THE FORCES BEHIND THE BALTIMORE TECH STARTUP SCENE
Baltimore’s successful startup scene is in part due to the incubators, startup centers and learning facilities throughout Maryland
Powerhouse universities and innovative business leaders alike support initiatives that cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and bring new technological ideas to the health care, military defense, and education industries in the area.
Located in Columbia, MD, TEDCO coordinates an extensive collection of funding groups and innovation initiatives that facilitate the growth and commercialization of technology from Maryland’s research universities and federal labs. The Maryland Technology Development Cooperation
Student-run tech space is open to all University of Maryland College Park students. “The Shell” fosters an entrepreneurial spirit on campus with multiple tech-related social and educational events, “hack days”, startup incubation and a co-working space. The Startup Shell
Student-led organization that connects students, alumni, faculty and friends from Hopkins’ nine schools to actualize tech products through funding and strategic business direction. Innovation Factory
A Johns Hopkins run accelerator with two Baltimore locations. The initiative works to advance and commercialize an array of innovations derived both at the University and elsewhere through: Education programs and faculty insight Access to business analysis Business mentorship Affordable working space Access to legal and accounting services Access to IT infrastructure and equipment
Specializing in clean energy, cyber security and life sciences, this innovation center is a location for startup companies to grow, established companies to network and find talent, and like-minded businesses to meet. BWTech at UMBC
Nonprofit venture with two locations in Baltimore serving the entrepreneurial community. They offer three unique programs: Emerging Technology Centers A coworking space called Beehive Baltimore An incubation center for startups An incubation center for startups, and a 13 week program called Accelerate Baltimore where 6 startups work from $25,000 in seed funding. Photo by: technical.ly/
Business incubator and accelerator that works with startups and companies with growth potential to commercialize the defense industry technology being developed at Odenton’s Ford Meade Corporate Center. It focuses on startups within the field of on cyber security, health care, information technology and big data. Chesapeake Innovation Center
BHI sources and evaluates market-relevant bioheath intellectual properties, connects the IP with funding, and assists businesses in marketing and growth. The organization works with the National Institutes of Health, Maryland universities, federal labs, Maryland industries, entrepreneurs, and the health care startup focused group DreamIt Health Baltimore. BioHealth Innovation
MCE offers a rich collaborative network of resources for local entrepreneurs through three distinct services: Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship at Howard County Maryland Economic Development Authority The Innovation Catalyst (iCat): mentoring, educational programs, networking opportunities and an co-working space The Howard Technology Council: a forum for engagement, collaboration and education for tech companies The Business Resource Center: training and counseling for non-tech, services-based, or early-stage companies.
Freelancers, entrepreneurs, remote workers and early stage startups can come work in this beautiful Federal Hill space that overlooks the Inner Harbor. In addition to the co-working and incubator spaces, Betamore provides the Baltimore startup community with courses in project management, front-end and back-end web development, and hosted events that connect the community.
Avhana Health JH Technology Ventures Startups to have come out of Baltimore Food Recovery Network The Startup Shell Healthify Innovation Factory Vheda Health Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship Clear Guide Medical FastForward East GemstoneBio FastForward Allovue ETC incubation and funding from TEDCO ZeroFOX Social Toaster Emerging Technology Center at Johns Hopkins eThink Betamore
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