TEDCO Maryland Hub Case Study

Powering the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub to Award-Winning Success

EcoMap partnered with the Maryland Department of Commerce, TEDCO, and USM to develop the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub. The Maryland Entrepreneur Hub helps innovators, startup founders, and small business owners connect with essential resources like investors, universities, mentors, and training programs.

Maryland Entrepreneur Hub Commitment to Innovation

The mission of the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub is to connect all parts of the entrepreneurial community, working together to create a robust ecosystem of healthy, successful businesses. The Maryland Entrepreneur Hub enables innovators, startup founders, and small business owners to find and connect with the right resources for their business, including investors, universities, mentoring programs, networking groups, training programs, and more.

The Challenge

Maryland’s entrepreneurial spirit was hampered by a fragmented landscape of resources. Entrepreneurs struggled to find funding, mentorship, events, and connections, hindering their growth and innovation. There was an increasing need for a solution to bridge this gap and empower the state’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Solution

EcoMap partnered with the Maryland Department of Commerce, TEDCO, and USM to develop the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub. This one-stop platform leverages EcoMap’s Al technology to deliver:

  • Comprehensive Resource Directory: Continuously updated information on funding, mentorship, co-working spaces, and more.
  • Event Calendar: Discover relevant workshops, conferences, and networking opportunities across Maryland.
  • Connection Facilitation: Connect with key players in the Maryland entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Results

Award-Winning Impact: The Maryland Entrepreneur Hub was recognized with the prestigious 2022 MEDA Economic Development Marketing Award, a testament to its positive impact.

Empowering Maryland’s Entrepreneurs: The platform provides entrepreneurs with easy access to critical resources, streamlining their entrepreneurial journeys.

Fostering Collaboration & Innovation: By facilitating connections within the ecosystem, the Hub encourages knowledge sharing and fosters a climate of innovation.

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