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High-Growth Startups

What makes for a high-growth startup? Well, if you're working on something that you think can expand nationally or globally, you're a for-profit company, and you would be eligible for venture-capital funding, then you're probably building a high-growth startup.
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Baltimore Entrepreneurs and Changemakers Meetup
Join this group if you're an entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur, or business professional looking to establish new relationships and business opportunities.
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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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Small Businesses
Female Founders
Founders of Color
small-business-resource-center-sbrc; m-t-bank
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A-Level Capital
A-Level Capital provides seed funding for startups founded by JHU students and young alumni.
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Equity
Venture Capital
Early
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Industry Agnostic
Startups
Alumni
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
Education/Workshops
johns-hopkins-university-jhu; a-level-capital
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ABS Capital Partners
We become deeply involved in the longer-term potential of later-stage growth companies, focusing the same enthusiasm and excitement that is normally reserved for the initial start up phase of a comp
Startups
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Equity
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Accelerator-Based
Mature
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Retail and Product
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Healthcare
Enterprise Software
Health Tech
Business Services
Startups
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Abell Direct Investments
The Foundation's portfolio includes direct investments in highly innovative companies that promote important social objectives, create jobs, and are located in, or agree to relocate to, Baltimore City
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Equity
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Community and Social Impact
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Social Impact
Sustainability
Technology
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Foundations
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Abell Grant Funding
The Foundation awards three types of grants:seed funding for start-ups and demonstration programs aimed at finding innovative solutions to recalcitrant problems; support for ongoing projects that prov
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Grants
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Community and Social Impact
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Social Impact
Sustainability
Economic Development
Technology
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Small Businesses
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Incubator
Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
At UMD, we cultivate a campus of fearless innovators to reframe and disrupt the norm to bring about change. By empowering students to reimagine the landscape, not blend in, we prepare them to solve th
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Students
University-affiliated
Education/Workshops
university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
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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Accelerator
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Office Space
Cohort Based
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Public Saftey
Health and Wellness
Transportation
Housing
Education
Startups
Technical Founders
ETC
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
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Incubator
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Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Youth-Focused
Education/Workshops
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Advantage Maryland
Advantage Maryland (also known as MEDAAF) funds grants, loans and investments to support economic development initiatives. Uses include business attraction and retention, infrastructure support, brown
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Mature
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Small Businesses
Rolling Applications
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Event
Aging 2.0 Baltimore Chapter
Founded in 2012 by Stephen Johnston and Katy Fike, Aging2. 0 strives to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Aging2. 0's international, interdisciplinary a
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Life Sciences
Healthcare
Pharma
Agriculture
Digital Health
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Small Businesses
Event
Anchor Ventures
Anchor Ventures is a speaker series aimed at inspiring and supporting the development of startups and other technology companies across Maryland. It is based on the Venture Cafe model that started in
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Showcases
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
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Small Businesses
University-affiliated
johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; university-system-of-maryland; um-ventures
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Attman Competition
Leonard and Phyllis Attman established the Competitive Business Prize in 2011 as a way for UB students and alumni to compete for business venture seed funding. The Leonard and Phyllis Attman Competi
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Small Businesses
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Pitch Competition
October
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Industry Agnostic
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Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
the-university-of-baltimore-ub; ub-center-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation
Coworking
B-More Kitchen
B-More Kitchen is committed to providing Baltimore's food entrepreneurs with the space and the resources they need to grow their businesses. First and foremost, B-More Kitchen is a powerhouse of a
Startups
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Coworking
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Government, Defense and Aerospace
Food and Drink
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Small Businesses
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B4 Speaker Series
Learn questions every business should ask to survive. Then have one-on-one, micro-meetings with an expert immediately following the panel portion of the program.
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Speaker Series
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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.
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Arts & Culture
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Music
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BCAN
Mentorship
BCAN Help Desk
BCAN Help Desk offers business, financial, marketing and legal planning assistance designed with creatives in mind.
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Mentorship
Legal Advice
Marketing
Financial Advice
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Arts and Media
Arts & Culture
Creative
Music
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Founders of Color
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Low Income Founders
BCAN
Event
BCAN Pilot
Scale your passion at our free two-day intensive for creative entrepreneurs on April 17-18, 2020.
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Event
Bootcamps
Education
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Arts and Media
Arts & Culture
Arts/Culture/Humanities
Creative
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Low Income Founders
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Funding
BCL Commercial Multi-Family Loan Program
The BCL Commercial Multi-Family Loan Program is an exceptional financing opportunity for experienced developers (including non-profits) and individual investors with a vision to rehabilitate specific
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Loans
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community and Social Impact
Construction
Community Development
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
baltimore-community-lending-bcl
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BCL Commercial Property Mixed Use Loan Program
BCL supports the rehabilitation of property in residential and commercial districts in underserved Baltimore neighborhoods with its financial products. This product provides funding at an attractive r
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
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Construction
Community Development
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baltimore-community-lending-bcl
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BCL Guidance Line of Credit (GLOC)
The BCL Guidance Line of Credit is focused on the small to mid-size developer and/or contractor who has a need for a committed source of funding. It supports the activity of a borrower who anticipates
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Line of Credit
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Community and Social Impact
Community Development
Construction
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Small Businesses
baltimore-community-lending-bcl
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BCL Subordinate Financing Loan Program
The BCL Subordinate Financing Loan Program is for experienced developers (including non-profits) and individual investors with plans to rehabilitate properties in a single project in low- and moderate
Nonprofits
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Community and Social Impact
Community Development
Construction
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Small Businesses
baltimore-community-lending-bcl
Other
Ballard Spahr BASE CAMP
The legal challenges facing budding business owners are many, consuming both time and much-needed resources. These challenges can be all the more daunting for student entrepreneurs who, in light of ac
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Professional Services
Legal Advice
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Students
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Baltimore Angels
Baltimore Angels seeks to invest profitably in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and advance early stage innovators to the next stage of capital formation. Our vision is to be the most trusted re
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Angel Investment
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baltimore-angels
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Baltimore Black Entrepreneurs & Startup Founders Meetup
Baltimore Black Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders was created for Black business owners, entrepreneurs and startup founders to be able to come together, connect and network locally in Baltimore, MD. . . .
