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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.

Millworks Business Resource Center and Coworking Space Opens in Ellicott City

1/19/17

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) cut the ribbon and opened the door on Millworks, a new business resource center and coworking space on Main Street Ellicott City, named after the towns legacy as a mill town.

Howard Tech Council Director to Attend White House Future of Tech Summit

12/21/16

The Howard Tech Council (HTC) Director, Tracy Turner, will be in attendance for the White House’s The Future of Tech Summit on December 21st as part of their commitment to the Presidents TechHire initiative.

VitusVet Reaches 25 Million Pet Medical Records Shared

10/28/16

VitusVet, a veterinary technology company founded in 2013 by emergency veterinarian Dr. Mark Olcott and business school classmate Kalpesh Raval, is excited to announce that more than 25 million pet medical records are currently being shared with pet owners through VitusVet’s cloud-based system.

MCE Affiliate to Support the Howard County Hops & Harvest Festival

9/29/16

Columbia, MD’s latest festival is getting support form one of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship’s (MCE) own members. eSPSmart, an affiliate of the MCE, is providing volunteer management and recruitment services to the Howard County Hops and Harvest Festival’s inaugural event, happening at the Lakefront in Columbia on October 8th.

Information For Businesses Involved in the Ellicott City Flooding

8/01/16

In the evening of July 30, 2016 Howard County experience substantial rainfall resulting in the flooding of downtown Ellicott City. This flooding did a large amount of damage to both businesses and infrastructure in the district. We are currently coordinating with many local and state resources to provide assistance for the businesses affected by the flooding.

HCEDA Issues Cyber Startup Bricata $250K VLT Loan

7/26/16

The Howard County Economic Development Authority announced today that they have issued Howard County based cyber startup Bricata a $250K loan through their Catalyst Loan Fund.

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

7/25/16

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

7/22/16

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

7/11/16

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

7/06/16

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.