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Cafe Conexiones: January 2016

Cafe Conexiones is back at the Technical Innovation Center on January 28 at 8:30 AM.

Cafe Conexiones is a monthly networking social for minority and women business leaders to connect and collaborate.

Join us as we brainstorm projects and programs for 2016.

January Startup Discussion

Thinking of launching your own business? Have an innovative idea and need to know what to do next? Or are you already living the startup dream?

Join Hagerstown Startup Group on Tuesday, January 12th at 6 pm in the Technical Innovation Center Suite 323 to connect with other startups and discuss goals, solve problems and brainstorm new ideas.

HSG ... where startups help startups be successful.

Cafe Conexiones: Holiday Social

You are invited for special Café Conexiones Navideño...Coffee Connections Christmas Style.
The perfect coffee meet up for minority- and women-owned business. "“Making Conexiones before we need It”
Bring a friend and a busines card and you could win prizes from our sponsors.

Safron Bakery & Cafe
11205 John F Kennedy Dr, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
See you on December 17th, 2015 at 2:30 pm.
What's Your Big Idea?

Do you have a big idea that could change the world?
Do you need help turning your idea into a reality?
If so, then join the TIC Innovation Fair on December 19th.
What is it? The Innovation Fair is like a science fair, but for those with inventions and innovations. Set up your poster or prototype at an exhibit table and show off your idea to local business professionals and mentors. Get expert advice and interest from STEM professionals and business experts.

Space is limited! Click here to register today.

Contact TIC Management with any questions at or 240-500-2399.

MedTech Market Strategy, Intro to FDA and the US Regulation of Drugs

Join HCC TIC for a free workshop on MedTech!

12/18 at 11 am in TIC Suite 323.

To successfully develop a new medical technology, the investor must first understand who is the customer. We will look at a combined strategy for product development, regulatory and reimbursement strategy. Next we will look at the Food and Drug Administration. What is it, what does it govern and how is it set up. Next we will take an in depth look at the regulation of drugs.

Presented by Steve Brooks of Popper & Company
Sponsored by MD Dept. of Commerce's Office of BioHealth Technology

Email to register.

Open House at HCC

Have you been to Hagerstown Community College lately? Come to our Open House on Saturday, October 24th 10 am to 3 pm. Meet faculty in 100 high-quality programs. Tour the new Student Center and other buildings. Learn how to plan early and pay for college. Learn about HCC's Early/Middle College. Check out startup activities at the Technical Innovation Center. Mark your calendars today!

Pro Bono Legal Services for Startups during October Pop In Hours

Got a business idea you'd like to run past a business expert? Thinking of a new technology and need to flesh out details, get a prototype produced, or trying to figure out just how to write a business plan?

In collaboration with SCORE Hagerstown, we're hosting POP IN office hours on Friday, Oct. 9 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College, suite 323. 

For this POP IN session, Mr. Ayodeji Badaki of the Badaki Law Firm will be here from 2 to 3 p.m. to offer pro bono legal advice for questions that attendees have.  

RSVP at 240-500-2399 today.

The Emotions of an Entrepreneur 101

Laura Wallace of Worx Graphic Design presents:

As entrepreneurs it’s integral to find a balance of mental energy and emotional contentment. During this process, however, we all find ourselves fulfilling the inevitable cycle of highs and low – feelings of confidence, self-consciousness and even a loss of vision. The goal is to use this course as a platform to reach the next level of success. You Know The Drill: For every Aha! moment you’ve had, you’ve given yourself a Thumbs Down. Together we’re going to explore the benefits of acknowledging and validating every emotion you and your business encounters. Only then can you overcome the mental scramble and take the next risk.

Email to register for this workshop.

Saul Ewing presents: Sharing Ownership in Your Company

The facilitator wiill be Robert F. Ryan – President & CEO of IP Crossing.

Are you thinking about bringing in a partner, giving equity to employees, selling stock to an investor or issuing warrants to a lender? While these relationships come with huge benefits, it is prudent to know there are some pitfalls to avoid. Share your experiences and exchange ideas with executives just like you at our breakfast roundtable series for entrepreneurs.
The discussion will be held at the Technical Innovation Center located at 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD. Networking will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The roundtable sessions will immediately follow starting at 8:30 a.m. and last until 10:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be served.
We look forward to seeing you!

Register here.

Please contact TIC Management Office at 240-500-2399 with any questions.

Pitching & Funding. They're like PB & J.
Neil Davis of TEDCO is back in Hagerstown for two intense, jam-packed workshops on September 17th.

8:30 AM: Pitchdeck 101
Everything you wanted to know about developing your investor pitchdeck and more in 90 minutes or less.
10:00 AM: Networking Break
10:30 AM: TEDCO Programs & Funding Workshop
Whether you're interested in Technology Validation, Patent Assistance, Maryland Innovation Initiative, Technology Commercialization, CyberSecurity Investment, or the Rural Business Innovation Initiative, you'll get a snapshot of what is available to help you launch or expand your business.

Come for just one workshop or attend both. It's up to you!

Email to register.