It takes a village to create new companies that will change the world. MEIA relies on a combination of cash and in-kind contributions from government, foundations, and companies across America.
The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is a corporate instrumentality of the state created by the General Assembly with a statute-directed mission to advance clean energy and energy efficiency products, services, and technologies as part of a specific economic development strategy.
MCEC has an economic development mission to advance the adoption of clean energy, and energy efficiency products, services and technologies.
Exelon is recognized as an industry leader with best-in-class operations, with utilities achieving top quartile or better performance in customer satisfaction, reduced outage frequency, and faster service restoration. This strong record of reliability and customer satisfaction is reinforced by substantial infrastructure investments.
Exelon is the nation’s largest utility company, serving more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities — Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).
Constellation is the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy and the leading competitive retail supplier of power and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the United States. Headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation's generation fleet powers more than 20 million homes and is helping to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy with more than 32,400 megawatts of capacity and annual output that is 90 percent carbon-free. Constellation provides energy products and services to approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100.
The Butz Foundation is a family foundation founded nearly 100 years ago with a mission of support for programs that benefit humanity, education, medical research, and society as a whole. The grantees represent individuals and groups dedicated to the betterment of life through their tireless endeavors and commitment.
The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute will provide a platform to catalyze basic research into new technology while stimulating economic growth and improving millions of lives across the state of Maryland. The Institute will bring together science, industry, government and economic leaders to develop new energy technologies and facilitate the transfer of technology ideas into a reality. Through this truly interdisciplinary team, the institute will develop solutions to global and local energy problems (i.e. cleaner and renewable energy solutions; more efficient use and storage of energy) and assist the transfer of knowledge and resources to the public in addition to transitioning the research into marketable products and services through locally based entrepreneurial ventures.
The Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) is the nexus for renewable energy-related research and educational programs at Johns Hopkins University. Founded in 2021, the Institute brings together extensive energy-related activities already underway at the university and is developing a series of initiatives to participate in the transformation of the energy sector to combat climate change. ROSEI’s mission is to integrate efforts across the university to create and implement clean, renewable and sustainable energy technologies; educate future energy leaders; and support implementation, markets, and policies that promote an affordable and equitable green energy future for a more resilient world.
Established by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 and housed within the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) aims to empower communities so that entrepreneurs can launch companies, scale technologies and create the jobs of tomorrow. Under the Build to Scale Program, EDA manages a portfolio of grant competitions that further technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high quality job growth, create more economic opportunities, and support the future of the next generation of industry leading companies. MEIA received a three-year Build to Scale award in October 2021.
Banner Witcoff is the trusted partner of choice for protecting and enforcing intellectual property. We provide sound legal guidance and inventive IP solutions to power business—for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. In 2020, we are proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our firm. Since 1920, we have been at the forefront of intellectual property law, trying cases before the Supreme Court and providing representation for some of the world’s most innovative organizations. Our technical and legal knowledge and experience are complemented by our passion for IP law, allowing us to serve clients in a competitive, ever-changing landscape.
Nemphos Braue was founded in 2016 by George Nemphos and Tim Braue. As a Mid-Atlantic boutique corporate and business law firm, we specialize in mergers and acquisitions, start-up and entrepreneurial law, intellectual property and technology transactions, and procurement. Our clients tell us they value both our culture as well as overall value in terms of their experiences and work with other firms. Our expert counselors left the largest firms in the world to practice law differently. We leverage over 100 combined years of diverse practice to transform legal from a cost center to a value center, crafting unique legal solutions for your business.
Founded in 1927, Snyder Cohn, PC is one of the leading locally-owned CPA and advisory firms in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area specializing in a broad range of accounting, audit and tax services with a concentration in working with technology companies. At Snyder Cohn, we have a renowned reputation in the community for advising start-up and emerging companies at critical junctures such as business formation, financing and organizational or ownership changes, including mergers, acquisitions, sale of business, liquidation or leadership succession.
Since 1933, clients have come to Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for trusted representation and guidance on issues critical to achieving their business and strategic goals. With over 175 attorneys, we provide a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to Fortune 100 enterprises. With a growing Mid-Atlantic footprint of sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, we serve clients regionally, nationally and globally.
Points North is a design studio that helps ambitious brands transform where they are into where they want to be. We use strong design, marketing strategy, and storytelling to produce lasting results for our clients. We’re constantly observing, analyzing, and hypothesizing. We work diligently to stay on top of the latest trends and bright ideas. This allows us to develop your brand and online presence, as well as identify where to focus your efforts so you can have the most meaningful impact. Let's find your north.
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