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Legislation would improve Md.’s innovation economy, backers say (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland has fallen behind other states when it comes to supporting innovative technology companies, and several bills presented Tuesday to the Senate Finance Committee would help the state stay competitive, the bills’ backers said. Lawmakers heard proposals that ...

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Full board means TEDCO can begin investments again (access required)

The state agency responsible for supporting Maryland’s tech startup ecosystem can begin investing in companies again, nearly a year after a critical audit led to reforms by the legislature. TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, announced Thursday the appointment of ...

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TEDCO names former Md. National Guard head Singh as acting director (access required)

Retired Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, former adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, will serve as interim executive director and CEO of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, TEDCO announced Thursday. Singh will lead the agency responsible for investing in ...

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TEDCO funds open again for applications

Four Maryland Technology Development Corporation funds will begin accepting applications for investments again after they had delayed investments while adapting regulations to an oversight law passed by the Maryland General Assembly last year. The Builder Fund, the Maryland Venture Fund, ...

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Md. startups seek to build their ecosystems at TEDCO expo (access required)

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland startups found a venue for networking, learning and commiserating Tuesday at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation’s annual Entrepreneur Expo. Founders celebrated successful exits in keynote addresses. CEOs and lawyers offered tips and war stories in breakout ...

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TEDCO awarded SBA FAST grant (access required)

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) was awarded a grant of up to $125,000 Tuesday by the U.S. Small Business Administration under its Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The program’s objective is to improve outcomes for underrepresented entrepreneurs ...

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TEDCO hires its first director of government relations

The Maryland Technology Development Corp., or TEDCO, has hired Jody Sprinkle as its first director of government relations. Sprinkle’s hiring, announced Tuesday, comes after a legislative session that saw the development agency’s agenda derailed by a critical legislative audit. “I ...

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TEDCO used $4.2 million to help commercialize university research last year (access required)

A TEDCO program designed to help universities turn research into commercial activity funded seven startups and 26 technology assessments during the last fiscal year, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation announced. TEDCO used $4.2 million through the Maryland Innovation Initiative last ...

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Md. startup economy stakeholders looking beyond TEDCO (access required)

Maryland retains strong assets that can make it a hub of startup economic activity, despite the recent setbacks suffered by the state agency designated to spur that innovation. Stakeholders have had mixed reaction to legislation that created oversight at TEDCO, the ...

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