The latest on Innovation
& Entrepreneurship in Maryland
April 2020

BullFrog AI Secures $200K from TEDCO Seed Fund

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today that its Seed Fund made its first investment of $200,000 in  BullFrog AI , a biotechnology company located in Montgomery County. 

BullFrog AI uses a proprietary artificial intelligence platform called bfLEAP TM that enables biopharmaceutical companies to be more successful in their clinical development programs. The Seed Fund money will contribute to additional development work with John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory not-for-profit research center. The funds will also support commercial activities to create partnerships with biopharmaceutical companies for future research. 

TEDCO's COVID-19 Maryland Resources Page

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TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo Wins Maryland Economic Development Association Marketing Award

TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo has been chosen for the 2020 Economic Development Marketing Award from The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA). The MEDA Awards recognize the truly excellent projects, programs and people in the Maryland economic development community. 

The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland is creating a database of Maryland manufacturing companies that make components, technologies, materials and products needed to fight COVID-19. If your company makes components or end products for the medical industry, add your company to the database using this form.

The I-Corps program is an immersive learning experience developed by the National Science Foundation for researchers, faculty, students, and others to determine if the problem they are working to solve exists on a larger scale in the market.
To date, more than 200 teams have engaged directly with Johns Hopkins I-Corps program which challenges participants to test their hypothesis on their technology's relevance and viability through customer discovery, which will lead to viable value propositions. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures offers I-Corps programs to teams throughout the year.
Over the course of four weeks, participants will talk to at least 40 potential customers, stakeholders, users, and influencers to determine the real value of their technology.
The I-Corps program is FREE and upon completion makes you eligible for a $2,880 Grant.
The next cohort will be taught by Elizabeth Good Mazhari and will run from May 1st through May 29th,  Applications are accepted through April 15th. To apply to participate in the program and receive webinar access, please follow this link JHU I-Corps.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Ricky Venters .
MedTech Color provides more information about its Application Assistance Program (AAP) , which provides support for companies applying for Phase One SBIR/STTR funding. If you know of a MedTech company in the Oncology space, this is for you!

National Science Foundation, Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19

The Division of Innovation and Industrial Partnerships (IIP) of the Engineering Directorate invites US-based small businesses to submit Phase I proposals focused on the development and deployment of new technologies, products, processes, and services with the potential to positively impact the nation’s and world’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Areas of research that might be considered include, but are not limited to: artificial intelligence, digital health, diagnostics, distributed ledger, environmental technologies, medical devices, pharmaceutical technologies, disinfection and sterilization, and filtration and separations. Interested proposers are invited to submit to the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Program.

Check out virtual Office Hours with TEDCO's William Bernard during Salisbury University's 2020 Spring Hub Workshops!

TEDCO Seed Open Forum
Multiple Dates Available
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MICA UP/Start Venture Competition 2020 Finale
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Maryland Innovation and Technology Series: Autoimmunity
Friday, May 22, 2020
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

4th Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Awards Celebration
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Live! Casino & Hotel

MEDA 2020 Annual Conference
September 20-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Cambridge, MD

Bio Innovation Conference
October 5, 2020
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

GBC's 65th Annual Meeting
October 14, 2020
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

TEDCO portfolio companies, emocha, Asclepix, and BurnAlong, highlighted in John Hopkins Technology Venture's news

TEDCO Makes First Pre-Seed Rural Business Investment of 2020
in Omni Bioscienes, a Frederick-based minority women-owned biotech company

The company’s founder, Dr. Mina Izadjoo, and her team have over 70 years of combined infectious disease research experience and have developed a novel therapeutic for infections caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens (ex. acne).

Curbio , a TEDCO Portfolio Company, Selected as Finalist for Maryland Tech Council's Emerging Technology Company of the Year Award

TEDCO portfolio company InferCabulary app uses visuals, context clues to teach vocabulary words

TEDCO's Arti Santhanam Among Five Female Investors Who Are Making Their Mark in Life Science

Linda Singh is Leading TEDCO Forward as Interim CEO

Adaptive Phage Therpeutics , a TEDCO portfolio company, update: FDA Clears First Clinical Study for a Polymicrobial Phage Library-Based Treatment for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

TEDCO portfolio company, BurnAlong , on Nasdaq's Business Rockstars

Meet the seven people, including TEDCO's Linda Singh , who are helping Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan make coronavirus decisions

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