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The Pioneer Baltimore program is an initiative of the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), Baltimore’s award-winning incubator.This program is designed to take your early-stage business idea to the next step. Whether that is developing a business plan or working on a prototype, the ETC wants to help future entrepreneurs find the time to put these thoughts into action. The program is developed with the working professional in mind. The cohort will meet once a week after work hours. Focus on your idea for the next 9 weeks, and you could be ready to apply to the ETC's Incubate Baltimore program for guided mentorship to take your business to the next step.
Mentorship, Education/Workshops, Workshops/Seminars, Legal Advice
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