Summer 2017 Newsletter
TEDCO Spotlight:
Meet Three New Innovators to the Scene
Bridgette Davis -  Implicit Solution, Dr. Leshell Hartley - Emagine! Technologies and Taylor Walls -  Game ChangeHer

Meet TEDCO and The Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation ( HBCDC ) three recipients of their inaugural Minority Business Pre-Seed Fund ( MBPF ) for tech entrepreneurs:
Taylor Walls , Game ChangeHer; Dr. Leshell Hartley, Emagine! Technologies; and Bridgette Davis, Implicit Solution. The three companies are located in Woodstock, Baltimore, and Oxon Hill respectively.
A welcome reception was held August 23 to hear from these innovators as well as to provide more information to the public about MBPF.  Click here  to view photos from the MBPF August event. For more information about the MBPF program, contact Mac Conwell at

What's Happening @ TEDCO?
Board of Directors Announces New Executive Officers 

TEDCO's board of directors has elected four new Executive Officers. The officers will serve for one year.
"Providing the right tools and resources to Maryland's entrepreneurs is vital to strengthening our workforce and ensuring that our state is open for business," said Governor Larry Hogan. "I would like to congratulate the new executive officers of TEDCO as they work to guide Maryland's growing number of innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies to achieve even greater successes." More

TEDCO's Board of Directors Appointed George Davis Chief Executive Officer Effective June 26
George Davis
George Davis has a long track record of innovation and business success, which include partner of GM3/Gamma 3 LLC, a Baltimore-based investment initiative that provides early-stage funding to advanced technology companies; CEO of GemstoneBiotherapeutics LLC, a Baltimore-based research and development company founded in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University;  director of Perthera Inc, a new venture that is at the forefront of the evolving bio-informatics industry; board of directors/CEO of Avatech Solutions/Rand Worldwide Inc, a publicly traded CAD software and engineering support company; president and vice chairman of Aether Systems, a pioneering wireless data company; and contracts, operations and program manager at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.  More

Federal Programs Feature: NASA Launches an ATLAS
By Ron Kaese

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 . NASA has spent significant amounts of money developing technologies to meet the demanding requirements of space. Now NASA would like to see what else it can do; like support a company or create a new one, create jobs, provide new products or services to improve our lives, create wealth, and grow the U.S. economy.  More

Upcoming Events
MII I-Corps Workshop (Sept-Nov 2017)
TEDCO and the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) are excited to host this Regional I-Corps cohort at our corporate offices in Columbia, for the second time! TEDCO is a convenient location and it will allow the teams and TEDCO staff to engage with one another during the kick-off and closing sessions. This course introduces participants to the key concepts and methodologies used in I-Corps, which is the rigorous market assessment and validation program pioneered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Teams that successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for the NSF I-Corps program. Now accepting applications, click here .

Additional Upcoming Events
SMART Cities Workshop, September 12, 2017, hosted by the NIST in Gaithersburg  
The vision of a Smart City is to integrate information and communication technology, and the Internet of things, in a secure way to manage a city's assets; to improve the efficiency of services and quality of life. About half of the world's population lives in cities. So how do we create Smart Cities from our legacy cities?
The SMART Cities Workshop will be a team-based effort focusing on developing an integrated planning framework for addressing the application of technology to urban challenges. The six areas of focus are (1) Public Transportation; (2) Public Safety; (3) Health Services; (4) Energy; (5) Water; and (6) Agriculture. 

