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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the MCE plays a critical role in its success. Consisting of members of all facets of the entrepreneurial ecosystem: entrepreneurs, research institutions, investors, and service providers, the advisory board acts as MCE ambassadors in the community while providing direct support for program evaluation as well as improving the outcomes of client companies through mentoring and sharing their networks.

We are grateful for their service and know our impact in the community would not be the same without their support!


Judy Harris Chair, Connections, LLC.
Paul Mauritz Chesapeake NetCraftsmen
Betty Noble Howard Community College Entrepreneurship Program
Marian Roche National Security Agency
Norma Lee Todd Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Paul Capriolo  Social Growth Technologies
Chuck Cullen  GroTech 
Joan Driessen ACS Howard County
Julie Lenzer Kirk Department of Commerce
Stephen Auvil TEDCO
Nigel Knowles LCG Technologies
John Jolly NC3-LLC 

Howard Tech Council

The Howard Tech Council is at the epicenter of the local tech community. Our active and engaged membership base spans a variety of industries, providing members with access to a diverse collection of organizations.

Innovation Catalyst (iCat)

The MCE incubator program, called the Innovation Catalyst (iCat) helps companies accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies.