February 18, 2021

Upcoming Webinars: The Maryland Business Innovation Challenge

New initiative unites Maryland’s innovation and corporate communities to solve real-time business challenges

As entrepreneurs themselves and strong supporters of other local entrepreneurs, Nemphos Braue is proud to sponsor the inaugural Maryland Business Innovation Challenge (MDBIC), an initiative from the Maryland Business Innovation Association and the Maryland Department of Commerce, designed to bring together the state’s corporate community with local innovators to solve real-time business challenges. Nemphos Braue and TEDCO are serving as the Visionary Sponsors.

Maryland Business Innovation Challenge, Powered by the Maryland Business Innovation Association

Through this initiative, participating companies will submit “challenge statements” and Maryland’s innovation community – including startups, academia, and other small businesses – will have an opportunity to pitch potential solutions.


IBM, SC&H Group and Healthworx, the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst BlueCross, BlueShield, have committed to be “Corporate Challengers.” To better prepare participants for submissions, each company will participate in a webinar to present more details about their specific challenges and explain what they’re looking for from participants, and to answer questions.


Tuesday, February 23, 12:00-1:00 PM
IBM Challenge: To Build a Market Leading Quantum Computing Industry in the State of Maryland
Challenge Info
Register for Webinar


Wednesday, February 24, 12:00-1:00 PM
SC&H Group Challenge: To reimagine the professional workspace by establishing an effective, hybrid environment to benefit their clients, colleagues and community.
Register for Webinar


Thursday, February 25, 12:00-1:00 PM
Healthworx Challenge: To advance health equity by engaging communities in improving and managing healthcare.
Register for Webinar



Think you have the solution to one of these challenges? The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2021.

In Fall 2021, the Maryland Business Innovation Challenge Celebration will highlight the many positive stories, outcomes, opportunities, and best practices that have been realized
within this challenge and throughout Maryland’s extended innovation community.



Maryland Business Innovation Challenge (MDBIC)

Learn more about the Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA)

George Nemphos is a member of the Board of Directors.

MDBIC Press Release

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