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Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship Startup Grind


The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, and its director, Tracy Turner, hosted the third Startup Grind meeting for the newly formed Howard County Chapter.

We heard from Dr. Jeff Hausfeld, MD, who practiced as a physician for many years, and determined that he is also an entrepreneur.  He is the founder of  Physician Entrepreneurs and the Chair & CMO of BioFactura, Inc.   He talked about his history, and shared some tips to his success along the way.

The featured local startup was Dr. Ari Patel Varanasi whose company is Advancing Synergy, a company to help cancer patients and their families navigate the onslaught of information and decision making that must be done with a devastating cancer diagnosis.  She shared with the group (called a community)  a challenge she is currently experiencing.  The community then shared ideas and suggestions for her to try.

What is evident from my first and only experience with Startup Grind is that people are there to help and learn from each other.  What a great recipe for success!