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Mentorship
Accounting/Tax Resources
SC&H Group, the exclusive accounting sponsor of FastForward, provides pro bono accounting consultations to FastForward members. They also offer workshops, on-site office hours and more. SC&H Group ha
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AthenaPowerlink
ATHENAPowerLink is a nonprofit that provides a business mentoring program designed to increase the growth and profitability of women-owned businesses.
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BCAN Help Desk
BCAN Help Desk offers business, financial, marketing and legal planning assistance designed with creatives in mind.
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Biohealth Innovation EIR
The Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program at BHI is aimed at ensuring that disruptive technologies receive all the resources that are required to transform the technology from a discovery into a commercia
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Business Resource Center
Nontechnical, services-based companies, or businesses that are too early for the incubator can still get support and assistance through the MCE's Business Resource Center. The BRC provides experience
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Lab Space
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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.
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Center for Strategic Ingepreneurship
The Center for Strategic Ingepreneurship (CSI) will serve as a university-based entity that will facilitate the development and dissemination of ingepreneurial knowledge and skills through research, t
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Center of Excellence Analytics in Medicine Program (CAMP)
CAMP, the Center of Excellence Analytics in Medicine Program, trains participants in the Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP). The program is a John Hopkins initative to accelerate biomedical
Nonprofits
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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
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Education Programs
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Dingman Center Mentor Network
The Dingman Center Mentor Network is the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship's initiative to connect our network of successful entrepreneurs and professionals to our top student entrepreneurs.
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Dingman Fridays
Have an idea for a business or a solution to a problem worth solving? Dingman Fridays advising sessions are held every Friday of the semester from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dingman Center (2518 Van Mun
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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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Entrepreneur-in-Residence Feedback Sessions
Are you a start-up in Maryland, DC or Virginia seeking feedback on your biohealth business idea, pitch deck, or commercialization plan? business/commercialization plan, pitch deck, or idea?Schedule
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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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Greater Baltimore Mentoring
Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in o
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Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship
The Greater Baltimore Urban League was founded "To enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. "In keeping with it's mission, GBUL, in partnership with
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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.
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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
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Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
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LEDC Business Advice
Do you have a business idea but don't know where to start? Are you currently operating and thinking about expanding? Our team of business experts can provide you with one-on-one advice and training to
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LaunchPort Consulting & Support
LaunchPort Residents and Prospects have access to world class experts in the development of medical device business models, based on Lean Start-up principles and private company commercialization.
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Operational Advice
Corporate Advisors
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Medical Devices
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Quality Control
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LaunchPort Mentoring & Programming
I graduated from my medical device incubator – Now What do I do?
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Accounting Advice
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Mentorship
Legal Office Hours
There is no entrepreneur in the world who won't need legal guidance at some point in their entrepreneurial journey. Legal Office Hours at the Dingman Center gives UMD students and alumni the opportuni
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MTC Venture Mentoring Services
The Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services Connects Entrepreneurs with Business Experts. Specially trained teams of volunteers with expertise in entrepreneurial activity and start-up busines
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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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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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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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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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Mentor Dinner Series
Are you a student entrepreneur in Maryland looking for mentors? Innov8MD's Mentor Dinner Series can help you find them! Each month during the Spring, we unite student entrepreneurs and industry expert
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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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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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Nonprofit Consulting
Whether you're undertaking a new strategic plan, training your board members, or seeking fundraising assistance, our Consulting Group offers creative and practical problem-solving expertise to address
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Community Development
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Resources, Access and Mentoring Program (RAMP)
At Saul Ewing Arnstein and 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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Rural Business Innovation Initiative
Rural Business Innovation Initiative (RBI2) assists start up and small technology-based businesses in the rural areas of Maryland to advance the company to a higher level of success. The program offer
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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 and Community Equity Development Clinic wo
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The LaunchPort
The LaunchPort™ is a manufacturing accelerator located in Baltimore’s Port Covington. The combined manufacturing and Medtech acceleration center allows medical device start-ups and emerging technology developers the ability to co-locate at an experienced, regulated medical device manufacturing center.
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
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Office Space
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Transitional Readiness: Entrepreneurship
Introducing entrepreneurship as an option for members transitioning from We provide training, resources, and ongoing access to networks of like-minded individuals and business professionals to bring y
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UM Ventures Entrepreneurs in Residence Program
If your technology is marketable as a startup venture, the UM Ventures Entrepreneurs in Residence Program is available to provide expertise. UM Ventures is positioned to identify opportunities that c
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UM Ventures Startup Advisory Services
If your technology is marketable as a startup, the UM Ventures program has a team to help support that effort. At UMB, the New Ventures Group and at UMCP, contact the Venture Accelerator. UM Ventures
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UMB 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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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
Nonprofits
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UMD I-Corps
I-Corps is a National Science Foundation program designed to foster, grow and nurture innovation ecosystems regionally and nationally.
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Education Programs
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Veteran Business Owners Representatives
The SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities. a. gov (link sends e-mail)) at (410) 244-33
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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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bwtech Entrepreneurs-in-residence
Going beyond traditional business incubation, bwtech@UMBC's model includes an active business-mentoring approach. Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiRs) help companies set goals and use milestones to m
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mdPACE
mdPACE is a Program jointly funded by TEDCO and a Federal Department of Commerce EDA i6 Grant. The output of the program will be an increased flow of FDA cleared devices from the Central Maryland regi
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Mentorship

Starting a business is hard, but having good mentors makes a world of difference. It can be hard to find mentors that meet your needs, but there are many organizations that offer mentorship programs so that you can find the perfect match.

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