Feb
20
7:00 AM07:00

Big Idea CONNECTpreneur

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a Community of over 8000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Each bi-monthly CONNECTpreneur Forum mashes up 500+ top founders, investors and business leaders for a morning breakfast event featuring awesome networking, newsmaking speakers, and a showcase of exciting early stage companies.

This UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, due to the high quality of our attendees and participants, as well as our programming and unprecedented networking.

Most of the attendees are INVITATION ONLY, and we strictly limit service provider participation in order to maximize the experience for our Attendees and Sponsors.

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Feb
20
3:00 PM15:00

The 12th Doing Business with the World EXPO: Celebrating the Future of Minority Business for Global Development

  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The goal is to provide expert advice to small business owners on topics such as global trade, international procurement, financing, emergency preparedness, business planning and partnership with foreign companies.

Sponsored by: The U.S Minority Chamber of Commerce

RSVP at 202-250-0260 or director@minoritychamber.net

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Feb. 21 Procurement, Contracts and Networking Event for Montgomery County Businesses

The Montgomery County Small Business Association is kicking off the New Year with our upcoming Educational and Networking Event featuring guest speaker is Mr. Richard Melnick, who previously served as Associate County Attorney for Montgomery County for 30 years. Attendees will learn about procurement, contracting and the negotiation process for small business.

Sponsored by: Montgomery County Small Business Association

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Feb
22
8:30 AM08:30

Maryland Cyber-Security Funding for Defense Contractors & Tax Credits Presentation

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Buy Maryland Cybersecurity Tax Credit provides an incentive for Qualified Maryland Companies to purchase cybersecurity technologies and services from a Qualified Maryland Cybersecurity Seller.

The Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) provides funding and assistance for Defense Contractors to comply with the DFARS and NIST 800-171 Standards for cybersecurity.

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Feb
22
10:30 AM10:30

Selling Your Business: Create A Buyer Through Employee Ownership

  • Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Most retiring business owners are surprised to discover how hard it can be to find a buyer for their business. Employee ownership is a way for a retiring owner to create a buyer for the business. The most common ways to do this are to sell the business to a co-op formed by the employees or sell it to an employee stock ownership plan (an ESOP). Both methods pay the owner a fair market price for their business while preserving the jobs and legacy created by the business. 

At this information seminar you will hear directly from business people who have experience with ESOPs and co-ops and learn how to decide if this is the best option for you. 

Sponsored by: OrganizerU.S. Small Business Administration–Washington Metro Area District Office

RSVP by calling or e-mailing David Hincapie at the Small Business Administration at 202-205-7258 or david.hincapie@sba.gov.

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Feb
27
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Fundraising (non SBIR/dilutive)

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Women's Business Center Presents: Dare to Sell Persuasive Stories

If you want to leverage the power of word-of-mouth marketing, then this workshop is for you. During this workshop, you will learn where to find stories to build your business, how to master metaphors, the four science-based elements of unforgettable stories; and how to humanize and humorize your stories to connect. 

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Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Women's Business Center Presents: Convert Your Online Prospects to Customers Using Google Analytics

  • 51 Monroe Street, Plaza East, Suite 20 Rockville, MD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When it comes to your online marketing efforts, Google Analytics is a powerful tool that can provide you with mountains of data. Learn how to ask the right questions to hone in on the data you need, and how to increase your customer conversion rate. 

Register at marylandwbc.org/events 

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Women's Business Center Presents: Working the Room: Networking Tips for Successful Female Entrepreneurs

  • 51 Monroe Street, Plaza East. Suite 20 Rockville, MD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get out of your comfort zone and learn to work the room in this experiential networking workshop. You’ll leave with the confidence and skills to develop a lasting network that will help build your business for years to come. 

Register at  marylandwbc.org/events 

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Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Export Essentials—Washington DC Growing Minority and Women-owned Small Businesses

Join the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) and the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) to learn how to finance exports and grow your business internationally. At our event, we will discuss how your business can: find foreign buyers and international partners, access capital to finance your export sales, and reduce risk with export credit insurance.

