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Baltipreneurs Accelerator

Accelerator

Description

The Baltipreneurs Accelerator will be piloted with $15,000 in funding for members of the Baltimore community, including Loyola Students, faculty, and staff, who are building a business or an innovative social venture. Five to eight selected teams will join the Accelerator to receive training and technical assistance, mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to capital, ending with a Demo Day pitch in early spring.

Benefits

Each successful Baltipreneur venture receives a minimum of $2,000 in stipends:

  • $500 upon completion of first five learning modules
  • $1,000 upon meeting agreed-upon major milestones
  • $500 after presenting at Demo Day

PLUS the opportunity to qualify for an additional $5,000 in awards for the highest performing teams.
Baltipreneurs will also receive:

  • Access to dedicated office space and open workspace at Loyola Notre Dame Library through May 2020
  • Assigned mentors
  • Option to engage Greyhound Group Consultants on a pro-bono project
  • Access to office hours with Startup Executive in Residence and Startup Legal Advisor in Residence
  • 1 on 1 pitch/presentation coaching session
  • Access to Pitch Creator
  • 1 on 1 financial and accounting management coaching session
  • Access to competitive/corporate research training
  • Photo session for portraits and action shots for use on LinkedIn, social media, and other marketing materials

Am I a fit?

The Baltipreneurs Accelerator will consider ventures:

  • Led by passionate, committed entrepreneurs including Loyola University Maryland students, faculty, or staff and residents operating in the city of Baltimore.
  • Preference to founders who identify as underrepresented entrepreneurs, including but not limited to women entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color, entrepreneurs with disabilities, or veteran entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs representing all industries and market sizes both pre or post revenue will be considered

Tags

Funding, Mentorship, University-affiliated, Founders of Color-Focused

Resource Providers:

University

A comprehensive Jesuit university nationally-recognized for its academics, athletics & spiritual education, founded in 1852.

Loyola University
University

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CI&E) educates and engages students in the critical skills that help us be innovators in our lives and work. The Center will also play a role in transforming Baltimore, by supporting the city's entrepreneurs and social ventures.

Loyola Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Resource Details
For Startups
For Nonprofits
For Small Businesses

The Baltipreneurs Accelerator will provide a total of $15,000 in funding for members of the Baltimore community, (including Loyola Students, faculty, and staff) who are building a business or an innovative social venture. Five to eight selected teams will join the Accelerator to receive ...

Earliest Stage Served:
Idea
Latest Stage Served:
Established
All Stages Served:
Idea, Early
Industries Served:

Social Impact