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Tenax Technologies at the GroundFloor

on Jul 3, 2014 in Press

The GroundFloor is pleased to welcome Tamera Rush and Tenax Technologies to the GroundFloor! PRESS RELEASE: TENAX Technologies Brings New Opportunities to Harford County POC: Tamera Rush, CEO   (May 7, 2014—Harford County, Md.)– TENAX Technologies, a woman-owned small business, announced today the launch of a new local startup.  The company will focus on providing superior, professional technical support to government customers. Initially, the concentration will be on affording the best qualified staff in the areas of information technology, systems engineering, chemical and biological defense, environmental consulting and communications. As the budgets of federal government organizations continue to be tightened, more efficient technological processes must be developed. Only the most highly-skilled professionals can create these tools to ensure that efficiency is not forfeited. – “Better, faster, cheaper can be accomplished without sacrificing quality when you have the right people,” stated TENAX CEO, Tamera Rush. “There are many technology companies supporting the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) market, but most of their headquarters aren’t physically located in Harford County,” added Rush. The TENAX office will initially be located at The GroundFloor at Harford. TENAX has chosen this location because it is invested in Harford County and the County offers a plethora of available resources to leverage.  Rush said, “We’ve already participated in seminars on small business startups, funding, and leveraged several agencies available such as Small Business Technology Development Center, Harford County Office of Economic Development, the GroundFloor, Harford Business Innovation Center, Harford Community College, NMTC, and others.  We’re very fortunate to be starting up in an area that is so supportive and receptive to new businesses.” “We are pleased to have TENAX Technologies land their headquarters at the GroundFloor in Harford County.   Tamera Rush is a known business leader in our community who continues to be a major influence in the defense  arena and the community at large,” said Harford County Executive David R. Craig. “We feel there is an opportunity in the government marketplace. We see an economically challenging climate and increased requirements for small businesses,” states Rush when reflecting on the vision she has for TENAX in Harford County. Companies offering solutions in various areas of technology are found throughout the country, but particularly in areas such as APG where...

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Harford County launches co-working space for tech, cyber security entrepreneurs

on May 9, 2013 in Press

Article originally run on The Baltimore Business Journal.  Visit original article http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2013/05/09/harford-county-groundfloor-co-working.html Harford County is opening a new co-working space designed for technology and cyber security entrepreneurs. The GroundFloor will work like a fitness club. Entrepreneurs can get part-time or monthly memberships. The 2,800-square-foot office at Swan Creek Village in Havre de Grace officially opens May 15 with a grand opening event at 11 a.m. and a networking happy hour from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The county set out to create a co-working space after visiting similar facilities in California, Texas and New York City, said James Richardson, director of the Harford County Office of Economic Development. Richardson hopes to attract local entrepreneurs and technology contractors who want to work close to home, rather than venturing to Baltimore for a seat at a city incubator. A handful of entrepreneurs have already signed up, Richardson said. The county hopes to attract at least 25 people, he said. Office space at The GroundFloor is $40 for five days per month or $100 for 24/7 access for a month. Membership includes support services from the the Harford County econimic development office, Harford County Community College, the Harford Business Innovation Center and local libraries. The incubator will look to help members get funding by better connecting them to grant opportunities and venture capital investors. Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor will manage the incubator. Baltimore incubator Betamore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s research park, bwtech@UMBC, and Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore are partners in the project. Richardson said the county picked the space in Swan Creek Village because of its proximity to other amenities, such as a fitness center, a bar and restaurant and a cafe. The county is leasing its space from Swan Creek Village...

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Tech Incubator to Open in Havre de Grace

on May 6, 2013 in Press

Originally posted in the Aberdeen Patch – http://aberdeen.patch.com/articles/tech-incubator-to-open-in-havre-de-grace A technology entrepreneur workspace will open next week in Havre de Grace. The GroundFloor at Harford will host a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m., May 15, at Swan Creek Village Center. County Executive David Craig is scheduled to attend, according to a county news release. “The GroundFloor at Harford is the next step in technology application development here within the Corridor and the Greater Baltimore Area,” Craig said in the release. “The space is ideal for technology entrepreneurs who want to work on creating their own ‘what’s next’ while also having the opportunity to work collaboratively with others.” The facility at 2021-G Pulaski Highway, developed by the county’s office of economic development, boasts nearly 2,700 square feet of space, including workstations, conference rooms and presentation areas. Membership in the incubator comes with round-the-clock access to the building and costs $40 to $100 per person per month, depending on tier. “In addition to bringing together individuals in the technology industry, it will also encourage reciprocal access and use among other collaborative tech centers throughout the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor and the Greater Baltimore area,” the release states. CSSC will manage The GroundFloor, and has moved its offices to the property Partners in the project include Baltimore-based Betamore and bwtech@UMBC, according to the...

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The GroundFloor, Workspace and Collaboration Center for Tech Entrepreneurs, Opens in Havre de Grace

on May 6, 2013 in Press

Originally Posted on The Dagger  and is viewable at http://www.daggerpress.com/2013/05/06/the-groundfloor-workspace-and-collaboration-center-for-tech-entrepreneurs-opens-in-havre-de-grace/ From Harford County government: The GroundFloor at Harford, a community-driven workspace and collaboration center for technology entrepreneurs, freelance developers and start-up businesses, opens Wednesday, May 15, in Havre de Grace’s Swan Creek Village Center. It is the first co-working space in Harford County. Harford County Executive David R. Craig will cut the ribbon for the opening of The GroundFloor at Harford on May 15 at 11 a.m. An open house follows until 4 p.m. with a networking/happy hour event from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Located at 2021-G Pulaski Highway in Harford County’s Route 40 technology corridor, less than two miles from Aberdeen Proving Ground, The GroundFloor at Harford takes a traditional business incubator model to the next level. Developed by Harford County Office of Economic Development, The GroundFloor at Harford provides an environment that fosters technology development, entrepreneurial activities and out-of-the-box thinking. In addition to bringing together individuals in the technology industry, it will also encourage reciprocal access and use among other collaborative tech centers throughout the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor and the Greater Baltimore area. The GroundFloor at Harford offers nearly 2,700 square feet of space and is outfitted with workstations, conference rooms, presentation areas and is Wi-Fi enabled. It has chalkboard walls and lounge-type furnishings on polished concrete floors. The facility features industrial decor with burnt orange, nickel and black accents. Membership is tiered and ranges in cost from $40 to $100 per person, per month. Unlimited membership includes 24/7 access. Benefits of membership include a furnished work area, access to staff with knowledge and resources, shared office equipment, a conference room, presentation space, promotion through an online member directory, reciprocal use of other network facilities, discounts on sponsored events, classes and programs, and free parking. In addition, The GroundFloor at Harford will hold entrepreneurial lecture series and other educational seminars. Harford’s Entrepreneurs Edge, a program to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses in Harford County, will assist in connecting small businesses with local resources. The GroundFloor at Harford will be managed by the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC), which has moved its office on site. “The GroundFloor at Harford is the next step...

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