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Baltimore Business Lending (BBL)
Baltimore Business Lending, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baltimore Community Lending, Inc. , is a new small business lending program designed to provide capital to emerging and growing small busin
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CDFI
Non-Collateralized Loans
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Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
maryland-capital-enterprises; baltimore-business-lending; baltimore-community-lending-bcl
Other
Baltimore Community Fellows
The OSI-Baltimore's Community Fellowships Program was established in 1998 to assist individuals wishing to apply their education, life experiences, and professional experiences to serve marginalized c
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Fellowships
Cohort Based
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Baltimore Corps Fellowship Program
Our primary objective at Baltimore Corps is to build equitable talent pipelines into Baltimore's leadership, particularly throughout the social sector. We need more than a generation of leaders whose
Nonprofits
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Fellowships
Grants
Talent Acquisition
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Youth and Education
Social Impact
Education
Public Health
Workforce Development
Community Development
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baltimore-corps
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Baltimore Data Day
Baltimore Data Day is an annual workshop to help communities expand their capacity to use technology and data to advance their goals. At the 9th Annual Baltimore Data Day, community leaders, nonprofit
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Conferences
July
Education
Hackathon
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Law and Policy
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Government
Civic
AI & Data Science
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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
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Baltimore Metro Business Development Pacesetters
Baltimore Metro Business Development (BMBD) is a Networking group which exists to bring professionals from throughout the region together through Quarterly events. Events typically feature recognized
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Interest Group
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baltimore-sports-and-life
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Baltimore Micro Loan Fund
The Baltimore Micro Loan Fund provides existing and start-up small businesses with financing for working capital, furniture, fixtures, machinery, and equipment.
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Loans
Microloans
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Low Income Founders
baltimore-development-corporation-bdc
Makerspace
Baltimore Node
The Baltimore Node is a member-run maker space or 'hacker space' where people can hack, craft, and make interesting things in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Nonprofits
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Member-Only Events
High Speed Internet
Lab Equipment
Lab Space
baltimore-node
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Baltimore Startup Founder 101 Meetup
Startup Founder 101 brings together aspiring and experienced tech entrepreneurs to discuss, meet, and collaborate to build great new startups, and to push the local startup ecosystem forward. This gr
Startups
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Technology
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Makerspace
Baltimore Underground Science Space
BUGSS is a public laboratory offering classes, seminars, and lab access so that nullone can safely and affordably investigate the living world
Nonprofits
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Makerspace
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Life Sciences
Biotech
Technology
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Education/Workshops
Mentorship
Member-Only Events
Lab Space
Lab Equipment
bugss
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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
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Meetups
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
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Small Businesses
Female Founders
baltimore-women-in-tech
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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
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Grants
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Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
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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.
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Networks
Networking
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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
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Accelerator
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Demo Day
Grants
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Industry Agnostic
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Female Founders
Founders of Color
Veteran Founders
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University-affiliated
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Mentorship
loyola-university; loyola-center-for-innovation-entrepreneurship
Coworking
BeehiveBaltimore
The ETC's Beehive provides a fully equipped coworking office space for companies in an open environment at reasonable rates. In other words, it's an innovative community in which like-minded business
Nonprofits
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24/7 Access
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Mailboxes
High Speed Internet
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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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Accelerator
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Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Community Development
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Youth
Youth-Focused
Demo Day
Mentorship
dent-education
Event
Beta City
Beta City: an annual event that recognizes and celebrates leaders, makers and innovators in Baltimore. Beta City brings together Baltimore's greatest minds for a full day of pitches, startup demos and
Startups
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Pitch Competition
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Award Ceremonies
Demo Day
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betamore
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.
Startups
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Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Clean Energy
Water
Sustainability
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Startups
Education/Workshops
Mentorship
Office Space
Investment Included
Demo Day
Event
Big Idea CONNECTpreneur
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a Community of over 8000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Each bi-monthly CONNECTpreneur Forum mas
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Networking
Monthly
Conference
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Mentorship
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
Startups
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Legal Advice
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Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare
Technology
Medical Devices
Pharma
Digital Health
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biohealth-innovation
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Bioinnovation Conference
Presented by Maryland Life Sciences, a division of the Maryland Tech Council, the Bio Innovation Conference showcases Maryland's innovation and successes in the life sciences industry. This conference
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Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship
The Bisciotti Foundation Prize for Student Entrepreneurship is a non-dilutive grant provided by Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. The goal of the Bisciotti Student Prize is to help student startups s
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Grants
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fastforward-u-ffu; johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
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Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund
Established through a generous multi-year gift from the Bisciotti Foundation, the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund provides $300,000 seed funding to advance discoveries on a commercial path at
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Equity
October
Evergreen Fund
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Technology
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Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
johns-hopkins-technology-ventures-jhtv; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
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Black Futures Micro-Grant
The BLACK FUTURES MICRO-GRANT is a no-strings-attached micro-grant for changemakers serving Greater Baltimore. Each month community members will vote on which organization or individual receives the a
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cllctivly
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Blue Jay Syndicate
The first angel investment network for startups with founders from the Johns Hopkins University
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Angel Investment
Venture Capital
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Bonsal Capital Investment
Bonsal Capital is a mission-driven partnership investing in education, healthcare, and cyber security industries.
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Venture Capital
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IT
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bonsal-capital
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Bonsal Capital Reverberation Newsletter
This inaugural newsletter serves as introduction to the next phase of Bonsal Capital's journey to find, support, and catalyze mission-driven founders
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Newsletter
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bonsal-capital
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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
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Bootcamps
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Education
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Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
Female Founders
innovation-works
Incubator
Bowie State Entrepreneurship Academy
The Entrepreneurship Academy helps students create their own business opportunities or become innovative thinkers and problem-solvers at established companies. Ultimately, the academy strives to becom
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Brewers Hill Hub
Brewers Hill Hub is the newest coworking space in Baltimore, and it's all about flexibility. The Hub features individual desks, cubicles, private offices, and suites all available from a month to a ye
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24/7 Access
High Speed Internet
Lounge Area
Conference Rooms
Dedicated Desks
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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
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Awards
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greater-baltimore-committee
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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
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Equity
Grants
Venture Capital
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Low Income Founders
Investment Included
Mentorship
tedco
Event
Bulldog Pitch Competition
Do you have an interest in entrepreneurship? Or an innovative idea you want to pitch? What about a problem to solve? Want to hear feedback and network with industry professionals who own and operate b
Startups
Idea
Early
Event
Pitch Competition
February
Idea
Early
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Community and Social Impact
Arts and Media
Sustainability
Social Impact
Film & Media
IT
Finance
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
Mentorship
bowie-state
Event
Business Mixer Series
Business mixers are the GBC's signature networking events. These events occur quarterly and present an opportunity for members to come together to unwind.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Event
Networking
Monthly
Formal Networking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
greater-baltimore-committee
Event
Business Model Competition
Build out a business model for your idea using the Business Model Canvas and you could win money to help get your idea off the ground and running! Participants put their models on posters, which will
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Event
Pitch Competition
May
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
towson-university
Mentorship
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
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Mentorship
Education/Workshops
Legal Advice
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Lab Space
Lab Equipment
howard-county-economic-development-authority
Funding
COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund
designed to support businesses undergoing economic stresses due to the pandemic by preventing or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs.
