Author: David Cross

TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Mandrel

One of the great benefits of working at the TU Incubator is getting to work with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big ideas and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Tara Gallant, Founder of Mandrel, is a great example. Five Questions with Mandrel founder Tara Gallant 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? Being an entrepreneur is in my DNA. No matter what company I have worked for I always looked for opportunities to serve customers better by understanding their wants and needs and then delivering beyond...

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TU Incubator Hosts NMTC Inventor’s Portal Workshops

Where do the ideas come from that become the most desirable, useful, and world changing products, services, or software? Actually, they come from you, your neighbor, a problem solver, a student, just about anyone. On Monday, February 27, the TU Incubator is hosting the NMTC Inventor’s Portal — a free series that is “specifically” for everyone. The NMTC created the Inventor’s Portal to encourage personal growth and economic opportunity and prosperity for anyone who ever said, “I have an idea!” In the NMTC Inventor’s Portal Workshop series, subject matter experts will outline the process of invention, and give you fast-track steps...

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TU Incubator to Host EdTech Innovation Showcase

TU Incubator is proud to announce Speak Agent, Inc. as one of the featured EdTech companies presenting at the EdTech Innovation Showcase on December 8, 2016. The EdTech Innovation Showcase is a networking event featuring education entrepreneurs who are solving today’s K–12 and post-secondary challenges. The showcase will bring together regional EdTech companies and representatives from schools, colleges, universities, along with channel partners and investors. On having Speak Agent featured at the EdTech Innovation Showcase Frank Bonsal III, Director of Towson University Entrepreneurship, said “We are very excited to have Speak Agent present at our showcase. Ben is a...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: Pelican Fly Concepts

As the Assistant Director at the TU Incubator, I have the privilege of working with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big ideas and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Muhammad Najee-ullah, founder of Pelican Fly Concepts, is a great example. Recently Muhammad gave me his thoughts on being an entrepreneur. Five Questions with Pelican Fly Concepts founder Muhammad Najee-ullah. 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? My experiences as a youth in Baltimore shaped my entrepreneurial perspective. I embarked on a journey that taught me the...

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TU Incubator Member Spotlight: OgStar Reading

One of the great benefits of working at TU Incubator is getting to work with a wonderful group of entrepreneurs with big dreams and the desire to make a real impact. This is especially true for our education technology members. Fran Bowman and Stephanie Nislow the Co-Founders of OgStar Reading are great example. Recently Fran gave me her thoughts on being an entrepreneur. Five Questions with OgStar Reading Co-Founder Fran Bowman 1. Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?  I became an entrepreneur because I wanted to have control over my career, my goals, and my time. Being...

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