September 2021

The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland
Funding and Resources
DataTribe Challenge 2021

The 2021 challenge is open for submissions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis now through October 1, 2021. The challenge brings together the best entrepreneurs in the world looking to disrupt cybersecurity and datascience. DataTribe selects three finalists that split $20K in prize money and one winner that could receive up to $2M in seed capital.
EnterpRISE 2021 Applications Now Open

Open Works is looking for Baltimore's BEST product-based business ideas to utilize its funding, workshops and resources.
A Baltimore Startup Studio and Maryland Investor are Teaming on a New Fund to Grow Medtech Startups

Downtown Baltimore's MDC Studio and College Park's Verte OZ Fund created the MDC-Verte Impact Fund to invest in companies at the earliest stages.
TEDCO Receives Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration Awards

Agency awards 33 state, local grants to support small business innovation, research and development
TEDCO's Market Search Database Trainings

Join us to learn more about the Market Search Database and how to use it.
September 23 at 10:00 AM
October 5 at 9:00 AM
TEDCO IS HIRING!

Visit tedcomd.com/jobs to view our available positions.
TEDCO's Baltimore City Pop-up, held on August 26th, was a huge success! We were joined by many familiar faces within our Greater Baltimore TEDCO network. It was especially great to hear an insightful discussion with our guest speakers, Shelonda Stokes and Delali Dzirasa.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity in Action Webinar
New Video Launch

Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) Supported Researchers Use Stem Cell Approaches to Induce Blood Vessel Repair 
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:
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:

Events
September 16, 2021

Health Tech Entrepreneurs Meetup

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 22, 2021

5th Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 22-23, 2021

Winning the Race to Zero: Journey to COP26
September 23, 2021

Howard County Growth Summit

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
September 23, 2021

Taste of Gateway!

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
September 23, 2021

Cleared and on the Market

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
September 28, 2021

It's Party Time! Welcome Back In-Person Party and Startup Showcase

6:00 PM
October 8, 2021

2021 StarTUp Accelerator Showcase

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 13-16, 2021

GCEC Baltimore 2021
October 14, 2021

Tech at the Gap: Prepare to Launch
October 14, 2021

TEDCO Information Forum

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
October 24, 2021

Ocean Exchange 2021
October 28, 2021

2021 Crab Pot Pitch Competition

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
October 29, 2021

Shore Hatchery
News
Money Movements: Infinite Focus Schools Secures $100K Investment from TEDCO’s Builder Fund
Gov. Hogan Appoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields To TEDCO - Southern Maryland Chronicle
TEDCO Talks: A new virtual thought leadership series 
First African American Elected Chair of TEDCO’s Board of Directors
Maryland Inno: The Greater Baltimore tech ecosystem at a glance
Gov. Hogan Appoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields To TEDCO - The Bay Net

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