Capping a weeklong celebration, the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC) officially opened its new headquarters in Odenton, Md., on Sept. 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. As a seven year-old, Anne Arundel County start-up firm, Syndicus representatives attended the event, alongside local and state leaders, community partners, as well as staff and CIC sponsors.
The new facility is adjacent to the gates of Fort Meade, which has evolved into an intelligence and cyber security hub for organizations such as the National Security Agency, the U.S. Cyber Command, the Defense Information Systems Agency and others.1
The CIC, a program of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, supports Anne Arundel County startups – much like Syndicus was seven years ago – by “… providing innovative companies and entrepreneurs with the resources, connections and programs they need to innovate, connect, grow and succeed.”2
According to CIC’s website, more than 55 companies have moved through the CIC’s offices and member programs, with millions of dollars in contracts, millions in seed and start-up funding, and hundreds of jobs created as those companies have grown.