Rich Bendis is an entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, investment banker, innovation and technology ­based economic development leader, international speaker and consultant in the technology and healthcare industries. He currently serves as the founding President and CEO of BioHealth Innovation, a central Maryland public­ private partnership focused on elevating the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) by mobilizing key regional stakeholders around a shared growth agenda and providing strategic services to its entrepreneurial community. Mr. Bendis is also the founding President and CEO of Innovation America (IA), a national public ­private partnership focused on accelerating the growth of the innovation economy in America.

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