In The Media

  • The Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center is seeking start-ups and beginning businesses specializing in agriculture and aquaculture innovation to participate in its next F3 Tech Accelerator Program. F3 is short for Farm-Fish-Food, and the technical accelerator program aims to help agriculture and aq

  • Despite a global pandemic and a host of supply chain disruptions, companies still keep sustainability top of mind in today’s cold food chains. Maintaining a sustainable food chain both upstream and down comes with a host of challenges and opportunities. “Never before have we witnessed a disruption t

  • EASTON, Md; March 19, 2021 To help address the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks against the U.S. food industry, the second Cyberag Symposium on April 14 will bring together experts from the agriculture and cybersecurity sectors to discuss and discover solutions to security problems. Registrati

  • EASTON, Md; March 3, 2021 The Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), announced three of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) companies that will be providing services to the constituents of ESEC’s new Chesapeake Agricultural Innovation Center (CAIC). “We are pleased to welcome Grow and Fortify, Cu

  • One of F3 Tech’s Accelerator companies is using solar power to operate cutting-edge oyster growing equipment. Solar Oysters LLC’s invention allows the bivalves to grow vertically in the water column instead of horizontally. It has the support of Bay restoration heavyweights. Cheryl Costello go

  • Two Maryland companies have teamed up to design a solar-powered barge that could bring oyster farming into deeper parts of the Chesapeake Bay, improving the estuary’s oyster output and perhaps easing conflicts with watermen and waterfront landowners. The two companies — Maritime Applied Physics Corp

  • With seas rising, farmers along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts increasingly suffer from one of the initial impacts of climate change: saltwater intrusion. The plague of salt is arriving not just from storms and tide but also underground, where it can migrate undetected until crops shrivel. @F3TechMD #

  • VCs throughout the world invested $1.6 billion in agtech companies last quarter, bringing the year’s total to $4.2 billion. Although the capital raised in Q3 marks a 14% drop from Q2, the sector has already hit a decade high for annual deal value, with the total through Sept. 30 surpassing...

  • The Maryland Department of Commerce is partnering with the Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA) to launch the Maryland Business Innovation Challenge (MDBIC), a unique program which will bring together the state’s corporate community with local innovators to solve real-time business challe

  • After five founders stepped up to pitch (virtually) during demo day this week, leaders of the F3 Tech Accelerator announced Boyds, Maryland-based EnergyLink3 as the winner of $25,000 in funding. It capped a four-month program providing resources to the startups, who are working on problems in F3 Tec

  • ACTIVEcharge has completed its first public pilot test of its unique self-powered wind turbine monitoring system at the Talbot County Biosolids facility 100kW wind turbines which were supported by the EPA in 2011. The Talbot County government, Tieder Controls and F3 Tech worked to expedite the insta

  • The F3 Tech Accelerator Program Final Award Event will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. The five promising new companies will provide a 10-minute presentation to a panel of five judges. One finalist with the greatest ability to obtain investment and generate reve

  • Solar Oysters, one of F3 Tech’s Accelerator companies, has created a high-tech, revolutionary way to farm oysters. “A normal oyster farm is about 300,000 oysters per acre,” says Mark Rice, a manager at Solar Oysters LLC, which has been testing production on smaller barges in the waters near So

  • Watch the interview with our Executive Director, Mike Thielke, for The Talbot Spy. He talks about what F3 Tech is doing to promote and help finance startups in finding capital and developing plans to scale up their businesses to help position Maryland and the Eastern Shore as a national leader...

  • According to a Private Industry Notification article targeted to the agricultural industry, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division warned the food and agriculture sector that it is increasingly becoming vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. The report warns farmers to be aware of and unde

  • EnergyLink3, one of F3 Tech’s 2020 Accelerator companies, batteries will be manufactured in New York at a former IBM campus by C4V and iM3, which has been supported by a $13.25 million investment by Governor Cuomo’s administration, making it the world’s seventh Gigafactory. @F3TechMD #agtech #agrite

  • InventWood™ is creating prototypes of its revolutionary MettleWood™ material for a range of applications including the construction, automotive, and material sectors that offer substantial benefits over commonly used materials. Its proprietary nanotechnology processes transform natural wood into Met

  • Vand, a Vermont based start-up, is adapting their innovative 2-stage water filtration design to support the recent explosive growth and commercial opportunities in small scale hydroponics and backyard farming popularized during the Covid-19 pandemic. @F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech

  • The Maryland Future 20 is part of Innovation Uncovered which highlights the state’s talented innovators, entrepreneurs, and growing small businesses. More than 125 nominations were received from the business community and general public, and the finalists were selected based on a variety of factors,

  • The $470,800 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow ESEC to create the Chesapeake Agriculture Innovation Center. ESEC Executive Director Mike Thielke said the two-year grant will represent a first step toward this initiative, starting with programming and building toward a physical

  • We would like to congratulate ActiveCharge and InventWood, F3 Tech’s 2020 Accelerator Companies, for being selected by the Governor Larry Hogan as one of Maryland’s Future 20 Start-Up Companies. The Maryland Future 20 is part of Innovation Uncovered, an ongoing initiative by the Maryland

  • Solar Oysters has built an automated ‘floatovoltaic’ oyster production system that has the potential to produce up to 2.4 million oysters in 45 times less space than a traditional farm. As a supporter of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint project, Solar Oysters technology could have re

  • We are extremely proud and grateful to be representing Maryland as one of the three winners of this national competition put on by the @USDA. Maryland’s agricultural industry is thriving and we’re looking forward to using this investment from the USDA as a chance to expand the use of innovation...

  • F3 Tech Accelerator and Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, along with lead sponsor the Maryland Department of Commerce, are pleased to announce they are hosting a virtual two-day Cyber in Ag Symposium highlighting the cybersecurity threat environment among the agricultural and food industry sect

  • A private AgTech company, supported by F3 Tech, is developing a preventative & therapeutic solution to inhibit the binding & growth of SARS-COV-2 in human cells. @F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech Source: F3 TECH SUPPORTS RESEARCH FOR COVID-19 PREVENTATIVE SOLUTION

  • F3 Tech, a leading commercialization program for early-stage companies, announced today that it received a record number of applications for its 2020 F3 Tech Accelerator Program. @F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech Source: F3 TECH ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 ACCELE

  • F3 Tech Accelerator connects industry to innovators through mentorship, professional services for early-stage companies and funding. Chris Hlubb, the program director of F3 Tech Accelerator shares more details with us in an exclusive interview with TechBullion. @F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusin

  • F3 Tech aids portfolio teams to expedite commercialization; accelerate manufacturing, enhance customer acquisition and revenue development to match industry partner commercial needs. @F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech Source: INSPIRATION FOR INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE, AQUACULTURE, ENE

  • F3 Tech Accelerator offers up to $400,000 for Agriculture, Aquaculture and Environmental technology companies. @F3TechMD #agtech #agritech #agribusiness #f3tech Source: F3 TECH ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL ACCELERATOR PROGRAM