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October 2016

TEDCO Announces Ron Gula, Founder of Tenable Network Security, as a Keynote Speaker for Entrepreneur Expo

COLUMBIA, Md. (October 5, 2016) – In its ongoing efforts to support and excite the Maryland entrepreneur community, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that Ron Gula, founder and former CEO of Tenable Network Security, will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Entrepreneur Expo on Monday, November 14 at the Hilton Baltimore.

Ron Gula, a serial entrepreneur and investor, is one of the leading cybersecurity thinkers in the industry. Frequently sought out by media such as the Bloomberg, Forbes and New York Times, Ron has served as Chief Executive Officer for Tenable from its founding until May of 2016. During his tenure as CEO, Tenable Network Security has grown to more than 20,000 customers worldwide, revenues in access of $100 million in 2015 and more than 650 employees operating in 10 different countries. In 2015, the company raised $250 million in Series B funding, one of the largest funding rounds for a private security company, bringing their total funding raise to $300 million from private, government and angel investors.

Ron has received special awards for leadership from both The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, and was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for defense and security, together with co-founders Jack Huffard and Renaud Deraison.

“The Entrepreneur Expo has become the premier event that celebrates Maryland’s entrepreneurial community and creates additional opportunities for entrepreneurs to find partners, investors and mentors,” said John Wasilisin, president and COO of TEDCO. “Every year, we work very hard on creating the content and bringing the right speakers that will inspire the attendees. We are honored to have a successful and passionate entrepreneur like Ron Gula to be one of our keynote speakers.”

Coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week, which includes worldwide activities in recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit, TEDCO will host this large-scale entrepreneurial event, featuring 24 dynamic sessions for beginner to experienced entrepreneurs.

Last year’s Entrepreneur Expo drew more than 650 people, and this year’s lineup of programming and speakers is expected to draw even more of the region’s top entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, legislators and researchers.  The event sponsors include Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, hotdesks, Saul Ewing and Womble & Carlyle.

For additional information, online registration, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, visit


The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) is the go-to source for entrepreneurial support and guidance for start-ups and early-stage companies engaged in bringing innovative ideas to market. For more than a decade, the organization has provided funding, mentoring and networking opportunities to support Maryland’s innovation ecosystem. TEDCO  makes seed/early-stage investments and is frequently ranked as one of the most active seed/early-stage investors in the nation. The organization plays a key role in bringing research created in Maryland’s educational institutions and federal laboratories into the commercial marketplace. For more information on TEDCO and its programs and resources, visit .

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