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TEDCO and Leading Business Development Organizations Host First State-Wide Entrepreneur Expo

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On Monday, November 14, more than 350 Maryland entrepreneurs will attend the first state-wide Entrepreneur Expo presented by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) in partnership with leading business development organizations. Conference attendees include entrepreneurs from a variety of industries and those with a vested interest in entrepreneurship in Maryland, including investors, economic development organizations, legislators, research universities and federal laboratories. The expo, “Harnessing the Power of Innovation in Maryland,” is held at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum Heights and served as one of 10  featured events in the country as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 14 – 20).

 

The day’s agenda includes four programming tracks where attendees will learn about topics ranging from mentoring and advising, to technology transfer and commercialization, to financing. Participants also will take part in the Innovation Launch Pad session where they heard pitches from some of the region’s hottest entrepreneurs, including an interactive interview between digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong and Maryland Chief Innovation Officer Bryan Sivak, as well as remarks from Maryland tech entrepreneur David Troy and Secretary Johansson. Attendees also will hear remarks from panelists such as Tom Loveland, founder and CEO of Mind Over Machines and founder of the Maryland Computer Services Association, and Greg Cangialosi, a well-known entrepreneur, investor and former CEO of Blue Sky Factory. More than 50 business mentors were also on-hand for one-on-one business consultations with attendees.  

 

 

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), an independent entity, was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1998 to facilitate the creation of businesses and foster their growth in all regions of the State. TEDCO's role is to be Maryland's leading source of funding for seed capital and entrepreneurial business assistance for the development, transfer and commercialization of technology. TEDCO connects emerging technology companies with federal laboratories, research universities, business incubators and specialized technical assistance. TEDCO was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine for being the most active seed/early-stage investor in the nation for five consecutive years from 2003-2008 (the last year of the survey) and is a recipient of the national Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development award from the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI) for the Maryland Technology Transfer and Commercialization Fund (MTTCF) program. For more information on TEDCO and its programs and resources, visit www.MarylandTEDCO.org.

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