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UMD bolsters program to finance, counsel student entrepreneurs (access required)

The University of Maryland is no stranger to student entrepreneurship; it’s been offering a summer accelerator for student ventures for years, as well as academic programs in entrepreneurship. But with its latest program designed to uplift student entrepreneurs, the Terp Startup Fellowship, the university hopes to go the extra mile to ...

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TEDCO funds 3 firms founded by disadvantaged entrepreneurs

Three startups received funding this week from a TEDCO fund designed to help firms founded by entrepreneurs from economically or socially disadvantaged backgrounds. As recipients from the Pre-Seed Builder Fund, these companies receive funding and executive management help from the ...

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Maryland firms topped $1B raised last year for first time since 2001 (access required)

Venture-backed firms in Maryland raised more than $1.12 billion last year, the state’s best year since 2001, when venture-backed firms raised $1.27 billion, according the quarterly PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree report. The fourth quarter was the year’s weakest for Maryland firms, ...

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What the Port Covington announcement means for Maryland startups (access required)

The announcement Thursday that AllegisCyber and DataTribe would not only be moving to Port Covington but bringing a $400 million cybersecurity investment fund with them sent a jolt of excitement through Maryland’s startup community. The move will bring the type ...

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Report: Venture capital invests aggressively in Md. startups (access required)

Venture capital-backed startups in Maryland continued to attract strong investment dollars during the year’s second quarter as the state is poised for one of its best years for investment activity. Startups raised $247 million last quarter, less than the standout ...

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TEDCO launches fund for underserved communities (access required)

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation hopes to spur entrepreneurship in traditionally underrepresented communities with a new Builder Fund to provide participating companies with money, networking and skills. The Builder Fund will combine education and funding as it attempts to lift ...

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