The State of Maryland has launched a tool on a statewide basis that seems in many respects to be a version of what Brandon Bruce and John Bruck created with the “Startup Knox” site and what Bruce expanded recently with the “Startup TN” site focused on seven regional efforts as well as statewide resources.
According to this news release, “The Maryland Entrepreneur Hub” is designed to provide a comprehensive web-based solution to aggregate tech development resource, asset, and support services information across thousands of websites relevant to the state’s ecosystem. Users will be able to easily explore and locate reliable, up-to-date information on incubators, accelerators, grants and funding opportunities, events, mentoring, and more, based on their specific needs related to their stage of growth, industry sector, founder type, type of business or location.
“The Hub,” as it is called, is a collaborative effort of TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, the Maryland Department of Commerce and the University System of Maryland. TEDCO selected EcoMap Technologies to create the AI-enabled platform.