Anne Balduzzi is currently the Director of Advisory Services for TEDCO (Technology Development Corporation), located in Columbia, MD. In this role, she manages the Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBI2) program and related investments as well as TEDCO’s mentoring programs.
As an early Internet pioneer, Anne’s background includes product and marketing development roles at Apple, AOL (when it was a start-up), and Viewtron, the first consumer online service in North America. At Viewtron, she spoke nationwide to think tanks, computer groups, and universities on the future of online services. At AOL, she worked on the launch of Instant Messaging (IM) and Habitat, the first interactive online computer game developed via a joint venture with Lucasfilm’s gaming division. And, at Apple, she was responsible for directing the development and launch of AppleLink—Personal Edition, Apple’s first online service.
After working in Silicon Valley, Anne returned to the East Coast and founded Accelerate Partners, where she advised a wide range of start-up entrepreneurs and international technology companies. Prior to joining TEDCO, she founded SameGrain, an award winning app and vertical AI platform that uses machine learning algorithms for in-depth matching and predictive analytics.
Anne, who is also a member of Mindshare, has been recognized as one of the region’s Top Women in Tech. She holds a patent on data match analysis and is a frequent speaker and author on entrepreneurship topics and artificial intelligence (AI).