Maryland Small Business Development Center

Accelerator Series

CEO Accelerator Coaching & Events

Easy-to-follow advice to

“build a profitable business that works without the owners to ultimately SELL IT.”

White Paper:
MLK Lessons for CEOs: Accelerate Growth
 
Upcoming Schedule:
 
     Tuesdays, 1/29, 2/5 & Friday, 2/15 in Columbia - TechVenture Accelerator 
          Create Value to Raise Capital. Potential IPO! (2 1/2 Days)


     Friday, 2/15 in Columbia - Dale Carnegie Training
          Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers & Inspire Employees  

 

     Friday, 2/22 in Hunt Valley - Growth & Ultimate Exit Plan  
          Understand Market. Address Management. Profit Model. Attract Money!  

 

     Tuesday, 2/26 in Rockville - Capital for Growth 
          Access Bank, Government, Opportunity Zone Funds, & Private Equity Financing 

 

Reserve Your Seat at No Cost

For questions, contact Russell Teter at rteter@umd.edu or 240-463-8686


TechVenture Accelerator 

Create Value to Raise Capital. Potential IPO!
 
Dates: DAY 1 & 2 FULL DAYS: Tuesdays, January 29th & February 5th, from 8:30 AM till 5:30 PM (Includes Lunch), DAY 3 MORNING: Friday, February 15th, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE), Columbia
 
Learn & apply proven resources designed for technology/science-based business owners to grow intellectual property into a profitable business
 
No Cost to Maryland Connected Technology Firms (Normal Cost: $950)
 
Thanks to Sponsors: Capital One Bank, Howard County Economic Development Authority & TEDCO 

The content, certified coach/facilitator, on-line resources and speakers will guides business owners of technology firms with intellectual property (i.e. bioscience, IT, aerospace, clean tech and advanced manufacturing) to:

  • Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision
  • Align your business concept with a real market opportunity
  • Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage
  • Determine the unique features and benefits of your product/service
  • Learn how to set realistic financial goals for your business
  • Define your company’s brand, marketing and sales strategy
  • Learn how to manage business functions and develop an organizational culture
  • Determine the steps to profitability
  • Identify potential sources of funding for your business
  • How to build a team and retain, manage and compensate
  • Benchmarking and tracking progress
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Commercialization strategies
  • Strategic alliances
  • And more!!! 

Experts: FastTrac® by Kauffman Foundation, TechVenture Team & Russell Teter (See Bios Below)
 

Reserve Your Seat at No Cost


Dale Carnegie Training

Make High Impact Presentations: Raise Money, Obtain Customers & Inspire Employees

Date: Friday, February 15th, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE), Columbia

Learn how to properly execute your presentation, and stand out from the crowd

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75)

Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration

The content and speakers will guide business owners of firms with 50-500 employees to:

  • Communicate with clarity and certainty
  • Interact with a natural and composed demeanor
  • Convey complex material directly and simply
  • Discover ways to project confidence and enthusiasm while building credibility
  • Explore techniques to overcome adverse situations and invigorate people to embrace change and take action
  • Abridged version of Dale Carnegie's 2 Day "High Impact Presentation" Training (Cost $2,095). RECEIVE FULL MANUAL!   

Experts: Dale Carnegie & Associates (See Bios Below)

Reserve Your Seat at No Cost


Growth & Ultimate Exit Plan 

Understand Market. Address Management. Profit Model. Attract Money!

Date: Friday, February 22nd, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at PSA Insurance Building, Hunt Valley

Learn how to overcome the scary challenges CEOs of Growing Companies Face 

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75)

Thanks to Sponsor: U.S.Small Business Administration

The content and speakers will guide business owners of firms with 50-500 employees to:

  • Understand the transition that will occur in the business's Market
  • Address the changes that will be requires in its Management
  • Test its economic Model to assure continued profitability as the business scales upward
  • Understand the practical requirements for attracting the needed Money
  • Based on the Book "No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail." RECEIVE COPY OF THE BOOK!

Experts: Doug Tatum's Team & Russell Teter (See Bios Below)

Reserve Your Seat at No Cost

 


Capital for Growth

Access Bank, Government, Opportunity Zone Funds & Private Equity Financing

Date: Tuesday, February 26 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at 2275 Research Blvd, Rockville

Learn when, where and how to obtain growth funding

No Cost to Maryland Connected Firms (Normal Cost: $75)

Thanks to Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Administration

The content and speakers will guide business owners of firms with 50-500 employees to:

  • Determine if eligible for Opportunity Zone (OZ) Funds: Where to find OZ Funds? What projects are OZ Funds pursuing? What ROI is the OZ Funds seeking?
  • Obtain the underwriters, the true decision makers, point of view in bank and government lending
  • Connect with investment bankers, private equity and angle investors
  • Create a 2 page document that answers 95% of lenders and investors questions
  • Prepare now for the ultimate sale of your business to obtain the most cash

Experts: Russell Teter & Panel of Experts (See Bios Below)

Reserve Your Seat at No Cost


 

Bios of Speakers:

Dale Carnegie & Associates helps those with a natural fear of public speaking and other issues that plague the modern professional. With a roster of over 8 million graduates, Dale Carnegie is dedicated to serving the business community worldwide. Currently, there are over 2,700 professional trainers who deliver Dale Carnegie courses in over 85 countries and 30 languages. Warren Buffett said, “I don't have my diploma from the University of Nebraska hanging on my office wall, and I don't have my diploma from Columbia up there either-but I do have my Dale Carnegie graduation certificate proudly displayed.”

Doug Tatum's Team is a national partnership of CEOs and senior executives who advise emerging middle market companies and assist private equity firms to invest in and grow portfolio companies. Doug’s book, No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail, is a leading text about growth companies that has been translated into several languages and has won four National Best Business book awards. Their insights about the economy and business have been cited in hundreds of media outlets including Inc. Magazine, The Financial Times, and The New York Times online.

Kauffman FastTrac® by Kauffman Foundation have helped facilitate the decision-making, skills development, and network building process for hundreds of thousands of people engaged in entrepreneurship across our nation and around the world. TechVenture™ resources are designed for entrepreneurs in the fields of technology or life sciences that focuses on marketing technology, developing technology that enables creation or enhancement of a non-technology business and developing health-tech and life sciences products and/or services.

Russell Teter has personally coached over 14,000 entrepreneurs during a 27-year career across nearly every major industry sector, with a focus on technology based government contractors. He is a certified Kauffman Techventure facilitator, Certified ValueBuilder Coach and has a M.B.A. in Technology Management. Russell is also certified by FranklinCovey-- the world's premier leader in the areas of strategy execution, decision making, customer loyalty, leadership, and individual effectiveness. Russell has acquired hundreds of millions of dollars in equity/debt financing for his clients.

TechVenture Team of specialists are to assist developing your elevator pitch, business & strategic plan, and investor presentation in order to effectively communicate your market opportunities, business concept financial plan, and investment potential. The team of entrepreneurs and professional service providers have extensive experience in starting, funding, growing, and managing technology and life science businesses with intellectual property.


 

 

 

 

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