The Patuxent Partnership and Hyperion Technologies Partner to bring Pax River Tech Demo Day to Southern Maryland
The terms "angel", "freemium", "MVP", and "value proposition" are all buzzwords and lingo found within the world of startups, entrepreneurial ventures focused on innovation.
The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) has partnered with Hyperion Technologies to host the Pax River Tech Demo Day on Feb. 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, in California, Maryland.
Registered exhibitors include start-ups, as well as established companies, from a wide range of industries, such as biomedical and defense, showcasing independent research and development (IRAD) technologies from around Maryland.
Program attendees will hear from speakers and panelists at the forefront of innovation, including the Office of Naval Research, the University of Maryland and Naval Air Systems Command. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Larry Schuette, Director, Office of Naval Research; Dr. Yogesh Joshi, Associate Professor, Robert, H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (UMD); and Dr. Patrick O'Shea, Vice-President and Chief Research Officer, UMD.
The day also includes two panel discussions: "Developing a product-focused R&D strategy" in the morning and "Innovating in the government market" in the afternoon. Confirmed panelists include Emily Harman, SES, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, United States Navy; Rear Adm. (sel) Shane Gahagan, Military Director, Integrated Warfighting Capabilities Enterprise Team; Robert Smith, Director, AIRWorks, NAWCAD; Rick Tarr, Tech Transfer Office, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; and Rear Adm. (ret.) Steve Eastburg, Smartronix.
Maryland provides various resources to entrepreneurs. StartupMaryland, TEDCO and numerous incubator spaces throughout the state assist companies just getting started. According to a 2014 article by the Washington Post, the Maryland Venture Fund, a state-funded seed and early-stage equity fund, has invested in 46 companies to date, including a $1 million investment that moved a promising company from the District of Columbia to Bethesda, Maryland.
Register now for the Pax River Tech Demo Day at www.paxpartnership.org
. The cost is $25 for TPP members and $50 for non-members; breakfast, lunch and a post-event reception are included in the cost of registration.
Companies interested in exhibit space should contact Hyperion Technologies CEO, Ben Solomon for more information on the application and registration process.