Smart Cities Workshop

Simply put the idea is breakout groups including Municipalities, Fed and Academic experts, and Businesses addressing an issue in one of these 6 areas. In the final session of the workshop, each team will present its smart cities technology framework for their chosen issue. The benefit, besides some Smart City solutions, would be a better understanding the needs, interests, and constraints each group has to confront.   Register Here 
Entrepreneur Expo & Stem Cell Symposium, October 25, 2017, in Baltimore
In its 7th year, the Entrepreneur Expo and Stem Cell Symposium is at the Baltimore Hilton on Wednesday, October 25th. We have had a lot of success in past years with the event and we anticipate this year being bigger than ever with attendance exceeding 1,000 people. As always, this year's Entrepreneur Expo will be packed with workshops, roundtable discussions, pitch opportunities and networking with the innovative startups. In addition to bringing influential panelist and speakers together, we have been successful in getting nationwide known keynote speakers to inspire our entrepreneurial community.  Click here to register today!

Grant Project Solicitation
Demonstration of Innovative Technologies to Manage Animal Manure
The Maryland Department of Agriculture ("MDA" or the "Department") is issuing this Grant Project Solicitation seeking to fund one or more proven and innovative technologies that manage agricultural manure and on-farm generated waste in a manner that improves its utility as a fertilizer, changes its form or function for alternative uses, or produces energy or other marketable products. The overall outcome of the project must result in reducing the movement of nitrogen and/or phosphorus-associated with animal manure produced on Maryland farms-to the surface waters of the State. More

In The News

"Providing the right tools and resources to Maryland's entrepreneurs is vital to strengthening our workforce and ensuring that our state is open for business," said Governor Larry Hogan. "I would like to congratulate the new executive officers of TEDCO as they work to guide Maryland's growing number of innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies to achieve even greater successes."
Francis Smyth
I'm pleased to serve as the Chair of TEDCO's trailblazing board of directors," said Frances Smyth, chief executive officerof  Century Engineering. "I have tremendous respect for Chuck, Paul, Matthew and the other board members, and I look forward to  working with them. Our goal is to provide the support and direction to TEDCO Management, helping them continue to ignite economic development and    remain as the go-to hub of Maryland's innovation ecosystem."
Osmosis is bringing personalized learning to medical school, and beyond
With a learning platform and medical education videos, the startup is looking to provide education for students and health professionals. TEDCO recently made a $100,000 seed investment.
The Talbot Spy: Maryland 3.0: TEDCO's Startup Help on the Shore with Bill Bernard
For almost twenty years, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, otherwise known as TEDCO, has been the state's s lead source for business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies.
TEDCO Among The Daily Record's 2017 Innovator of the Year Honorees
The Daily Record has announced its 2017 Innovators of the Year    26 individuals and companies who have created new products, services or programs that have had a positive effect on business, industry or the community.
  I95 Business Magazine: An Entrepreneur's Entrepreneur, TEDCO's CEO George Davis
George Davis has been called the "entrepreneur's entrepreneur," as a result of his experience in investing, building and managing biotech, IT and software companies. Now, his latest mission as CEO of TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, will be to make TEDCO a driving force in Maryland's innovation ecosystem.
Innovative Maryland Startups Receive TEDCO Investment
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that ten companies received a total of $1,000,000 in funding through its Seed Investment Funds.
Welcome back to In Conversation, a series of conversations with thought leaders and disruptors in the BioHealth Capital Region. This week we're sitting down with Dr. David Mosser.
New Program Offers $40,000 to Black-Owned Tech Startups in Maryland A funding provider of new tech firms and a unit of one of the nation's largest African American banks is offering black entrepreneurs up to $40,000 each to launch a tech company in Maryland.
After 18 month gap, TEDCO names new CEO
George Davis (Photo courtesy of TEDCO) George Davis has been appointed CEO of TEDCO, the technology development corporation announced Wednesday morning.
TEDCO awarding $300,000 for the next great incubation idea
TEDCO is offering $300,000 to the person or organization that comes up with the best idea for how to support and grow technology companies in the state.
George Davis, who ran Gemstone Biotherapeutics, brings experience running and investing in early stage startups. TEDCO's board chairman called him an "entrepreneur's entrepreneur."
Three local startups will receive up to $40,000 each in investments from the Maryland Technology Development Corp. and Harbor Bank as part of a new fund specifically targeted at black business owners.