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Economic Development Corporation Partners With TechBreakfast And Serves Up Networking Opportunities For A Byte Of Innovation


EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman connecting local tech entrepreneurs to outstanding opportunities in Prince George's CountyOxon Hill, MD - Yesterday, techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs gathered in National Harbor for Prince George's County's first TechBreakfast event. Hosted by the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), in partnership with TechBreakfast, founded by Ron Schmelzer, TechBreakfast's 'Chief Event Wrangler', well over 100 tech industry professionals and investors filled the conference room at Spartan Business & Technologies as four tech entrepreneurs pitched their products.  EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman was extremely pleased with the outcome of the event.
"Today was monumental in the life of Prince George's County's tech community. We are happy to provide the platform for up and coming tech gurus to showcase their inventions and services." said Coleman. "This is just the beginning of a technology boom that starts right here in Prince George's County. We witnessed some innovative products that we can't wait to come to market. Getting the inside scoop in front of potential investors is what it's all about. One presenter garnered interest for her social clothing platform on the spot and she's going to be a billionaire in the next 5 years. Forget about Disneyworld, I'm going to downtown Prince George's County!"
Created in 2011 in Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center, TechBreakfast is an innovative monthly forum that allows entrepreneurs, techies, developers, designers, and business people the opportunity to present cool new technology in a demo 'show and tell' format, and to interact with each other.  It is also a platform for investors to identify new investment opportunities that brings diversity to the region. TechBreakfast has now expanded across the greater Washington Metropolitan area, with more than 7,000 members and has become the hip place to showcase the latest in innovation to a live audience.
"We are delighted to be a part of the tech ecosystem and bring some great innovations to life here in Prince George's County," said Schmelzer. "Our job is to bring the tech community together to help grow great businesses here. Can't wait to come back for our next TechBreakfast."
Today's event was graciously sponsored by Spartan Business and Technology. The EDC also recognizes Exelon, BB&T Bank, JGL Law, and Big Frog for their generous sponsorship of this fantastic event.
The next TechBreakfast In Prince George's County will take place on June 27th.  To register for this upcoming event, contact Nicole Edwards at 301-583-4650 or naedwards@co.pg.md.us today or visit www.pgcedc.com/events.