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TEDCO presents new DEI initiatives 

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, continues to elevate and build on its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work with a series of new initiatives, including a DEI webpage, a TEDCO diversity rider and a company registration process. TEDCO is committed to ensuring its programs and funds are utilized by a broad array of under-represented innovators […]

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Arundel business owners graduate from AAEDC Inclusive Ventures Program

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth Holt, and City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley congratulated the third cohort of AAEDC’s Inclusive Ventures Program following the group’s recent graduation and pitch day. Introduced by AAEDC in January 2021, IVP aims to help small and minority-owned, woman-owned, and […]

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TEDCO provides funding, resources to Maryland STEM entrepreneurs

The Columbia-based Maryland Technology Development Corp. announced that NasaClip, a Builder Fund portfolio company, received Small Business Innovation Research funding and completed its recent pre-seed raise. NasaClip is a diversity, equity and inclusion technology startup based in western Howard County and received an investment from TEDCO’s Builder Fund in 2020. Dr. Elizabeth Clayborne, founder of NasaClip and emergency room […]

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TEDCO announces women leadership programs

TEDCO has launched its new Women Entrepreneur Leadership Programs, which are designed to build an alliance of diverse founders and CEOs to strategically navigate Maryland’s entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. In collaboration with Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), TEDCO’s new programs will focus on creating a diversified community of women entrepreneurs and help them grow […]

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BWI Marshall to host AMAC economic development event

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will host the 2nd Annual Airport Minority Advisory Council’s (AMAC) Economic Opportunity & Policy Forum from March 21–22. The forum will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Marriott Metro Center. The forum welcomes aviation industry leaders, government officials and business representatives to Washington to exchange ideas, share entrepreneurship best […]

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HCEDA launches Minority-Owned Business Directory

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has published the Minority Business Directory for local, minority-owned businesses. This resource was created to help support county minority businesses by providing an easy, centralized way to locate local, small, minority concerns that provide a wide variety of professional services. The directory is an initiative of HCEDA’s Racial […]

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Merkle partners with Prospanica on diversity

Merkle, a Columbia-based technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company, is now a diversity champion at the national level with Prospanica, the National Association of Hispanic MBAs and business professionals. The one-year partnership will provide Merkle with the resources to develop a strategic roadmap for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) internally and for its […]