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March 2024

The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland

Apply Now for the next cohort with The Institute for Women Entrepreneur Excellence

This TEDCO program is a great opportunity to engage with a community of leaders, learn about the resources available, and grow as a female entrepreneur. Each cohort will take place in a different part of Maryland; the next cohort will be in Columbia, MD.

Deadline to apply for next cohort: March 25, 2024

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10 Women in the Life Sciences That You Should Know in BioHealth Capital Region

In honor of Women’s History Month, BioBuzz is highlighting 10 incredible women making a mark in the life sciences in the BioHealth Capital Region. Read More

Source: BioBuzz

TEDCO's Investment Open Forum

Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding opportunities for your business? TEDCO has several investment funds that could be a great fit! Any additional questions can be answered at the virtual Investment Open Forum, hosted by TEDCO’s investment team each month.

Click here to find the next Investment Open Forum and register today.

Connect with TEDCO Mentors

TEDCO’s Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBII) and Urban Business Innovation Initiative (UBII) offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to work with TEDCO thought leaders and mentors. To learn more about the programs, visit the RBII and UBII webpages and connect with your regional/local mentors today.

TEDCO Generates $2.7 Billion in Economic Benefits for Maryland’s Ecosystem in 2023, According to Independent Study

TEDCO has supported the growth of a portfolio of 442 of Maryland's leading tech startups. The Economic Impact study found that TEDCO continues to be a significant economic driving force in Maryland creating nearly $2.7 billion in statewide economic activity as of 2023. Read More

TEDCO Talks: Troy LeMaile-Stovall Interviews Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kevin Anderson

On this episode, LeMaile-Stovall speaks with the Maryland Department of Commerce, Secretary Kevin Anderson. During the discussion, Secretary Anderson and LeMaile-Stovall touch on the secretary’s journey, strategies and plans for creating an inclusive, competitive and sustainable state, and more. Read More and Watch Now

Urban Business Innovation Initiative Office Hours

Interested in learning more about the different ways TEDCO can support your business’ growth? Join Tammira Lucas, TEDCO’s Venture Growth Advisor for Baltimore City, during her upcoming office hours at Coppin State University on March 29. Register Here

DefTech Monthly Office Hours

TEDCO's DefTech program provides connections between Maryland businesses and Department of Defense laboratories, allowing for unique collaborations and more efficient processes of bringing innovations to market. Learn more about the program and register for the upcoming office hours here.

TEDCO Invests in University Startups

University Startups is an edtech platform co-founded by Steren and John Jabara. The platform promotes an entrepreneurial mindset by providing opportunities and pathways to success for students and lifelong learners. Read More

TEDCO Announces SSBCI Investment in Linshom Medical

Linshom Medical is a medical device company committed to eliminating the mortality, morbidity and expense due to unrecognized respiratory decline in healthcare. Read More

TEDCO Announces Investment in Impruvon Health

Impruvon Health is a medication workflow automation platform aiming to stop medication errors, streamline management processes, and support regulatory compliance nationwide through smart medication workflow automation. Read More

TEDCO Announces Investment in Pathotrak

Pathotrak's patented technology expedites foodborne pathogen detection to eliminate food safety risks, lower costs for producers and avoid food outbreaks. Through their innovative technology, the company aims to improve the pathogen detection process from the typical 22-hour enrichment to an approximately 5.5-hour solution. Read More

STEER Tech CEO Sees Opportunity for Innovation Ahead in Autonomous Vehicle Partnerships with Cities

Eight years have moved by quickly for STEER Tech CEO Anuja Sonalker, not just in the growth and success of her autonomous vehicle company but in cities and states embracing the industry as a catalyst for growth in infrastructure.  Read More

Source: Baltimore Business Journal

TEDCO’s ARR Grant Propels Grateful Gardener’s Innovative Technology in Floriculture

What makes Grateful Gardeners’ business model so unique is its innovative technology system in which crops are cultivated – aquaponics. Aquaponics is a food production system that mimics a natural ecosystem; the system combines aquaculture with hydroponics to produce nutrient-rich aqua-culture water. Read More

Source: Washington Business Journal

How A Unique Competition United Students from Different Backgrounds While Establishing a Foundation of Leadership and Entrepreneurial Skills

FSU’s regional Bobcat Innovation Launch Pad took place in late September 2023 and saw roughly 50 students comprising seven different majors — including nursing, biology, mass communication and more — participated in the three-day event. Read More

Source: Technical.ly

Additional Opportunities for Startups

make/SHIFT Summit

Deadline: April 5, 2024

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Maryland StartUp Accelerator

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FY24 MBIA Commercialization Impact Grant

Deadline: May 31, 2024

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TEDCO's Market Search is a resource to help entrepreneurs address the challenges of conducting market assessments. The goal is to improve the market assessment and opportunity analysis associated with the development of business plans and applications for TEDCO’s funding programs.

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IPGen’s IP SaaS platform is a free resource available to eligible entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to assist in navigating the patent process. 

IPGen provides guidance and assistance throughout the entire lifecycle of the patent process, including: searching, drafting, and prosecution. 

Learn More and Register

TEDCO is Hiring

Visit tedcomd.com/jobs to view our available positions.


March 6

7:30 - 9:30 AM

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March 7

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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March 7

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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March 19

4:30 - 8:00 PM

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March 28

3:45 - 5:45 PM

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For more events, visit our Events Calendar.
Ecosystem News

TEDCO Named One of Top Venture Capital Firms in the Mid-Atlantic

TEDCO Named Top Edtech Venture Capital Firm by Startup Savant

TEDCO’s Investments in Maryland Tech Companies Propels Economic Development in Howard County

Truvelop Aims To Make Performance Management More Meaningful And Actionable For Managers And Employees

Givhero: Merging Corporate Wellness and Social Impact

Moore Speech Teases State Plan, Emphasizes Priorities, Partnership with Legislature

TEDCO Generates $2.7 Billion in Economic Benefits for Maryland’s Ecosystem in 2023, According to Independent Study

How these startup-supporting orgs find companies and help them grow

TEDCO’s Terry Rauh Chosen for LMD’s Executive Program’s Class of 2024

SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab marks 5-year anniversary with graduation ceremony

This doctor got a shoutout from Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and is overcoming systemic barriers

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