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Emergency Funds
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Small Businesses
Maryland Department of Labor
Funding
Calvert Street Capital Partners
Founded in 1995, Calvert Street Capital Partners is a lower middle market investment firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Over our history, we have developed a strong commitment to investing across the
Startups
Small Businesses
Mature
Funding
Equity
Mature
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Industrial Services
Technology
Manufacturing
Digital Health
Health Tech
Startups
Small Businesses
calvert-street-capital-partners
Funding
Capital Solutions (Harbor Bank)
We aim to serve as trusted, long-term advisors to entrepreneurs, development partners, non-profit organizations, and investors whose goals align with our mission. Our team of financial and development
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Funding
Mixed
Bank Loans
Capital Investments
Equity
Debt
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Low Income Founders
Founders of Color
harbor-bank-of-maryland-community-development-corporation; harbor-bank-of-maryland
Coworking
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and LifeBridge Health Innovation Hub
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and LifeBridge Health announced plans for a new hub for early-stage companies at Wednesday's Payvider Innovation Summit, held at CareFirst's headquarters in Canton Cross
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Coworking
Idea
Early
Established
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Biotech
Life Sciences
Startups
lifebridge-health-bioincubator-at-sinai-hospital
Group
Carey Entrepreneurship Network
The Entrepreneurship Network provides resources and connections for students interested in starting a new business or joining the start-up community. Innovators and entrepreneurs can use these resourc
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Group
Networks
Education/Workshops
Idea
Early
Established
Business Services and Finance
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Finance
Healthcare
Social Impact
Technology
Business Services
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
jhu-carey-school-of-business; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Funding
Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst Fund, powered by the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), is part of Maryland's Video Lottery Terminal Small, Minority and Woman-Owned Business Account initiative. The fu
Startups
Small Businesses
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
Revolving Loan Fund
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
howard-county-economic-development-authority; maryland-center-for-entrepreneurship-mce
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
Early
Established
Incubator
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
Female Founders
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
Mentorship
Pitch Competition
Education/Workshops
Workshops/Seminars
towson-university
Mentorship
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
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Mentorship
Education/Workshops
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
coppin-state-university
Coworking
Charles Village Exchange
The Charles Villiage Exchange is a contemporary, shared work space in a flexible, non-corporate atmosphere A vibrant, flexible space that supports different work styles by providing you with dedicate
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Coworking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
High Speed Internet
Conference Rooms
Lounge Area
Printing/Copying/Scanning
Kitchen
charles-villiage-exchange
Funding
Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund
The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments are jointly selected by inv
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Capital Investments
Early
Established
Mature
Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Sustainability
Clean Energy
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Startups
University-affiliated
maryland-technology-enterprise-institute-mtech; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd; um-ventures; dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship
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
Coworking
City Garage
Built inside a former Baltimore City bus depot, our City Garage location is one piece of Weller Development's growing Port Covington project. Walk the on-site waterfront park when in need of inspirati
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Coworking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
High Speed Internet
Bike Storage
Free Parking
Kitchen
Conference Rooms
betamore
Coworking
City House Coworking
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mid-Town/Mt. Vernon neighborhood,6 E. Eager is a completely renovated early 20th century Greystone mansion. Now known as City House, we offer a refined twist on mo
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Coworking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
High Speed Internet
Lounge Area
Office Space
Conference Rooms
Event Space
city-house
Coworking
Co-Balt Workspace
Revealing to the world a repurposed church for the 21st Century. We are located right on the avenue and the only coworking space in the heart of Hampden.
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Coworking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Dedicated Desks
Dedicated Offices
24/7 Access
co-balt-workspace
Coworking
CoWork@1100
1100 Wicomico is a 416,000 sf industrial flex building with an in-house coworking suite, cafe, and event space. The property offers a 5-bay loading dock, freight and passenger elevators, and customiza
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Coworking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Office Space
24/7 Access
Business Address
Community Manager
Free Drinks
1100-wicomico
Group
Code for Baltimore Meetup
We are a community of volunteers who develop open-source projects as a Code for America Brigade
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Idea
Group
Meetups
Idea
Idea
Community and Social Impact
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Software
Social Impact
Community Development
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Code for Baltimore
Event
Coffee and Learn Workshops @ UB
Join us for a chance to build and develop your entrepreneurial talents over a series of workshops hosted at the UB Business Center
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Event
Workshops
Weekly
Education/Workshops
Workshops/Seminars
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
ub-center-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation; the-university-of-baltimore-ub
Funding
Commercial Construction and Rehab Loans
Planning your next project? Our low-cost loans give you something to build on. Building a new shopping center or condo complex can be a complicated and costly undertaking. The same goes for renovating
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
CDFI
Debt
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Real Estate
Construction
Community Development
Startups
Small Businesses
mecu-credit-union
Funding
Commercial Real Estate Loans
Purchase the property you need for your next business venture. Maybe you're moving your company headquarters to a new locale. Or perhaps you're planning to build a shopping center or expand industri
Startups
Small Businesses
Established
Mature
Funding
Debt
Loans
CDFI
Established
Mature
Community and Social Impact
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Real Estate
Construction
Community Development
Startups
Small Businesses
mecu-credit-union
Other
Community Consulting Lab
The Community Consulting Lab at the Carey Business School brings together inter-disciplinary teams consisting of graduate students from across Johns Hopkins University to work with local businesses an
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Other
Professional Services
Consulting
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
jhu-carey-school-of-business; johns-hopkins-university-jhu
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
Early
Established
Accelerator
Provides Funding
Early
Established
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
Funding
Contrary Capital Venture Investment
Contrary Capital is a pre-seed, university-focused VC firm with a nationwide network of 100+ talented students across 40+ of the top entrepreneurship universities. Contrary invests in companies buil
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Technology
Startups
Alumni
Students
contrary-capital
Other
Corprenect
The Corprenect Program connects innovators and entrepreneurs with corporations in Maryland for technology development projects that drive innovation. Through the program, entrepreneurs and innovators
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Other
Education
Networking
Mentorship
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Startups
corprenect; maryland-technology-enterprise-institute-mtech; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Event
CrabTrap Competition
BioHealth companies are encouraged to apply to the 2020 BioHealth Capital Region CrabTrap competition. The winner will receive $10,000 and recognition as the early stage biotech company in the BioHealth Capital Region with the most commercial potential.
Startups
Early
Established
Event
Pitch Competition
Grants
Early
Established
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Biotech
Medical Devices
Healthcare
Startups
Accelerator
CreateU Business Ownership Academy
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
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Accelerator
Paid Program
Idea
Early
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Networking
Mentorship
Pitch Competition
Build Assistance
create-u-network
Group
Cyber Innovation Briefings
Our Cyber Innovation Briefings are focused on topics that are most relevant to entrepreneurs in the cyber world today. Typically held 2-3 times per year, these breakfast events are open to the broader
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Group
Meetups
Quarterly
Networking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Cybersecurity
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
University-affiliated
bwtech-umbc-research-technology-park; university-of-maryland-baltimore-county-umbc
Event
CyberQuest Pitch Competition
Gula Tech Adventures proudly announces our first ever cyber pitch competition - CyberQuest 2020. The winner will receive a $150,000 investment from Gula Tech Adventures
Startups
Idea
Early
Event
Pitch Competition
Equity
Idea
Early
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Cybersecurity
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Cloud
Virtual Reality
Startups
Gula Tech
Event
CyberTini's
Our CyberTini's have had a major impact on the cyber community over the last few years. These happy hour events are typically held as a kick-off event for the Cyber Maryland Conference and the RSA Con
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
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Mature
Event
Networking
Annually
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Cybersecurity
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
University-affiliated
bwtech-umbc-research-technology-park; university-of-maryland-baltimore-county-umbc
Other
Cybersecurity Associate Company Directory
Below you will find Maryland businesses, organizations and academic institutions providing support and/or resources for Maryland's cybersecurity industry. Use the search filtering tool to the left to
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
Idea
Early
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Mature
Other
Databases
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Cybersecurity
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
cybersecurity-association-of-maryland
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
Early
Established
Mature
Accelerator
Paid Program
Early
Established
Mature
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.
