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Accounting/Tax Resources

SC&H Group, the exclusive accounting sponsor of FastForward, provides pro bono accounting consultations to FastForward members. They also offer workshops, on-site office hours and more.SC&H Group ha…

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Microenterprise Loan Program

The Maryland Microenterprise Loan Program expands opportunities for microenterprise development, creates new opportunities for small business development and sustains local economies in Maryland commu…

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Coworking
Function Coworking Community

Function is a home for new businesses in Northeast Baltimore's Hamilton-Lauraville are. It is filled with private offices and vibrant common areas that extend out into a courtyard, and has a large gal…

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Fells Point Culinary Incubator

Fells Point Culinary Incubator builds commercial Incubator space for product development and community economic enrichment. Our road map is based on placing Incubators within minority communities to h…

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Art Space Technical Assistance Program

BARCO believes spaces for artists and arts organizations are vital to a sustainable and vibrant city. BARCO offers its skills and experience for Baltimore’s creative community including:Advise artis…

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Patriot Capital

Patriot Capital focuses on investment opportunities in small and medium-sized privately-held companies having annual revenues of $10 to $200 million typically investing between $3-20 million in transa…

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Business Services, Consumer Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Distribution, Education, E-Commerce, Transportation, Telecom, IT

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BCL Commercial Property Mixed Use Loan Program

BCL supports the rehabilitation of property in residential and commercial districts in underserved Baltimore neighborhoods with its financial products. This product provides funding at an attractive r…

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Innov8MD Baltimore & Beyond Conference
November
November 8, 2019

The Baltimore & Beyond Conference showcases over 50 student-run ventures from 15+ local colleges and universities. Bringing together nearly 500 attendees, the Baltimore & Beyond conference is one of the....

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Entrepreneurs of Color Fund

Minority entrepreneurs in DC, Maryland and Virginia suburbs, and Baltimore City can get access to loans ranging from $5,000 - $250,000

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The Volt Fund

Small and minority, women and veteran owned businesses in Maryland may be eligible for loan through the VOLT Fund. Loans are between $25,000 to $500,000 for purposes such as business and commercial re…

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Pop Up Shops

Got a good idea for a retail shop? Test it out as a 3-month holiday pop-up shop!…

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City Bonds

City Bond funds are generally restricted to capital projects, which may include bricks and mortar, improvements, equipment purchases, or other real estate related projects. These loans cannot exceed 3…

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Maryland Technology Internship Program

The Maryland Technology Internship Program (MTIP) helps Maryland retain top talent by increasing the number of paid technical internships offered in the state.Administered by UMBC and funded by the …

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Bonsal Capital Reverberation Newsletter

This inaugural newsletter serves as introduction to the next phase of Bonsal Capital's journey to find, support, and catalyze mission-driven founders

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The Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition
Annually

The CBIC is designed to attract the real entrepreneurs at UMBC, the ones who know they are going to start a company, or in some cases have already. You’re the ones this entrepreneurship program was de…

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Do Good Scale Your Impact

Scale Your Impact is a signature program of the Do Good Accelerator that provides customized support and financial resources to University of Maryland students and alumni looking to extend their reach…

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BCL Guidance Line of Credit (GLOC)

The BCL Guidance Line of Credit is focused on the small to mid-size developer and/or contractor who has a need for a committed source of funding. It supports the activity of a borrower who anticipates…

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Enlightenment Capital

Enlightenment Capital is a private investment firm that provides flexible capital solutions to middle market businesses in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector.…

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The Startup Nest

The Startup Nest is a business incubator and co-working space that provides an ecosystem that fosters impactful economic development, promotes diverse & inclusive innovation, and is Shifting the Cultu…

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Startup Involvement Database

Want to get involved with entrepreneurship, but not ready to launch your own venture? Join our Startup Involvement Database to get sent internship and other work opportunities from local startups. Fro…

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Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (EZ)

The EZ program provides real property and state income tax credits for businesses located in a Maryland enterprise zone in return for job creation and investments. Businesses located in Focus Areas ma…

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Baltimore Business Lending (BBL)

Baltimore Business Lending, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baltimore Community Lending, Inc., is a new small business lending program designed to provide capital to emerging and growing small busin…

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Baltimore Women in Tech Micro Grant

Launched in 2017, the BWiT program has to date given away $12k and supported 12 women-led projects, impacting over 3,000 people. The most recent grant period is closed; check out the links below for p…

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Fellowships
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Baltimore Community Fellows

The OSI-Baltimore’s Community Fellowships Program was established in 1998 to assist individuals wishing to apply their education, life experiences, and professional experiences to serve marginalized c…

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Carey Entrepreneurship Network

The Entrepreneurship Network provides resources and connections for students interested in starting a new business or joining the start-up community. Innovators and entrepreneurs can use these resourc…

