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Finding Your Funding: Identifying & Applying for Grants

Grant seeking is essential to the growth and survival of any entrepreneurial pursuit, and yet it is often pursued with great trepidation and no small amount of anxiety. The good news is that composing a high-quality grant application is a skill that can be learned and mastered using tools found in every entrepreneur's tool box. This course is designed for individuals and organizations seeking to grow and sustain their business through grants and will provide them with the knowledge and resources to find grant opportunities. The course will also lead them through an interactive exercise in gathering and preparing the standard components of most grant applications.

Location: TIC 323

Date: 10/10/17

Time: 8:30 to 11:30 AM

Fee: $41 Registration Fee: $8

HCC Course Code: PRD-826-D

Click here to register.

Innovation & Brews

Mountain Maryland Tech Network is hosting their monthly Innovation & Brews at Antietam Brewery on Western MD Parkway on September 20th.

Meet other tech startups, tech professionals and tech entrepreneurs for FREE food and drinks from 5 to 7 pm.

Click here to register.



Innovation & Brews

Announcing a Mountain Maryland Tech Network event at Antietam Brewery!

Join TIC, B&D Consulting & all of MMTN for an end of summer tech networking event on 8/16 at 5 pm.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Email TIC to register.


Antietam Brewery

140 Western MD Parkway

Hagerstown MD 21740

Funding from Angels, The Feds & More: A Business Assistance Forum

An exclusive Mountain Maryland Tech Network Event! Join us to learn more about how to support & fund your small business through panel discussions & networking in Downtown Hagerstown. Hear from Federal labs, State and Regional funding authorities, and Angel Investors active in the tech industry. Paid registration is REQUIRED for this event via Eventbrite. Continental breakfast and lunch is included in the registration fee.

Attire: Business casual.

Participating partners include: NIH, NIST, USDA, NASA, NSA, Mid Atlantic Angels, Mountain MD Angels, Department of Commerce, DHCD, TEDCO, MIPS, NCIF, ARC & SBA.

Sponsors for this event include: Miles & Stockbridge, Bridge of Life Conference Center, and Tri County Council for Western Maryland.

Tickets $25 each. Click here to register. 



Coffee & Content

Engaging with buyers and customers is more different now than it has ever been due to the multitudes of ways to communicate today. Enhancing your brand by engaging in customer-centric Content Marketing is the new way to spread your organization's message. During our round table coffee session, we will discuss:

  • Content Marketing Defined
    • What is all the buzz around content marketing
    • What are the benefits
  • Strategic Marketing
    • Four P's to four C's of marketing
    • Inbound marketing
    • Why have a strategy?
  • Customer Focused Content Creation 
    • Be where your customer are
    • Modern marketing distribution opportunities
  • Driving Profitable Customer Action
    • The buyer's journey
    • Content for each buyer stage
  • Resources

Presenter:          Karen Tremblay
                            ContentAbility, LLC

When:                 Tuesday, May 16, 2017
                            10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where:                Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College
                             Conference Room 323
                             20140 Scholar Dr 
                             Hagerstown, MD   21742

There is no cost to attend, but please register at

Spring Entrepreneur Extravaganza 2017

Celebrate Entrepreneurship on June 8th at HCC! Be motivated by Rick Rando, Owner/President of Kick Masters Karate, LLC, one of the largest, open-space martial arts schools in the country. Learn from national experts on expanding your business locally, nationally and internationally, and find out why your sales pipeline is your secret key to success.

Full breakfast served starting at 7:30 AM!

7:30 – 8:30 AM – Registration desk opens. Full Breakfast. Networking.
8:30 – 9:15 AM – Level Up. Taking your business up a notch (growing and expanding your company)
9:15 – 10:00 AM – Fireside Chat with Rick Rando
10:00 – 10:45 AM – What’s in Your Wallet? – Discussion on Sales Pipeline from lead generation to closing deal
10:45 – 11:45 AM – Pitch It! Pitch your business in 3 minutes or less. 3-min pitch. 10 mins of feedback from rest of audience.
11:45 – Noon – Wrap-up

Lock in your seat today. $75 each Click here to register.

Building Your Company - The Path to Success

What does it really take to build a successful technology based company? Part II of this fast paced and interactive discussion will delve further into the potential missteps as well as actions that increase the likelihood of success. Topics will include: learning the legal side of running the business, creating an organizational structure, creating a plan, selecting a name, financing, allocating resources as efficiently as possible, building a team, protecting intangible assets, strategic alliances, obtaining revenue and transitioning from startup to growth.

Join Saul Ewing, TEDCO & the TIC for breakfast, coffee and great discussions. Reserve your seat today!

Saul Ewing provides emerging companies with the support and practical direction they need to move their businesses forward. Through the firm’s RAMP™ initiative, clients are able to take advantage of key resources, access to capital and mentoring as they navigate the path from idea to reality.
This Workshop is made possible in part due to a generous grant from TEDCO.

Kick-off Event for Mountain Maryland Tech Network

Join us as we launch the Mountain Maryland Tech Network (MMTN), a regional ecosystem created to support tech professionals all across Western Maryland.

Meet like-minded individuals over appetizers & drinks (cash bar) at Mezzo's in Downtown Cumberland

Learn more about MMTN and our schedule of events for the year

Network with members of the tech community & business support entities like Tri County Council, Chamber of Commerce, TEDCO, NASA Goddard, and others who can provide you with the resources you need

If you'd like, come prepared to pitch your tech concept and win CASH!

Hosted by the Allegany College of Maryland's Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence, Hagerstown Community College's Technical Innovation Center, Frostburg State University and Garrett College's Information Enterprise Center, this FREE event is open to innovative people who work in the tech space or are interested in growing tech startups, developing their own inventions, conducting their own research and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Western Maryland. This event is sponsored by TEDCO & Mezzo's.

Click here to register.

Minority Business Development Agency visit to TIC

Robert Moreno, Project Director of Baltimore Business Center, will be sharing on how Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) helps small businesses expand and grow through a variety of support services.
Baltimore MBDA specializes in imports/exports, global/teaming/joint venture opportunities, procurement and more.
Seating is limited. Email to reserve your seat today.

Introduction to Federal Government Procurement

Is your business looking at the government sector as a new potential market? There is plenty of opportunity but where do you begin? This workshop is designed for those who are just beginning their foray into doing business in the government sector.

Attendees will learn about:
• The organization of the Federal Government
• Registering to become a Government Contractor
• Government Contracts (types and set-asides)
• Selling to the government
o Developing a Marketing Plan
o Implementing your plan
• How PTAC can help you to achieve success

Please join us for this workshop presented by: Jackie Wolfe
Jackie has over 14 years of Federal Government contracting experience, previously serving as a Contracting Officer, Deputy for Small Business and Senior Procurement Analyst with various Government agencies. She is considered a subject matter expert in the field of federal acquisition possessing in depth knowledge of acquisition regulations and contracting principles. Jackie earned her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in 2003 from Loyola College in MD and has achieved Level III DAWIA certification in Government Contracting from Defense Acquisition University (DAU). In 2011, Jackie was awarded one of the highest honors in Army contracting, the Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting in the Category of Outstanding Procurement Analyst. Jackie offers a vast amount of experience and resources to help small businesses navigate their way through Government contracting.

March 27, 2017

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Technical Innovation Center, 20140 Scholar Drive, Suite 323, Hagerstown, MD.

Park in LOT G.

Seating is limited. Please register for this free event here