Baltimore | Resource Profiles
Baltimore Innovation Week (BIW)
This annual event series is a unique collaborative effort from industry leaders across seven defined sectors. This is where technology meets science, creatives, students, entrepreneurs, sales representatives, marketing executives, economic developers, social activists and everyone in-between. The best part? It’s all FREE.
The ESO (Entrepreneur Support Organization) is a Baltimore-based coalition of programs, spaces, and resources catering to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses.The goal of the ESO is to make entrepreneurial resources more accessible through cross-promotion of events, workshops, classes, and other business resources. The ESO draws upon the collective knowledge, connections, and resources of the group, creating initiatives and partnerships that support local entrepreneurs’ success.
Baltimore Entrepreneur Support Organization (ESO)
We convene the smartest people and organizations in industries that matter for local communities to thrive in the future. To do that, we make connections with journalism, events and services.Presently, we publish two niche news sites: Technical.ly, which focuses on local tech communities, and Generocity.org, which focuses on the social impact community of Philadelphia.
For nearly two decades, the ETC has provided a nurturing, innovative, and transformative experience for technology-focused entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses, motivated to succeed and committed to making a difference. Discover what the ETC can offer you — and what you can offer the ETC.Founded in the late 1990s as a non-profit 501(c)3 venture of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), promotes economic growth by providing its member companies with the resources they need — access to seed capital, mentors, potential partners, a collaborative community, etcetera — to get where they want to go, as quickly as possible. Over the years, hundreds of companies have passed through our doors, creating thousands of jobs, and raising billions of dollars in outside funding. And it’s more than that. Built upon a simple principal — providing “a safe, controlled environment in which to grow” — the ETC offers:An affordable, collaborative community workspace in which like-minded business people can reach their potential simply by focusing on their companies.Incubator and accelerator programs that are as rigorous, diverse, and wide-ranging as the staff, mentors, and others who support it.Networking opportunities and connections that provide access to a wider community of entrepreneurs.The ETC is all of these things and more. Our mission is to foster a transformative community of tech-savvy, innovative, entrepreneurial people looking for creative collaboration to accelerate their growth potential and make a powerful economic impact on the City of Baltimore and beyond
Emerging Technology Centers (ETC)