F3 Tech 2018 Class

Biotrophics Wins $25,000 F³ Tech Accelerator Grand Prize

First accelerator cohort tailored for agritech and aquatech start-ups showcases program success

Baltimore, Maryland (December 21, 2018) – Five Baltimore start-up companies took a big leap forward to launch their respective new businesses as graduates of Maryland’s first F3 (farm, fish and food) Tech Accelerator during a Demo Day presentation and reception on December 20. Held at bwtech@UMBC, the four-month technology Accelerator – a project of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship...

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Accelerator Director Roots F3 Tech Start-Ups in Research and Revenue

When ESEC’s Mike Thielke set out to design an accelerator program serving the unique needs of the F3 Tech community, he found the perfect partner in Chris Hlubb. Recognizing Maryland already boosted various seed accelerators, Mike found that most were not well suited to the distinct environment of agriculture and aquaculture.

After 15 years developing and managing businesses in these sectors, Chris returned home to Maryland in 2018 to advance and develop agritech and aquatech projects...

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Free Forum Inspires Entrepreneurs and Investors in Agritech and Aquatech Start-Ups

Food growers, investors and technologists convene to create new tech industry  

The Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), TEDCO and MidAtlantic Farm Credit will convene investors, entrepreneurs, watermen, farmers, academics and service providers at the third regional F³ Tech Symposium “Agriculture & Aquaculture: The Newest Emerging Technology Sector" on Wednesday, November 28, from 9am to 3pm, at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The free day-long forum is designed...

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