Baltimore Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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1. Accelerators & Incubators

1.1. Programs meant to help startups get off the ground, grow, or expand into new markets

1.2. Emerging Technology Center (ETC)

1.2.1. Incubate Baltimore Provide members with mentorship, seed capital, community partners, etc Access to Entrepreneurs in Residence Membership Tiers Affiliate Community Area Haven Offices at ETC Haven Campus Shared Office at ETC Eastern Offices at ETC Eastern Campus

1.2.2. Beehive Baltimore Fully equipped coworking & office space Perks Flexible pricing Monthly Happy hours Community & networking Free parking Mailing Address Amenities Wifi Fitness Center Tea/Coffee/Popcorn Bar Conference Space Community Kitchen Cubby Storage Membership Tiers Freelance Bee Worker Bee Bumble Bee Honey Bee

1.2.3. Accelerate Baltimore 4 Month program Services Access to mentorship network $25,000 seed funding Membership discounts Coworking space Focuses Corporate Strategy Marketing Product Launch Operations Business Development & Sales Investor Readiness and Pitching Requirements Technology based startups Pre-revenue/ haven't raised significant amount of funding Strong team Passionate about solution Website

1.2.4. B'More Baltimore Video Series Featuring entrepreneurs/ experienced business people Discussing starting and running a business in Baltimore

1.2.5. Events Happy Hours Networking Workshops/ classes Job Fairs

1.2.6. Campuses JHU Eastern Havenstreet

1.2.7. Website

1.3. BWTech @ UMBC Incubators

1.3.1. Maryland Clean Energy Tech. Incubator (CETI) For early stage companies in... Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency Energy policy Smart Grid Electric Grid cybersecurity Joint venture with Maryland Clean Energy Center Benefits Office & wet lab space @ below market rates Access to EIR and advisory board Collaboration with UMBC faculty/ students Entrepreneurial services team Access to conference & training facilities Access to all UMBC campus resources Free 24 hour parking

1.3.2. CyberIncubator @ BWTech Cyber security focus Benefits Entrepreneurial Services Team Reception area, conference rooms Access to UMB faculty/ students Access to all UMBC resources Furnished office space Northrop Gruman Cync Program Focus on commercializing cybertech Scholarship program for companies Free rent at Cyberincubator Cyberhive Co-working space Entrepreneurial support services Benefits

1.3.3. Life Sciences Incubator Bioscience and technology company incubator Benefits Office & wet lab space Flexible lease arrangements Resources & networking opportunities

1.4. DreamIt Health Baltimore

1.4.1. Health IT 16 week accelerator program

1.4.2. Program Details Located at PowerPlant Live!, Inner Harbor Pre-seed funding of up to $25k Stipends of $25,000-$50,000 Access to angel & venture capital network Mentorship Free office space Connections Free legal & accounting work Mentorship network Alumni network Hacker/strategist matching

1.4.3. Part of Biohealth Innovations

1.4.4. In partnership with Dream it Ventures & JHU Dream It Angle and venture network Global accelerator DreamIt Health and DreamIt Education

1.4.5. Takes new cohort ~6 companies each year

1.5. Sinai Hospital Bioincubator

1.5.1. Hospital-based bioincubator Part of Life Bridge Health Systems

1.5.2. Amenities Wet lab space Prebuilt lab and office space biosafety level 2 containment hoods and CO₂ incubators Type 1 ultrapure water, autoclave, dishwasher, gel imager -80 freezer and ice machine Conference rooms Full Cafeteria Onsite parking

1.5.3. Website

1.6. Conscious Ventures Labs

1.6.1. Columbia Maryland

1.6.2. Early Stage Business Accelerator Focus on intersection of business and positive social impact For social entrepreneurship

1.6.3. CV Lab Accelerator 4 Month program Goal to get programs to launch stage within 6mo Seed Funding $25k- $50k for 5-10% equity Provided by The Porter Group Community Access to partner programs, resources, mentors Curriculum Weeks 1-4: Foundations of Conscious Entrepreneurship Weeks 5-8: Building the Conscious Business Model Weeks 9-12: Growth Planning, Execution, Evaluation Weeks 13 & 16: Demo Day Prep & Demo Day Criteria Team ( 3+ preferred) Startup & Build stage businesses For Profit Willing to be in Columbia MD for duration 3 Minute pitch video

