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THE EDGE

               2020 Cohort

BENEFITS

Funding

12-week Program

Entrepreneur Mentors

Experienced Lecturers

Investment Teams

Diverse Focus Groups

Great Legal Benefits Package*

FITCI Space and Amenities*

*for companies that perform the best

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THE EDGE COMMUNITY MENTORS

Kathie Callahan Brady

Frederick innovative Technology Center, Inc.

CEO/PRESIDENT

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PJ Bellomo

RocketDocs

CEO

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Ellen Keyser

EKDesigns.com

CEO/Owner

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Danny Farrar

SoldierFit

CEO/Co-Founder

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Jeannie Fawley

PNC Bank

Vice President

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Tony "C" Checchia

Verita Real Estate Advisors

Owner/Broker

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Chris Kline Jr.

Frederick Commercial Real Estate

Broker

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Teresa Mena

Maryland Department of Labour

Apprenticeship Navigator

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Richard Griffin

City of Frederick

Director of Economic Development

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Patricia Torres Meyer

Frederick Community College

Higher Education Executive

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Mary Ford - Naill

City of Frederick

Economic Development Manager

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Mark Blacksten

M&T Bank

Regional Manager

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Michael J. Driscoll

Mount St. Mary's University

Dean of the Graduate School

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Diane DeMarco

[email protected]

Founder and CEO

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Jim Pannucci

FNL Partnership Development Office

Director

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Griffin St Louis

DefTech

Program Manager

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Vladimir Popov

Frederick National Laboratory 

Partnership Development Office Director

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James Gorman

M&T Bank

Vice President, Business Banking

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Mark Luterman

Mark Luterman Enterprises

CEO/Founder

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Helen Propheter

Office of Economic Development

Director

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Jose Bueso

Dynamic Automotive

President

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Darryl Glick

Dale Carnegie Training

Team Leader and Master Trainer

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Heather Gramm

MD Department of Commerce

Senior Director, Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship

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Martin Lapera

Frederick County Bank

Community Relations Ambassador

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TJ Rainsford

Mount St. Mary's University

Director of Information Analytics and Assessment

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Diane McFarland

Maryland SBDC

Master Trainer / Marketing 

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Jonathan Boehman

Immersion Active

Director of Innovation

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Amanda Johnston

Fort Detrick Alliance

Executive Director

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David Gurzick

Hood College

Associate Professor of Management

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Jack Trammell

Mount St. Mary's University

Chair of Department of Sociology 

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Ray Crowell

Republic

Angel Investor

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Barry Datlof

USAMRMC

Chief , Business Dev. and Commercialization

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Founding Sponsor

Rural Maryland Council (RMC)

RMC brings together citizens, community-based organizations, federal, state, county and municipal government officials as well as representatives of the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to collectively address the needs of Rural Maryland communities. RMC is the main funding sponsor for The Edge Accelerator. 

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FOUNDING PARTNERS

The Edge is launched with the help of the entire community, and with special gratitude and perseverance of  these six founding partners.

Programs like these not only provide guidance and education to existing startups, but also promote formation of new companies. There is a strong initiative among federally funded labs to license, further develop and ultimately commercialize certain technologies from their IP portfolios. Licensing to startup companies is definitely one way to go about this

Vladimir Popov,  FNLCR Business Development Manager

They are getting a jumpstart that a lot of entrepreneurs learn the hard way over time. That is the big thing. It is so invaluable. I wish that I was able to participate in something like this when I started my business about 21 years ago.”

Jonathan Boehman, Immersion Active Director  of Innovation


    2019 DEMO DAY WINNERS

THE WINNER 

MERIDIAN TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS


Congratulations to Daemon Price and his team 

for winning The Edge Demo Day!! 

Where to find us?

The EDGE @ ROOT*

*Please note that ROOT building is currently closed due to COVID19 outbreak. For more information, please email us at [email protected]

Opening Doors for Entrepreneurs

Contact Info

Corporate Office

4539 Metropolitan Court
Frederick, MD - 21704

ROOT (Downtown)

118 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

301.694.2999
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