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Guest feature: Kassie Lewis is Director of Business Development at the Washington County Department of Business Development. Are you in the pre-start-up phase? What it will take to get your design out of the garage and into the market? The Washington County Department of Business Development wants to help. Over the

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Video by Emily Kimball Pope In one corner, students pounded a vortex machine, sending rings of air catapulting to the ceiling. Across the room, teenagers struck poses in front of an advanced camera to create blueprints for tiny 3-D prints of themselves. The Digital Harbor Foundation opened the doors of

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The next great idea was easier to find than a necktie at TechBuzz2014, a semi-annual event put on by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) where entrepreneurs, given more to flannel shirts than business suits, pitched their fledgling companies to an auditorium full of venture capital and angel investors. The event

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The second annual InvestMaryland Challenge is in full swing. If your business is in need of a jump start, check out this site for more information about the national business competition. The Challenge offers applicants free admission to networking events, social media promotion, scoring and feedback from judges, exposure to venture capital firms and angel investors

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BALTIMORE, MD (July 29, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that two Maryland tech companies received investments totaling $350,000 through the State’s InvestMaryland program, which was created by Governor O’Malley and the General Assembly to make venture capital investments in promising Maryland startups in high-tech, high-growth fields. The State

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Keep up with the latest statewide business and economic developments. The Washington Post spotlighted Patton Electronics, an electronics manufacturer in Gaithersburg with a patriotic rationale for keeping its products American-made. Southwest Airlines’ 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program is donating free flights to seriously ill patients in need of Baltimore’s premier medical facilities, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Building security officers shouldn’t feel trapped behind a desk, according to William F. Peel III, CEO of Datawatch Systems. The Bethesda-based company specializes in remote security monitoring for commercial buildings. Peel’s work with high-rise buildings in New York City recently drew the attention of the New York Times, which featured him in its “The

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Check back for Q&A profiles on all the competition finalists. Find MD BIZ News’ profile on Sickweather from March 2012.  The first-ever InvestMaryland Challenge is down to its final round with just 33 companies competing for more than $300,000 in grants and business services. The final winners will be announced

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  Check back for Q&A profiles on all the competition finalists. The first-ever InvestMaryland Challenge is down to its final round with just 33 companies competing for more than $300,000 in grants and business services. The final winners will be announced during the Governor’s Cup Awards Ceremony on April 15.

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Looking for a supportive environment for your startup—a low cost space with easy access to educational resources and exposure to investors? You might consider setting up shop in one of Maryland’s 27 business incubators, designed to support early-stage entrepreneurial companies in fields ranging from medical research to clean energy. Incubators

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