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September 2014

TEDCO to Host 2014 Entrepreneur Expo “E2E: Entrepreneurs Inspiring Entrepreneurs” Nov. 12

David Rose, CEO of Gust, to serve as a keynote speaker at State’s only large scale entrepreneurial event 


COLUMBIA, Md. (Sept. 2, 2014)
– In its ongoing activities to support and excite the Maryland entrepreneur community, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that it will host the fourth annual Entrepreneur Expo, “E2E: Entrepreneurs Inspiring Entrepreneurs,” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum Heights, Md. This large-scale expo will feature dynamic conference programming with informational and educational tracks and a platform for beginner to experienced entrepreneurs to share ideas and cultivate important relationships to enhance Maryland’s innovation economy. David Rose, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and angel investor, will serve as a keynote speaker.

Rose is CEO of Gust, which operates the standard collaboration platform for more than 250,000 startups and 50,000 early-stage investors. Rose is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups.” As an angel investor, Rose has helped to fund more than 90 startup companies, with acquisitions by companies including Facebook, Google, Intel, Amazon, and other industry leaders.

“TEDCO understands it’s critical to share best practices, strategies and success stories when it comes to supporting entrepreneurship,” said Rob Rosenbaum, president and executive director of TEDCO. “More than 500 people attended last year’s Expo, many of whom made important connections, and in our fourth year, we are creating additional opportunities for startup and early-stage companies to find collaborations with potential investors and mentors. This is a signature event for TEDCO.”

Programming for the event has an emphasis on networking, innovative breakout sessions and nationally-renowned speakers. Additionally, panel discussions and networking sessions will allow entrepreneurs to make connections and meet potential mentors. The agenda includes working sessions with industry experts; fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs; roundtable discussion with Maryland’s funding resources and educational sessions to help entrepreneurs choose the best assistive services. Two unique sessions will allow eight startups to demonstrate their technology and 20 startups to speed pitch to angel investors groups.

For additional information, online registration, see the program and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.innovatemd.com. Early bird pricing is available until Friday, Oct. 3.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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. While founded by the Maryland General Assembly, TEDCO is an independent entity that makes seed/early-stage investments and manages private capital for angel and venture capital funds. It 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 www.tedco.md