See why these members support the MIDC.
“MIDC is an amazing organization that provides opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs to connect and foster relationships to be successful. It is an honor to serve as Epstein Becker Green’s representative on the MIDC Board and to meet Israeli and Maryland companies as they grow.”
Senior Counsel, Epstein Becker Green
Remarks from Mark and Lorraine Schapiro, JM Schapiro, Dara Schnee and Jill Mull
“Thanks to our Father and Grandfather, Marvin Schapiro who founded MIDC 30 years ago, many companies, communities and individuals have benefitted from the relationships built between Israel and Maryland. It is impressive to see how much MIDC has grown over the years and the important work they continue to do.“
The Late Marvin Schapiro
“MIDC has been a champion partner in supporting bilateral U.S. – Israel business development in the state of Maryland. MIDC has done a tremendous job in assisting Israeli companies endeavors in the U.S., while concurrently uplifting Maryland’s economy.”
Minister for Economic & Trade Affairs, Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.
“Baltimore County congratulates the Maryland/Israel Development Center for 30 years of hard work and great success. The Maryland/Israel Development Center is not only a pillar in the community but has also strengthened Baltimore County’s Economy with the attraction of NAYAX, Mistral, Advanced Defense Technologies Inc and ISR Corporation. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration as we continue grow business in Baltimore County and Maryland.”
Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development
“Israel is a tech powerhouse. Maryland is adjacent to the national government. MIDC seamlessly connects the two. The MIDC has been a fantastic resource to our company. In 2021 they wisely introduced us to the Israeli company IDenta, and we are moving forward with a deal where they will market our bio-detection kits for screening suspicious powders and we will market their kits for detecting illegal drugs and explosives.”
President & CEO, 20/20 GeneSystems
“Congratulations to the MIDC for celebrating its 30th Anniversary! Throughout its history, the MIDC has played an integral role in facilitating many meaningful collaborations between entities in Maryland and Israel. At Orgenesis, we have directly seen the impact the MIDC has made and hope to see its continuous development for the next 30 years!”
CEO, Orgenesis, Inc.
“TEDCO provides funding, resources and connections that early-stage technology and life sciences companies need to thrive in Maryland. We collaborate with organizations, like MIDC, to enhance economic empowerment initiatives that allow companies to thrive in our community.”
“We have had the opportunity to collaborate with the MIDC on many projects including MarketReach America and have been introduced to scores of Israeli companies. Thanks to MIDC’s remarkably deep relationships and experience, University of Maryland Baltimore is expanding research collaborations and educational exchanges in Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv..”
Vice President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
“TikTalk participated in the MarketReach America program in 2019, which MIDC led in Israel and Maryland. The MIDC proved to be valuable partners, ready to assist at any time. MarketReach America enabled TikTalk to build the necessary infrastructure, hire a Maryland based head of U.S. business and begin operations in the U.S.; all despite the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Medispec was the first Israeli company to establish an office in Maryland in 1992 and this could not be done without the support of the MIDC. For 30 years, Medispec has enjoyed a strong relationship with the MIDC. MIDC is a great asset to any Israeli company trying to settle or expand its activities in the Maryland area.”
“Israel is an innovation and high-tech superstar. On a per capita basis, Israel spends more of its GDP on R&D and has more venture capital investors and recipients than any other country in the world. I have remained active in the MIDC for many years because the MIDC has a proud and successful 30-year history of bringing Israelis and Marylanders together to help nurture that innovation and improve peoples’ lives.”
Managing Partner, Unimatrix Capital, LLLP