Startups
Idea
Early
Established
Accelerator
Grants
Idea
Early
Established
Arts and Media
VR & AR
Film & Media
Arts & Culture
Startups
Education/Workshops
Mentorship
Demo Day
johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Makerspace
Digital Media Center
The DMC is a multimedia lab space as well as an equipment, printing and knowledge resource for JHU students interested in exploring creative uses of emerging media and technology to communicate their
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
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Mature
Makerspace
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
High Speed Internet
On-Site Mentors
Free Materials
Printing/Copying/Scanning
johns-hopkins-university-jhu
Funding
Dingman Center Angels
The Dingman Center Angels is a Maryland based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies located within the Mid-Atlantic region. Our members are entrepreneurs, CXO's, ventur
Startups
Early
Established
Mature
Funding
Equity
Angel Investment
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
University-affiliated
university-of-maryland-college-park-umd; dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship
Mentorship
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.
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
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Early
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Mature
Mentorship
Networking
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Mentorship
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
Nonprofits
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Idea
Early
Established
Mentorship
Networking
Idea
Early
Established
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Staff
Alumni
Students
Faculty
University-affiliated
dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Event
Dingman Jumpstart
Dingman Jumpstart is where you lay the foundation for your idea to become a reality. This pivotal workshop is a 3 hour crash-course in business models, financials, understanding your competition and m
Startups
Idea
Event
Bootcamps
Monthly
Workshops/Seminars
Education/Workshops
Idea
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Students
University-affiliated
university-of-maryland-college-park-umd; dingman-center-for-entrepreneurship
Funding
Do Good Challenge
The annual Do Good Challenge inspires students to make a difference for the issues, ideas, and communities they care about. Students from across campus spend the year advocating, fundraising, voluntee
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Pitch Competition
Grants
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
do-good-institute; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Funding
Do Good Mini Grants
In the end, the Do Good Institute awarded grants to 25 teams, with teams receiving up to $500 to advance their projects and ventures. Included in these winners are three teams that were awarded Do Good Mini-Grants as part of the U21 Rise competition. Along with funding, all teams will receive coaching and project support at the Do Good Accelerator.
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Students
University-affiliated
do-good-institute; university-of-maryland-college-park-umd
Event
Downtown Baltimore Annual Meeting
Join Downtown Partnership and the region's most influential business, government, and community leaders for our largest networking event of the year
Nonprofits
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Event
Conferences
Annually
Formal Networking
Networking
Idea
Early
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Mature
Industry Agnostic
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Startups
Small Businesses
downtown-partnership-of-baltimore
Event
EAGB Annual Meeting
Join us as the EAGB celebrates the Region's economic assets and opportunities.
Nonprofits
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Small Businesses
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Early
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Mature
Event
Networking
Annually
Conference
Idea
Early
Established
Mature
Law and Policy
Community and Social Impact
Youth and Education
Government
Social Impact
Education
Manufacturing
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
economic-alliance-of-greater-baltimore-eagb
Event
EYECON: Premier Youth Entrepreneurship Conference
EYE for Change hosts an annual one day youth entrepreneurship conference aimed at exposing youth to a career in entrepreneurship and employing an entrepreneurial attitude to excel and remain competiti
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Event
Conferences
Annually
Pitch Competition
Idea
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Youth-Focused
Education/Workshops
Workshops/Seminars
engaging-youth-entrepreneurs-eye-for-change
Funding
Early Light Ventures
Early Light Ventures is a Value Investor Obsessed with Providing Tremendous Lift to Seed-Stage Enterprise Software Startups
Startups
Early
Established
Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Enterprise Software
Software
Startups
early-light-ventures
Funding
Early Stage Venture Investment
We make venture capital and private equity investments in early-stage companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, typically investing $250K to $1. 0M in a single round. When larger financing rounds are neede
Startups
Early
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Funding
Equity
Venture Capital
Early
Established
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Arts and Media
Technology
Biotech
Cybersecurity
IT
Digital Media
Startups
Mentorship
blu-ventures
Funding
Economic Development Opportunities Program Fund (Sunny Day)
The Sunny Day fund supports extraordinary economic development opportunities that create and retain employment as well as create significant capital investments.
Nonprofits
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Mature
Funding
Mixed
Grants
Revolving Loan Fund
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Location-Based
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Event
Economic Outlook Conference
The Economic Outlook Conference focuses on a particular segment of the economy, the projected economy of our nation, state, region or other pressing issues affecting economic growth and prosperity.
Nonprofits
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Event
Conferences
September
Formal Networking
Networking
Idea
Early
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Mature
Industry Agnostic
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
greater-baltimore-committee
Event
EdTech Innovation Showcase
The EdTech Innovation Showcase is a networking event featuring product demonstrations and lightning presentations from entrepreneurs who are leading the regional EdTech space.
Startups
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Event
Conferences
October
Established
Mature
Youth and Education
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Education
Technology
Startups
University-affiliated
towson-university
Funding
Elevation Awards
The Elevation Awards provide planning grants of $10,000 and personalized support to people of color who are Baltimore City residents piloting novel approaches to strengthen Baltimore communities.
Nonprofits
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Idea
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Funding
Grants
Idea
Early
Community and Social Impact
Social Impact
Nonprofits
Startups
Small Businesses
Founders of Color
baltimore-corps
Event
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.
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Event
Pitch Competition
Grants
Workshops
Idea
Early
Established
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
Funding
Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (EZ)
The EZ program provides real property and state income tax credits for businesses located in a Maryland enterprise zone in return for job creation and investments. Businesses located in Focus Areas ma
Startups
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Funding
Tax Credits
Established
Mature
Industry Agnostic
Startups
Small Businesses
Location-Based
Rolling Applications
maryland-department-of-commerce
Makerspace
Entrepeneur Program
We seek to facilitate the growth of life sciences companies by providing a Power Membership. This provides access for early-stage entrepreneurs to low-cost laboratory facilities.
