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Female Founders

Did you know that even though female-founded companies only 4% of venture capital investment, private companies led by women are more capital efficient, have a 35% higher return on investment, and have higher revenues? Despite the odds, fellow female founders, we're still kicking ass.
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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.
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Accelerator
Paid Program
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
small-business-resource-center-sbrc; m-t-bank
Incubator
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
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Incubator
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Youth-Focused
Education/Workshops
dent-education
Funding
Artemis Scholarship Grants
This scholarship is for young women graduating from a Baltimore City public high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who wish to attend a two- or four-year college or university. ...
Nonprofits
Early
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Mature
Funding
Grants
Scholarships
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Nonprofits
Female Founders
Youth
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Mentorship
AthenaPowerlink
ATHENAPowerLink is a nonprofit that provides a business mentoring program designed to increase the growth and profitability of women-owned businesses.
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Mentorship
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Female Founders
economic-alliance-of-greater-baltimore-eagb
Event
BCAN Connect Events
Throughout the year BCAN hosts events designed to help local creatives and build community and learn about all of the exciting resources BCAN has to offer.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Event
Idea
Early
Arts and Media
Arts & Culture
Creative
Music
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
BCAN
Mentorship
BCAN Help Desk
BCAN Help Desk offers business, financial, marketing and legal planning assistance designed with creatives in mind.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Mentorship
Legal Advice
Marketing
Financial Advice
Idea
Early
Arts and Media
Arts & Culture
Creative
Music
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
BCAN
Event
BCAN Pilot
Scale your passion at our free two-day intensive for creative entrepreneurs on April 17-18, 2020.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Event
Bootcamps
Education
Idea
Early
Arts and Media
Arts & Culture
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Creative
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
BCAN
Group
Baltimore Women in Tech Meetup
Baltimore Women in Tech is for women and female-identifying technologists in Baltimore or the Greater Baltimore region who are working and playing with any kind of technology. We host events and educa
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Group
Meetups
Monthly
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
baltimore-women-in-tech
Funding
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
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
smartlogic
Group
Baltimore's Premier Women's Entrepreneur Network
We are the premier resource for Women Entrepreneurs! There is no other networking opportunities that are as effective as eWomenNetwork.
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
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Mature
Group
Networks
Networking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
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 . . .
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Accelerator
Provides Funding
Demo Day
Grants
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
Funding
Mentorship
loyola-university; loyola-center-for-innovation-entrepreneurship
Event
Boost Baltimore Program
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
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Event
Bootcamps
April
Education/Workshops
Idea
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Female Founders
innovation-works
Event
Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards
The Bridging the Gap Awards recognizes exceptional minority and women-owned businesses and majority businesses and executives who nurture the development of minority businesses in Greater Baltimore an
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Event
Awards
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
greater-baltimore-committee
Funding
Builder Fund
The Pre-seed Builder Fund (or Builder Fund) was created to financially and operationally support the development of startup companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate a socially or economically di
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Grants
Venture Capital
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Investment Included
Mentorship
tedco
Incubator
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Towson University
Fostering entrepreneurial talent, ideas and opportunities through programs, competitions, and the infusion of innovative thinking across campus.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
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Established
Incubator
Idea
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Industry Agnostic
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Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
Mentorship
Pitch Competition
Education/Workshops
Workshops/Seminars
towson-university
Funding
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
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
citrine-angels
Mentorship
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
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mentorship
Education Programs
Workshops/Seminars
Education/Workshops
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Funding
Community Development Ventures
Community Development Ventures, Inc. (CDV) is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) company that utilizes "socio-economic" investing as a means to improve the well being of economically or socially disadvantaged in
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Mixed
Equity
Microloans
Debt
Revolving Loan Fund
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Location-Based
meridian-management-group-inc
Incubator
DPW Small Business Development Program
The Department of Public Works (DPW) supports economic and business development in Baltimore City and throughout the region. Serving one of the most diverse regions in the country, DPW invites local m
Small Businesses
Early
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Mature
Incubator
Early
Established
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Construction
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Education/Workshops
the-mayors-office-of-minority-and-women-owned-business-development
Incubator
Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS)
Entrepreneur Training for Success (ETS) is a three-month, 60-hour course in business, workforce, life and leadership skills. ETS strongly emphasizes the fundamentals of micro-entrepreneurship, combi
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Incubator
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Workshops/Seminars
latino-economic-development-center-ledc
Funding
Family League of Baltimore Grants
We invest funding into community-based organizations to help children and families in Baltimore reach their full potential. We strive to improve institutions so that individuals can grow, learn, and build a better community. Family League’s funded pa...
Nonprofits
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Established
Mature
Funding
Grants
General Operating
Project/Program
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Civil Rights and Social Justice
Criminal Justice
Education
Out-Of-School-Time
Families & Children
Nonprofits
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Female Founders
No Restrictions Specified
Family League of Baltimore
Incubator
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 micro-businesses. GMB is designed to increas
Startups
Small Businesses
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Mature
Incubator
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Workshops/Seminars
latino-economic-development-center-ledc
Incubator
Impact Hub Baltimore
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
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Incubator
Cohort Based
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Youth and Education
Social Impact
Sustainability
Education
Finance
Technology
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Member-Only Events
Education/Workshops
Office Space
24/7 Access
Conference Rooms
impact-hub-baltimore
Mentorship
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.
