Baltimore | Growth Startup Resources

Every Resource You Need to Launch and Grow Your Startup In Baltimore, MD
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LifeBridge Health BioIncubator at Sinai Hospital

Our mission as a business incubator is to improve human health by bringing together emerging businesses, innovative technologies, and leading physicians.…

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Business Model Competition
December

Build out a business model for your idea using the Business Model Canvas and you could win money to help get your idea off the ground and running! Participants put their models on posters, which will …

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Baltimore County Public Library Resource for Entrepreneurs

An online collection of resources for entrepreneurs provided by the Baltimore County Public Library

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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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DevLab XR Accelerator 2019
October 14, 2019

DevLab is a six week content accelerator for immersive films, games, apps, art, and experiences.

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Virtual & Augmented Reality

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Pathfinder Innovation Program
Weekly

BHI and Launch Workplaces are co-hosting a series of education and 1:1 consulting sessions on topics of interest to early stage biohealth and technology companies. These sessions are open to all start…

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Bethesda Green’s Accelerator
November 10, 2019

Through the Accelerator, our team identifies and nurtures green, for-profit startups that have identified product-market fit and are preparing to scale. Specifically, we look for businesses aligned with our vision for a sustainable, impactful, and purposeful economy.

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Clean energy , Water, Climate, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Food Production, Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail

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Seed Investment - Old Line Capital

Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, we partner with technology startups in Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Ohio…

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NextGen Venture Partners

We back exceptional entrepreneurs through the collective power of the nation’s top founders and innovation executives.…

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Terp Startup

Terp Startup is a summer accelerator program that helps student entrepreneurs make progress on their startup for eight weeks in the summer in lieu of an internship. At the end of the summer program, s…

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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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Market Search

Many start-up companies fail due to a lack of understanding of their market. While there is no substitute for talking to potential customers, entrepreneurs first need to assess their potential market…

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Women's Business Ownership Representatives

Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners. For more information please call Tonia McCoy (link sends e-mail) at (410) 244-3323. …

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Rise to the Challenge Competition
May

The Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition offers over $20,000 in cash and professional services up for grabs. The Competition promises to be UB’s most exciting competition of the year. This could be…

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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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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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Made @ Dent

MADE@DENT teaches students to become better makers and entrepreneurs while preparing them for the workforce. Students are paid hourly wages to operate a business that sells custom corporate gifts, awa…

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UMD Entrepreneurs in Residence

Experienced seiral entrepreneurs will serve as your business mentors and will help you figure out detailed plan and next steps in your startup journey. They can help answer many questions about starti…

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Abell Grant Funding

The Foundation awards three types of grants:seed funding for start-ups and demonstration programs aimed at finding innovative solutions to recalcitrant problems; support for ongoing projects that prov…

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Bonsal Capital Investment

Bonsal Capital is a mission-driven partnership investing in education, healthcare, and cyber security industries.

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EdTech, Education, Enterprise Software, Health Care, Information Technology, Venture Capital

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CrabTank Pitch Competition
Annually
October 18, 2019

If you are a company who uses technology to communicate your business to customers, enter pitch your business to five celebrity judges as part of Baltimore Homecoming’s inaugural Crab Tank: A Startup Pitch Competition event sponsored by M&T Bank. Contest will be held Friday, October 18th at the B&O Railroad Museum for the chance to win a $25,000 grand prize.

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FounderTrac

Accepted applicants will be taken through a 12 week educational curriculum that includes 6 small-group work sessions led by business leaders that provide the education and tools needed to grow your co…

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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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Maryland Defense Network

Our mission is to provide a robust platform for Maryland's defense industry to ensure that defense remains a vibrant and thriving industry sector in Maryland. The Maryland Defense Network allows users…

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HUB Baltimore

At HUB Baltimore we offer flexible and affordable workstations and office amenities to individuals and groups.…

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Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research

The fund provides seedfunding for vital proof-of-concept and validation studies of valuable technologies at Johns Hopkins …

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Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award

The Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award supports one Johns Hopkins undergraduate-led startup each year with grant funding of $10,000Size: $10,000 Length of Project: Full-time over the summer…