Startups
Small Businesses
Idea
Early
Established
Makerspace
Lab Space
Idea
Early
Established
Healthcare and Life Sciences
Life Sciences
Startups
Small Businesses
24/7 Access
Business Address
Storage Lockers
Fitness Center
Free Parking
bugss; institute-of-marine-and-environmental-technology-imet
Mentorship
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
Startups
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Education/Workshops
Legal Advice
Workshops/Seminars
Idea
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Small Businesses
enoch-pratt-free-library
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
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Mentorship
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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Incubator
Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center
Morgan State University's Entrepreneurial Center's mission is to connect budding and existing entrepreneurs to resources for venture management and growth
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Entrepreneurs of Color Fund
Minority entrepreneurs in DC, Maryland and Virginia suburbs, and Baltimore City can get access to loans ranging from $5,000 - $250,000
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Group
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Network (EIN)
The hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program (EIP)
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) provides University of Maryland Honors College freshmen and sophomores with an interdisciplinary, living and learning education to help build the entr
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Fellowships
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Entrepreneurship Fellows Program at UB
The Entrepreneurship Fellows Program at UB offers a new way to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. The program balances classroom theory with periods of practical, hands-on experience, prior
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Event
Entrepreneurship Unplugged
Meet successful, award-winning entrepreneurs, hear their stories and learn what it takes to launch a business. The entire TU community is invited to attend these intimate events.
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Speaker Series
Weekly
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Epidarex Capital
Epidarex invests in early-stage, high growth life science and health technology companies in under-ventured markets within the UK and US
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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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Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
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Technology
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Aquaculture
Energy
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Education/Workshops
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Mentorship
Investment Included
Workshops/Seminars
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Makerspace
Fab Lab Baltimore
An affordable makerspace, educational resource, and 3D printing service serving the greater Baltimore area.
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Lab Space
Member-Only Events
On-Site Training
Free Parking
Coworking
FastForward 1812
Strategically located across Baltimore, FastForward innovation hubs provide turnkey solutions to startup's space needs, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on their true value drivers. Whether an individ
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Lab Space
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Lab Equipment
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Coworking
FastForward R.House
Strategically located across Baltimore, FastForward innovation hubs provide turnkey solutions to startup's space needs, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on their true value drivers. Whether an individ
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Lab Space
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Mentorship
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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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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24/7 Access
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Coworking
FastForwardU Homewood
A hub and resource network designed exclusively for Johns Hopkins University students, FastForward U provides students with dedicated innovation space. In fall 2018, Johns Hopkins' first student inno
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Accelerator
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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Incubator
Fells Point Culinary Incubator
Fells Point Culinary Incubator builds commercial Incubator space for product development and community economic enrichment. Our road map is based on placing Incubators within minority communities to h
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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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Coworking
Function Coworking Community
Function is a home for new businesses in Northeast Baltimore's Hamilton-Lauraville are. It is filled with private offices and vibrant common areas that extend out into a courtyard, and has a large gal
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Accelerator
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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Germantown Innovation Center
Turnkey office space with fully fitted wet labs, including RO water, emergency power, and fume hoods. located in the heart of the new Pinkney Innovation Complex at Montgomery College (PIC-MC).
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Event
GiveBackHack
We bring community together to create and launch sustainable solutions for social impact.
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Hackathons
Annually
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Funding
Graduate Student Award
The FastForward U Graduate Student Award (GSA) supports Johns Hopkins students aiming to solve major challenges through entrepreneurship. We have recognized that raising significant early stage fundi
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Mentorship
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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Greenspring Direct Investments
We lead or participate in financing rounds in growth stage companies, serve as a syndicate partner in early stage rounds, and provide liquidity for companies and their employees across multiple stages
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Greenspring Impact Investments
Within our impact series, we target managers generating attractive returns and measurable positive societal impact. Our five areas of thematic focus include: sustainability, healthcare, education tech
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Capital Investments
Angel Investment
Direct Investment
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Grit Fund
The Grit Fund (TGF) provides monetary awards--up to $7,000--to encourage the presentation and development of projects that contribute to the vibrancy and development of Baltimore's arts and cultural l
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Arts & Culture
Community Development
Film & Media
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Art Spaces
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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
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Funding
Gula Tech Adventures
We invest in cyber companies and funds of all sizes and support a variety of cyber programs and non-profits
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Grants
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Gula Tech Adventures
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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Coworking
HUB Baltimore
At HUB Baltimore we offer flexible and affordable workstations and office amenities to individuals and groups.
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HackBaltimore
Baltimore is known across the US for a few signature events like Artscape and Light City. This year, we're ready to add Hack Baltimore to that list! Our city is home to a wide variety of hackathons ev
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Coworking
Harbor Innovation Center
The Harbor Innovation Center provides dedicated coworking space, wet labs, clean-room, and conference rooms for Manufacturing innovators developing cutting edge technology products. The Innovation Cen
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Incubator
Harbor Launch
Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is a startup incubator and community for science and science support companies.
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Energy, Sustainability, and Agriculture
Marine Sciences
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Hatch Innovation Conference
The Hatch Innovation Conference is the biggest celebration of entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins. Each spring, Hatch brings dozens of startup companies and renowed innovators to the JHU Homewood campus
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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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Himan CEOs Program
As the nation's first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurial students from all technical and non-technical academic disciplines in
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Coworking
Homebase Clipper Bill
The Homebase coworking space at Clipper Mill is the desired business location that offers a trendy workspace and convenient access. The historic apartment buildings that the Clipper Mill Homebase loca
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Coworking
Homebase Pratt
Baltimore is a city of dreamers and doers and the Homebase location at 300 W. Pratt is designed with those dreamers and doers in mind. As one of Baltimore's most sought-after business addresses it's a
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HopHacks
A student-led collaborative event that awards cash prizes to teams solving real-world problems using technology.
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Hackathons
Quarterly
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IT
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University-affiliated
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Coworking
Howard County Innovation Center
In March 2016, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman stood outside the county owned building at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive and announced the relocation of the Howard County Economic Development
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Makerspace
IDEA Space
The IDEA Space is an idea laboratory that encourages and facilitates interdisciplinary projects among students, faculty, and the larger Loyola community. Every member of the Loyola community is welcom
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Event
Ignite Baltimore
At every Ignite Baltimore, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers and personalities get 5 minutes and 20 slides to spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines.
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ignite-baltimore
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
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Youth and Education
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Education
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Technology
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Member-Only Events
Education/Workshops
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24/7 Access
Conference Rooms
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Funding
Impact Seed Fund
Dream big, but have a positive impact on the world. That's the idea behind the new, Impact Seed Fund program available to select University of Maryland student entrepreneurs. The Impact Seed Fund off
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Grants
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Social Impact
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University-affiliated
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Incubator
IncubateBaltimore
Our goal with the Incubation Program is to provide member companies with the resources they need ‚ access to seed capital, mentors, potential partners, a collaborative community, etcetera ‚ to transfo
Startups
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Industry Agnostic
Startups
Office Space
Mentorship
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Member-Only Events
On-Site Mentors
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Event
Industry Awards Celebration
MTC's Industry Awards Celebration honors the best in the region's technology and life science communities and is one of Maryland's largest and most prestigious award ceremonies. This is our 30th anniv
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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. . . .
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Conferences
November
Marketplace
Showcase
Networking
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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
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Funding
Innovators of Progress
We Support the Problem Solvers of Tomorrow with financial aid every semester until graduation and with seed capital for ideas that excite us.
