TechFire Hosts First Successful Networking Event

December 11, 2013

TechFireTechFire, a division of the Energetics Technology Center, hosted their first networking event Thursday, December 5th at Grille No. 13 in Waldorf. The event provided an opportunity for TechFire’s Innovation Network, incubator clients, leadership team, advisors, sponsors, and entrepreneurs to meet and develop relationships.

The crowd was greeted at the door by TechFire Director, Keith Gordon and TechFire Coordinator, Theresa Ohle. Attendees were welcomed, presented with a name tag, and introduced to one another. Incubator client LaTonya Barton (of Kingdomware Technolgies’) stated, “It was great for Kingdomware Technologies to be present at TechFire’s first networking event. I appreciated the opportunity to spend time talking to some of the TechFire advisors, and that in itself was reason to attend. I believe the relationships I began developing at this event could definitely help my business grow.”

Keith Gordon explained, “The reason we have these networking events is to provide a relaxed environment for our entrepreneurs to meet our team and service providers. We’re planning to host many events in the future, all over Southern Maryland. Our hope is that as relationships develop, new partnerships will form and help our companies and our region really take off.”

Energetics Technology Center (ETC – a Southern Maryland based science and technology research and development 501(c)(3) nonprofit), is proud to announce the launch of TechFire – the unique combination of an innovation network and a technology business incubator – focused on leveraging the intellectual property and talent prevalent in Southern MD. TechFire works with technology-based small businesses (particularly women, veteran, and minority-owned), to diversify the Southern MD economy by developing, commercializing, and mentoring their long-term successes.

For more information on how TechFire can help you innovate, incubate, and ignite your business for long-term success, visit or call 301-645-6637.

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