July 2021

The latest on innovation & entrepreneurship in Maryland
TEDCO's Rural Business Innovation Initiative Makes Pre-Seed Investment

in Counter-Intuitive Cooking, Inc., an Eldersburg-based tech company. CICI is developing an automated food ecosystem built around a smart kitchen appliance that takes the user out of the meal preparation equation.
7 Grants Funded Through TEDCO’s Agriculture and Rural Rebuild Challenge

Encouraging purposeful collaboration between rural businesses, research institutions and industry partners

This challenge was created for applicants across the state to collaborate with either a research institution, industry and/or rural agricultural entity to help develop lasting and sustainable, technology-enabled improvements in Agtech and other rural industries. Through a request for applications announced in March 2021, TEDCO received 31 applications from all regions of the State.
Veralox Therapeutics Receives $16M in New Investments
TEDCO Makes Rural Business Pre-Seed Investment

in Cide-Kic, Inc., a Sparks-based tech company. Cide Kic, founded by hospitality experts, is a digital product with an image-based user dashboard to address pain points in kitchen workflow.
TEDCO Talks Celebrates 25 Episodes

TEDCO Talks is a virtual series featuring thought leaders in economic development from across the State of Maryland with our CEO Troy LeMaile-Stovall. The past 25 thought-provoking conversations have provided a platform for Maryland’s entrepreneurs to learn more about the various resources and thought leaders supporting the community.
TEDCO is Hiring!
TEDCO Presents: Prelude Pitch

Find out if your Start-Up is investor ready. Each month, TEDCO invites five companies to give their pitch. They will pitch in front of our team members and experienced mentors to receive valuable feedback and an introduction to TEDCO.

For more information, contact [email protected]
TEDCO: Helping Businesses Craft Strong, Responsive, and Fundable Federal Grant Proposals

In celebration of National SBIR Week by the Small Business Administration (SBA), TEDCO's Director of Federal Programs Kim Mozingo reflects on the successes TEDCO's Federal Programs have had with assisting our companies with grant proposals.
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 from a variety of organizations—including county economic development corporations, business chambers, and technology councils—about the startup ecosystem and learn how the people behind the capital make decisions. 
Recent interviews include:

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 interviews include:

July 14, 2021

Professional Development Workshop With Chris Mcdonell: Culture, Leadership And Moving Forward

10:00 - 11:00 AM
July 15 - 16, 2021

IEDC: Real Estate Development and Reuse
July 15, 2021

Navigating Difficult Conversations on Race + Equity
July 16, 2021

Startup Grind Founders Forum

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 19 - July 20, 2021

2021 MML Summer Conference
July 26, 2021

Greater Baltimore Committee 2021 Transportation & Infrastructure Summit

9:00 - 10:30 AM
July 26 - July 30, 2021

2021 MEDA Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course
July 28, 2021

2021 MEDA Summer Conference
July 28, 2021

TEDCO's Investment Open Forum

10:00 - 11:00 AM
July 29, 2021

Health Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Return Awarded TEDCO Investment to Simplify and Scale Enterprise Sales Intelligence
Baltimore startup Return wants to use microconversions to uncover big insights for sales teams
This TEDCO-backed startup launched the same week the country shut down
Maryland entrepreneurs thrive with technology company's funding, resources, and connections
TEDCO and JLABS Discuss Innovation and Workforce Diversity in Maryland
TEDCO's CEO Troy LeMaile-Stovall Featured in WEAA For the Culture Interview
TEDCO’s Rural Business Innovation Initiative Makes Pre-Seed Investment
TEDCO Makes Rural Business Pre-Seed Investment in Cide Kic
TEDCO Talks Celebrates 25
TEDCO Makes Rural Business Pre-Seed Investment
AgriCulture: Farms grow their product lines; farmers market season begins
TBED response to the pandemic helped pave way to recovery, save businesses

Take our Customer Satisfaction Survey!
Interested in receiving
our newsletters?
The companies, resources, events, and programs in this newsletter are presented as a courtesy to help you navigate the various business support services established for and available to Maryland entrepreneurs.  

  • Entities and IndividualsWhile we recognize the accomplishments of businesses, non-profits and individuals connected to TEDCO, in sharing this news there is no intent to recommend or endorse any business, nonprofit, or individual for any purpose. TEDCO does not verify information in linked articles or press-releases. And, TEDCO does not necessarily share the views contained in any linked articles or press-releases. 
  • Programs and ServicesTo apply for or obtain services from a particular agency or program, you will need to apply through that program’s or agency's website. TEDCO cannot guarantee eligibility or success in applying to or using a program's or agency's resources. Each individual program and agency will determine your eligibility when you apply. While updates to the page are being made regularly, due to the ever-changing nature of these programs and agencies and state, federal, and local laws, this page may not be all-encompassing. Any information you share with any program or agency will be subject to the laws governing that program or agency and that program's or agency's policies, procedures and rules.  
  • EventsTEDCO does not endorse or recommend any individual, business, or other entity presenting or hosting any webinar, podcast, or event. Any views shared on any of these formats are not necessarily shared by TEDCO. Unless otherwise stated, TEDCO has not contributed to the content or format of webinars, podcasts, or events promoted on this page.