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Scholarship
Grants
Idea
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Business Services and Finance
Infrastructure
Technology
Engineering
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Literacy
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Students
Student Only
Academic Requirements
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Other
Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic
The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic ("IPEC") is an expansion of the UMB's law school's existing Intellectual Property Law Clinic. Students in the clinic will explore intellectual pro
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Retail and Product
IP
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University-affiliated
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Incubator
International Innovation Center
BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) provides international companies the perfect starting point to create or locate US-based subsidiaries by offering a soft landing to companies seeking to grow their US
Startups
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Incubator
Invisible Majority
Invisible Majority is a Baltimore-based creative community incubator providing space, services and support to Baltimore's independent creative business community. The brain child of curator and educa
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Member-Only Events
Workshops/Seminars
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Iteration: A Digital Resource for Entrepreneurs
Iteration: A Digital Resource for EntrepreneursIteration is TU Incubator's main communication that provides relevant news, events, and stories.
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Publication
News
Newsletter
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JHU Business Plan Competition
The nationally recognized Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Leadership Education, provides an opportunity for students to take a novel idea or innovative tec
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Pitch Competition
April
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Makerspace
JHU Makerspace
The Makerspace is a manufacturing and design space managed by the Whiting School of Engineering to enable innovative projects by students.
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JMI Executive Roundtables
Collaboration matters to us. We work closely with management teams to define success and create a sustainable road map for growth. Growth is not always predictable or linear, so we course-correct and
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Roundtables
Monthly
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JMI Growth Equity Investments
JMI invests in software companies with proven business models, rich intellectual property, high recurring revenue, and long-term growth potential. We look for opportunities where we can bring our comp
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Equity
Capital Investments
Accelerator-Based
Mature
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Software
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Energy
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Government
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Makerspace
John and Stella Graces MakerSpace
Located in the Terrapin Learning Commons on the second floor of McKeldin Library, the John and Stella Graves MakerSpace is the University of Maryland Libraries' very own makerspace. Visit us to exper
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Makerspace
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Retail and Product
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University-affiliated
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Johns Hopkins MoCo
The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, established in 1988 in the heart of a regional biotechnology cluster, includes two Johns Hopkins-owned buildings and two independently owned buil
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University-affiliated
Lab Space
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Free Parking
Printing/Copying/Scanning
johns-hopkins-university-jhu
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Kiva Baltimore
Kiva was launched in 2005 as the world's first person-to-person microlending website. A nonprofit organization, Kiva underwrites zero-percent-interest, zero-fee business loans of up to $10,000, and fa
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Early
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Industry Agnostic
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Low Income Founders
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LEDC SEED Loan
Up to $5k for startups with less than one year in operations, or with plans to launch a company within 3 months of receiving funds.
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Loans
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Founders of Color
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LEDC Startup Loan
Up to $20k for startups with less than two years in operations, seeking capital to launch or consolidate their venture.
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Early
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Startups
Founders of Color
Low Income Founders
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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
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Female Founders
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Launch Workplaces
Launch Workplaces offers cost effective office space solutions for private offices and shared co-working spaces in Maryland and Washington DC Metro areas to include, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Towson, Ed
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LaunchLabs
Biohealth Innovation manages one of five move-in ready lab/office modules with fully fitted wet laboratory space including casework, sink, fume hood, equipment storage, and emergency generator, office
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Healthcare and Life Sciences
Cybersecurity, Data, and Technology
Biotech
Digital Health
Cybersecurity
Biotech
Technology
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Conference Rooms
Fitness Center
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Lounge Area
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Mentorship
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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Mentorship
Operational Advice
Corporate Advisors
Workshops
Early
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Healthcare and Life Sciences
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Medical Devices
Health Tech
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Life Sciences
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Quality Control
Business Model
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Launch Port
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LaunchPort Facilities & Services
Residents can establish their HQ operations at LaunchPort within the City of Baltimore’s Enterprise Zone.
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Coworking
Lab Space
Conference Rooms
Event Space
Manufacturing Space
Early
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Healthcare and Life Sciences
Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Medical Devices
Health Tech
Manufacturing
Life Sciences
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Clean Rooms
Lab Space
On-Site Mentors
Build Assistance
Storage Lockers
Launch Port
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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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Regulatory Advice
Operational Advice
Early
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
Medical Devices
Health Tech
Manufacturing
Life Sciences
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Quality Control
Business Model
Revenue Stream Development
Supply Chain
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Launch Port
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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Legal Support Resources
FastForward members receive pro bono legal support from DLA Piper, Saul Ewing, Venable and Whiteford Taylor Preston. These four Baltimore law firms provide each new Johns Hopkins-licensed company with
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Professional Services
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Incubator
LifeBridge Health BioIncubator at Sinai Hospital
Our mission as a business incubator is to improve human health by bringing together emerging businesses, innovative technologies, and leading physicians.
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Incubator
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Health Tech
Technology
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Speaker Series
Networking
Lab Equipment
Lab Space
Free Parking
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Loyola University Innovation Fellowship
The University Innovation Fellows program was created by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) and funded by a five-year National Science Foundation grant. It is now
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Fellowships
Education
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MAVRIC Funding and Events Newsletter
Curated email newsletter for funding and events related to mixed/augmented/virtual reality
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MBX Local Networking Events
We host 20-25 Networking Luncheons and Happy Hour events each month throughout the state of Maryland. 20-35 local business professionals typically attend these events. There is no cost to attend for m
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Weekly
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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
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Conferences
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Veteran Founders
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Founders of Color
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MICApreneurship
#MICApreneurship is a hub of creative applied entrepreneurial support, resources and programming specially designed to help MICA students and Alumni be successful. *Limited to MICA community*
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Arts and Media
Community and Social Impact
Arts & Culture
Music
Film & Media
Journalism
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University-affiliated
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Mentorship
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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Made @ Dent
MADE@DENT teaches students to become better makers and entrepreneurs while preparing them for the workforce. Students are paid hourly wages to operate a business that sells custom corporate gifts, awa
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Talent
Workforce Development
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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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Database
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Maryland AI Meetup
Artificial Intelligence Maryland (MD-AI) is for researchers, developers, data scientists, founders, and investors interested in learning and networking around AI technologies, applications, and opport
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Meetups
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Machine Learning
AI & Data Science
AI & Data Science
Technology
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Maryland Business Express
Maryland Business Express provides you with all the resources you need to start a business in Maryland.
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Education Programs
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Demo Day
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Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund
This $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) that is urgently needed by hospitals and health-care workers across the country.
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Incentive
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Manufacturing, Construction, and Real Estate
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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 Capital Enterprises - Micro and Business Loans
MCE offers three loan products to assist clients in starting or growing their own business.
