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NASA Tech Day at HCC

Experience the 2017 HCC STEM Festival NASA Tech Day!

Weds. November 8th from 8 AM to 3 PM

Join NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Strategic Partnerships Office to learn about:

  • Technology Transfer
  • Partnering Opportunities with NASA
  • Technology Licensing Opportunities
  • Goddard’s Small Business Program Office
  • Goddard’s Unique Capabilities & Facilities

Register here.

For more information, call the TIC office at 240-500-2399.



WCH Aeronautics proposes using drones in local emergency response

WCH Aeronautics recently met with local government officials to explore the idea of testing and using their unmanned aerial vehicles by creating a drone-response system for the local emergency responders.

Learn more from Herald Mail here.

Cloud Computing & Data Security

TechFast: Your Most Important Meal of the Day
Sponsored by: Washington County Department of Business Development

How safe IS your data in the cloud?

Join Washington County Department of Business Development and Technical Innovation Center for the first quarterly TechFast session on 10/12 at 7:30 AM. A full hot breakfast will be provided.

Stephen Deming, Senior Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft, will be presenting on cloud computing, Big Data, data security and more.

$15 per person.

Click here to register you and your team today.

Co-hosted by: MD PTAC & Washington County DBD

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.