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Maryland APEX Accelerator Newsroom

Maryland APEX Accelerator Inaugural Excellence Awards

March 27, 2024

In celebration of the inaugural Maryland APEX Accelerator Excellence Awards, we proudly recognize Lakeysha
Claxton of Homeland Custodial Services and Eno Nzesi of Numa Management Associates as exemplary clients who have defied the odds and achieved remarkable success in the realm of government contracting.  Learn more

Maryland APEX Accelerator Client Showcases Drone Technology to Legislators

February 22, 2024

Martin Cadirola, President of Ecotronics Ventures LLC, a client of the Maryland APEX Accelerator, had the opportunity to present his cutting-edge drone technology to Maryland Legislators at the annual SBDC Legislative Showcase held in Annapolis, MD last week. During the event, Mr. Cadirola demonstrated how Ecotronics Ventures' drone technology contributes to environmental conservation efforts and holds the potential to enhance weather and water quality data collection in the Chesapeake region. The legislators responded positively to the presentation, acknowledging the innovative applications of drone technology showcased by Mr. Cadirola. Learn more HERE

Matchmaking Event is a Huge Hit with the Small Business Community

October 5, 2023

The Maryland APEX Accelerator hosted a business matchmaking event on October 5, 2023, at the College of Southern Maryland for over 40 small businesses and government contractors. The event was a huge success in which business owners had one-on-one meetings with primes and state and local agencies. APEX Accelerator clients also got to learn how federal purchasing power is being directed to help underserved small businesses and remove barriers from Federal, State, and Local government programs Learn more HERE. 

APEX Accelerators Hosts First National APEX Day on Oct. 12, 2023

September 21, 2023

APEX Accelerators (formerly Procurement Technical Assistance Centers) will host National APEX Day on October 12, 2023, in U.S. cities nationwide. The event, previously known as National PTAC Day, will celebrate the success of the tens of thousands of small businesses that have leveraged APEX Accelerators' training and technical assistance to successfully compete for and win federal, state, and local government contracts. This is the first national event for APEX Accelerators since rebranding from PTACs last year. Learn more HERE.

PTAC Changes Name to APEX Accelerators
January 1, 2023
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) is rebranding. The centers you go to for help at no cost will be called APEX Accelerators instead of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) from 2023. Learn more HERE.

Agencies Partner to Aid Small Businesses 
December 2, 2022

The Defense Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration signed a memorandum of understanding to help both agencies better meet the needs of small businesses in the United States.  Learn more HERE

HUBZone Connections
May 2, 2019
Over 300 small business owners, agencies, and prime contractors participated in the Maryland PTAC HUBZone Connections event on May 2, 2019, at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in College Park, MD.  Learn more HERE

MD PTAC at UMD Receives Funding for SBA HUBZone Training Initiative
November 7, 2018

The Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MDPTAC) at the University of Maryland has received $66,000 from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to expand its outreach efforts in Maryland's HUBZones. Learn more HERE

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