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Neighborhood BusinessWorks

Neighborhood BusinessWorks loan program provides flexible financing to new or expanding small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Sustainable Communities and Priority Funding Areas throughout th…

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Aging 2.0 Baltimore Chapter
Monthly

Founded in 2012 by Stephen Johnston and Katy Fike, Aging2.0 strives to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Aging2.0’s international, interdisciplinary a…

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Aging, Senior Care

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NewSpring Mezzanine

Mezzanine partners with business owners—either independently or with other financial sponsors—to build growth, acquisitions, and recapitalizations by providing mezzanine debt and equity tools.NewSprin…

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Student Entrepreneur Newsletter

A curated monthly email newsletter for student entrepreneurs in Maryland, containing information about events, funding opportunities, accelerator programs, and more. …

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Grow My Business (GMB)

Grow My Business (GMB) is a six-­month business development program designed for ETS graduates and other women who have already initiated their own startup micro­businesses. GMB is designed to increas…

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TCP Venture Capital

TCP Venture Capital is a Baltimore, Maryland-based early-stage technology focused venture capital firm. We partner with entrepreneurs to build great businesses.…

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BCL Subordinate Financing Loan Program

The BCL Subordinate Financing Loan Program is for experienced developers (including non-profits) and individual investors with plans to rehabilitate properties in a single project in low- and moderate…

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Impact Hub

Impact Hub is more than a coworking space. We bring together a community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals to take collaborative action and drive positive change in Baltimore a…

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Research and Development Tax Credit (R&D)

Businesses that have qualified R&D expenditures in Maryland may qualify for two state income tax credits, the Basic R&D Tax Credit and the Growth R&D Tax Credit.The tax credit remains in effect unti…

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FastForwardU Fuel Accelerator

Offered in both the fall and spring semesters, the Fuel accelerator will accept up to five student ventures – across all JHU schools – with the goal of providing skill-building workshops, in-kind resources, mentorship and funding in a structured nine-week program.

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Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS)

Grants for Technology Product DevelopmentMarket-driven new technology and innovation leads to new products and new jobs. Creating jobs in innovative Maryland companies is what the Maryland Industri…

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Big Idea CONNECTpreneur
Annually

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a Community of over 8000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region.Each bi-monthly CONNECTpreneur Forum mas…

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The INSIGHT Community

For years, INSIGHT has been the go-to peer group for area business owners, providing a forum to help leaders solve their most vexing challenges.The INSIGHT Community is the natural evolution of this…

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BCL Commercial Multi-Family Loan Program

The BCL Commercial Multi-Family Loan Program is an exceptional financing opportunity for experienced developers (including non-profits) and individual investors with a vision to rehabilitate specific …

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Harbor Bank Business Loans

The Harbor Bank offers business checking, savings, time deposits, credit cards, debit card, commercial real estate, personal, home improvement, automobile, and other installment and term loans.  

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Moms As Entrepreneurs Academy

The Moms As Entrepreneurs Academy provides current and aspiring mothers with an eight-week hands-on academy. Each week mothers are guided through a custom curriculum that focuses on the mindset of bus…

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TU Student Launch Pad

We're the hub of entrepreneurial activities and resources helping the TU community to imagine, ignite and transform ideas into action. Make an appointment, attend an event or workshop or just stop by …

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So You Want to Pitch Conference
Annually

One of the major challenges facing small businesses is access to capital to start, grow, and/or scale. In 2018 we created a platform for small business owners to learn how to plan for, prepare to, and…

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Community Consulting Lab

The Community Consulting Lab at the Carey Business School brings together inter-disciplinary teams consisting of graduate students from across Johns Hopkins University to work with local businesses an…

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Accelerator
0-100 Accelerator Program

The Small Business Resource Center and M&T Bank are partnering to offer a range of support services and resources for Baltimore businesses. Accepted applicants will be enrolled in a 10 week-long program that offers mentorship and access to capital and investment.

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The Forge

The Forge offers business space and amenities at below-market rates without a long-term commitment. Arrange for retail space, your own work cubicle, or even a drop-in daily flex plan and make your sma…

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AthenaPowerlink

ATHENAPowerLink® is a nonprofit that provides a business mentoring program designed to increase the growth and profitability of women-owned businesses.…

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SBA Loans

Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. The Baltimore District Office assisted 611 businesses in obtaining $246 Million in …

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Rural Business Innovation Initiative

Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBI2) assists start up and small technology-based businesses in the rural areas of Maryland to advance the company to a higher level of success. The program offer…

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Capital Solutions (Harbor Bank)

We aim to serve as trusted, long-term advisors to entrepreneurs, development partners, non-profit organizations, and investors whose goals align with our mission. Our team of financial and development…

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Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

At UMD, we cultivate a campus of fearless innovators to reframe and disrupt the norm to bring about change. By empowering students to reimagine the landscape, not blend in, we prepare them to solve th…

