Capital One, UMD announce partnership to improve talent pipeline
Capital One Financial Corp. and the University of Maryland, College Park will announce a new partnership Tuesday designed to increase the talent pipeline in data and machine learning. Under the partnership, Capital One will invest $3 million in the university to go towards an endowed chair, research and an innovation lab in the school’s Discovery […]
Ulman to help Towson U. spur economic growth
Officials say moving more of Towson University’s non-academic operations off the school’s campus and into downtown Towson could help spur job growth and economic development. That’s one of the ideas that will be explored as former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman gets to work as the university’s new chief strategist. The school has hired Ulman’s Margrave Strategi[...]
Towson taps Ulman to provide ‘placemaking’ strategy
Towson University is hiring former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to develop a strategy to strengthen ties between the university and the surrounding community and businesses.
USM regents approve $25M investment fund, FY17 budget
The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents gave the green light Friday to a $5.3 billion operating budget for the coming year, as well a new $25 million investment fund to support startup companies that grow out of its member institutions. The budget includes a 1 percent tuition buy-down from the state that allowed […]
USM regents give initial OK to $5.3B budget, startup fund
A University System of Maryland Regents committee gave preliminary approval Thursday to a $5.3 billion operating budget for the coming fiscal year, as well as a new startup investment fund and a multi-use building near the University of Maryland, College Park that could house a variety of growing businesses. The budget includes about $1.3 billion […]
Officials want Cupid’s Cup winner Javazen to stay near UMD
After University of Maryland, College Park startup Javazen dominated the Cupid’s Cup entrepreneurship competition Thursday evening, officials want to make sure they stay put as they expand. The company, which secured $80,000 in total prize money, is now looking to open a real office, Ken Ulman, the university’s chief strategy officer for economic development, said Friday, […]
With FlexEl, officials see a model for UMD tech ecosystem
COLLEGE PARK – A warehouse here that was once home to surplus furniture and office equipment now has a new tenant: FlexEl, a growing tech company that produces flexible and custom-designed battery cells, some no thicker than a few human hairs. As they celebrated the opening of the company’s new, $10 million headquarters and manufacturing […]
UMD data startup getting new digs in College Park
A data-management startup that wants close ties to the University of Maryland will move to new headquarters in College Park later this year, a move officials say will bolster plans to turn the area into an innovation hub. University officials have been working to help find a home for Immuta since the spring, when the […]
Hotel, science center will anchor UM tech ‘ecosystem’
Tech companies and university startups have wanted to make a home near the University of Maryland, College Park for years. There just hasn’t been the space for them. But that’s going to change in the next few years, as a pair of key projects on either side of Baltimore Avenue become anchors for innovation-focused development, […]
UMD taps Ulman to bring business to College Park
Former Howard County executive Ken Ulman is launching a consulting firm whose first task will be to help College Park draw in more business.
Host of Brown fundraiser has big plans in Md.
The big-ticket event in Potomac Tuesday also highlights David Trone's growing political activism inside and outside Maryland.
Ethics rules might chill ice bucket challenge
The act of dumping a bucket of ice water over one's head for charity could pose ethical questions for public officials in Maryland.