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Microloans
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Maryland Center for Entrepeneurship
Not sure you are ready to start your business or are just off the ground? The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship offers a business resource center to support businesses of all types across the count
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High Speed Internet
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Maryland Cybersecurity Asset Map
A geographic map of the cyber assets in Maryland
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Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS)
Grants for Technology Product DevelopmentMarket-driven new technology and innovation leads to new products and new jobs. Creating jobs in innovative Maryland companies is what the Maryland Industri
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Maryland Innovation Initiative
Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) promotes the commercialization of research conducted in partnership with Maryland universities and institutions.
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Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center
The Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center (MIPLRC) offers free legal services to entrepreneurs and emerging technology companies, including patent applications, prior art searches, lice
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Incubator
Maryland International Incubator
The Maryland International Incubator (MI2) is the outcome of a collaboration between University of Maryland, College Park, and the Maryland Department of Commerce (DBED), aimed at connecting the state
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Maryland Momentum Fund
Investing in the University System of Maryland's people and most promising tech ventures.
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Maryland Neighborhood Exchange
The Maryland Neighborhood Exchange facilitates grassroots investing in the state’s most promising local and minority-owned businesses.
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Maryland Property Search Portal
Check out a full database of commercial and industrial properties in Maryland. This database assists businesses seeking industrial or office space for their own use.
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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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Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF)
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) was established by the governor and the Maryland General Assembly under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. The purpose of the fund is to promote stat
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Maryland Technology Internship Program
The Maryland Technology Internship Program (MTIP) helps Maryland retain top talent by increasing the number of paid technical internships offered in the state. Administered by UMBC and funded by the
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Maryland Venture Fund
The Maryland Venture Fund is an early-stage, evergreen venture capital fund dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding businesses in Maryland. We are an experienced team with
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Mastermind Academy
The tech industry is starving for talent, and technical bootcamps are one of the best ways to help people quickly gain the skills necessary to fill these positions
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Medhacks
What if the most creative minds channeled their focus into solving the most impactful problems of today? Imagine if we could apply the ingenuity that powers the most profound technology into the most
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Mentorship
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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Mentorship
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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Microenterprise Loan Program
The Maryland Microenterprise Loan Program expands opportunities for microenterprise development, creates new opportunities for small business development and sustains local economies in Maryland commu
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Coworking
MindHub
Mindhub is Baltimore's premier incubator and co-working space for growing software startups. Based in the offices of Mindgrub, a leading technical agency and creative consultancy, the Mindhub is a spa
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Minority Innovation Weekend
A weekend summit dedicated to aiding minority innovators in launching tech-focused startups, exploring technology and innovation, and showcasing tech startups that have a minority founder or co-founde
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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
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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
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More Jobs for Marylanders Incentive Program
More Jobs for Marylanders, promotes the growth of manufacturing in Maryland by providing tax incentives for manufacturing job creation, encourages manufacturers to invest in new equipment. . .
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Morgan State University Entrepreneurship Alumni Chapter
To maintain a network of MSU Alumni Entrepreneurs for business opportunities and to serve as a resource for entrepreneurial development for students, the overall University and the surrounding communi
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Mtech Ventures
Mtech Ventures partners with entrepreneurs to build leading technology companies. With company founders facing challenges such as business planning, staffing, launching, and financing, we provide expe
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N-Step
The overall objective of N-STEP (NIST - Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program) is to provide opportunities for motivated researchers to build upon the experience gained while working at NIST
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NET/WORK Baltimore
NET/WORK is a technology jobs fair showcasing vibrant companies seeking talent and talented people seeking work. Nothing stiff or stuffy about it. The companies at NET/WORK are psyched to show off the
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Naked Lighting Talks & Happy Hour
Naked Lightning Talk and Happy Hour is a special happy hour event that we host in both our Cyber and Life Sciences Incubators. At these happy hours, our companies are given the opportunity to practice t
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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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New Market Venture Partners
New Markets Venture Partners is a leading early- and growth-stage venture capital firm that invests in and helps build transformative education, information technology and business services companies
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NewSpring Growth
NewSpring Growth partners with talented management teams of industry-transforming, high-growth companies. We support growth through organic initiatives as well as mergers and acquisitions. NewSpring Gro
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NewSpring Healthcare
NewSpring Healthcare partners with management teams to accelerate the success of differentiated healthcare companies, delivering capital for growth, recapitalizations, and mergers and acquisitions. NewSp
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Event
Newsmaker Breakfast Series
The GBC Newsmaker Breakfast Series consists of 10 events scheduled throughout the year, with each program consisting of an elected official, government or business leader or panel of high profile infl
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Next Stage Tech Fund
AAEDC's Next Stage Tech Fund is a loan with flexible payment terms intended to help technology companies get to the next stage of growth.
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NextGen Venture Partners
We back exceptional entrepreneurs through the collective power of the nation's top founders and innovation executives.
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Nexus Strategy
We invest in biomedical technology companies created by world-renowned, serial scientist-entrepreneurs with a proven track record in spinning out and starting up category-defining businesses.
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Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Novak Biddle Venture Partners provides equity financing and assistance to the management of early-stage, information technology companies principally located in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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Coworking
Oca Mocha
OCA Mocha’s mission is to create a shared space and experience that fosters ongoing engagement between UMBC and its surrounding communities. Consistent with that mission, UMBC and community groups may reserve the OCA Mocha community meeting room
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Open Entrepreneur Office Hours @ IMET
Pro bono advising sessions every month for startups and aspiring life science and technology entrepreneurs. Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) gathers repres
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Open Hack Night
The Baltimore Hackerspace Open Hack night is an opportunity. It's an opportunity to show off your newest idea, creation, or prototype, meet people with similar or different skill sets, and an opportun
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Makerspace
Open Works
At Open Works, we believe everyone is a maker. We've built a place where everyone can build nearly anything. Our mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all.
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Opportunity Zone Program
The Opportunity Zone program is a nationwide initiative administered by the U. S. Treasury created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The program provides federal tax incentives for investment in
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PNC Scholars/Fellows Scholarship
The PNC Scholars/Fellows Program provides awards up to $3,000 to outstanding UMBC students interested in becoming an entrepreneur.
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Pathfinder Innovation Program
BHI and Launch Workplaces are co-hosting a series of education and 1:1 consulting sessions on topics of interest to early stage biohealth and technology companies. These sessions are open to all start
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Patriot Capital
Patriot Capital focuses on investment opportunities in small and medium-sized privately-held companies having annual revenues of $10 to $200 million typically investing between $3-20 million in transa
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Incubator
PioneerBaltimore
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 ne
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Pitch Creator
Once you have completed your business canvas, interviewed customers, and started to build a team, you might be ready to consider developing an investment pitch. Entrepreneurs should understand that pi
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Pitch Dingman Competition
Pitch Dingman Competition is an annual business competition where University of Maryland students can compete for more than $30,000 in startup funding. The competition consists of a fall Semifinals an
Startups
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Coworking
Pivot Creative Spaces
PIVOT offers Flexible Office Space with everything you need in one low price - Perfect for freelancers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone else who needs modern, flexible off
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Prelude Pitch
Find out if your Start-Up is investor ready. Each month, TEDCO invites five companies to give their pitch. They will pitch in front of our team members and experienced mentors to receive valuable feed
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President's Entrepeneurial Fellowship
One of UMB's top priorities is commercializing innovative technologies discovered by UMB faculty into new therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices, software solutions, and research tools.
