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 http://www.hceda.org.
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 http://www.hceda.org 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.