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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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Entrepreneur Academy

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, in partnership with Baltimore County Public Library, is pleased to offer Entrepreneur Academy: an innovative initiative to serve the community region by providing access …

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Center for Inovation & Entrepreneurship at Towson University

Fostering entrepreneurial talent, ideas and opportunities through programs, competitions, and the infusion of innovative thinking across campus.…

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FastForward U Friday Office Hours

FastForward U Friday Office Hours offer a chance for students to meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with experienced entrepreneurs or experts and get feedback and insight on their ventures. The office hou…

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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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Mentors in Residence Program

Each of our FastForward members is paired with one or more mentors who have successfully built, sold and invested in startup companies. These Mentors-In-Residence (MIRs) operate under nondisclosure ag…

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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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UMBC Student Idea Lab

Our focus is to accelerate your entrepreneurial endeavors! Youcan bring life to your business concept by taking advantage ofthe UMBC Student Idea Lab and Business Incubator Program.We support UMBC…

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Maryland Capital Enterprises - Consulting

Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. (MCE), a private nonprofit, has worked to build communities by supporting local small businesses. Maryland Capital Enterprises provides counseling and develops busin…

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Vehicle and Equipment Loans

Want to drive your business forward? Our loans can help you power up.Delivery truck fleets and earth-moving machinery. Factory tools and computer hardware. It takes all types of vehicles and equipmen…

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The Hutch
November 22, 2019

Hutch is an intensive 12-month program that gives entrepreneurs a blueprint for building successful digital service firms, by empowering them with the tools, mentorship, and peer support they need to have a lasting impact.

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Cybersecurity Associate Company Directory

Below you will find Maryland businesses, organizations and academic institutions providing support and/or resources for Maryland's cybersecurity industry. Use the search filtering tool to the left to …

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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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EAGB Annual Meeting
Annually
December 10, 2019

Join us as the EAGB celebrates the Region’s economic assets and opportunities.


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Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center

The Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center (MIPLRC) offers free legal services to entrepreneurs and emerging technology companies, including patent applications, prior art searches, lice…

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Maryland Center for Entrepeneurship

Not sure you are ready to start your business or are just off the ground? The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship offers a business resource center to support businesses of all types across the count…

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SCORE Workshops

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. …

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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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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and LifeBridge Health Innovation Hub

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and LifeBridge Health announced plans for a new hub for early-stage companies at Wednesday’s Payvider Innovation Summit, held at CareFirst’s headquarters in Canton Cross…

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Boost Baltimore Program
June

The Boost program is a joint entrepreneurial development workshop between Innovation Works and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. IW Boost packs core business lessons into a powerful three-day…

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Robert W Deutsche Foundation

The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond.…

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Social Impact, Arts and Culture, Technology, Film & Media, Education

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Commercialization & Entre Research (CENTRE) Funding Initiative

The CENTRE funding is an initiative of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at UMBC and provides funds for research that leads to potential commercialization of a product or service. Any UMBC …

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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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Mentorship
Resources, Access and Mentoring Program (RAMP)

At Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, we believe in making connections for the benefit of our clients and friends. Through RAMP, the firm brings together entrepreneurs, investors, higher education and commer…

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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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Maryland Capital Enterprises - Micro and Business Loans

MCE offers three loan products to assist clients in starting or growing their own business. …

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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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Maryland Small Business Development Center Baltimore

Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers FREE individualized consulting, from start up to established businesses. We also offer comprehensive training programs, from those just thinkin…

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Rockville Innovation Center

Supporting the growth of early stage product companies/innovation centers developing health IT, cybersecurity, bioinformatics and other enabling technologies.…

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Greenspring Direct Investments

We lead or participate in financing rounds in growth stage companies, serve as a syndicate partner in early stage rounds, and provide liquidity for companies and their employees across multiple stages…

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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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Social Innovation Lab
October 1, 2019

The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at Johns Hopkins University accelerates emerging ventures and leaders that seek to change Baltimore and the world.$1,000 in funding for the venture provided on a reim…

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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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Biotechnology Research and Education Program

