Today Is Definitely “In With The New” (and it is not New Year’s Day)!
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DED eBiz Update
July 1, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
- Today Is Definitely “In With The New” (and it is not New Year’s Day)!
- Emergent BioSolutions Lands Order for Zika Vaccine from Feds
- EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awarded to Local Business Leaders
- Kitchology Winner In 16th Annual Maryland Incubator Company Of The Year
- Montgomery County’s Business Innovation Network Incubator June Graduates
- Featured Events
Today Is Definitely “In With The New” (and it is not New Year’s Day)!


Beginning today, July 1, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is responsible for managing the County’s economic development activities, replacing the County’s 34-member Department of Economic Development.  The organization is a 501(c)(3) entity and is led by a 14-person board including 11 business…
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Emergent BioSolutions Lands Order for Zika Vaccine from Feds
Recently featured in the Washington Post and Baltimore Business Journal, Gaithersburg-based Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced that its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) has received a task order from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued at up to $21.9 million to develop and manufacture three cGMP lots of a Zika vaccine for use in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

Using a base vaccine candidate provided by BARDA, the company will conduct technology transfer of process materials and information, process and analytical method development, execute small-scale production runs, and perform cGMP cell banking leading to cGMP manufacture of bulk drug substance and final drug…
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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awarded to Local Business Leaders
Two Montgomery County business leaders were recently awarded EY's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Bill Marriott of Marriott International (Bethesda) and Michael O'Neil of GetWellNetwork (Bethesda) are now eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program.

EY's Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Mid-Atlantic region includes DC, Virginia and Montgomery County, Md. The other winners include: Joe Pack of Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Osiris Hoil of District Taco, Rick Calder of GTT Communications, David Link of ScienceLogic, Sonny Kakar of Sevatec and Carrie Rich of The Global Good Fund. The winners were honored at an event earlier this month in McLean, VA.
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Kitchology Winner In 16th Annual Maryland Incubator Company Of The Year
Germantown-based Kitchology, a food+wellness+tech startup, was among the winners of this year's Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Awards, winning in the consumer product category.

BIN members Kitchology, Speak Agent, Zalgen Labs and John Korpela were finalists for awards. The ICOY awards are chosen in several categories by a selection committee of regional industry leaders and early-stage investors. Congratulations to Kitchology for winning the Best Consumer Products Company award and John Korpela for receiving the…
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Montgomery County’s Business Innovation Network Incubator June Graduates
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We are very proud of June’s incubator graduates.  All three are staying in the county; all three are the US headquarter subsidiaries of foreign-owned companies; all three have grown while part of the Business Innovation Network.  They are:

Bertin Technologies is an engineering company with 500 employees, based in France. In 2011 one employee opened its US Headquarters in the Rockville Innovation Center.  Today the company has five employees and is graduating into space on Gaither Road in Rockville, Maryland. The local company…
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FEATURED EVENTS
Jul. 8
GGCC 21st Annual Public Safety Awards
he GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 21st Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. We invite you to this time-honored tradition as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement …more
Jul. 11
Farnborough Air Show - Farnborough, UK July 11-17, 2016
Montgomery County aerospace companies are invited to join the Maryland delegation to showcase their aerospace products and services at one of the world’s premier aviation and space industry events.  Apply to be part of the Maryland Pavilion, hosted by the Maryland Dept. of Commerce …more