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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | January 16, 1991
A 42,000-square-foot business incubator for small engineering and light manufacturing companies is set to open in March at 1414 Key Highway.This morning state and city officials briefed public and private business consultants on the plan for the center that will be located in the former Mangels-Herold building.The center will accommodate about 18 new businesses. The three-story building includes 14,000 square feet of office, research and development space and 14,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
A Baltimore startup said Thursday that it received a $100,000 investment from the Maryland Technology Development Corp. An Estuary LLC, which builds web and mobile social platforms for "next generation" professional development, said the money will support its technology development efforts. TEDCO is a quasi-state agency that invests in Maryland startups. The eight-month-old An Estuary - started by educators - has a tech platform in beta testing for teachers. It's based at Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center @ Johns Hopkins Eastern, a business incubator.
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By a Sun Staff Writer | December 9, 1994
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday that two firms will move into South Harbor Business Incubator early next year, bringing the Key Highway business development center to full occupancy.AssurQual Inc. and Fourth Mesa Inc., a health care information company and electronic publisher, respectively, have leased a combined 4,058 square feet.The two firms combined employ 11 people, according to the Baltimore Development Corp., the city's economic development agency.The South Harbor Business Incubator, on the third floor of 1414 Key Highway, is occupied by nine start-up or early-stage companies.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
Towson University is getting more serious about entrepreneurship on campus, and Frank Bonsal III will play a big role in that new focus. Bonsal has served as interim director for TowsonGlobal, the university's business incubator, since June. Earlier this month, he became the university's first director of entrepreneurship. He'll work with faculty and staff to develop entrepreneurial learning activities that can take place both in and out of the classroom, developing curriculum and overseeing initiatives for students to start businesses.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2002
THINKING about starting a nonprofit organization to save the Baltimore oriole or promote reggae in Maryland schools? The 16 students in John Laughlin's business course at Mount St. Mary's College are ready to help. Last month, Laughlin, a Frederick businessman and part-time professor at the Emmitsburg college, said he would invest up to $1 million in as many as 20 small businesses to be planned and run by his students. As reported in The Sun, Laughlin said he would absorb the losses of failed ventures, each of which he would capitalize at about $50,000.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
A Baltimore startup said Thursday that it received a $100,000 investment from the Maryland Technology Development Corp. An Estuary LLC, which builds web and mobile social platforms for "next generation" professional development, said the money will support its technology development efforts. TEDCO is a quasi-state agency that invests in Maryland startups. The eight-month-old An Estuary - started by educators - has a tech platform in beta testing for teachers. It's based at Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center @ Johns Hopkins Eastern, a business incubator.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Evening Sun Staff | August 22, 1991
The city has forfeited a $1 million federal business grant because the project the grant was to fund proved unfeasible.The Board of Estimates yesterday voted to terminate acceptance of the grant from the federal Economic Development Administration.The $1 million was to be used to redevelop the old school headquarters building on East 25th Street into a small business "incubator."After architectural plans were drafted for the site, however, the city learned that the renovation costs would be $2.5 million -- a figure that made the project unfeasible, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said.
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June 21, 2002
Owens seeks advice from Curran about distant polluters County Executive Janet S. Owens is seeking legal advice from Attorney General J. Joseph Curran regarding distant industrial polluters who create air quality and health problems for local residents. "For the [2001-2002] school year, 4,900 children ... have been diagnosed with asthma," said Owens in a June 11 letter to Curran. "Certainly we all have a role to play in reducing emissions right here at home. But without compliance by polluters beyond our boarders, our success will be marginal at best."
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1997
In a move to bolster the fast-growing Owings Mills area, Baltimore County and a group of business leaders want to build an educational center featuring classes from more than a half-dozen local colleges and universities.The center, which might also include a business incubator, would be the first of its kind in the county. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Baltimore, Towson University and Morgan State University are among the schools that have expressed interest in offering courses and career training there.
