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MERL Office Hours with Experts

Book a Personal Date with One of the Experts in an One-on-One Session!

Friday,August 26, 2016
9 am. To 11 a.m.

All MERL Office Hours are held at
7021 Columbia Gateway Dr., Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21046

Per Jacobsen, KDI
Startup  Concerns for Software Companies


Tuesday Williams,
2SDay International
CMS New Payment Models

Behzad Gohari
Fund Raising, Crowdfunding

Murphian Consulting
Technical Program
Management, Systems Engineering

RSVP to Linda Saffer


MII Public Meeting Notice


Maryland Innovation Initiative  

 WHAT:                       The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) will host a meeting of the board of directors of the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII).

Created by the General Assembly and administered by TEDCO, the MII promotes the commercialization of research conducted in five qualifying Maryland universities. The initiative encourages universities to partner on commercialization proposals, strategies and funding sources. The MII program facilitates technology transfer from university labs to start-up companies and boosts economic development in Maryland.

NOTE:                        The MII board of directors may, in open session, follow the required procedures to go into closed session, which will be limited to matters that are permissibly discussed in closed session under the Maryland Open Meetings Act. For more information, please refer to

WHEN:                       Tuesday, August 30, 2016

 TIME:                         9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Turf Valley Conference Center
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

DIRECTIONS:      Visit directions.


MERL – TEDCO Happy Hour


Meet & Network with TEDCO staff and other MERL members

Light refreshments will be served.

Want to be a sponsor? Contact Linda Saffer

TEDCO – 7021 Columbia Gateway Drive #200, Columbia, MD 21046 - View Map

Entrepreneur Expo 2016

Pitch. Network. Learn. Be Inspired.

When:  November 14, 2016
Where:  Baltimore Hilton  401 West Pratt Street Baltimore MD

TEDCO’s 6th Annual Entrepreneur Expo will bring together all of Maryland’s entrepreneurial resources from across the state into one place, at one time.

You can expect to see 600+ of the region’s top entrepreneurs, small and large business executives, angel and venture capital investors, federal and state economic development officials, university leaders and legislators.

Your day at Entrepreneur Expo will be packed with:

- Interactive sessions with industry experts

- Fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs

- Pitch opportunities to regions well known Angel groups

- Roundtable discussions

And more!

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Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting?

Contact Fulya Gursel at or 410-715-4178

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