Director of Entrepreneurial Development
Neil Davis serves as TEDCO’s Director of Entrepreneurial Development. In this role, he manages all of TEDCO’s non-funding programs – the mdPACE Program, the Executive Exchange Program, the Rural Business Innovation Initiative, the Maryland Entrepreneur Resource Listing, and all of TEDCO’s educational efforts for its portfolio companies. Neil is also the Organization’s liaison with the State’s technology incubators, is part of the deal team for TEDCO’s core seed funding programs, and is actively involved in creating new strategies designed to assist entrepreneurs. He brings more than 30 years of experience in engineering, business development, business consulting, and P&L management.
Prior to joining TEDCO, Neil was the Vice President of Operations at the Emerging Technology Centers (ETC), where his leadership and expertise were directed toward the formation of technology-based businesses in Baltimore City. During his tenure, more than 325 early-stage IT and life sciences companies were affiliated with ETC. As one of ETC’s senior leaders, he was instrumental in augmenting ETC’s traditional business incubation model with both coworking and acceleration business models. Prior to his time at ETC, he held executive positions at Environmental Elements Corporation and Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. where he was active in both domestic and international settings with a wide variety of operational, business development, and financial responsibilities.