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Maryland APEX Accelerator Client Showcases Drone Technology to Legislators

Annapolis, MD - February 22, 2024 - Martin Cadirola, President of Ecotronics Ventures LLC, a client of the Maryland APEX Accelerator, had the opportunity to present his cutting-edge drone technology to Maryland Legislators at the annual SBDC Legislative Showcase held in Annapolis, MD last week.

During the event, Mr. Cadirola demonstrated how Ecotronics Ventures' drone technology contributes to environmental conservation efforts and holds the potential to enhance weather and water quality data collection in the Chesapeake region. The legislators responded positively to the presentation, acknowledging the innovative applications of drone technology showcased by Mr. Cadirola.

"This was a very successful outing for Martin. He showed off the capabilities of his technology and they were impressed! I look forward to continuing to work with him to develop business connections that can propel his success," said Richard Paden, Martin's APEX Accelerator Counselor.

Following the successful showcase, MD APEX Accelerator has arranged for Martin Cadirola to meet with Congressman John Sarbanes' office in Washington, DC to explore potential collaboration opportunities.

Ecotronics Ventures LLC, headquartered in New Market, Maryland, specializes in hard and software systems engineering, focusing on telecommunications, weather research, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industries. The company has earned numerous contract awards, including providing drone surveillance services and Lidar support for prestigious clients such as NASA and Howard University.

Ecotronics Ventures stands as a testament to innovation and excellence in its field, continually pushing the boundaries of technology to address pressing environmental and scientific challenges. 


About Maryland APEX Accelerator

The mission of the Maryland APEX Accelerator is to help position businesses registered in the state of Maryland to fully compete in federal, state, and local government procurement processes. The Program was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to assist small businesses in participating in the Government Marketplace. The Maryland APEX Accelerator opened its doors in 2002 and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense and hosted by the University of Maryland in College Park. For further information please visit



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