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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
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Propel Baltimore Fund
The Propel Baltimore Fund makes investments companies committed to headquartering in Baltimore City.
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QuestMark Growth Capital
$5-15 million for our initial investment, with ample reserves to support continued growth. We build relationships with management teams and investors well ahead of a fundraising event.
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REEF Program
The REEF Program helps young scientists cultivate the leadership and business skills necessary to bring their research into commercial markets and provides students with an enhanced appreciation of th
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Raymond V. Haysbert Sr. Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
The Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Entrepreneurship Lecture Series provides a platform for successful entrepreneurs to candidly share their experiences and insights with UMBC students, faculty, alumni and t
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Red Abbey Venture Partners
Red Abbey Venture Partners is a life sciences investment firm that was founded in 2004 and invested in 14 privately held and 9 publicly traded life sciences companies.
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Regional I-Corps
This short course introduces participants to the key concepts and methodologies used in I-Corps, which is the rigorous market assessment and validation program pioneered by the National Science Founda
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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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Revolving Loan Funds
BDC's Revolving Loan Funds may be used for acquisition and improvement of land, facilities and equipment, including demolition, site preparation, renovation and new construction. These loans are for u
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Rise to the Challenge Competition
The Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition offers over $20,000 in cash and professional services up for grabs. The Competition promises to be UB's most exciting competition of the year. This could be
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Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series
The Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series was created through a generous three-year gift from Robert G. Hisaoka '79, who aims to bring business leaders and startup founders to the University of Maryland th
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Robert W Deutsche Foundation
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond.
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Rockville Innovation Center
Supporting the growth of early stage product companies/innovation centers developing health IT, cybersecurity, bioinformatics and other enabling technologies.
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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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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
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SCORE Library
If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and tr
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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
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SPARK Bootcamp
The annual spark: Where Fearless Ideas Start is an ideation event during the fall semester co-hosted by the Dingman Center and Startup Shell, a student-run incubator at the University of Maryland. The
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Sandbox
Sandbox is a student-run makerspace for artists, designers, and hackers to create amazing things. Come in with your ideas and build your project.
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Scale Your Impact
Scale Your Impact is a signature program of the Do Good Accelerator that provides customized support and financial resources to University of Maryland students and alumni looking to extend their reach
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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.
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Seed Investment - Old Line Capital
Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, we partner with technology startups in Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Ohio
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Share Kitchen
Share Kitchen is a communal kitchen space where like minded cooks and lovers of food can learn, create, and celebrate.
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Shore Hatchery
The Perdue School of Business Philip E. & Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery is a bi-annual Mid-Atlantic business competition. The Shore Hatchery is open to any Mid-Atlantic business startups.
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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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Smart Office @ BWI
Whether you need toHold an office meetingTake a depositionGive a presentationHost a video conferenceor just have a quiet space to workwe have you covered. You want a space with options: relia
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SmartVentures
SmartVentures is a new program designed to provide an alternative path to scale for startups. The SmartVentures program will provide selected companies with $400K of product development and mentorship
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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
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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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Spaces Harborplace
Leave your creative mark in our inspiring workspace at Baltimore's historic waterfront landmark. The vibrant, modern design combined with stunning waterfront views creates the perfect environment to s
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Spaces Stadium Square
Discover your next big idea in a creative working environment at Stadium Square in south Baltimore. Spark innovation and collaboration in a designer workspace fit to suit null growing business.
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Spark Baltimore
Spark Baltimore is a collaborative coworking space, with private and shared offices for entrepreneurs. In the Offices at Power Plant Live!
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SpeedBaltimore Networking
Speed Networking works a lot like 'Speed Dating' without the 'Dating'. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time.
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Squadra VC
Squadra is an early-stage Baltimore-based venture capital fund founded by experienced operators. We invest from Pre-Seed to Series A and apply significant resources to help our entrepreneurs dominat
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Stanley Ventures
As the venture capital arm of Stanley Black and Decker, our mission is to deliver cutting-edge innovation to Stanley Black and Decker from the outside. We do this by investing in startups, bringing Stanle
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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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Startup Fellows Programs
We recognize that our community of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are extremely interested in pursuing opportunities within current startup companies. At the same time, the startup companies we engag
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Startup Maryland
Startup Maryland is a peer-driven, high-growth, and tech venture focused initiative leveraging ecosystem building for economic development.
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Startup Shell
Startup Shell is the student-run coworking space and incubator at the University of Maryland. We foster entrepreneurship through collaboration.
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Startup Village
Startup Village is an autonomous collective of UMD students and Alumni entrepreneurs living together to build a greater College Park.
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StartupGrind Baltimore
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 chapters. We nurture startup ecosystems in 125 c
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StartupUMD Business Fundamentals Workshops
A series of hands-on workshops developed collaboratively by UM Ventures, Mtech, and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship specifically for UMD faculty and graduate students to teach business concepts an
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Station North Tool Library
The Station North Tool Library is a nonprofit tool-lending library and community hub in the heart of Baltimore City. We offer over 3,000 tools, 30 classes, a public woodworking shop, a dedicated DIY w
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Student Entrepreneur Newsletter
A curated monthly email newsletter for student entrepreneurs in Maryland, containing information about events, funding opportunities, accelerator programs, and more.
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Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award
The Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award supports one Johns Hopkins undergraduate-led startup each year with grant funding of $10,000Size: $10,000 Length of Project: Full-time over the summer
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Sustainability Fund
The University Sustainability Fund provides funding for projects that promote environmental sustainability, and positively impact and enhance the student experience at UMD. The Fund will allocate fu
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TCP Venture Capital
TCP Venture Capital is a Baltimore, Maryland-based early-stage technology focused venture capital firm. We partner with entrepreneurs to build great businesses.
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TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo
TEDCO's Annual Entrepreneur Expo will bring together all of Maryland's entrepreneurial resources from across the state into one place, at one time. You can expect to see 900+ of the region's top entr
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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
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TEDCO Seed Fund
We work alongside our entrepreneurs as partners to drive the next wave of startups. We leverage our diverse operating and investing experience to uncover opportunities to add value throughout the life
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We are trying to raise some capital for our early-stage small business. We already have some revenue, but we were told that we are not a high-growth startup so we can't take equity investment. If this is true, what other options are there?

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Applying to For-Profit grants
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Does anyone know of any good for-profit grants in Baltimore? Something similar to Elevation Awards but that is open to the general population. Any suggestions are highly appreciated!

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Getting Pre-seed Funding In Baltimore
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January 23, 2020

Getting pre-seed funding for startups or small businesses in Baltimore is really hard. It seems like there are dozens of seed-stage funding resources, but not very many for pre-seed stage ventures. Does anyone have any suggestions for good pre-seed funding sources for a for-profit business in Baltimore?

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