TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) was created by the Maryland State Legislature in 1998 to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology from Maryland’s research universities and federal labs into the marketplace and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State. TEDCO is an independent organization that strives to be Maryland’s lead source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies in Maryland’s innovation economy. In Maryland and beyond, TEDCO is a resource of mentoring, funding and networking for entrepreneurs and start-ups that need guidance as they bring innovative concepts to market. TEDCO is proud to host the 3rd Annual Entrepreneur Expo which is the only large-scale event dedicated to promoting the key to Maryland's innovation economy, its entrepreneurs. The 2013 Entrepreneur Expo is expected to draw the region’s top entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, legislators and researchers. This year’s keynote speakers include Martin Roesch, Founder and CTO, Sourcefire and Paul Singh Venture Partner, 500 Startups. The theme for the event is E2E: Entrepreneurs Inspiring Entrepreneurs and illustrates TEDCO’s focus on creating an environment where leading entrepreneurs can inspire the next generation of innovators, and where up-and-comers can make valuable connections to ideas, mentors and capital.