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Janice grew up on a quaint fruit farm in Garners, Pennsylvania. She would pick apples, trim trees, learn how to manage an orchard, but this experience grew to something more- Janice learned how to cultivate a strong work ethic along with honing in on her effectiveness and efficiency. Following her experience at the Orchard, Janice went to community college and then transferred to Shippensburg University, got married and moved to Maryland. In her spare time, Janice enjoys staying active and has been running triathlons. Currently, she is training for an upcoming race in Niagara Falls.
In 2008 Janice started her consulting company, and began to work with smaller companies to ensure their growth. She then was offered a job at the Business incubator at Howard Community College and as she says, the rest his history. Janice’s job is simple. She takes someone’s idea and brings it to life. She strategizes with the idealist and figures out how they can make the idea work. The incubator provides resources for the entrepreneur, offering seminars, office and manufacturing space, capital workshops, and much more. The possibilities are limitless, and access is right at the entrepreneurs finger tips.
More From The Technical Innovation Center
Hagerstown Community College’s Technical Innovation Center (TIC) supports local entrepreneurs as they grow sustainable businesses. These emerging companies create new jobs, strengthen the local economy, revitalize neighborhoods, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire community.
The mission of TIC is to help tech startup companies grow into sustainable businesses based in Washington County. By fostering the growth of new businesses, the TIC enables job creation, building businesses and developing the local economy through the provision of access to advanced technologies, business development resources, and collaborative opportunities. The TIC’s location on the Hagerstown Community College campus allows the TIC to connect portfolio companies with quality interns and employees.
Since its launch in 1994, the TIC has seen over 70 companies come through its doors as startups and graduate into the business world. Emerging technology companies receive many benefits at the TIC, from basic business services, access to equipment and technology, coaching and mentoring, fundraising support, and marketing and public relations leverage.
The TIC’s biweekly startup meetings and periodic business training workshops provide opportunities to learn new management techniques as well as brainstorm with other entrepreneurs and experts ways to solve problems you are currently experiencing.
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