The Latest on Innovation &
Entrepreneurship in Maryland
April 2018

  Elixirgen Scientific launches new stem cell products to the market
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund portfolio company, Elixirgen Scientific, has begun selling a variety of human stem cell-based products, which allows researchers to accurately model human disease in vitro to further research and cures. Elixirgen Scientific, launched in 2016, is a Baltimore-based biotechnology company focused on stem cell related technology. The company's mission is to make stem cell innovation available to everyone. 

What's Happening at TEDCO
TEDCO Announces Executive Promotions, Strategic Evolution
TEDCO , Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced a strategic evolution of program offerings and leadership promotions. They come as the organization continues to refine and build its initiatives with new programs and innovative strategies to support and grow Maryland’s entrepreneur ecosystem.
The changes support the expansion and progression of the organization’s resources, funding and services to build and grow high-growth companies.
“As the entrepreneurial environment in Maryland evolves, so have we. We’re in a very exciting growth period,” said George Davis, CEO of TEDCO. “The leadership of TEDCO represents executive-level experience in technology investing, fundraising, research and operations and will be a critical key to guiding and launching the future of technology companies in Maryland.”
Frank Glover to Lead TEDCO’s Seed Investment Funds as Lead Director
Frank Glover has joined the TEDCO team as the Lead Director of the Seed Investment Funds and as an Associate of the Maryland Venture Fund. Frank brings the unique combination of experience with venture investing and successful operating experience. 
NASA Launches an ATLAS
Not the Atlas missile, but the Automated Technology Licensing Application System (ATLAS). Ever thought that you would like to commercialize some NASA technology? Well, you can find what is available here .
TEDCO is interested in the opinions of people like you regarding its awareness, image and overall effectiveness in the Maryland Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. By being part of this research project you will become a valuable addition to an important study to evaluate and improve Maryland's position in growing the entrepreneurial technology community within the state.
This study is being conducted by an independent research company and your individual answers are strictly confidential. You will NOT be identified or asked to support or buy anything. Participation should take approximately 5 minutes.
To begin, click (or cut and paste into your browser) the link below. To start the study you do not need a password, simply click the "Continue" button on the screen at this link. 
Join us for the opening of the new cell therapy lab at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
MWBC'S Advanced Technology Series
The Maryland Women’s Business
Center’s Advanced Technology
Series helps high-tech
companies - in the seed, early
stage, or start-up phase - connect
with resources to grow their
businesses and access funding to
help accelerate strategic business

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8 AM to 5 PM
HCC Career Programs Building

Regenerative Medicine: Opportunities & Challenges
The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) and American Gene Technologies (AGT) invites you to join us for a discussion on the current state of regenerative medicine, the critical opportunities, and challenges we face in this field as we translate discoveries to products and cures. 

May 23
5 - 7 PM

2018 Expo & Symposium
The date has been set for  TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo & Symposium . Join us  October 30, 2018  at The Hotel at University of Maryland!

For sponsorship or exhibit information , contact
TEDCO 2.0 initiative rolls out new funding, programming efforts for Md. startups
Maryland Technology Development Corp. is restructuring and adding new services for state startups as it ramps up its "TEDCO 2.0" plans.

Stem cells could boost this Maryland baby's heart and chance for a normal life
“Kaushal has been working with Dr. Joshua Hare, the former Johns Hopkins researcher who became the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Hare formed Longeveron to translate research into medical use. Longeveron, the University of Maryland and the state-established Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund are sponsoring the initial $1.5 million cost of the study.”

TEDCO’s Seed Fund invested $1.2 million in these 5 startups
TEDCO announced investments from its seed fund in five startups this week, including three from Baltimore.

Startup aims for FDA clearance on medical device to improve communication in surgery
TEDCO portfolio company ClearMask, a Baltimore startup, is working toward gaining clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its device that could improve in-surgery communication.

TEDCO one of South Atlantic’s Most Active Investors
From prolific super-angels like Mark Cuban, to sector-focused accelerator programs like Dynamo and Union Kitchen, and strategic investors touting a particular competitive edge like TEDCO or Arab Angel Fund, the South’s mix of investors is as diverse as the region itself.

TEDCO money helps Md. startups finish fundraising rounds
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation’s (TEDCO) Seed Fund invested $1.2 million in five state startups’ funding rounds, the fund announced Tuesday. The companies cover fields ranging from biotechnology to health information technology to artificial intelligence.

SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative
The SBA invites interest in the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative – an effort to provide free
entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small, poised-for-growth companies that are potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. It also provides opportunities for small business owners to work with experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections with their peers, local leaders, and the financial community. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is restricted to U.S. small business leaders (see provided link for locations and requirements). Application due dates are to be determined. More information is available here:
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