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Baltimore Food Hub

The Baltimore Food Hub is a campus for businesses, food production, and food retail. With this vision, the Baltimore Food Hub brings quality jobs, healthful food, and new life to century-old buildings…

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Hatch Innovation Conference
April

The Hatch Innovation Conference is the biggest celebration of entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins. Each spring, Hatch brings dozens of startup companies and renowed innovators to the JHU Homewood campus…

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LEDC SEED Loan

Up to $5k for startups with less than one year in operations, or with plans to launch a company within 3 months of receiving funds.…

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NewSpring Holdings

NewSpring Holdings—a holding company rather than a fund—allows us to employ a long-term, buy-and-build approach in the lower-middle market. We help scale growth through acquisitions and proven organic…

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Revolving Loan Funds

BDC’s Revolving Loan Funds may be used for acquisition and improvement of land, facilities and equipment, including demolition, site preparation, renovation and new construction. These loans are for u…

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Education Programs
Other
Maryland Defense Diversification Assistance Program (MDDA)

The Maryland Defense Diversification Assistance Program provides training and services to help eligible defense-dependent companies grow their businesses, increase profits and find new opportunities. …

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Incubator
10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and …

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Commercial Improvement Grants

Ten businesses are significantly more attractive with our Commercial Improvement Grants – new signage, awnings, siding, doors, windows, paint, reception desks, flooring – at no cost to the business ow…

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Inner City Capital Connections

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a tuition-free executive leadership training program designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help business owners in economically-distressed areas build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment.

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The Predevelopment Loan Program

The Predevelopment Loan Program is an exceptional financing opportunity for community developers working on early stage development project focused on re-stabilizing existing Baltimore City neighborho…

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Accelerator
Cync Program

WHAT IS CYNC?The Northrop Grumman and bwtech@UMBC Cync Program is an elite scholarship program that sponsors startup and early-stage companies with promising cybersecurity product ideas. This progra…

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New Market Venture Partners

New Markets Venture Partners is a leading early- and growth-stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education, information technology and business services companies …

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Idea
Makerspace
Highlandtown
Entrepeneur Program

We seek to facilitate the growth of life sciences companies by providing a Power Membership. This provides access for early-stage entrepreneurs to low-cost laboratory facilities.…

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City of Baltimore Small Business Resource Center

The Small Business Resource Center (SBRC), an initiative of the BDC, cultivates and supports the growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baltimore City through technical assist…

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Accelerate Your Dent

ACCELERATE YOUR DENT is our business incubator for advanced students with existing businesses or business ideas looking to grow their startup to the next level. Teams focus on strengthening their busi…

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Waterfront Tech Series
Quarterly

A quarterly event for movers, shakers, start ups, technology gurus, and entrepreneurial business leaders alike.…

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Pitch Creator

Once you have completed your business canvas, interviewed customers, and started to build a team, you might be ready to consider developing an investment pitch. Entrepreneurs should understand that pi…

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Veteran Business Owners Representatives

The SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities.a.gov (link sends e-mail)) at (410) 244-33…

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Halethorpe
bwtech@UMBC North Office Spaces

Home to the Cyber Incubator with a variety of office spaces for your company in the cybersecurity/ IT/ Health IT fields.…

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SCORE Library

If you’re looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and tr…

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The Big Idea Poster Competition
Annually

Do you have a great idea for a business, product or nonprofit organization? Put that idea on paper and get feedback in a low-pressure environment from judges. *Limited to TU students*…

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Johns Hopkins Digital Health Day: Health Tech Frontiers
November
November 13, 2019

Join to explore the possibilities for your health tech idea and connect with Johns Hopkins clinicians.

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See Jane Invest

See Jane Invest teaches entrepreneurs, startups, and creatives how to communicate their vision, plan for growth, and pitch to partners, collaborators and investors.…

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Film & Media, Social Impact, Digital Media

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Baltimore Micro Loan Fund

The Baltimore Micro Loan Fund provides existing and start-up small businesses with financing for working capital, furniture, fixtures, machinery, and equipment. …

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EnterPRISE Competition
October 15, 2019

Welcome to EnterpRISE 2019! This is our THIRD year of putting cash investment on the line for Baltimore makers. But it's not just money -- we take you through five workshops on business topics, a law clinic, pitch critiques, AND give 6 months of free membership to all 10 finalists.

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Cleantech and Energy, Fashion and Design, Food and Beverage, Healthcare and Biotechnology, Retail and Commerce, Social Enterprise

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Coworking
Mount Vernon
The Co-op

The CO-OP hosts a collection of emerging businesses and organizations ready to take success to the next level. Located in the heart of Mount Vernon, The CO-OP offers the best combination of convenienc…

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Anchor Ventures
Monthly

Anchor Ventures is a speaker series aimed at inspiring and supporting the development of startups and other technology companies across Maryland. It is based on the Venture Café model that started in …

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FastForwardU Spark Accelerator

Offered in both Fall and Spring, the Spark Accelerator will accept up to 10 idea-stage student teams, across all JHU schools, into a 9-week accelerator program focused on market research and customer validation...

