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FLC presents: Small Business Forum

Are you in agriculture, science, biohealth, ag tech, manufacturing, engineering, cybersecurity, IT or another STEM field? Do you own or work for a STEM-based business that works with the federal government? Ever wondered how your business can partner with the US Labs? Did you know each lab has programs specifically in place to help small businesses like yours?

Come to the Small Business Forum at HCC on April 12th. Connect with the federal government, specifically representatives from NIST, NSA, NASA, USDA & NIH. Learn about the technologies, research capacities, and how to partner with these Federal laboratories in a one-day session geared toward startups and small businesses.

Seating is limited. Click here to register.

So you have a business, now what?

How do you go from launching your business to generating revenue? How do you generate leads, validate prospects, follow up, pitch your product and close the deal? What should you be tracking along the way?

Sales is one of most important parts of running a successful business. Join us for a lunchtime discussion on what you need to know about the sales cycle and how to set your sales goals realistically.

The session is FREE and you can bring a brown bag lunch or snack and enjoy the discussion and timely tips.

Click here to register.

Saul Ewing presents: Protecting Your Intangible Assets

Facilitators for this discussion will be the following thought leaders: 

• Gillian Fenton, Managing Director, Fenton IP Solutions LLC
• Jay Reilly, Attorney, Saul Ewing LLP

You’ve got a fantastic idea, a marketing plan, and (possibly) some cash in your pocket—you’re ready to get started! Protecting your domain name, corporate name, brand, patent, trademarks, copyrights, know-how and trade secrets are some of your highest priorities. What should you be focusing on? What do you attack first? How do you develop a unified IP strategy? Come learn from the experts as they share tips on what works and what doesn’t.

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.
The Emerging Company Roundtables are designed to facilitate discussions between like-minded individuals covering a range of issues essential to early stage companies. Speakers will introduce valuable topics and generate conversations surrounding strategies to overcome business challenges and enhance the likelihood of success.

Click here to register.

For more information, please contact Rachel Bandura at or 215.972.1090.

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.