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Since its launch in 1994, the TIC has seen over 70 companies come through its doors as startups and graduate into the business world. Emerging technology companies receive many benefits at the TIC, from basic business services, access to equipment and technology, coaching and mentoring, fundraising support, and marketing and public relations leverage. Many educational activities are occurring at the TIC on a regular basis. From seminars to breakfast roundtables, workshops and networking events, there are amble opportunities to learn from experts such as TEDCO, Saul Ewing, SCORE and other local experts. Clients enjoy pro bono sessions with attorneys, angel investors and strategic consultants.

Contacts

Janice Riley

Janice Riley

240-500-2479 | jiriley@hagerstowncc.edu

As manager of the Technical Innovation Center, Janice works with TIC clients to develop them into sustainable companies that launch into the surrounding community, improving quality of life and creating jobs for local people. After spending several years at Owen Software, a tech startup near Washington, DC, Janice became the director of the tech incubator at Hagerstown Community College in 2013. The Technical Innovation Center was awarded a Governor’s Citation in November 2016 for its performance and service to the local community.

Janice is a member of the Board of Directors of Maryland Economic Development Association and serves as Co-chair of the Program Committee. She is also on the board of the Fort Detrick Alliance in Frederick, MD. In her spare time, Janice visits impoverished areas with her husband, helping to educate, encourage and empower individuals in ways that create sustainable improvements to their lives. She currently serves as Stateside Liaison for Every Day Hope in Dominican Republic.

With a B.S. in Marketing from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in 2008 Janice launched her own firm, Janley Consulting, specializing in strategic consulting. She has co-authored four books about women empowerment.

Mary Saum

240-500-2399 | mjsaum@hagerstowncc.edu

Having been employed by the college throughout the 1990s as part of a variety of grant-funded projects and contracts, Mary Saum has served in several capacities at Hagerstown Community College. She joined the TIC Management Team in 2006 as the Administrative Office Associate of the Technical Innovation Center. Known as the Air Traffic Controller, Mary is an integral part of everything that happens in the TIC community.

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