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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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Female Founders
Founders of Color
small-business-resource-center-sbrc; m-t-bank
Accelerator
8(a) Accelerator Program
The 8(a) Accelerator is a six-week initiative developed in collaboration with the U. S. Small. Business Administration (SBA) to give 8(a) companies the edge they need to win more government contracts.
Small Businesses
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Law and Policy
Government
Small Businesses
For-profit
Education/Workshops
bowie-state
Accelerator
Accelerate Baltimore
AccelerateBaltimore™ is an initiative of the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), Baltimore’s award winning incubator, and The Abell Foundation. In its first eight years, they have invested $1,525,000 in 47 companies.
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Public Saftey
Health and Wellness
Transportation
Housing
Education
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Technical Founders
ETC
Accelerator
Baltipreneurs Accelerator
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 . . .
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Demo Day
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Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
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Female Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
Students
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University-affiliated
Funding
Mentorship
loyola-university; loyola-center-for-innovation-entrepreneurship
Accelerator
Bet on Baltimore
BET ON BALTIMORE is our flagship program. It is an intensive, paid, 5-week summer internship that teaches design thinking, making, and entrepreneurship to support students in launching a business or s
Nonprofits
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Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Community Development
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
Students
Youth
Youth-Focused
Demo Day
Mentorship
dent-education
Accelerator
Bethesda Greens Accelerator
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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Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Clean Energy
Water
Sustainability
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Startups
Education/Workshops
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Office Space
Investment Included
Demo Day
Accelerator
Conscious Venture Lab
A 4 month immersion program aimed at accelerating conscious entrepreneurs to traction and revenue. We invest $100K in purpose driven startups in exchange for 8% equity and the opportunity to become a
Startups
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Accelerator
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Community and Social Impact
Law and Policy
Social Impact
Technology
Cybersecurity
Community Development
Enterprise Software
Startups
Investment Included
Demo Day
Build Assistance
Equity Capital
conscious-venture-lab-cvl; shift-ventures
Accelerator
CreateU Entrepreneurship Accelerator
Over 9 weeks, participants receive over 50 hours of instruction focused on introducing entrepreneurial concepts that will test their ideas for viability and determine if they have the ability to gener
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Small Businesses
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Paid Program
Idea
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Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Networking
Mentorship
Pitch Competition
Build Assistance
create-u-network
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
Startups
Small Businesses
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Government, Defense, and Aerospace
Cybersecurity
AI & Data Science
Technology
Infrastructure
Mobility
Startups
Small Businesses
Mentorship
Office Space
bwtech-umbc-research-technology-park
Accelerator
DevLab XR Accelerator 2019
DevLab is a six week content accelerator for immersive films, games, apps, art, and experiences.
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Arts and Media
VR & AR
Film & Media
Arts & Culture
Startups
Education/Workshops
Mentorship
Demo Day
johns-hopkins-university-jhu
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EnterPRISE Competition
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.
Startups
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Event
Pitch Competition
Grants
Workshops
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Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Retail and Product
Cleantech and Energy
Fashion and Design
Food and Drink
Healthcare and Biotech
Retail and Commerce
Startups
Small Businesses
open-works; abell-foundation; maryland-department-of-commerce; baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Accelerator
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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Small Businesses
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Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Life Sciences
Technology
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Energy
Startups
Small Businesses
Education/Workshops
Legal Advice
Mentorship
Investment Included
Workshops/Seminars
eastern-shore-entrepreneurship-center
Accelerator
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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Students
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Education/Workshops
Mentorship
24/7 Access
fastforward-u-ffu; johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
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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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Small Businesses
Students
Grant Funding
Mentorship
Workshops/Seminars
Office Space
Demo Day
fastforward-u-ffu; johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Accelerator
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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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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Location-Based
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Industry Agnostic
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Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
Education/Workshops
Loans
Mentorship
Debt Capital
Workshops/Seminars
Accelerator
HEXCITE Medical Accelerator
Johns Hopkins Medicine Hexcite (Excited for Healthcare) is an early-stage medical software accelerator program for entrepreneurs hosted by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center in co
Startups
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Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare
Digital Health
Health Tech
Technology
Startups
University-affiliated
Education/Workshops
Legal Advice
technology-innovation-center-tic; johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Accelerator
Social Innovation Lab
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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Community and Social Impact
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Social Impact
Technology
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University-affiliated
Office Space
Investment Included
Mentorship
Education/Workshops
johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Accelerator
StarTUp Accelerator
The Towson University StarTUp Accelerator is an intensive eight-week, cohort-based fellowship where ventures take residency and work in a collaborative space accelerating their venture
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Startups
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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
Startups
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Accelerator
Provides Funding
Idea
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Industry Agnostic
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
Education/Workshops
dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
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The Do Good Accelerator
The Do Good Accelerator is a collaborative space on campus that supports and helps to scale up students' innovative solutions to our world's most pressing challenges. The Accelerator offers a number o
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Community Development
Nonprofits
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University-affiliated
Mentorship
Education/Workshops
Networking
university-of-maryland-college-park-umd; do-good-institute
Accelerator
The Founder Fellowship
The BCAN Founder Fellowship is a 12-week business accelerator designed for creative entrepreneurs with bold visions who are ready to go all in to grow their business. Program participants will receive
Startups
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Arts and Media
Arts & Culture
Creative
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Small Businesses
Mentorship
Networking
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Investment Included
baltimore-creatives-acceleration-network-bcan
Accelerator
Trajectory Next
Trajectory Next is a post accelerator sales training program brought to you by Betamore, bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, and the UMB Grid that combines sales training with the decision-makers from key organizations that matter.
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Healthcare and Life Sciences
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betamore; bwtech-umbc-research-technology-park; university-of-maryland-baltimore-umb
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Accelerators

Accelerators are cohort-based programs that provide startups with education, mentorship, access to resources, and typically funding to help them launch and scale their ventures. Use this portal to find a program in Baltimore that's perfect for your venture

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