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Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Announces Alliance with LAUNCH! Annapolis

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October 2, 2015

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Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Announces Alliance with LAUNCH! Annapolis

Annapolis, MD – October 2, 2015 - The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC), the vibrant tech-focused business association in central Maryland has announced a strategic alliance with LAUNCH! Annapolis, a quickly expanding not-for-profit Meetup Community whose purpose is to stimulate, facilitate and support entrepreneurship.

The CRTC and LAUNCH! Annapolis seek to strengthen and expand support for the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through jointly developing programming that highlights entrepreneurship, innovation, early-stage investment and small business success. The CRTC/LAUNCH strategic alliance will leverage the best of each organization’s business models to support Maryland’s venture entrepreneurs and catalyze networking among technical innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, experienced advisors and support services.

"In addition to CRTC’s traditional focus on propelling existing business, we are striving to support new business formation as a critical part of the business life cycle,” said John Elstner, the CRTC’s Interim Executive Director. "LAUNCH! Annapolis represents a critical mass of entrepreneurial passion and the community building objectives are completely aligned with the CRTC mission,” he added.

"The Annapolis area is well known for its remarkable lifestyle qualities but now a thriving startup scene is emerging in the region and LAUNCH! Annapolis is excited to collaborate with the CRTC on creating more resources and powerful tools to propel entrepreneurs and high-growth startups forward,” Ryan Sears, LAUNCH! Annapolis Co-Founder.

This strategic alliance is organizing programs to inform entrepreneurs on subjects like business idea evaluation, managing a new venture, technology commercialization, and alternative financing.

About Chesapeake Regional Tech Council

The CRTC is a member-driven catalyst organization supporting technology entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and successful business growth through promoting, connecting and informing our members and shaping and strengthening the business fabric that defines the Chesapeake Region. The CRTC strives to be a premier resource for growing technology-based businesses in the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore region. More than 300 prospering businesses are members of the council and we invite you to participate.  For more information, visit 

About LAUNCH! Annapolis

LAUNCH! Annapolis is the Capital’s startup community. The group’s purpose is to supply helpful resources such as business mentoring, media exposure and introductions between angel investors and well positioned startups. The Chesapeake Bay is a unique backdrop for our forward thinking community that provides a fusion of progress and the Annapolitan lifestyle.



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