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Innovation Works Mentor Network

Innovation Works (IW) seeks to teach entrepreneurs how to build and own successful social enterprises that create sustainable neighborhood economies by adapting the model used by the Miller Center for…

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Howard County Innovation Center

In March 2016, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman stood outside the county owned building at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive and announced the relocation of the Howard County Economic Development …

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Technology, Cybersecurity

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F3 Tech

F³ Tech (Farm-Fish-Food) is a statewide private/public initiative that is creating a new renaissance of economic growth and prosperity through innovation in the future of farming and fishing.Competi…

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Life Sciences, Cybersecurity, IT, Food, Energy, Manufacturing, Government, Defense, Aerospace, Marine Science, Aquacultural, Environmental

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Mentorship
Small Business & Community Equity Development Clinic

Thriving businesses and community-based organizations are the engines for strong neighborhoods and healthy communities. Student attorneys in the Small Business & Community Equity Development Clinic wo…

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Maryland Economic Adjustment Fund (MEAF)

MEAF assists small businesses with upgrading manufacturing operations, developing commercial applications for technology, or entering into and competing in new economic markets.…

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Mature, Growth
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Construction, Technology, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Industrial Services, Pipeline Services

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MICApreneurship

#MICApreneurship is a hub of creative applied entrepreneurial support, resources and programming specially designed to help MICA students and Alumni be successful.*Limited to MICA community*…

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Arts and Culture, Creative, Film & Media

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Incubator
REEF Program

The REEF Program helps young scientists cultivate the leadership and business skills necessary to bring their research into commercial markets and provides students with an enhanced appreciation of th…

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Greater Baltimore Mentoring

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in o…

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TU Incubator

TU Incubator supports local, regional, and national member companies with the resources, support, and networks needed to succeed.…

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Education, Creative, Health Technology, Health IT, IT, Technology, Consumer Products, Software

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Event
Made in Baltimore Summer Popup
Annually

Our Spring/Summer Pop-Up Shop re-opens May 1 at 20 W North Ave, and applications are due April 10. There are loads of benefits to putting your products in the pop-up shop, and applying is easy. We req…

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Moms Makers Academy

Moms Makers Academy is a 16-week entrepreneurship and making boot camp designed to help YOU launch your makers business! There will be classes on business planning, financing, marketing, setting up an…

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Commercial Construction and Rehab Loans

Planning your next project? Our low-cost loans give you something to build on.Building a new shopping center or condo complex can be a complicated and costly undertaking. The same goes for renovating…

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Real Estate, Construction, Community Development

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FIG program

The Baltimore Development Corporation has a city-wide Façade Improvement Grant program (FIG), which provides funds to businesses for exterior improvements. The grants are to be used to enhance the app…

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Construction

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Incubator
bwtech@UMBC Tech South Incubator

Home to a nationally-recognized life-science and technology business incubation program supporting over 25 early-stage bioscience and technology companies, as well as mnull emerged and anchor tenants …

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Life Sciences, Technology, Biohealth, Biotechnology

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Baltimore Black Entrepreneurs & Startup Founders Meetup

Baltimore Black Entrepreneurs & Startup Founders was created for Black business owners, entrepreneurs & startup founders to be able to come together, connect and network locally in Baltimore, MD....

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Future Baltimore Incubator Without Walls

Future Baltimore is a flagship partnership for West Baltimore and the result of the innovative and equity-focused collaboration between Bon Secours Community Works, Kaiser Permanente and the Latino Ec…

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Military Personnel and Veteran-owned Small Business Loan Program (MPVSBLP)

MPVSBLP provides no interest loans of up to $50,000, from one to eight years, for businesses owned by military reservists, veterans, National Guard personnel and for small businesses that employ or ar…

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MBX Local Networking Events
Weekly

We host 20-25 Networking Luncheons and Happy Hour events each month throughout the state of Maryland. 20-35 local business professionals typically attend these events. There is no cost to attend for m…

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Business Resource Center

Nontechnical, services-based companies, or businesses that are too early for the incubator can still get support and assistance through the MCE’s Business Resource Center.The BRC provides experience…

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Small Business Relief Tax Credit

The Small Business Relief Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit available to small businesses that provide their employees with paid sick and safe leave.

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Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program

The Maryland Defense Cybersecurity Assistance Program (DCAP) provides funding and assistance for Defense Contractors to comply with the DFARS and NIST 800-171 Standards for cybersecurity. The program …

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Defense, Cybersecurity

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