The Latest on Innovation &
Entrepreneurship in Maryland
March 2018 
TEDCO's Seed Fund invested a total of $1,300,000 in six companies. TEDCO’s Seed Fund supports innovative companies doing business in Maryland. The new seed fund portfolio companies are:
Next generation of synthetic soft tissue substitute that promotes ingrowth of native tissue. Substitute degrades over time to create room for the native tissue. 

ARMR Systems
Self-administrable tourniquet for soldiers to decrease lives lost to bleedout on the battle field. 

Cerebro Capital
Developer of a two sided marketplace for medium business loans that allows the lender and borrower to negotiate terms while maintaining anonymity.

Insightin Health
A personalized preventative care platform for high cost patient populations that doubles as a lead generation tool for the payors. Insightin increases engagement of the patient while increasing enrollment numbers for the payor. 

Content optimization AI for increased engagement of dynamic digital content (movie trailors, gifs, etc.) 

Theraly Fibrosis
Theraly's lead compound TYL-012 has the potential to reverse established fibrosis across fibrotic diseases. 

What's Happening at TEDCO

TEDCO Accepts ClearMask into mdPACE Program
TEDCO , Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, inducts ClearMask into its mdPACE program to assist in bringing its life-changing innovation to market. Baltimore-based, ClearMask LLC is the developer of the country’s first, full-face transparent surgical mask designed to help healthcare entities reduce medical errors caused by miscommunication and provide a better experience for deaf patients and other patient groups who heavily rely on visual cues, including children, limited English proficiency patients, and immunosuppressed patients who cannot see the smiles of their loved ones and care team.
As part of the mdPACE program, ClearMask has access to TEDCO’s expertise and resources to efficiently navigate the FDA regulatory process and generate a 510(k) cleared technology within 12-18 months. The experienced team provides an intimate focus and collaborative spirit to support the medical device startup in bringing to market a product that will save the state millions in avoidable malpractice costs, reduce medical errors caused by miscommunication, support disability compliance and ultimately provide better health outcomes through better patient-provider communication.

TEDCO FEATURE: Innovation Station Grand Opening
Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation's new collaborative co-working space grand opening.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Amritha Jaishankar at WSCS

In RegMedNet's latest video, TEDCO's Amritha Jaishankar, discusses the advances enabling the organoid revolution
MII I-Corps Workshop
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 ($50K) program. 

Cyber Innovation Briefing
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 join bwtech@UMBC for their signature Cyber Innovation Briefing!

Pitch to MERL
Give a 10-minute Pitch, 10 minutes Q&A, get feedback from business experts and meet MERL members.

MSCRF is sponsoring 3 events in partnership with the Stem Cell Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore
  • March 15: Dr. David Kuninger from Thermo Fisher Scientific addresses Design, Validation and Production of culture media in a cGMP Environment
  • April 12: Dr. Ron Brown from Quality Biological discussing the applications of serum-free media in regenerative medicine
  • April 30: Special lecture by 2018 Passano Laureate Dr. Carl June, and celebration of the new GMP lab 
Entrepreneur Expo & Symposium
The date has been set for  TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo & Symposium . Join us on  October 30, 2018  at The Hotel at University of Maryland!

For sponsorship or exhibit information , contact
Steve Case at Anchor Ventures Kickoff: Collaboration Key for Success of Baltimore Startups

The early investors laying the foundation for startup funding in Baltimore
TEDCO portfolio company gel-e Receives $1.4M DoD Grant to Develop New Internal Use Hemostats
TEDCO portfolio company emocha Mobile Health Inc named to Fast Company’s 2018 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health
Johns Hopkins Researchers Invent New Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy
This work was supported by National Institutes of Health grants and a Maryland Innovation Initiative award from TEDCO to Atul Bedi and Rajani Ravi.
MSCRF Supports Important Training for Stem Cell Researchers with Bio-Trac Workshop Sponsorship
Columbia cyber startup raises $3.5 million to expand sales, staff; TEDCO and Gula Tech Adventures are among the investors.
Local cybersecurity software firm Bandura Systems has raised $3.5 million in a seed round to expand sales and development.
A New Day Dawns for RoosterBio Inc., FITCI Graduate and TEDCO portfolio company

The Market Search Advisory Services (the “Program” or the “Services”) provided by TEDCO are a resource to help entrepreneurs address the challenges of conducting market assessments. The goal of the Program is to improve the market assessment and opportunity analysis associated with the development of business plans and applications for TEDCO’s funding programs.


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