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mentorship
Education
Cohort Based
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Veteran Founders
kaiser-permanente
Event
Innov8MD Baltimore & Beyond Conference
The Baltimore and Beyond Conference showcases over 50 student-run ventures from 15+ local colleges and universities. Bringing together nearly 500 attendees, the Baltimore and Beyond conference is one of the. . . .
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Event
Conferences
November
Marketplace
Showcase
Networking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Students
Youth
University-affiliated
innov8md
Mentorship
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
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Mentorship
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
innovation-works
Group
Ladies First
Ladies First is the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship's commitment to increase the number of women involved in entrepreneurship at UMD. Ladies FirstThe Dingman Center launched the Ladies First in
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Group
Networks
Education/Workshops
Idea
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Students
University-affiliated
dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Funding
Leaonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation Grants
The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation was established by Leonard Stulman, a Baltimore businessman and philanthropist and Johns Hopkins alumnus, who died in 2000. The Stulman Foundation supports work in the areas of mental health, hea...
Nonprofits
Early
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Mature
Funding
Grants
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Higher Education
Medicine
Chronic Disease
Aging
Mental Health
Nonprofits
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Female Founders
No Restrictions Specified
BCF
Event
MD Military and Women Veteran Business Conference
The conference is designed to connect active military personnel, transitioning soldiers, military spouses, veterans and emerging entrepreneurs with information and resources for their emerging or grow
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
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Mature
Event
Conferences
Idea
Early
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Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Veteran Founders
Female Founders
Founders of Color
University-affiliated
morgan-state-university-msu
Funding
Maryland Casino Business Investment Fund (MCBIF)
The MISSION of the Maryland Casino Business Investment Fund is to provide affordable and flexible financing to Maryland based small, minority, women and veteran owned businesses in order to build the
Small Businesses
Established
Funding
Debt
Loans
Equity
Established
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
Location-Based
meridian-management-group-inc
Funding
Maryland Neighborhood Exchange
The Maryland Neighborhood Exchange facilitates grassroots investing in the state’s most promising local and minority-owned businesses.
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Crowdfunding
Equity
Debt
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
Community Wealth Builders
Funding
Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA)
MSBDFA promotes the viability and expansion of businesses owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. MSBDFA uses include working capital, supplies and materials, machinery and equ
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce; meridian-management-group-inc
Incubator
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
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Incubator
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Education/Workshops
Mentorship
Demo Day
moms-as-entrepreneurs
Incubator
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
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Incubator
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Education/Workshops
moms-as-entrepreneurs
Group
Professional Leadership Program for Women
The Towson University Professional Leadership Program for Women was designed by business, community, and educational leaders, and provides hands-on practical learning and coaching
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Group
Education Programs
Mentorship
Idea
Early
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Cohort Based
Towson
Incubator
SBIR Proposal Lab
The SBIR Proposal Lab combines information from SBIR tutorials, best-in-industry proposal training, mentoring, proposal reviews, and hands-on guidance throughout the process of developing and submitti
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Incubator
Idea
Early
Established
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Mentorship
Education/Workshops
Workshops/Seminars
tedco; eastern-shore-entrepreneurship-center; govcon-incubator
Funding
SHIFT Ventures
The for profit venture fund supporting the Conscious Venture Lab. We invest in mission-driven entrepreneurs with a focus on urban resilience. Our purpose is to plant the seeds of prosperity in people
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Idea
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Youth and Education
Education
Healthcare
Social Impact
Infrastructure
Sustainability
Startups
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Investment Included
Mentorship
Education/Workshops
Demo Day
Office Space
shift-ventures
Funding
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.
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Film & Media
Social Impact
Digital Media
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
see-jane-invest
Incubator
Social Entrepreneur Development by IW
Innovation Works supports neighborhood economic development through the heroic efforts of social entrepreneurs leading impact driven enterprises throughout the city. Innovation Works' five-step social
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
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Mature
Incubator
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Community Development
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
Female Founders
Workforce Development
innovation-works
Funding
Social Innovation Fund
Humanim's Social Innovation Fund directly supports our Social Enterprise Division, dedicated to creating jobs and economic opportunity in some of our most challenged communities. With a foundation in
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Mixed
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Economic Development
Community Development
Workforce Development
Nonprofits
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
humanin
Event
TEDCO Round Tables
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
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Event
Roundtables
Monthly
Education
Workshops
Formal Networking
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Female Founders
Cohort Based
tedco
Funding
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
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
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Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
Low Income Founders
anne-arundel-economic-development-corporation
Incubator
Wearable Tech Ventures
We develop and promote wearables. Our goal is to assist 100 wearable startups by 2030 led by traditionally under resourced and underrepresented founders.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Incubator
Idea
Early
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Retail and Product
Community and Social Impact
Wearables
Digital Health
Fashion
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Event
Women Owned & Managed Enterprise Network Conference
The W. O. M. E. N Conference is a network of resources that support women in developing and retaining competitive enterprises
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
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Mature
Event
Conferences
Annually
Idea
Early
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Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
Students
University-affiliated
morgan-state-university-msu
Mentorship
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.
Startups
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Mature
Mentorship
Legal Advice
Idea
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Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Female Founders
On-Site Training
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Female Founders

Did you know that even though female-founded companies only 4% of venture capital investment, private companies led by women are more capital efficient, have a 35% higher return on investment, and have higher revenues? Despite the odds, fellow female founders, we're still kicking ass.

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