Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Morgan State University’s Omar S. Muhammad to serve on the Board of Directors of TEDCO, an independent organization created by the Maryland legislature in 1998 to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based business in the state. Muhammad is director of the Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC) of Morgan’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management.
His service on TEDCO’s board will mean that, “The Morgan community will have a representative who has access to more resources to support entrepreneurship, innovation and technology,” Muhammad says. “I feel that this acknowledgment reaffirms all of the hard work put in by the staff, students and me here at EDAC. This appointment has the opportunity to bring together what students are learning in the classroom and what professors are researching, to commercialize technologies.”
Muhammad says he is eager to contribute to TEDCO and maintain EDAC’s impact on and relevance to Maryland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. “I intend to make sure communities of color are not left out of the innovation entrepreneurial ecosystem,” he says. Morgan is the only historically black college or university involved in TEDCO’s Maryland Innovation Initiative.
TEDCO strives to be the No. 1 source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies in Maryland’s innovation economy. For more information on TEDCO visit http://tedco.md/
For information about Morgan’s Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center, visit http://www.edacmorgan.com