So you want to be an entrepreneur?

By Kathie Callahan Brady | May 13, 2018

There is an ongoing debate exploring whether entrepreneurs are born or molded by their experiences. Some believe the entrepreneurial spirit is a deep-seated innate gene that you either have or you don’t. Being an entrepreneur means you’re willing and excited at the prospect of jumping into... Read more


Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. Success Story: Decentralized...

By Kathie Callahan Brady | May 7, 2018

Ethereum, a leader in the burgeoning crypto currency market, awarded Frederick-based start-up Decentralized Derivatives Association (DDA) a $100K grant for research and development. DDA was invited to apply just two months after its establishment in October 2017, based on beta market response to... Read more


Local Family Distills the Spirit of Japanese Shochu

By TAKA AMANO and Kathie Callahan Brady | May 2, 2018

Taka Amano logged enough trips between his native Japan and the US, his adopted homeland, to circle the globe more than 50 times. He’s not a pilot, just a self-described “science nerd” who spun an Interdisciplinary Studies degree into a successful consulting firm, helping companies in both... Read more


Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. – Success Story: GOEFER Develops...

By Kathie Callahan Brady | April 30, 2018

Mike Herod and Jarred Nicholls are vampire hunters, of sorts. They target the sneaky, power-sucking drain of electronic devices – such as game consoles, printers, televisions, and appliances – that silently siphon energy out of homes and businesses. Now, they are recruiting early adopters to... Read more


NanoBioFab Founder and CEO, Dr. Xiaonao Liu Wins First Place in the 2018 US...

By Dr. Xiaonao Liu, CEO, Nanobiofab | April 17, 2018

On Sunday April 8th 2018, Dr. Xiaonao Liu was awarded first place in the US Eastern Entrepreneurship Contest, hosted by the Center for US-China Technology, Innovation, and Development. This contest which took place in our nation’s capital, Washington DC, is an annual competition for all... Read more


Biotech company celebrates move to new Frederick location

By Ryan Marshall | February 24, 2018

Margot Connor has global ambitions for her company, RoosterBio Inc. But she expects that it will stay connected to its Frederick roots.Connor, RoosterBio’s CEO, said the company will likely open locations in other areas as it looks to grow.“We want to address all markets,” Connor said.But she... Read more