Quantcast

Tag Archives: TEDCO

Legislation would improve Md.’s innovation economy, backers say

newsmaker-sadowski-tom07

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 ...

Read More »

Full board means TEDCO can begin investments again

linda-singh-m

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 ...

Read More »

TEDCO names former Md. National Guard head Singh as acting director

tedco-logo-350-new

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 ...

Read More »

TEDCO funds open again for applications

tedco-logo-350-new

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, ...

Read More »

Md. startups seek to build their ecosystems at TEDCO expo

Myra Norton, chair of the TEDCO Board of Directors, addresses the TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (The Daily Record / Tim Curtis)

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 ...

Read More »

TEDCO awarded SBA FAST grant

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 ...

Read More »

TEDCO hires its first director of government relations

tedco-logo-350-new

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 ...

Read More »

TEDCO used $4.2 million to help commercialize university research last year

tedco-logo-350-new

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 ...

Read More »

Md. startup economy stakeholders looking beyond TEDCO

Mike Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.  (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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 ...

Read More »

TEDCO funds 3 firms founded by disadvantaged entrepreneurs

tedco-logo-350-new

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 ...

Read More »