March 2022

The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland

Total of 26 Maryland companies will receive expert advice and proposal support.

The Towson University StarTUp Accelerator is an intensive eight-week, cohort-based fellowship where ventures take residency and collaborate to accelerate their ventures. Call for applications closes March 18.

This grant program is part of BGE’s $15 million pledge to assist small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery and is a multi-year commitment expected to run through at least 2023. Applicants must be an existing BGE electric and/or gas customer with positive BGE credit history. Applications close March 25 at 6pm.

Infrastructure plays a crucial role in creating cohesive, economically vibrant communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced communities to rethink the framework, adapting social and physical structures to reflect shifting priorities. The 2022 MEDA Annual Conference will explore these shifts, and their implications on economic developers hoping to increase jobs and community investment.

This resource that is being made available to eligible Maryland-based entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. It is a free, one-year subscription to IPGen’s IP SaaS platform.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) CEO Carim Khouzami today unveiled a new public-private partnership that will provide $500,000 in grant funding for small business and entrepreneurs affected by the pandemic.

Created through collaboration between industry and government, the voluntary Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk.
TEDCO at CIAA Tech Summit 2022!
TEDCO's Dr. Tammira Lucas on the "Building Black Ecosystems" panel with Luke Cooper (Fixt), Jeff Cherry (Conscious Venture Lab), and Jeff Johnson (Verizon).

Miner is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 29th class, who will complete the eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital issues.

Learn how Astek Diagnostics founder Dr. Mustafa Al-Adhami found and ideal partner with TEDCO's Maryland Innovation Initiative. This article originally appeared in The Baltimore Sun.

TEDCO is seeking services from a qualified firm that can help to identify suitable federal funding opportunities through grants, help to manage federal awards, ensure compliance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance for awards received, and securing other types of funding.

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January is often when many individuals set personal and professional goals for the new year and reflect on their achievements from the past. TEDCO, like many organizations, uses the start of the new year to finalize planning for the upcoming fiscal year and check progress on goals for the current fiscal year.

At TEDCO, each team member has individual goals which are closely tied to strategic goals for the organization. This is just one of the many tactics we use for maintaining our accountability.

Two months into a new job at TEDCO, I was asked to write about one of the organization’s five core values: accountability, collaboration, integrity, respect, and stewardship. These principals are mission central and serve as a guide for the organization’s activities and initiatives. Excited by this opportunity, I immediately selected accountability. The timing of the request is perfect as we head into the new year and expanded opportunities for innovation. For when done right, rather than dragging down innovation, accountability can help inspire and ensure it. Accountability also creates trust and ultimately tells the story of how TEDCO achieves its mission.
Join TEDCO's CEO, Troy LeMaile-Stovall, in thought-provoking conversations with regional leaders about the future of Maryland’s innovation ecosystem.
Join TEDCO's Chief Investment Officer, Jack Miner, as he talks to leaders about the startup ecosystem and learn how the people behind the capital make decisions.
March 3, 2022

Health Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 3, 2022

Student Entrepreneurship Presented by Anchor Ventures

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 7, 2022

Positioning and Messaging Class

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
March 8, 2022

2022 Economic Development Day

8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
March 8, 2022

Tammi Thomas Speaking at AMA in the PM: She-Suite Marketing Leadership Panel

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
March 9, 2022

Troy LeMaile-Stovall Speaking at Prince George’s County Tech Council Kick-off Event

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
March 15, 2022

Pitch and Mingle Series: The Lucky Pitch

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
March 22, 2022

TEDCO's Investment Open Forum with Tim Wilson

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
March 22, 2022

Katherine Hill Ritchie Moderating at Navigating Maryland’s Start-up Community as Women Entrepreneurs

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 24, 2022

Open Mic Pitch Night presented by ETC and Squadra Ventures

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
March 29-31, 2022

National Life Science Startup Symposium - Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed & Series A
March 31, 2022

Troy LeMaile-Stovall Moderating at 2022 Digital Transformation Summit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Key Public-Private Partnership Between Howard County and BGE Commits $500k to Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Power Moves: This global expert is the new CEO of DC’s Crypto Council for Innovation
Bill aims to open a network of makerspaces across the state
Power Moves: What Anthony Vaughan brings to MindStand Technologies as new VP of partnerships
Why Luke Cooper is launching a history-minded, Black founder-focused VC fund
UMBC ascends to the nation’s highest level as a research university
Leadership Maryland Announces Class of 2022
Maryland Innovation Initiative funds 12 startups with technological innovations - The Baltimore Sun
TEDCO brings on veteran investor to oversee investments up to $2M - The Daily Record
TEDCO Announces Katherine Hill Ritchie as the Senior Director of Venture Funds - Yahoo! Finance

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