FON Global Alliance Conference brings together practitioners from around the world

FON Global Alliance Conference brings together practitioners from around the world

Arlington, Va., July 15, 2021 – On July 7th & 8th, 2021, nearly 30 valued partners and colleagues gathered at the inaugural FON Global Alliance Conference. Participants explored ways that member firms can better address and support clients’ needs in their respective markets and around the globe. The event was sponsored by FON Advisors, LLC and featured speakers representing 18 member firms from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and South America. ...  Read more

Are you an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner interested in pursuing R&D Funding?

Are you an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner interested in pursuing R&D Funding?

This September, the University of Maryland will offer a workshop series, “SBIR/STTR: Introduction and Getting Started“, brought to you by the Maryland COVID-19 Innovation Accelerator. The program aims to help Maryland startups and small businesses understand and prepare to apply for SBIR/STTR funds and facilitate collaboration between small businesses and university researchers. The program suits first-time applicants, and applicants who are seeking university resources. More information: https://bit.ly/3lwXbYL...  Read more

FITCI & Betamore Expand Founder City Pitch Competition Deadline Extended & Final Celebration Moved to Fall 2021

FITCI & Betamore Expand Founder City Pitch Competition Deadline Extended & Final Celebration Moved to Fall 2021

Founder City, a hybrid conference-event, expanded weekly programming into June and extended its venture capital pitch competition deadline to September 17, which is open to all Maryland-based startups. Early applicants get mentor-ship & feedback from leading professionals, essential as a foundation for future fundraising. Registrants also get free access to Thumbraise, the app-based video pitch platform where they can polish a pitch for investors, get feedback, and gain visibility on a national level. Pitch finalists will present LIVE, on-stage at the finale celebration event. ...  Read more

Veralox Therapeutics Announces Closing Of $16.6 Million Series A Financing And Announces New Board Members

Veralox Therapeutics Announces Closing Of $16.6 Million Series A Financing And Announces New Board Members

FREDERICK, Md.June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Veralox Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class small molecule therapeutics that treat the underlying pathologies of diseases with significant unmet medical needs, today announced the closing of a $16.6 million Series A financing.  The round was led by Hatteras Venture Partners with participation from Genesys Capital, Point Field Partners and Alexandria Venture Investments as well as support from previous Veralox investors including Sanofi Ventures, JDRF T1D Fund, Maryland Momentum Fund, VTC Innovation Fund and TEDCO.  The Company also announced that Ben Scruggs, PhD, principal at Hatteras Venture Partners, and Jamie Stiff, MBA, managing director at Genesys Capital, will join the Veralox Therapeutics board of directors. ...  Read more

Technical Bulletin: No. 2021-04-1: Treatment of PPP Loans

Technical Bulletin: No. 2021-04-1: Treatment of PPP Loans

Arlington, Va., April 13, 2021 – Beginning with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the US Congress has appropriated more than $960 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through four separate bills.[1] This unprecedented program, administered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and designed to aid American small businesses, is scheduled to end on May 31, 2021. READ MORE HERE ...  Read more

Vision Technologies Signs the CareFirst Better Together COVID-19 Vaccine Pledge

Vision Technologies Signs the CareFirst Better Together COVID-19 Vaccine Pledge

GLEN BURNIE, MD, March 29, 2021 – Vision Technologies (Vision), a leading network integrator with national and global reach, has signed the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield “Better Together” pledge. The pledge was launched to unite communities by committing organizations to help educate and encourage people living throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ...  Read more

Rfidcollect, Joget And Mokxa Team Up to Launch Notify, A Covid-19 Workplace Safety Monitoring System

Rfidcollect, Joget And Mokxa Team Up to Launch Notify, A Covid-19 Workplace Safety Monitoring System

Three resident companies at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), have collaborated to launch a new product, NOTIFY ̶  a contact-tracing notification system that anonymously monitors users movements throughout a facility to identify potential COVID-19 exposures. ...  Read more