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June 2024

The latest on innovation and entrepreneurship in Maryland

TEDCO Investments

TEDCO Invests in Beyond Commissions

Nigel Knowles, President

Beyond Commissions has developed a revenue and commissions accounting software as a service (SaaS) platform for the life insurance and financial services industries. 

“Today, technology is ingrained in our way of life. So, it only makes sense to leverage its capacity for efficiency,” said Nigel Knowles, president of Beyond Commissions. Read More

TEDCO Invests in Vegetable + Butcher

Ariane Valle, Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer

Vegetable + Butcher, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a meal delivery service that has implemented an innovative technology solution with the goal of putting nutrition on autopilot by making a simple process for active, busy people to eat healthy, local food. Read More

Ecosystem News

TEDCO Announces Recent PIA with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

This agreement aims to promote collaborative activities between the Navy, small business firms and educational institutions served by TEDCO. The services to be provided by TEDCO are intended to foster cooperative research and expand the transfer of technology between and among Federal laboratories, small businesses and universities. Read More

New TEDCO Study Outlines Steps for Developing Maryland’s Cybersecurity Workforce

TEDCO announces the unveiling of the “Cybersecurity Workforce Analysis and Study.” This study, performed by Lightcast, found that, although an epicenter for cybersecurity talent, the National Capital Region is only meeting 33% of the current cybersecurity workforce demand. Read More

Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Announces Release of Requests for Applications for its Grant Programs

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission announced the release of Requests for Applications for the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund’s first funding cycle of fiscal year 2025. Apply Now

TEDCO's Supporting Executive Director Dr. Linda Singh speaks with Dr. Kaye on WEAA’s “Today with Dr. Kaye"

With 52% of businesses in the state being women-led, Maryland already has a high rate of women businesses. The Institute for Women Entrepreneurial Excellence is a program that spun out of TEDCO to support women entrepreneurs throughout the State.

Listen now to learn more about the program.

TEDCO Program Manager, Entrepreneur & Ecosystem Empowerment (E3), Justin Ferguson on WEAA's "Today With Dr. Kaye"

TEDCO Program Manager, Entrepreneur & Ecosystem Empowerment (E3), Justin Ferguson, spoke on WEAA’s Today with Dr. Kaye about TEDCO’s Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program, an initiative that was created to encourage the growth of Makerspaces throughout Maryland by proving financial and technical assistance to eligible entities. Listen now

Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Announces $15.4 Million in Awards to Accelerate Cures

Recently, 48 scientists were awarded grants from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF), giving $15.4M in total to the Maryland ecosystem for further progress of stem cell-based research and development. These 48 awards stem across the seven different grant programs offered by MSCRF.

Learn more about the awards here.

Tammi Thomas Interviews Colin Tarbert, President and CEO at The Baltimore Development Corporation

During CityBiz’s latest CEO segment, Tammi Thomas, TEDCO’s Chief Development and Marketing Officer, had the chance to interview Colin Tarbert, President and CEO at the Baltimore Development Corporation. The interview explored Tarbert’s professional journey, his recent designation as a Certified Economic Developer, and how this certificate will enhance his work.

Listen to the full interview here.

TEDCO's Monthly Investment Open Forum

Are you an entrepreneur looking for funding opportunities for your business? TEDCO has several investment funds that could be a great fit! Any additional questions can be answered at the virtual Investment Open Forum, hosted by TEDCO’s investment team each month.

Register today for June 13 (click here) or June 26 (click here)

TEDCO's Market Search is a resource to help entrepreneurs address the challenges of conducting market assessments. The goal is to improve the market assessment and opportunity analysis associated with the development of business plans and applications for TEDCO’s funding programs.

Learn More and Register

IPGen’s IP SaaS platform is a free resource available to eligible entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to assist in navigating the patent process. 

IPGen provides guidance and assistance throughout the entire lifecycle of the patent process, including: searching, drafting, and prosecution. 

Learn More and Register

TEDCO's Prelude Pitch is the perfect opportunity for you to make sure you’re pitch is investment ready! Designed to help companies practice their pitch in a stress-free environment, Prelude Pitch participants practice pitch in front of Maryland thought leaders, to receive constructive feedback for enhance their pitch.

Learn More and Register

TEDCO’s Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBII) and Urban Business Innovation Initiative (UBII) offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to work with TEDCO thought leaders and mentors. To learn more about the programs, visit the RBII and UBII webpages and connect with your regional/local mentors today.

TEDCO is Hiring

Visit tedcomd.com/jobs to view our available positions.


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Ecosystem News

WATCH: Gov. Moore goes long on Maryland’s economic assets and challenges

Upper Shore Regional Council welcomes pitch contest show for entrepreneurs

TEDCO's 2024 legislative showcase highlights Maryland's growing tech economy

Allegany County grant program looks to spur science, tech development in MD

There’s a mismatch between economic data (it’s almost all positive) and sentiment (ugh life sucks)

From quantum to biotech, meet this year’s Maryland Tech Council ICON nominees

Tammi Thomas Interviews Governor Wes Moore

People on the Move: James Brinkley

People on the Move: Tina Williams-Koroma

Baltimore daily roundup: Gov. Moore throwback speech; Hopkins auditing US bridges; Youth AI literacy podcast

Stem Cell Research Shines at Maryland Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Tech Showcase

TEDCO and Stewardship: Grounding our efforts in intentionality, transparency, and growth

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