Sponsored by: Capital Region MBDA Business Center and EXIM Bank

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Mar
15
11:00 AM11:00

45th Annual MCCC Public Safety Awards Luncheon

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor acts of valor from Montgomery County’s Department of Police, Sheriff’s Office, Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Maryland-National Capital Park Police—Montgomery County Division, and Fire and Rescue Services. The largest event of its kind in the MD/VA/DC region attracting 1000+ business leaders, public safety agencies, elected officials and the media, this is the one day every year that the business community collectively says THANK YOU to all agencies for the work they do to keep Montgomery County safe. We wil also recognize a Public Safety Government Partner of the Year, a Public Safety Corporate Vital Link and Public Safety Champion.

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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

MCCC Business EXCELerator

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Business EXCELerator Series is a how-to on best business practices. The program provides small businesses with information, resources, and relationships to succeed in the commercial and government contracting space. We begin each session with general info on a business subject, and then show how the same subject applies to federal government contracting. Join us at the MCCC Business EXCELerator!

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Mar
27
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Successful Marketing and PR Strategies

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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Apr
8
to Apr 9

Fourth Annual Biohealth Region Crab Trap Competition

Apply now to present your firm’s technology in front hundreds of industry leaders at this year’s BioHealth Capital Region Forum and to potentially be named the"BioHealth start-up with the most commercial potential" in the region, and to win prizes including $10,000, incubator space, business mentoring, and more! 

Deadline to Apply: March 8, 2019
Finalists Notified: March 21, 2019
Finalists' Presentations: April 9, 2019 at the BioHealth Capital Region Forum

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Apr
24
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Selling to the Government

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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May
15
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Pricing Factors

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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Jun
12
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Staff Recruitment and Retention

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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Feb
15
8:00 AM08:00

MCCC Morning Mixer

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morning Mixers are the best way to start your day with B2B (business-to-business) networking in a professional and friendly setting. Introduce yourself to other business leaders, meet prospects and the MCCC team, and experience the value of MCCC membership. Refreshments are provided. Bring your entire team and plenty of business cards!

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Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Food is Opportunity Day

  • Universities at Shady Grove, Building II, Rockville/Potomac Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Food is Opportunity Day will be held in partnership with the Universities at Shady Grove on February 12th, 2019! This event provides a great opportunity for local food and beverage businesses and farms to sample their product to retail, wholesale, and institutional buyers, build connections and new relationships with buyers and students, and network with other local food and beverage producers. The event will also feature educational panels to showcase the diverse career paths within the local food system, as well as to teach students and small food and beverage businesses how to scale a business. 

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Feb
8
8:00 AM08:00

Bridging the Gap Mastermind

This event is designed to connect three specific groups of people who share similar goals and visions through the power of creativity, business, innovation, social media and technology, influence, and the desire to make an impact.

The intention behind this mastermind is to connect, inspire, educate and build connections through collaboration.

The Panel of speakers will be discussing a range of topics including Digital Marketing, Online Businesses and the importance Branding, eCommerce, Mindset, How to build client/customer/audience genuine relationships, How to scale business in a sustainable manner, the power of collaboration, and many other topics.

This is an event you won't to miss!

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Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

Maryland Tech Council Roundtable Doing Business with the National Institutes of Health

Join the Maryland Tech Council for our "Doing Business with the National Institutes of Health" roundtable event. Our panelists will discuss how the National Institutes of Health partners with representatives of industry to support and conduct medical research to improve human health and how those partnerships can bring unique resources and strengths to the table. Space is limited so register today!

Sponsored by: Maryland Tech Council

Moderator:
Michael L. Salgaller, Ph.D.
Supervisor, Invention Development and Marketing Unit (IDMU)
Technology Transfer Center | National Cancer Institute | National Institutes of Health

Speaker:
Mukul Ranjan, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Innovation and Technology Transfer
Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Prelude Pitch Find Out If Your Start-Up Is Investor Ready

Each month, TEDCO invites five companies to give their pitch. They will pitch in front of our team members and experienced mentors to receive valuable feedback and an introduction to TEDCO.

Entrepreneurs are encouraged to sit in on other pitches the same day for added insights and stay for lunch to network with our team, mentors, and other entrepreneurs.

