The Latest on Innovation &
Entrepreneurship in Maryland
February 2019

TEDCO Spotlight:
Maryland Venture Fund Portfolio Company

Xometry, Simplifies Custom Manufacturing Supply Chain, Launches Xometry Supplies

Digital Manufacturing Marketplace Expands to Include Materials, Tools and Industrial Products 

Access Free Market Search Database

Many start-ups fail due to a lack of market knowledge. TEDCO has a free-of-charge Market Search service that helps you know your competitors, industry trends, and market segments. The findings may help you understand how to potentially raise funding from TEDCO.

New tools and resources to help companies find success by working with Federal Labs

Did you know that the Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) offers a wealth of tools and resources designed to facilitate federal agency and laboratories' commercialization efforts? We want to share how these tools can help make meaningful business connections with the federal laboratories!

Discover the myriad tools and resources that the FLC has created to help you connect with the federal laboratories’ technologies and unique resources. This includes:

  • FLC Business – a comprehensive laboratory resource database
  • Technology Locator – a one-on-one service to connect businesses with federal lab technologies
  • LabTech in Your Life – a new virtual environment that showcases tech successes
  • For an FLC overview, and much more start here!
Register today to join us for Maryland Cyber Day Marketplace! TEDCO  will select the Top 10 companies showcased. 
Venture for America recruits, selects and trains top-notch recent grads, and connects them with startups across the country, including the Baltimore area!

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

Getting What You Want: How to Succeed in Pitching for Investment Funding
Friday, February 8, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hagerstown Community College

Prelude Pitch

Thursday, February 14, 2019
9am - 1pm

Prelude Pitch - Off Site

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
9am - 1pm
Innovation Station

Maryland Tech Council's 35th Birthday Celebration
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AMP by Strathmore

Founders Unplugged : Jay Steinmetz
Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Charles Village Pub

Anchor Ventures
Artificial Intelligence: Industry Perspectives and Impacts
Thursday, March 14, 2019
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
UM BioPark

Maryland Tech Council's Young Professionals Networking Meetup
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Light Point Security (a TEDCO portfolio company) commissioned research shows extent of web browser-based cyber threats
One data point: 60 percent of organizations surveyed had systems infected with malware via web browsing. Baltimore's Light Point Security commissioned the research.

TEDCO partnered with the MCEDC
TEDCO had the pleasure of working with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation on a newsletter featuring TEDCO resources for entrepreneurs!

Protenus, a TEDCO portfolio company, was named 2019 KLAS Category Leader in the Patient Privacy Monitoring category in the 2019 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report
Healthcare compliance analytics company achieves national recognition after survey of nationwide customers

RoosterBio's CEO, Margot Connor, named among top CEO's in Frederick County!
Rooster Bio - A TEDCO portfolio company

Cybersecurity firm Syncurity closes $2M seed round of institutional investment
TEDCO portfolio company, Syncurity, closes $2M seed round funding.

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 it looks to expand its approach

Hopkins researchers to study whether financial rewards, video monitoring can help opioid addiction treatment
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have been awarded $2.1 million by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study whether paying patients to take their medicine and tracking their doses with video software can help patients stick with their treatment for opioid addiction.

RoosterBio Launches Large-Scale hMSC Banks to Simplify & Streamline Biomanufacturing
RoosterBio Inc. announces the launch of RoosterBank™-hBM-100M-XF, a closed-system xeno-free (XF) working cell bank for rapid scale-up.

TEDCO Portfolio Company Update: VitusVet, eying growth, hires OrderUp cofounder as COO
Jason Kwicien is joining the Columbia-based pet health IT company's leadership team.

How BurnAlong, a TEDCO portfolio company, is pioneering a new approach to wellness (that actually sticks)
BurnAlong, a video and social motivation platform that helps people who struggle to achieve their health and wellness goals.

Freestate Optics’ first product, Plate Vision, won Collegiate Baseball’s Best of Show
MII portfolio company Freestate Optics hits it out of the park! Their revolutionary electronic home plate, Plate Vision, developed by the team from University of Maryland College Park, is one of 12 inventions awarded "Best in Show" by Collegiate Baseball at the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association Convention trade show in Dallas, Texas.

The Committee has also recommended a conference use the plate on an experimental basis during the season to see how accurate it is when used during an entire season.

This TEDCO group wants to make Maryland 'the gateway' for stem cell companies
TEDCO’s Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund is working to continue "attracting more and more companies from all over the world to come to the U.S. and use Maryland as the gateway," said MSCRF Executive Director Dan Gincel.

The Johns Hopkins University, emocha Mobile Health Inc. win CDC funding to study effect of financial incentives on addiction recovery
Emocha is a TEDCO MII portfolio company

TEDCO portfolio company, Protenus to expand, move HQ to Brown's Wharf in Fells Point
The health data security company outgrows offices near Little Italy and moves to Fells Point.

Maryland Business Organizations Collaborate to Present Maryland Cyber Day In April 
Maryland CyberDay to be held on April 11, 2019 at Maryland Live in Hanover.

Phacilitate Leaders World and World Stem Cell Summit Announce New Updates: Visionary Speakers, Programs and Agenda
One of the speakers:  
Dr. Dan Gincel, Vice President for University Partnerships / Executive Director, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) / Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund

New fund could create infrastructure for Maryland's innovation economy (could be housed at TEDCO)
Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled plans for a Maryland Technology Infrastructure Fund at his Opportunity Zone announcement last week.

RoosterBio Inc., a TEDCO portfolio company, launches large-scale hMSC banks to simplify & streamline biomanufacturing
RoosterBio Inc. announces the launch of RoosterBank™-hBM-100M-XF, a closed-system xeno-free (XF) working cell bank for rapid scale-up.

Maryland still outpacing California among nation's best science, tech environments, report finds
The Milken report also made a nod to the Maryland Technology Development Corp., or TEDCO, which employs a unique model as a state-backed investment firm. TEDCO puts early funding support behind startups and commercialization efforts born and bred in the state.

Baltimore Business Journal names 2019 CEO of the Year, Edward St John, and Power 10 honorees, to include TEDCO's George Davis
CEO of the Year and Power 10 honorees will be recognized during an awards dinner on March 7 at the Center Club.

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