SBN At-Home: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporations’s Executive Director Ben Wu and board member Tien Wong joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s second episode of Small Business Network At Home.

The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County.

Watch a video of their discussion recorded via Zoom here:

Benjamin Wu
Benjamin Wu is the president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). This is a public-private partnership with a board led by business leaders. MCEDC’s mission is to support the efforts to attract, retain and expand the businesses in the County.

Previously he served as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce for the State of Maryland. Wu is an internationally recognized technology policy expert and led the creation of significant Maryland, United States, and international initiatives affecting innovation, competition, technology commercialization, international trade, and economic development.

During his 13-year tenure working in Congress, Wu drafted laws affecting federal intellectual property, requiring Y2K readiness, and advancing math and science education. In Maryland, Wu has a substantive record of forging successful public-private partnerships to drive scientific research and development and has effectively collaborated with the state’s industry, academia and federal, state and local partners on life sciences, cyber, energy, manufacturing, and international initiatives to accelerate technology-led economic development.

Wu attended Montgomery County Public Schools and resides in Montgomery County.

Tien Wong
Tien Wong serves as a MCEDC board member as well as chairman and CEO of Lore Systems, Inc. Herndon Va. based Lore Systems was founded in 1995 and is a technology services firm specializing information technology consulting.

Wong is also the CEO of Tech 2000 and Opus 8 Inc, a Chevy Chase private investment and advisory firm. He is also the founder and host of The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum which is a community of over 12,000 CESs, investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angels, and business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The Small Business Networking Series usually takes place at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville.

About Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network Series

The series of monthly morning sessions address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County.

Moreover, the series offers the opportunity to invigorate and innovate businesses with insight and information from regional business leaders’ presentations and question and answer sessions. Indeed, seminars and networking can enhance the success of local businesses in Montgomery County.

Montgomery Community Media is located at 7548 Standish Place in Rockville, walking distance from the Shady Grove Metro station. Free parking is available.

You can view previous speakers and events, here.


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