The Latest on Innovation &
Entrepreneurship in Maryland
January 2019

ReGelTec recently closed on $2 Million in equity financing from TEDCO, the Abell Foundation and angel investors. Led by former Harpoon Medical executives, this Baltimore based start-up is a medical device company that is developing the next generation of minimally invasive spinal implants for lower back pain and degenerative disc disease.
2018 was a great year for entrepreneurship in Maryland, and we owe the credit to the collaborations that made it all possible!
January 18, 2019
February 8, 2019

3:00PM - 5:00PM
Start-Up Orientation Forum

TEDCO has developed a quarterly workshop/forum targeting first-time entrepreneurs to guide them through the first steps of developing a start-up.

What you'll receive:
  • Learn the first steps to launch a business
  • Be introduced to entrepreneurial resources
  • Understand requirements for funding

TEDCO's Pre-Seed Builder Fund Update

The Builder Fund had a successful first round of speaker series concluding in December 2018, with nearly 350 registrants throughout the course of the 12 weeks.

MII Public Meeting Notice:
January 10, 2019

SBIR Proposal Lab

The SBIR Program
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

The STTR Program
The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution. STTR's most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.

Hogan proposes to invest $16 million in a new Maryland Technology Infrastructure Fund
The fund to be housed at TEDCO to help create a long-term strategic vision to leverage more than $500 million in planned investment over the next decade.

Viewpoint: Opportunity Zones may spur angel, VC funding for minority entrepreneurs
The opportunity zone initiative effectively reduces some risks inherent in investing in any startup company and particularly in those operating in distressed communities.

These Three Pioneering Women in Bio Share Their Stories at First WIB HERStory Gala
Women in Bio (WIB) held their first annual HERStory Gala in December with over 100 guests in attendance.

PGDx, a TEDCO Portfolio company, signs a pair of partnerships as it looks to expand 'kitted' cancer tests
Personal Genome Diagnostics is starting off the year with news of a pair of partnership agreements as it looks to expand its approach to cancer testing.

Bricata: 15 Cybersecurity Statistics Summarizing the Intense Year the Community had in 2018
If there was a common denominator across the cybersecurity community in 2018, it was this: everything got more intense.

Following $100M sale of Harpoon Medical, veteran health tech exec fundraises for new venture
The executive team behind Harpoon Medical Inc. is building up a new company, and developing tech to help people with a painful spinal disease.

Leon Scientific Mechanically Mapping Living Cells in 3D
Leon Scientific poised to disrupt micrscopy industry by mechanically mapping living cells in 3D

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics collaborates with researchers at Yale University to manufacture and supply therapeutic bacteriophage
Adaptive Phage Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company founded to provide an effective therapeutic response to the global rise of multi-drug resistant pathogenic bacteria.

TEDCO's McKeever Conwell Featured in Chill Magazine
Check out these black men making moves in tech.

Industry Awards Celebration
Maryland Tech Council
Nominations Open
January 3, 2019 - February 15, 2019

Anchor Ventures Passion to Profit: A Quick-Fire Showcase of Inspired Innovation
Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Start-Up Orientation Forum
Friday, January 18, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Generating The Neural Lineage from iPSCs - 4 Day Training Workshop
January 22 - 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The BioScience Education Center

Prelude Pitch
Thursday, January 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Prelude Pitch - Off-Site
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Spark Baltimore

Leadership Dinner in Annapolis
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Hotel Annapolis

Baltimore Metro Business Development (BMBD)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sheraton Baltimore North

Start-Up Orientation Forum
Friday, February 8, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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