Volume 2 | September 24, 2019
LAST CALL! Join us for the launch of
TechTalk AfterHours on Thursday, September 26th
Enjoy networking in the
TechPort hangar with fellow entrepreneurs and innovators while sampling some of the fastest bourbon in Southern Maryland.
Fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund. Register now.
training opportunity
TechPort hosts 3D Printing Fair!
A shout out to Perrygo for generously sponsoring beverages and light fare for the event in the TechPort Hangar on Thursday, September 19th.
The interactive opportunity featured exhibits, competitions and presentations by 3D specialisits including regional businesses Markforged, Kairos, and Perrygo; nonprofit PaxSpace, and the University of Maryland UAS Test Center.
Over 50 innovators and entrepreneurs, including students from St. Mary's County high schools got a chance to play with different 3D printing techniques and materials.
Congrats to the Perrygo team who took home the top prize for best parts!
Stay tuned for more 3D printing events coming up, including training. Visit our website for other upcoming trainings and events. CLICK HERE TO visit our website and see photos and video from the 3D Fair.

TSI is TechPort Featured Client of the Month for September 2019
Dave Ambos has always been interested in technology. That passion led to 24-years in the Navy and upon retirement, Ambos chose St. Mary’s County where he felt the economy and job opportunities were best suited for his next career. He joined Technical Systems Integration, Inc. (TSI) in 2004 and has been working as a program manager for the past four and a half years.

He’s never lost the eye for technology – and in particular, technological opportunities.

“I always like to have the latest gadget,” Ambos admits.So when Ambos heard about TechPort through The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) and the County’s Department of Economic Development (DED) at the Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech Innitiative (SMIT) meetings, he was immediately intrigued. He attended the next TechPort LunchBox talk and thought, “this is pretty cool stuff.” Two or three lunches later, Ambos was sold.
The TechPort InventorMuscle meetup group is starting back up in October! Stay tuned for details.
Interested? Contact TechPort at info@techportsomd.org if you are interested in participating.
From the Director's Desk :
As we close out summer and head into the autumn months, entrepreneurs at TechPort are busier than ever. This past Thursday, September 19, TechPort hosted a 3D Printing Fair. It was an opportunity for our community to show off their outstanding 3D projects, learn from each other and gain valuable feedback. You don’t want to miss our TechTalk After Hours event on September 26 where Art Nalls’ AV-8 Harrier jet will be on display. This jet is slated to carry the world’s fastest bourbon in April 2020. Come learn about this 700 mph bourbon with Tobacco Barn Distillery, and for a cash donation to support the Semper Fi Fund, you can do some sampling, too. Registration is required.
 
Make sure you don’t miss the Airport Innovation District Master Plan Update discussion on September 30. This is a great opportunity for all our stakeholders, investors, inventors and the Southern Maryland community to get up-to-speed and learn about the vision for St. Mary’s future. Please join us at one or more of these great events and call us if you’d like to talk about an incubator idea.

From the Director's Desk is a new feature. Check here each month for remarks by TechPort on hot topics in the tech client and investor community. Have a suggestion for a discussion topic? Let us know! Email: Info@techportsomd.org .
Industry News
Did you know that TechPort is located in the St. Mary's County Innovation District? Visit this link to learn more: https://www.stmarysmd.com/ded/innovationdistrict/

Join TechPort in supporting the Maryland STEM Festival and Expo, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the St. Mary's Fairgrounds. Details here

STOP BY our exhibit booth at the TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo on October 29, 2019. For more info, visit TEDCO to PITCH.NETWORK.LEARN. BE INSPIRED.
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