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July 3, 2005
Seminars set on starting careers in real estate Long & Foster Realtors will hold seminars on "A Career in Real Estate." Topics will include how to get started, training costs and the benefits of a real estate career. Seminars are free, but reservations are advised. Seminars will be offered: Tuesday: 6 p.m., Deale office, 5544 Muddy Creek Road, West River, 410-867-1000. July 18: 6 p.m., Pasadena office, 4100 D Mountain Road, 410-437-9000. Chamber slates activities in Baltimore-D.C.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Anxiety over federal budget cuts has big U.S. defense contractors slimming down, but an Israeli aerospace company is counting on expansion here. Israel Aerospace Industries' new ELTA North America subsidiary officially opened its headquarters in Howard County on Monday with a plan to go from nine employees to 100 in the next four years. ELTA, which makes radar and other defense electronic systems, will manufacture products from a small Fulton location with room to grow. The company's ribbon-cutting event drew both of Maryland's U.S. senators, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the governor and the lieutenant governor, all eager to praise the company for picking Maryland after considering six states.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | October 17, 2009
State economic development officials joined with leaders from the University of Maryland and China to open a new incubator and research park Friday near the College Park campus. The University of Maryland-China Research Park, the first Chinese-sponsored research park in the United States, aims to forge stronger ties between the campus, state business development leaders and companies in China that seek expansion in the U.S. C.D. Mote Jr., president of the University of Maryland, said Chinese officials had considered locating the park in other technology hubs in the United States, such as Southern California, North Carolina and Boston.
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By ALLISON CONNOLLY and ALLISON CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | June 17, 2006
The state will get its first incubator focused on international business in late summer, Baltimore County and Towson University officials announced yesterday. The Towson University Business Globalization Center will help local and international entrepreneurs tap into the growing global economy from Baltimore County. "The city must look beyond its own borders to stay competitive," said Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. at a news conference at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium Field House.
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By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS,SUN REPORTER | February 14, 2006
Startups, those notoriously tricky ventures, have a 50-50 chance of folding within five years. But the odds are a lot better for those nurtured in a business incubator. Like their namesake, business incubators provide conditions to encourage fledglings' growth, typically by offering cheap office space, free or reduced-rate services and vital introductions to venture capitalists. More than 85 percent of incubator graduates were still in business at last count, according to the 21-year-old National Business Incubation Association.
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July 3, 2005
Seminars set on starting careers in real estate Long & Foster Realtors will hold seminars on "A Career in Real Estate." Topics will include how to get started, training costs and the benefits of a real estate career. Seminars are free, but reservations are advised. Seminars will be offered: Tuesday: 6 p.m., Deale office, 5544 Muddy Creek Road, West River, 410-867-1000. July 18: 6 p.m., Pasadena office, 4100 D Mountain Road, 410-437-9000. Chamber slates activities in Baltimore-D.C.
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By Elliot A. Wiley Jr. and Elliot A. Wiley Jr.,Special to Baltimoresun.com | August 9, 2004
Ann Lansinger is executive director of the Emerging Technology Center (ETC), a non-profit business incubator with headquarters in Canton that aids start-up technology-based companies. The ETC provides office space at subsidized rates, offers mentoring services and assists with other resources. Lansinger has led the incubator since its inception in 1999. She was appointed by the Baltimore Development Corp. Lansinger attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Continuing her relationship with UMBC, Lansinger took over as the school's incubator manager in 1989.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Anxiety over federal budget cuts has big U.S. defense contractors slimming down, but an Israeli aerospace company is counting on expansion here. Israel Aerospace Industries' new ELTA North America subsidiary officially opened its headquarters in Howard County on Monday with a plan to go from nine employees to 100 in the next four years. ELTA, which makes radar and other defense electronic systems, will manufacture products from a small Fulton location with room to grow. The company's ribbon-cutting event drew both of Maryland's U.S. senators, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the governor and the lieutenant governor, all eager to praise the company for picking Maryland after considering six states.
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By Jane Applegate and Jane Applegate,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | October 21, 1991
Surrounded by acres of lush Iowa corn fields, the Golden Circle Business Center is home to 26 growing businesses.On the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, the sprawling, utilitarian complex -- known as a business "incubator" -- provides space and support services for entrepreneurs making everything from sausage to electronic elbows.Last year, the tenants collectively brought in $6 million in sales and employed 80 people, according to Executive Director Wayne Haines. The center is also home to Drake University's Small Business Development Center and a Small Business Administration contract procurement center.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2002
Clarence Wooten is making a business of making businesses. His 1-year-old Wooten Ventures, a technology investment firm in Columbia, is offering itself as an angel investor and start-up partner with seed capital that will fill in management gaps, help the company find other investors, share office space and map out a detailed plan for getting acquired. It also is licensing technologies from European companies and building infrastructure that would allow the foreign firms to launch their products in the United States.
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June 21, 2002
Owens seeks advice from Curran about distant polluters County Executive Janet S. Owens is seeking legal advice from Attorney General J. Joseph Curran regarding distant industrial polluters who create air quality and health problems for local residents. "For the [2001-2002] school year, 4,900 children ... have been diagnosed with asthma," said Owens in a June 11 letter to Curran. "Certainly we all have a role to play in reducing emissions right here at home. But without compliance by polluters beyond our boarders, our success will be marginal at best."
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