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For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Brian Sheavly at 410-313-0721 or at bsheavly@hceda.org.

Howard County Economic Development Authority Awarded $3M in VLT Funding


The Howard County Economic Development Authority announced today that they have been awarded $3M in Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Funding to be issued as small business loans across the state over the next two years.

Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship Launches New Podcast Series


The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), has announced the launch of an 14 part podcast series focused on entrepreneurship and business.

MCE to Host Event Focused on Crowdfunding Success For Entrepreneurs


The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) has announced today that they will host an event on July 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM focusing on crowdfunding for entrepreneurs at their facility in Columbia.

This edtech CEO and her mentor are Drexel University superstars


Asking someone where they went to college can be an easy conversation starter, but for Judy Harris and Katie Palencsar, that question was the beginning of a partnership. Although the two didn’t meet on the Drexel campus as students, their shared Dragon past immediately connected them at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. Harris, who runs her own startup consulting business, is an Entrepreneur in Residence at MCE.

Howard County Printer Ranked #1 in the Nation


Howard County based IronMark has been ranked the #1 printer in the county by Printing News in their yearly ranking of the Top 100 Quick and Small Commercial Printers.

MCE Affiliate Company Selected to Nation’s Top Accelerator Program


Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) affiliate company Pair, an augmented reality startup founded by Air Force Academy grad and Iraq War Veteran Andrew Kemendo, has been selected to take part in the 500 Startups Accelerator, one of the nation’s leading incubator accelerator programs.

MCE Resident Awarded a $100K Dept. of Homeland Security Grant for Emergency Medical Services Data Tool


Maryland Center of Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident company DataTech911, a division of ElanTech, has received a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract for a real-time monitoring, analysis, and notification solution for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations.

MCE's NextLOGiK Named Finalist in the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Awards


In addition to some of the best public schools in the nation, thousands of businesses call Howard County, Maryland home, including the Columbia-based software development company, NextLOGiK. Nominated as a finalist for the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards, NextLOGiK has its incubator, the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) to thank.

Baltimore Business Journal Names Five Howard County Companies on the Largest Public Companies List


The Baltimore Business Journal has released their list of the Greater Baltimore’s Largest Public Companies, naming five Howard County companies on the list of 22.

7th Annual Film Feastival Coming to Clarks Elioak on July 19


The seventh annual Howard County Film Feastival will be held this year on Tuesday, July 19 at Clark’s Elioak Farm from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Feastival is a celebration of the local food movement in Howard County highlighting the connection between Howard County farms, restaurants, food producers and the community.