following Influenza Vaccination
TEDCO’s Seed Fund Invests $200K in Maryland Technology Startup, TargetDocs, Completing $850K Investment Round
Johnson & Johnson – JLABS @ Washington, DC has opened. Site Head Sally Allain shares a sneak peek of the site. JLABS @ Washington, DC is designed to help accelerate innovation and transform the future of healthcare.
Airgility in Maryland: Innovation Lives Here
Deal roundup: Dozens of Baltimore-area entrepreneurs, tech firms raked in extra cash in April
Local inventor may change the way doctors do endoscopy exams - David White is patenting his robot examiner (Page 9)
UpSurge report finds Baltimore’s startup ecosystem maturing
Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Announces over $6 Million in Awards to Accelerate Cures
Maryland entrepreneurs can use new one-stop shop (Maryland Entrepreneur Hub) to find funding, talent, space and more
Maryland Entrepreneur Hub Launches to Support the State’s Innovation Ecosystem
TEDCO Leading Innovation to Market for 23 years
(Featuring Troy LeMaile-Stovall)
Amritha Jaishankar, PhD Appointed As New Executive Director of Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
Bringing New Innovations to Market: TEDCO Drives Tech Commercialization Among University Partners

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