Mtech's Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP) is the region's premier biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and biofuel research center, designed to bolster Maryland's burgeoning biotechnolog…

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Germantown Innovation Center

Turnkey office space with fully fitted wet labs, including RO water, emergency power, and fume hoods. located in the heart of the new Pinkney Innovation Complex at Montgomery College (PIC-MC). …

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Maryland Capital Enterprises - Mentorship & Education

MCE offers free consulting and technical services to current and future business owners. Our services. MCE will provide local entrepreneurs as mentors for aspiring business owners. They provide busine…

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Medhacks
Annually

What if the most creative minds channeled their focus into solving the most impactful problems of today? Imagine if we could apply the ingenuity that powers the most profound technology into the most …

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Black Futures Micro-Grant

The BLACK FUTURES MICRO-GRANT is a no-strings-attached micro-grant for changemakers serving Greater Baltimore.Each month community members will vote on which organization or individual receives the a…

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Graduate Student Award

The FastForward U Graduate Student Award (GSA) supports Johns Hopkins students aiming to solve major challenges through entrepreneurship.We have recognized that raising significant early stage fundi…

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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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Women Owned & Managed Enterprise Network Conference
Annually

The W.O.M.E.N Conference is a network of resources that support women in developing and retaining competitive enterprises…

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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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The Grid Pitch
Annually

The Grid Pitch is a student event that promotes entrepreneurial ideas. This showcase allows for students to pitch their innovative business ideas to a panel of experts and investors in the entrepreneu…

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Bioinnovation Conference
October 7, 2019

Presented by Maryland Life Sciences (MDLS), a division of the Maryland Tech Council, the Bio Innovation Conference showcases Maryland’s innovation and success in the life sciences industry.

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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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Red Abbey Venture Partners

Red Abbey Venture Partners is a life sciences investment firm that was founded in 2004 and invested in 14 privately held and 9 publicly traded life sciences companies. …

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Commercial Real Estate Loans

Purchase the property you need for your next business venture.Maybe you're moving your company headquarters to a new locale. Or perhaps you're planning to build a shopping center or expand industri…

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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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The Baltimore Fund

Goal: Locate and develop companies affiliated with Maryland Public Higher Education Institutions (PHEI) in Baltimore City.Initiatives:1. Provide rent subsidies to early-stage companies affiliated w…

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I-Corps

I-Corps is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Initiative to increase the economic impact of research and social entrepreneurship. This course engages participants to explore their ideas and researc…

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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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International Innovation Center

BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) provides international companies the perfect starting point to create or locate US-based subsidiaries by offering a soft landing to companies seeking to grow their US…

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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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UMD & UMB Seed Grant Program

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campuses are pleased to co-host the joint Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program. The intent of this init…

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Network Advisors

Growing great companies takes more than money and Maryland’s entrepreneurs repeatedly express the need for assistance in certain very specific areas. To help meet that need TEDCO has partnered with a …

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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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Maryland International Incubator

The Maryland International Incubator (MI2) is the outcome of a collaboration between University of Maryland, College Park, and the Maryland Department of Commerce (DBED), aimed at connecting the state…

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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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NET/WORK Baltimore
Annually

NET/WORK is a technology jobs fair showcasing vibrant companies seeking talent and talented people seeking work. Nothing stiff or stuffy about it. The companies at NET/WORK are psyched to show off the…

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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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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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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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TEDCO Round Tables
Monthly

The CEO Roundtable groups 10 to 12 non-competitive portfolio entrepreneurs around a common theme – industry vertical, demographic, or stage of development. It is expected that each roundtable will co…

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Invisible Majority

Invisible Majority is a Baltimore-based creative community incubator providing space, services and support to Baltimore's independent creative business community.The brain child of curator and educa…

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Baltimore Angels

Baltimore Angels seeks to invest profitably in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and advance early stage innovators to the next stage of capital formation. Our vision is to be the most trusted re…

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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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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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Citrine Angels

Citrine Angels is a membership angel investing group designed for women to invest in female-founded companies. We introduce selected seed stage companies to individual investors.We support the growt…

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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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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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Pigtown
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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Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund

The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments are jointly selected by inv…

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