A delegation of 14 Maryland startups will travel to California next month for the Startup Grind Global Conference.
Led by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the delegation will have the chance to interact with thousands of attendees at the show, including entrepreneurs, investors, national and international brands, and more. Participating local companies range from UAS startups to healthcare technology companies to cybersecurity businesses.
Local governments, just like the State, have a vested interest in economic development. Local economic growth creates jobs and increases salaries, expanding the local and statewide tax base. County governments routinely partner with the State to advance these efforts.
According to a Commerce press release:
Delegation attendees were selected by a panel including industry specialists from the Maryland Department of Commerce, representatives from the Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA), leaders of the local Startup Grind chapters, as well as an early-stage investor.
“Maryland’s entrepreneurial spirit is thriving with our numerous research parks, incubators, and innovative technology professionals across the state,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “Attending this conference will show thousands of individuals what Maryland has to offer to the global startup community and its investors.”