The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland
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-June 2021.

Questions? Contact Ron Kaese,
Apply Now to the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund

MSCRF offers six programs to accelerate research and commercialization of human stem cell-based technologies. 
Deadline to apply: January 14, 2021
Apply Now to TEDCO's Investment Funds

Invests in and provides executive support to Maryland-based technology companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate economic disadvantage.

Works alongside entrepreneurs to drive the next wave of startups and aims to be a resource to all seed companies.

An early-stage, evergreen venture capital fund dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding businesses in Maryland.

I-CORPS Program

The I-Corps program is an immersive learning experience developed by the National Science Foundation for researchers, faculty, students, and others to determine if the problem they are working to solve exists on a larger scale in the market.

Deadline to apply:
January 18, 2021
LAUNCH! Annapolis and Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) partnering on a virtual accelerator cohort
Applications open until December 15th

The Maryland-based accelerator will be held completely online, leveraging the nationally-recognized, virtual accelerator platform from FounderTrac. The accepted companies will benefit from an intensive tech startup development program that provides resources to help companies become venture capital ready. The previous accelerator demo day had 250+ in attendance, including over 50 accredited angel investors and VCs.
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. 
Interview with Ben Birge, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
Interview with Marty Rosendale, Maryland Tech Council
Interview with Renee Winsky, Leadership Maryland
December 10, 2020

WIB-Capital Region: Third Annual (virtual) HERstory Gala

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking by CONNECTpreneur Investor Network
Steer’s Anuja Sonalker makes 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry list
ClearMask, LLC's Transparent Face Mask Takes Off Amid Covid-19 (A TEDCO portfolio company)
Experts Collaborate Across Industry Sectors to Advance Clean Energy in Maryland
TEDCO CEO Sees a Cohesive Region as Key to Growth
Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (a TEDCO portfolio company) FDA Clears Expanded Access IND for APT’s PhageBank™ Therapy to Combat COVID-19-related Bacterial Infections
Anuja Sonalker, and STEER, a TEDCO portfolio company, named for Emerging Business Model from Automotive News 2020 All-Star
TEDCO Portfolio Companies Make the Maryland Future 20 List
TEDCO, Maryland Department of Commerce, University System of Maryland, and EcoMap are creating the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub for business-building resources
Clear masks developed in Baltimore for deaf people offer improved communications for front-line workers during COVID-19
TEDCO Leader Selected as DC Chamber’s Choice Honoree
AWE Foundation launches The AWE Project to assist Black & Latinx Women Entrepreneurs in Metro Baltimore Region
NIST, TEDCO honored for development

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