Recent News

ASC Seeks New CEO for TechMATCH

July 2015

 

Do you know someone who:

 

  • Is looking for their next opportunity?

  • Would like to take over a business that has proven traction in the market, rather than start from scratch?

  • Could leverage a software platform with half a million dollars invested in it?

  • Within several years could sell the business for >$25M?
     

 

Many of you know and have even used the TechMATCH platform. We'd like to draft a CEO who could grow this business to its potential....

 

For more information, click here.

Invest Maryland Challenge 2015 Finalists

May 2015

 

We brought TechMATCH to the Invest Maryland Challenge to steamline the challenge process, from selection to screening, to ensure that IMC's finalists receive the prize money they deserve.

 

For more information about the finalists, click here.

Maryland Innovation Gateway - Where are we now?

May 2015

 

After a year of beta testing, this summer we are preparing a full rollout of the TEDCO sponsored statewide Maryland Innovation Gateway, powered by our TechMATCH software engine.

Join the Innovation Gateway today:
www.innovationgateway.md

 

London Speaks at Global Cybersecurity Summit

September 2014

 

This year's Global Cybersecurity Innovation Summit, put on by SINET, was a huge success. At the event, Mr. London spoke on the topic of Accelerating Early Stage Innovation and Growth to a crowd of innovators and investors. The conference was held in London and was sponsored by Her Majesty's Government and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. For more information contact Roger London at roger@americansecuritychallenge.com.

ASC Partners with Techstars for Cyber Accelerator

March 2014

 

Techstars and ASC have officially partnered in exploration of a cyber accelerator, which will help cyber-focused innovative companies in the seed stage secure mentoring, services and funding they need. The accelerator would combine ASC’s decades of technology scouting and security experience with Techstars’ experience as a renowned accelerator to help take cyber companies to the next level. For more information contact Roger London at roger@americansecuritychallenge.com.

Maryland State Licenses TechMATCH for Statewide Innovation Gateway

December 2013

 

We are happy to announce that the state of Maryland will use TechMATCH to launch a revolutionary statewide innovation portal, thereby connecting hundreds of innovative companies at all stages to valuable resources, including investors, customers, incubators, universities and other stakeholders. This unprecedented system will harness TechMATCH’s matchmaking tools to connect the right innovative companies with the types of services they need. The MD Innovation Gateway is a tailored solution for innovative companies and stakeholders alike, which eliminates workflow redundancies and increases ROI for all parties involved. Contact Roger London at roger@americansecuritychallenge.com for more information.

North Carolina State University Licenses TechMATCH for NSA Research 

August 2013

 

North Carolina State University has announced that their pioneering public and private partnership geared towards bolstering NSA research will be run on TechMATCH software. The partnership will allow for innovative companies in a number of growth stages to develop valuable strategic relationships, facilitated by TechMATCH. To learn more about TechMATCH and its ability to match capabilities with industry needs, visit the TechMATCH website:www.techmatchs3.com

DBED Licenses TechMATCH to run Invest Maryland Challenge 

June 2013

 

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has announced that the 2013-2014 InvestMaryland Challenge, a competition for emerging innovative companies, will run on TechMATCH software. Every year, the InvestMaryland Challenge evaluates emerging entrepreneurs and awards top applicants with a number of coveted prizes, including business assistance and up to $400,000 in grant money. The InvestMaryland Challenge will rely on TechMATCH’s powerful evaluation and matching capabilities in order to identify the most exceptional entrepreneurs. With TechMATCH, reviewers can accurately assess the capabilities of hundreds of innovative companies in a timely fashion. To learn more about the InvestMaryland Challenge, visit their website: http://investmarylandchallenge.org/ To learn more about TechMATCH, visit the TechMATCH website:www.techmatchs3.com

NVCA Announces Corporate Connections Partnership

May 2013

 

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) officially announced their support for and participation in Corporate Connections, the New York Stock Exchange (NYX) initiative that effectively matches large enterprises, such as Coca Cola and Wal-Mart, with the innovative technologies they need.

