2018 Selection Committee

Application Finalists and category Award Recipients are chosen by a cross-section of the region's most prominent industry leaders and early-stage investors. Entering in the competition provides emerging companies with a rare opportunity to present their business plan and vision to the most influential panel of early-stage investors and industry leaders in the region.

First Name Last Name Company
Meg Anderson Oracle Capital Strategies, LLC
Gianna Arnold Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Tom Arseneau RSM US LLP
Donna Balinkie Firedrive Marketing Group
Deb Bowes MaxCyte
Mary Brightman Saul Ewing LLP
Jacque Brooks Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Christopher College TCP Venture Capital
Brian Corbett TEDCO
Neil Davis TEDCO
Chris Fedak M&T Bank
Yair Flicker SmartLogic
John Fortin Lonza
Yali Friedman Journal of Commercial Biotechnology
Kelvin Fu A Level Capital
Rosel Halle Strategic Direction Advisors
Umar Hameed
Kathryn Hickey Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Terence Hogan Marsh
Jack Hollerbach Hollerbach & Associates LLC
Alex Houlday Medstar
David Hurwitz
Judith Kassel Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Konstantina Katcheves Agilent
Tony Kern
Behzad Mahdavi Lonza
Ken Malone
Kyle McQuighan Buxbaum HCS
Brian Meritt RSM US LLP
Matthew Miessau Epidarex Capital
Mike O'Halloran M&T Bank
Eric Orlinsky Saul Ewing LLP
Andrew Parker RSM US LLP
Jay Reilly Saul Ewing LLP
Sean Sabre Nexterus
Michael Salgaller National Institutes of Health
Douglas Schmidt Chessiecap Securities, Inc.
Paul Silber Silber Associates
Jae Sly Strategic BioPharm Consulting, Inc.
Christe Spiers Maryland Department of Commerce
Nick Stewart Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Mark VanderZyl Ventures