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Harford Business Innovation Center welcomes NextGen Federal Systems
 
Immediate Release March 31, 2011
Contact:  Jill McClune  410-612-2612
 
 
 
 
The new Harford Business Innovation Center (HBIC) welcomes NextGen Federal Systems to its facility in the Riverside Business Park in Belcamp, MD, near Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). The NextGen Federal announcement is one more in a series of HBIC tenant announcements anticipated over the coming weeks and months as companies set up operations at the HBIC facility.   HBIC is a technology business incubator designed to attract defense contractors and early-stage technology ventures to Harford County.   Companies at HBIC will be pursuing business opportunities at APG and in a range of emerging technology markets.

We are delighted to welcome NextGen Federal Systems, another innovative technology company, to Harford County’s rapidly expanding defense and commercial technology community,” said Jill McClune, HBIC president.  “HBIC was designed to attract innovative, growth oriented companies of NextGen’s caliber to the County.”

“For NextGen Federal Systems, the Harford County region and the Harford Business Innovation Center represent an opportunity for partnership and collaboration with our current and potential customers,” said JP Lapps, VP of Federal Initiatives for NextGen. “We are excited about the business growth opportunities for government contracting that exist here for NextGen’s world-class IT offerings.”

NextGen Federal Systems (NGFS) is a minority-owned, small-business providing innovative, quality Information Technology systems/solutions in a fast and cost-effective manner. We understand the new paradigm shift that is happening in the Federal and Defense procurements – the trend is one of doing more with less.  We aim to leverage these factors to deliver complex software systems while keeping pace with changing technologies.  NextGen’s HubZone certification is in the final stage.

HBIC provides business support services and fully-wired office and conference facilities for 12-15 client companies at a furnished 12,000 square foot facility in Belcamp, MD. Tailored business services are available on flexible terms include training and mentoring in business planning, business networking, strategic teaming, marketing and sales, technical development, product development, legal and compliance issues, and federal contract accounting.  These services will be available to resident and non-resident or affiliate participants in the HBIC program.

The HBIC targets early-stage technology companies and defense contractors in engineering, computer systems and software development, management and technical consulting, scientific research and development, as well as wired and wireless telecommunications and telecommunications services. NextGen Federal will be joining our other defense contractors already on site, STG Inc., Tiburon Associates, Galaxy Global, and Shonborn-Becker.

Harford County Executive David Craig commented, “We are pleased to welcome NextGen Federal as the fifth tenant to the Harford Business Innovation Center as they join a growing list of 56 new defense contractors that have recently relocated to our county.”

HBIC builds on the success of the County’s original technology incubator program which operated for a decade at the Higher Education and Applied Technology (HEAT) Center in Aberdeen, assisting 14 companies and creating nearly 100 jobs. 

A Maryland non-profit organization, HBIC is managed by its own staff and board of directors.  The HBIC board president is Jill McClune of Smiths Detection, the vice president is Mike Parker of SAIC, the treasurer is Content McLaughlin of Whiteford, Taylor and Preston LLP and the secretary is Randy Rippin of RTR Technologies, Inc. whose company is a graduate of the County’s incubator program at the HEAT Center. 

HBIC was established with the support of the Harford County Executive, the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), the Harford County Office Economic Development (OED), and a number of state and local partners, including the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) and SURVICE Engineering Company.

For information about company applications to the HBIC program, or to become involved with HBIC as an advisor or sponsor, visit www.harfordbusiness.org  “Incubator Services” or contact Margie Giles, HBIC Resource Manager at pam.tamargo@harfordbic.com or 410-306-6144.

 



 


New Incubator Facility Officially Opens

IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 16, 2010
CONTACT: Jill McClune    410-612-2612
 
The new Harford Business Innovation Center (HBIC) officially opened its new facility in the Riverside Business Park on December 16, 2010.  HBIC is a technology business incubator designed to attract defense contractors and early-stage technology ventures to Harford County.  Over 100 guests joined HBIC Board Members, County Executive David R. Craig, Harford County Council members along with representatives from technology companies, Aberdeen Proving Ground and other community officials and leaders for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
 
“The HBIC is the next stage in Harford County’s commitment to local entrepreneurship and small business development”, emphasized Jill McClune, HBIC’s President.  “HBIC, with its targeted programs and services, will become a critical resource and driver for business growth as the County’s technology community expands.”

The HBIC targets early-stage technology companies and defense contractors in engineering, computer systems and software development, management and technical consulting, scientific research and development, as well as wired and wireless telecommunications and telecommunications services.

Harford County Executive David R. Craig commented, “Business incubation programs are an important tool to diversify the economic base.  Today’s opening of the Harford Business Innovation Center creates the synergy for accelerated technology development which positions Harford County for increased entrepreneurship and technology transfer.”

HBIC will provide business support services and fully-wired office and conference facilities for 12-15 client companies at a furnished 12,000 square foot facility in Belcamp, MD. Tailored business services available on flexible terms include training and mentoring in business planning, business networking, strategic planning and teaming, marketing and sales, technical development, product development, legal and compliance issues, and federal contract accounting.  These services will be available to resident and non-resident or affiliate participants in the HBIC program.

Current clients at HBIC are:  STG Inc., Galaxy Global, Shonborn-Becker System, Inc. and Tiburon Associates with several more on the way.

Galaxy Global Corporation is a minority, women owned, small disadvantaged business, providing software development, software maintenance and operations, independent verification and validation, biometric system development and research.

STG delivers performance-oriented solutions to government and private sector clients in the following six key areas: enterprise network operations, systems engineering and integration, information assurance services, software development, financial services and language services.

Tiburon Associates, Inc. was established in 2001 and has multiple, flexible prime contract options including GSA MOBIS, LOGWORLD, and Seaport-E.  Shonborn-Becker Systems, Inc. is a leading small business software development and consulting firm, with headquarters near Fort Monmouth.  They provide advanced technical, engineering, and management support services to the U.S. Army.

HBIC builds on the success of the County’s original technology incubator program which operated for a decade at the Higher Education and Applied Technology (HEAT) Center in Aberdeen, assisting 14 companies and creating nearly 100 jobs.  

A Maryland non-profit organization, HBIC is managed by its own staff and board of directors.  The HBIC board president is Jill McClune of Smiths Detection, the vice president is Mike Parker of SAIC, the treasurer is Content McLaughlin of Whiteford, Taylor and Preston LLP and the secretary is Randy Rippin of RTR Technologies, Inc., whose company is a graduate of the County’s incubator program at the HEAT Center.  

HBIC was established with the support of the Harford County Executive, the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), the Harford County Office of Economic Development (OED), and a number of state and local partners, including the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) and SURVICE Engineering Company.

For information about company applications to the HBIC program, or to become involved with HBIC as an advisor or sponsor, visit www.harfordbic.com or contact Margie Giles, HBIC Resource Manager at margie.giles@harfordbic.com or 410-306-6144.