Corporate Connections serves as the crux of innovation supply and demand, thus yielding quality new relationships, shorter sales cycles and better transactions.

 

Through Corporate Connections, innovative companies have unprecedented access to connect with a range of powerful enterprises that are actively seeking innovation investing, licensing, contracting, acquisition and other opportunities.

The announcement, which was made at NVCA's yearly VentureScape conference earlier this month, gives NVCA members a unique opportunity to multiply the value of their investments by having their portfolio companies register with Corporate Connections.

 

NVCA members are encouraged to direct their portfolio companies to the Corporate Connections registration page to get started.

 

Enterprises interested in becoming a Corporate Partner or learning more about Corporate Connections should contact Roger London at roger@americansecuritychallenge.

 

To learn more about TechMATCH, the software being used to run the Corporate Connections program, visit www.techmatchs3.com

GCV Becomes Newest Corporate Connections Partner
May 2013

 

Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) joins the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) as the newest Corporate Connections participant.

 

GCV members can now have their portfolio companies register with Corporate Connections, the New York Stock Exchange (NYX) innovation match-matching platform, where they can connect with large enterprises seeking innovation investing, licensing, contracting, acquisition and other opportunities.

 

In addition to increasing the value of their investments and accelerating a return, the most GCV and NVCA members will have their achievements recognized by NYX and their respective organizations.

 

The two organizations are expected to contribute more than 2,000 innovative companies to Corporate Connections by the end of the year.

 

If you are a GCV or NVCA member, direct your portfolio companies to the Corporate Connections application.

Enterprises interested in becoming a Corporate Partner or learning more about Corporate Connections should contact Roger London at roger@americansecuritychallenge.

 

To learn more about TechMATCH, the software being used to run the Corporate Connections program, visit theTechMATCH website.

Corporate Connections Adds TD Ameritrade as a Corporate Partner
April 2013

 

TD Ameritrade will join some of the nation's leading companies, including General Electric and Cisco, that are using Corporate Connections' matchmaking ability to connect with high-quality innovation acquisition, contracting, licensing and investing opportunities.

 

Corporate Connections gives Corporate Partners the ability to access, search and filter a collection of high-quality innovative companies ranging from early stage to venture-backed, while enjoying an accelerated sales cycle and increased transactions.

 

In addition to TD Ameritrade, NYX has selected 15 other enterprises to become Corporate Partners and plans to fill the remaining few slots by the end of the year.

 

Enterprises interested in becoming a Corporate Partner or learning more about Corporate Connections should contact Roger London at roger@americansecuritychallenge.

 

To learn more about TechMATCH, the software being used to run the Corporate Connections program, visit www.techmatchs3.com

ASC’s TechMATCH Software Used to Run Joint NYSE and StartUp America Initiative

July 2012

 

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and StartUp America (SUAP) have launched Corporate Connections, a joint initiative for Big Startup set to bridge the gap between Corporate America and innovative startups. The initiative is powered by TechMATCH software and leverages SUAP’s network of thousands of startups by managing qualified introductions to Corporate Partners who are interested in innovation licensing, contracting acquisition and investment opportunities. To learn more or register with Corporate Connections, visit the SUAP website. Find out more about TechMATCH by visiting the TechMATCH website.

Aspen Institute Latest ASC Licensing Partner
May 2011

 

The Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program has agreed to license and partner with the American Security Challenge to run a joint Challenge in early 2012.  The Homeland Security Program works to heighten public awareness as to the nation's continued vulnerability to terrorism, and to persuade the nation to take the necessary steps to close the gap between how secure we should be and how secure we actually are.

“Establishing an annual Aspen Institute American Security Challenge will complement our annual Aspen Security Forum, according to Clark Ervin, the Director of the Aspen Institutes’ Homeland Security Program.  “The IA ASC program deepens our position and relationships in the innovation, technology and small business community which has typically not been the bulk of our constituency.  The AI ASC program provides a superb vehicle to reach that commjity and complient our existing community of high level public and private sector leaders that we typically provide forums for a broad discussion and exchange.”

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