Sponsored by: TEDCO

If you think your company is ready to be considered, email your name, title, and company name to pitch@tedco.md.

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Feb
6
8:00 AM08:00

MCCC Business EXCELerator

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Business EXCELerator Series is a how-to on best business practices. The program provides small businesses with information, resources, and relationships to succeed in the commercial and government contracting space. We begin each session with general info on a business subject, and then show how the same subject applies to federal government contracting. Join us at the MCCC Business EXCELerator!

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Feb
5
9:00 AM09:00

Montgomery County, Maryland's Opportunity Zone Workshop

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond present Montgomery County, Maryland’s Opportunity Zone Workshop.

  • Learn how to benefit from Opportunity Zones and complementing legislation from leading national experts, tour local eligible communities, and connect with potential investment projects.

  • Featured speakers include experts from the Federal Reserve Bank, Novogradac & Company, Enterprise Community Investment, and several local partners in Montgomery County, Rockville, and Gaithersburg.

Join us at the for a day of tours, panels, and networking.

Sponsored by: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Maryland Tech Council Leadership Dinner

Each year the Maryland Tech Council’s policy and leadership dinner connects business leaders from the technology and life science communities with policymakers in Annapolis. This is a valuable event where executives, MTC’s Board of Directors and members from the Maryland General Assembly come together to discuss important policy issues.

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Jan
29
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Fundraising (SBIR)

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Yet)! Getting a Head Start on Your Start-Up

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you planning to leave your corporate job soon to start a new business? Join Judy O’Connor, Founder & CEO of Like Neighbors (and 2017 StartRight! Business Plan Competition runner-up!) as she provides a checklist of activities and resources that she wishes she’d had before leaving a corporate job to launch her own business. Any new entrepreneur can and should accomplish these tasks prior to quitting her day job, shortening the gap between that last paycheck and the launch of an exciting new venture! Walk away with the best tools for critical start-up activities like securing your domain, testing your market, creating a business plan and more.

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Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

After Five Mixer

It's a NEW YEAR! Come and start it off right networking at the first GGCC event of the year. Bring your business cards, a smile and desire to make the most out of our time together at Asbury. There will be delicious food, drinks, music, networking and more. Don't miss this signature event.

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Jan
24
8:00 AM08:00

Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee PitchMania and Annual Meeting

The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council's Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) will be hosting PitchMania on January 24th at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC. The event is an opportunity for Minority Business Enterprises to meet fellow entrepreneurs, present their company to prospects and teaming partners and network. It also marks the MBEIC's annual business meeting.

Sponsored by: CRMSDC

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Jan
23
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Tax Implications for Startups

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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Jan
18
8:00 AM08:00

MCCC Morning Mixer

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morning Mixers are the best way to start your day with B2B (business-to-business) networking in a professional and friendly setting. Introduce yourself to other business leaders, meet prospects and the MCCC team, and experience the value of MCCC membership. Refreshments are provided. Bring your entire team and plenty of business cards!

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Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

BioBuzz with BioIT Solutions

Join BioBuzz and BioIT Solutions for the first event of 2019. The event is always free and we offer free drinks to the first 50 to 100 who arrive depending on how much we've been sponsored on a given month. People from all around the the region are coming out each month for this unique and welcoming monthly happy hour. It's a great place to meet up with coworkers past and present, make new connections or just catch up on the latest industry gossip  If you're new and haven't yet made it out to an event, then we hope that you'll join us this month and see what all the Buzz is all about. 

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Jan
16
8:00 AM08:00

Public Relations 101

  • Maryland Women's Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you know the difference between advertising and public relations? How does a company get on the cover of Forbes magazine? What is a press release, do you need one and how much would it cost if you did? Get answers to these questions and more during this informative workshop.

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Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

MTC Industry Awards Celebration Nominations Launch Party

The Maryland Tech Council’s 31st Annual Industry Awards Celebration (IAC) will recognize the companies and individuals who are making a difference in our community. We invite you to join us for our complimentary Launch Party as we kick-off nominations for the Industry Awards Celebration.

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