Press Releases and Blog

For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Michele Haltmeyer at mhaltmeyer@hceda.org.

  • Howard County: At the Center of Cyber

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Howard County is Cyber Central. It became that before we realized it. Before the media started paying attention. Before it was cool to be in cyber. Before people even thought about what their digital footprint was. Before it even got a name. This area became the epicenter and it happened naturally; growing, expanding and evolving. […]
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  • MCE Alumni Company, Zentail, Celebrates $5M Series A Funding Round and Facility Ribbon Cutting

    Friday, November 9, 2018

      Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) alumni company, Zentail, an e-commerce automations software operations platform, announced it has completed a $5 million Series A funding round led by Initialized Capital with participation from the FundersClub. Both added to their prior investments in Zentail’s series seed round, bringing Zentail’s total funding to $6.2 million. Zentail received […]
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  • DataTech911 Presents Cloud Usage at APCO Atlantic Conference for EMS Service Providers

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident company, DataTech911 presented “Using the Cloud for a Non‐Traditional Approach to Solve Interoperability Issues” at the APCO Atlantic Conference. During their presentation, DataTech911 sparked an interactive discussion about current and new technologies for sharing 9-1-1 incident information between agencies to support first responders, transportation, and mutual aid. This presentation […]
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  • HCEDA Breaks Wall on Innovation Center in Columbia, Announces Partnership with MITRE Corporation

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

      Columbia, MD (10/24/2018) – The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) held a ceremonial wall breaking today to kick off construction of the new Howard County Innovation Center at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive. It was also announced at the event that The MITRE Corporation has signed a MOU to support an innovative big data […]
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  • HCEDA Celebrates 25 Years as an Organization

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    On October 15, 2018, the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) celebrated our 25th anniversary as an organization during our annual meeting at Two Merriweather in Columbia. The event included a networking happy hour with beer tastings from local breweries, Jailbreak and Hysteria, in addition to a historic overview of Howard County and its economy, […]
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  • MCE Affiliate Company, Generosity Global, Building Mobile Showers for Homeless Communities

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) affiliate company, Generosity Global Inc., is preparing to launch their newest program later this fall, Generosity Shower, a mobile shower service for homeless communities. The vision to introduce this service for the 4,000 plus men and women who are homeless in Baltimore City became evident to Generosity Global two years […]
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  • HCEDA Vice President Receives Cyber Security Industry Honors

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Howard County Economic Development Authority’s (HCEDA) Vice President of Cyber and Innovation, Patrick Wynn, was honored with the InfraGard Members Alliances (IMA) Leadership Award for the Southeast region this past weekend at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Wynn, who is Vice President of the InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance (IMMA), was selected for demonstrating outstanding […]
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  • MCE Awarded Grant for Accelerator Program Series

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE), in partnership with the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has been awarded a TEDCO Incubator Grant Award of $10,000 for FY’19 to facilitate two accelerator programs for the second year in a row. This iteration is designed to help government contracting companies attract more clients and boost revenue. […]
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  • Howard County-Based Cybersecurity Startup, Bricata, Inks Deal with the Largest Customer-Owned Health Insurer in the U.S.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship are Helping Startups like Bricata Build Relationships and Accelerate Growth. Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident company Bricata, Inc. has won a sizable contract with the Chicago-based Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). Bricata develops innovative cybersecurity solutions that have increasingly gained market traction with […]
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  • A Message from HCEDA CEO Larry Twele

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    This letter originally appeared in the August 2018 Edition of the Business Monthly.  There was a time when the dog days of summer meant that activity quieted to a more subdued pace. It seems however, that those days are long gone. From an economic perspective, business continues to be brisk regardless of the season. We continue to […]
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