The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland

TEDCO's Pre-Seed Builder Fund Applications Now Open

The Pre-Seed Builder Fund invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage. The Builder Fund invests with the goal of helping companies reach meaningful milestones and becoming attractive investments to larger institutional investors. 

Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund: Now accepting applications for its six funding opportunities

Deadline to apply:
January 14, 2021
TEDCO's SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab: Now accepting applications

TEDCO has opened the application process to select up to 25 companies to participate in the SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab to assist in their National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR proposal submissions in 2021. The Proposal Lab runs from January 2021 until June 2021.

Questions? Contact Ron Kaese,
Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) through the Neighborhood Business Works (NBW) program is offering up to $500,000 of Opportunity Zone Microgrant ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to early-stage businesses and/or businesses that are expanding within an opportunity zone in Maryland.

Applications to be accepted online starting November 17th, 2020, 12PM EST.
TEDCO's CEO, Troy LeMaile-Stovall, declared October 19-23, 2020 Economic Development Week in Maryland

To celebrate the 10th year of Economic Development Week in Maryland, MEDA is celebrating with 10 weeks of economic development! October 19-23, 2020 was the kickoff week to recognize proclamations and events, followed by 9 themed weeks.

Amritha Jaishankar selected as One of The Daily Record's 2020 Leading Women Honoree

Associate Director of the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund at TEDCO selected as one of 31 honorees across the State

By Stephen Auvil
I recently engaged in an exercise that involved evaluating a list of 88 core values with a goal of identifying those that were the most important to me. While this might seem easy, the list contained some admirable qualities like respect, compassion, and fairness. While I always felt that certain values guided my life choices, I had never really considered examining and prioritizing those values.
October 19 -
December 25, 2020

Economic Development Tribute

Various Events
November 5, 2020

Winning SBIR/STTR Proposal Strategies

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

November 5, 2020

Is it All Genetic? The Role of Biology and Driver Genes in Childhood Cancer

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
November 2 - 6, 2020

National Veterans Small Business Week

Various Events
November 3 & 10, 2020

Carderock Industry Day
Webinar Series 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
November 10, 2020

FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Airgility develops aerial unmanned system to support defense missions
NextStep Robotics raises $500K while eyeing product launch
NIST and TEDCO N-STEP Recognized for State and Local Economic Development Award
Industry leaders identify key growth factors for cell and gene therapy market
Core Values: Your Unwavering Guide
TEDCO's New CEO Leads the Way

By Troy LeMaile-Stovall

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