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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.

MCE Affiliate to Support the Howard County Hops & Harvest Festival


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


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


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


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.