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TU Incubator: Entrepreneurship Workshops Recap

Spring 2016 has undoubtedly been busy for Towson University Incubator. We proudly awarded two new Business Plan Competition winners, bid farewell and graduated four student interns, continued supporting our 20+ current member companies, and continued growing the Student Launch Pad. Oh, and we hosted eight

Why We Must Believe in Miracles

I firmly believe in miracles, that David can emphatically slay Goliath, that startups can and will beat incumbents, that underdogs can win, that, ultimately, everyone has a chance of at the very least benefiting from a miracle. Last month, in a span of four days,

Startup Founders: Demigod, Daedalus, or Despot?

With three decades of professional experiences behind me (five decades of life), I have seen and survived situations where ‘letting go’ or ‘breaking up’ for a founder, creator, progenitor is often hard to do, whether in business, in philanthropy, in government, in partnerships, and even

Why StartUps Succeed…

Hint: It’s rarely pegged to funding Back in the spring, I digested a study entitled “The Single Biggest Reason Startups Succeed” conducted by Pasadena, California-based Idealab and shared by its founder, Bill Gross via March 2015 TED talk that imparts an overview of the study.

‘Pitch Across Maryland’ is Coming to Towson

Startup Maryland is a regional initiative launched in 2012 out of the broader efforts of the Startup America partnership. As the Startup Maryland website states, the effort was and is “driven from within the startup community, and led by/for entrepreneurs, peer-driven and focused on high-growth

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Meet Our Business Plan Competition Finalists

This year’s Business Plan Competition attracted nearly 30 entries from innovative startups around the area. Fashion apparel, virtual biotechnology, and cloud-based management for university students were areas represented in the 2014 competition. With help from our judges, five finalists emerged from the competition to advance

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SCORE & TowsonGlobal Partnership

Recently, SCORE recognized TowsonGlobal and me as “Advocate of the Year” at their Greater Baltimore Annual Awards Luncheon on October 3, 2012. While I was pleasantly surprised to receive the award, it is not difficult to be an advocate for this terrific small business mentoring

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TowsonGlobal’s Business Plan Competition Returns

The time has arrived! TowsonGlobal’s Business Plan Competition is back for a second year.   The inaugural competition brought entries from a diverse group of entrepreneurs with interesting business concepts.  All had the same goal in mind—success.  And this second annual event promises to be even