TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, Wednesday launched its redesigned Institute for Women Entrepreneur Excellence Inc., a program created to address the barriers to success many women face in the entrepreneurial sector.
The Institute will help to ensure Maryland continues its trajectory of being an inclusive leader in the innovation economy. The Institute evolved from two pilot programs — the Leading Women’s Program and the Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence. Within these programs, TEDCO focused on leveraging the expertise of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as other colleges, universities, economic development centers and counties in the state.
Through this expertise, the pilot programs worked to begin building an alliance of promising, diverse, and disadvantaged women entrepreneurs in Montgomery and Howard counties; the Institute will expand this mission, building on the existing alliance.