TechFire Lunch-n-Learn Series
September 14, 2016 Noon – 1:00 PM
Jay Reilly
Special Counsel, Saul Ewing, LLP
Topic: Investor Term Sheets

Are you thinking about bringing investors on board? Have you been pounding the pavement looking for money, and now you’ve found some? What next? Equity or debt? Common or preferred? Participating or non-participating? What valuation? And if you’ve been lucky enough to get a term sheet from an investor, they can be complex, and there’s probably a lot in there that is unfamiliar and confusing.


Article By CheckPointMarketing

Last year we reported on the U.S. Department of Labor’s declaration of war on the misclassification of workers as independent contractors (instead of as employees) and the potential liabilities that can result from a worker’s misclassification. [See article, courtesy of Gordon Feinblatt LLC]  During its 2016 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly enacted new sanctions for employers who fail to properly classify a worker as an employee for purposes of unemployment insurance.  The new law becomes effective October 1, 2016.

New Assessments and Sanctions

If the Maryland Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (“DLLR”) determines that an employer has failed to properly classify a worker as an employee it will issue an assessment to the employer for delinquent unemployment contribution payments.  An employer that fails to pay the assessment within 45 days will be assessed interest at 2% per month beginning with the first due date following notice of the misclassification.


TechFire Lunch-n-Learn Series
July 13, 2015 Noon – 1:00 PM
Ms. Anne Balduzzi
Founder, SameGrain
Lessons Learned: From Internet Pioneer to Startup Entrepreneur

This presentation covers a career of lessons and insights learned in the tech space. It starts with Ms. Balduzzi’s early career where she worked with and was influenced by some of the top names in tech ranging from Steve Case to Steve Wozniak while developing, launching and marketing online services at AOL and Apple. Her story goes on to cover her transition from start-up mentor to start-up founder and lessons learned while creating a prototype, building a team, raising capital, developing and launching an award winning app and platform, as well as mapping out a future product vision.


ETC is proud to announce the release of a new publication authored by one of our senior scientists. To view the full publication, click here:

Executive Summary:

It has been 26 years since Fleischmann and Pons (F-P) claimed to have demonstrated “cold fusion” by electrochemical charging of deuterium into palladium. The F-P work was erroneously discredited in part because the deuterium levels attained in the palladium during replication experiments were too low to trigger the reactions observed during the original experiments. With sufficient deuterium loading, the F-P and similar experiments have been duplicated dozens of times and in different laboratories. Furthermore, many non-electrochemical experiments show excess energy that is far above that obtainable by any known chemical reaction, in metal formulations that do not contain palladium. There has been particular success in formulations that contain both lithium and nickel as these “fuel” formulations are often claimed to produce excess heat. These various reactions are now called Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).