Blog: Veteran & Woman-Owned Company, IntelliGenesis Expands Company and Donates Video Conferencing Projector to HCEDA

Thursday, May 20, 2021

IntelliGenesis, LLC, a women- and veteran-owned Howard County business, has moved into new space in the Columbia Gateway Innovation District and is expanding their team, all while giving back to the community.

The move for IntelliGenesis was a dream come true. They were able to move into a space that hit all their goals, was upgraded, and allowed their entire team to be housed on the same floor which was not possible before. Angie Lienert, CEO of IntelliGenesis, credits their tenant brokers George Santos and Ryan Miller of Savills in helping them with the initial discussions and negotiations to make their new space and company sign that brands them a reality.

Since moving into their pace, IntelliGenesis has also expanded their workforce and capabilities. In February 2021, they acquired Illinois-based CybatiWorks to expand their capabilities in cybersecurity defenses for critical infrastructure. This acquisition combines IntelliGenesis’ national security expertise and credentials with CybatiWork’s exceptional pedigree in the cyber-physical threat sector. This growth enables IntelliGenesis to expand and further defend national security missions across U.S. Government agencies and commercial markets. As well as further promote the critical skills necessary to raise national awareness and provide cybersecurity countermeasures, while strengthening and expanding the various existing IntelliGenesis and CybatiWorks partnerships with entities such as DreamPort, the Clubhou.se, the SANS Institute, and DoE National Laboratories.

As IntelliGenesis and CybatiWorks work to combine their offices, they continue to recognize the efforts needed to build a close team─ especially during a pandemic. Lienert shared what they implemented for their team during the pandemic. She stated, “We spent a lot of time shifting to virtual events because of the pandemic. Our goal was to continue to connect with our employees on many levels to keep them engaged. This included training to refresh or upskill their skills, virtual events – karaoke, trivia, video games, virtual tastings and happy hours; then when the weather improved and we could socially distance we added a hiking club, drive in event, and other socially distanced events.” In addition, they also improved their communications which included weekly newsletters for the employees, and various virtual meetings with the leadership team to keep an open line of communication.

When IntelliGenesis prepared to relocate into their new expanded office space in Columbia Gateway, they took the opportunity to strategically assess their existing equipment and needs of the new space. Upon their move, IntelliGenesis sought to ensure that the unused equipment would not go waste and wanted to find a way to use it to serve the community. One of the first organizations that came to mind for Lienert was the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and its Maryland Innovation Center (MIC).

HCEDA and MIC are very appreciative for their donation. Over the last several years, HCEDA had been renovating its space in Columbia Gateway into the newly imagined Maryland Innovation Center. The MIC is now a business incubator, coworking space, technology council and community, and business event space all wrapped together under one roof with HCEDA and Howard Community College. The vision is that the space become the center of innovation and collaboration for Central Maryland. The projector screen donated by IntelliGenesis will be utilized in one of the MIC’s event or conference spaces to provide resident companies and Circle Members with a high-quality video conferencing experience that will meet their needs.

HCEDA is proud of the IntelliGenesis’ growth and are excited to welcome CybatiWorks to Howard County.  To learn more about IntelliGenesis, visit https://intelligenesisllc.com/


About Howard County Economic Development Authority: The Howard County Economic Development Authority is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, targeting new businesses, and attracting corporate/regional headquarters. HCEDA also maintains several programs aimed at the unique needs of small, minority, and agricultural businesses. Additionally, the HCEDA strives to preserve the distinctive quality of life in Howard County. To learn more about Howard County farms and the HCEDA, visit www.hceda.org.

About Maryland Innovation Center: The Maryland Innovation Center is for serious entrepreneurs. Combining in-house expertise with established technology and business leadership resources, the Center serves as a beacon of innovation to the Baltimore-Washington corridor community and beyond. With a roster of world-class entrepreneurs and partners, the Center’s focus is on giving entrepreneurs what they need to move to the next level. Our entrepreneurs don’t innovate for the sake of innovation – they innovate to bring new technologies and businesses to market in order to improve the lives of those around them. Focused on the intersection of innovation, cybersecurity, and technology talent, the Center’s prime location and power-house resources make it the perfect “suburban incubator” for seasoned starters looking to bring the next big idea to market. Learn more at www.mdinnovationcenter.com.

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