Join the Race for Innovation at Johns Hopkins University APL

The Race for Innovation, a challenge to move from idea to business concept in four hours, will be held Tuesday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab's Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, in North Laurel. Cost is $25, or $15 for students. Participants form teams around their favorite ideas; teams work with coaches to transform ideas into business concepts; and groups pitch their ideas to investors and win awards. To learn more or sign up, go to

Race for Innovation will be followed by Howard Technology Council's annual Tech Awards, from 6 to 9 p.m Guest speaker Bob Wallace, CEO and founder of BITHGROUP Technologies, BITHENERGY Inc. and EntreTeach Learning Systems, will speak on "Nine Principles of Entrepreneurs and Growth." Individual tickets are $125. To register, go to or call 410-313-6550.

Winners include: Technology Advocate – Ira Levy, chief investment officer, Howard County government; Technology Legend – Larry Cox; Supporter of the Council – Howard Community College; Green Company of the Year – GreeNEWit; Life Sciences Company of the Year – Audacious Inquiry; New/Emerging Company of the Year – Tactical Network Solutions; and Technology Company of the Year – Howard County General Hospital.

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