Ideas Into Profit

Where Tech Startups
Connect & Grow

Speeding to Market

Never before has speed-to-market been more important. With today’s communication systems, if you have a great idea, its likely someone else is working on it. And with advanced modeling, rapid prototyping and marketing tools, ideas move to market at lightning speed. This means there’s more to be lost and risked by moving alone, slow, or down the wrong path. At TechPort we’re not here promoting “our program”, we’re here to get you where you want to go, quickly.

Building Together

Consultancy-based approach, alongside other tech startups, in a great airport environment!

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Your Unique Plan





TechPort: Developing your Unique Path: You, your product, your team, your goals, are unique. It doesn’t make sense to send everyone down the same path.

Forcing you down a “one size fits all path”, wastes time, resources, and money. At TechPort, we listen, work with you to identify where and how you will find the success you desire. We assess, bring our expertise to your ‘secret sauce’ to bring your product to market quickly, capture maximum advantage that comes with being first-to-market. No long education processes, no setting you up to be something you’re not and/or don’t want to be. Its about discovering you as well as the market.

TechPort: Value-driven partnership

Most ideas don’t make it to market. Frequently, the idea and market are great, but how and who to do it with, are where the failures occur. You could spend years attempting to educate yourself (lost market time), or you can pay untold amounts to consultants (who have no ‘skin-in-the game’). At TechPort, we have a better way-we show value first, then grow with you as you succeed.

Our Stakeholder-Partners

Our UAS Central Ecosystem

An upbeat and high-class working environment is part of success-doing the ‘controllables’ right. And it shows to investors as well. TechPort provides state-of-the-art facilities-classy offices and an ‘aircraft hanger’ style workshop for product development. As you require, we’ll bring in consultants, partners and investors. As a UMD managed facility, we connect you with university research and investment options, as well as our own investor options (no being herded in front of a few investors).

Located at the growing St. Mary’s County Airport, TechPort startups ‘rub elbows’ with other startups and established UAS, high tech, and aero companies that can support them with expertise and valuable connections. Higher education resources are next door. Become part of our growing UAS/Tech EcoSystem! UAS/Tech EcoSystem!

InventionFabric: Freeing Inventiveness,
Aligning Gifts, Interest & Competency
for Greater Success

Reasons inventions can sit inactive:

Time requirement: too busy to pursue

Financial: inadequate funds to pursue

Spread too thin: I have too many ideas

Not interested in leaving my job

Not interested in becoming a pitch man,

Fear of losing control

Unsure of the Risk

InventionFabric: Creating Teams to
Move Inventions into Products

Special Interest Groups (Defense, Commercial, Philanthropic) bring problems

InventionMuscle Group: Sharpen inventive skills, conceive solutions

Business Teams are formed, when a solution is adequately developed. Business Team Works with
customer, analyzes market, forms venture team when warranted.

Inventor role varies with interests, capabilities. Invention carries reward.

Enhancing your Relationship IQ:

Many ideas and their markets are great, yet great ideas often go nowhere. Why? Frankly, its quite often about you and your team. Yes, you have developed all the right documents (and spent untold time learning the steps, often with educators (who have no ‘skin-in-the game’ and/or have no personal experience as an entrepreneur). You may find yourself not securing the inventor’s interest initially, or losing it thereafter. At TechPort, the unique plan we develop for you includes our working with you before, during and after the deal, ensuring you’re capturing interest and growing relationships (>60% of investor decision is on the team, and your relationship with the investor).

TechPort Events

TechPort “LunchBox Talks”
TechPort at TradeShows
-Topics of keen interest to
  startups
-Tightly-focused
-Actionable information
Tedco Expo 18
AUVSI 18

Prior LunchBox Talks:

UMD Venture Funding Opportunities

UAS Research

Protecting Your Invention

Dealing with the Big3

Investors: Types, Requirements

NAWCAD Tech Transfer

Customer Discovery: UAS Example

Autonomous Cargo Unloading: "Sea Truck”




An Entrepreneur's Funding Journey

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