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On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, FITCI incubator client Goefer will present at The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur expo in Washington, DC. The event will be at the AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy. The address is 601 New Jersey Avenue Northwest (5th Floor), Washington, DC 20001. Goefer is proud to be one of only 9 startups selected … Read more

Mina Izadjoo, PhD and her team grow more than cells in her lab at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) on Metropolitan Court. She helps nurture the next generation of scientists. Dr. Izadjoo is President and Chief Science Officer of Integrated Pharma Services (IPS). She is the President-Elect of the Washington Academy of Sciences … Read more

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 something difficult and risky. I call it Cliff Jumping. … Read more

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 its software’s end-user experience. Only 11 companies worldwide won one of these … Read more

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 countries navigate intricate cross-cultural business relationships. Through years … Read more

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 help with development of a new state-of-the-art product that is … Read more

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 Entrepreneurs in the Eastern United States who either focus on … Read more

Defending citizens and servicemembers against chemical or biological attack, as well as the threat of emerging diseases, is a priority mission for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Fort Detrick campus. NIH is the nation’s medical research agency. It spearheads the charge against … Read more

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 said she sees Frederick as … Read more