How Baltimore's Entrepreneurial Community is Responding to COVID

How Organizations in Baltimore's entrepreneurial community are stepping up to help amid Coronavirus

Here at EcoMap, our job is to aggregate data. Typically, we're gathering information about resources for entrepreneurs - but recently, we've been collecting information about how Baltimore's innovation community is responding to COVID.

Organizations' responses have ranged from creating resource guides, to mobilizing to secure funding for businesses and nonprofits, to making new products and equipment to tackle the virus head-on.

Here is a "master list" of how different organizations and individuals in Baltimore's innovation community have responded. For this list , we're focusing on Baltimore-based entrepreneur & community support organizations; local startups, small businesses, & nonprofits; and other Baltimore-specific initiatives.

If you fall into one of these categories and we missed your efforts, email us at!


Attacking the Virus: Making PPE
  • Open Works rallied local makers to 3D print hundreds of face masks (Baltimore Sun)
  • Center Stage volunteers are creating masks instead of costumes (Baltimore Sun)
  • Johns Hopkins rallied hundreds of volunteers to assemble ¬†face masks for healthcare workers (VICE)
  • Station North Tool Library is mobilizing makers to help sew masks, lend machines, or donate other items
  • Under Armour has opened its warehouses to store medical equipment and is helping order PPE from suppliers (BBJ)
  • DiPole Materials is using it's expertise to make N95 filters
  • Sagamore Spirits pivoted their distillery to make hand sanitizer instead of whisky (BBJ)
  • Baltimore Spirts Company has also started making hand sanitizer (Baltimore Sun)

Attacking the Virus: Working on detection & vaccines
  • PathSensors is developing a test to detect the presence of coronavirus in 5 minutes ( Baltimore)
  • Emergent Biosolutions is helping to manufacturing a potential coronavirus vaccine ( Baltimore)
  • 17 Maryland-based biotech companies have temporarily pivoted to focusing on COVID-related problems ( Baltimore)
Mobilizing Funding

Centralizing Information & Discussions
Making Guides
Gathering Information


Providing Resources, Discussion, & Information

If you are a Baltimore entrepreneur/business support organization or a local startup, small business, and nonprofit, and we missed your efforts, email us at!


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