January 2022

The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland

Each company will receive $50,000 in seed funding from the Abell Foundation and participate in an intensive 13-week startup training program. 
TEDCO Portfolio Company, HBVtech, awarded an MBIA Commercialization Grant

HBVtech, located in Frederick, MD, is a biopharma startup developing a novel chronic Hepatitis B cure drug that only requires a single injection. HBVtech has established proof of three concepts for this new treatment strategy and drug and is preparing for IND (Investigational New Drug) studies. This new drug was selected as one of the Hepatitis B drug cure candidates by NIH.

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today the launch of a new video series, TEDCO Venture Talks, featuring entrepreneurs, prominent investors and tech industry leaders from across the State of Maryland and beyond. 

The I-Corps program is FREE and upon completion makes you eligible for a grant up to $5,000. The next cohort will be taught by Bob Storey and will run from January 27 through February 24. Application deadline is January 13, 2022.

The online curriculum is designed to give small businesses like yours the personalized tools to succeed in today's digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking and more—it's all here, and it’s all part of the goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy.
Register now for the free online curriculum and move your business forward.

Executive Director of TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative and Ellicott City resident recognized at December 7 ceremony.

Advancement Strategy is a management and technology consulting firm providing impactful solutions to business and IT challenges. Advancement Strategy’s team of industry veterans provides IT and data governance strategy, data engineering and advanced analytics among other services.

As DEI Advisor, Mazhari joins the TEDCO Executive Leadership Team and will be developing and implementing DEI strategy that includes short-term and long-term goals and metrics for the following four areas: Administration, Talent Management, Programs and Funding.


Visit tedcomd.com/jobs to view our available positions.
TEDCO Talks: A virtual series featuring thought leaders in economic development from across the State of Maryland. Join TEDCO's CEO, Troy LeMaile-Stovall, in thought-provoking conversations with regional leaders about the future of Maryland’s innovation ecosystem.
Recent interview:
TEDCO Venture Talks: A new virtual series featuring entrepreneurs, prominent investors and tech industry leaders from across the State of Maryland and beyond. 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.
Recent interviews:
January 13, 2022

2022 MEDA Winter Conference

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
January 26, 2022

FITCI Startup U Value Proposition Class

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 27, 2022

Virtual Rocket Pitch and Power Networking by CONNECTpreneur Investor Network

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This Baltimore startup wants to bring a retinal scanner headset into your home
These 5 early-stage startups made it into the 2022 AccelerateBaltimore cohort
New urban business initiative provides technical and business assistance to underserved startups in Maryland
Leadership Maryland graduates Class of 2021
TEDCO’s Maryland Venture Fund Invests $500K in Maryland Technology Start-up
TEDCO’s MII invested $1.8M in 12 companies and over $4.4M awarded to 36 project grants
TEDCO launches Venture Talks video series
TEDCO Announces Selection of Managed IT Service Provider, Advancement Strategy Consulting
TEDCO Appoints Elizabeth Good Mazhari as DEI Advisor
TEDCO generates $2.3 billion in economic benefits to the State of Maryland and supports 10,433 Maryland jobs, according to new independent study - The AFRO News

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