1.6.4. Website

1.7. Social Innovation Lab

1.7.1. Early-stage incubator for non-profits, mission-driven, or disruptive companies with a social impact focus

1.7.2. In partnership with Johns Hopkins University Has incubated more than 50 organizations since 2011 Over $13 million in funding secured by SIL ventures

1.7.3. Program Details Seed Funding $1000 unrestricted funding at beginning Potential for additional funding at end of program Mentorship network One-on-one coaching and support Access to resources Entrepreneur network, investors Office Space At Impact Hub Baltimore Workshops

1.7.4. Impact+Innovation Forum Showcases each year's cohort companies Companies share their stories to community, JHU faculty, staff, and students

1.7.5. Apply Application Deadline for 2016-2017 Cohort: October 3rd, 2016 Apply Here!

1.8. Wasabi Ventures

1.8.1. Specializes in co-founding, investing in, incubating, building and advising early stage technology companies Baltimore office one of five nationwide

1.8.2. Wasabi Ventures Academy Course work for people who want to get involved in startup ecosystem Free program for aspiring founders Combination of online & in person workshops

1.8.3. Portfolio of 50+ companies

1.8.4. Investment Details Pre-seed, Seed, Series A rounds

1.8.5. Website

1.9. FastForward

1.9.1. Johns Hopkins-based accelerator for  early stage technology companies

1.9.2. Locations FastForward East 855 N Wolfe St, Baltimore In Hopkins BioPark Tied to JHU School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School or Nursing Amenities Lab equipment FastForward Homewood 810 Wyman Park Drive Baltimore 13,000 sq feet office space & facilities Groups can get space for up to two years Amenities FastForward Moco 9601 Medical Center Dr, Johns Hopkins University – Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD 41 acres, 215,000 square feet of office, education and lab space Adjacent to 575,000 sq feet National Cancer Institute facility FastForward Virtual Helps facilitate venture development and commercialization plans via virtual mentorship Services

1.9.3. Program Education Programs Access to faculty, staff, industry experts Mentorship Services Legal & accounting Business analysis IP Working Space

1.9.4. Other Services Legal Office Hours Startups/ entrepreneurs can get legal advice Must register 3 days in advance First Thursday of each month Mentors in Residence 14+ mentors available to give advice & guidance to JHTV startup companies Science and Technology Advisory Team

1.9.5. Website

1.10. Betamore

1.10.1. Supports, Launches, and Grows tech-based startup companies

1.10.2. 8,000 square feet, Federal Hill

1.10.3. Community Membership Tiers $150/year Individual/ Freelance $500- $4,000 for Corporate based on # employees $500-$1250 Government/Nonprofit/ Education based on # people Benefits Membership Orientation Discounted access to Betamore Education Cost saving partnerships/discounts Connection to local resources Participation/ leadership opportunities

1.10.4. Coworking/ Incubation Membership Tiers $25 one day pass $99 one week trial $200/mo/person Coworking (shared) $300/mo/person Coworking (reserved) $400/mo/person Incubation Benefits Access to space Bookable Conference rooms Company listings On-site reception Storage/lockers/desks Mailing Address

1.10.5. Techies for Good Connects technical volunteers with non-profits Events Tech help sessions Technology Tutorials Give Back Hacks

1.10.6. Education Academy Courses Classes & Workshops Every few days Mostly Paid Topics Online Academy Online content library Courses available online via account Betamore Works Talent discovery & development service for companies/businesses Works Partner Benefits

1.10.7. Baltimore Tech Database of Baltimore people, companies and opportunities around tech, entrepreneurship Features People, companied searchable database User/ member profiles Event listings Jobs database Website

1.10.8. Website

1.11. TU Incubator

1.11.1. Business Incubator EdTech is main focus area

1.11.2. Office space, mentoring, startup services

1.11.3. Membership Levels Resident Members Reside at TU Incubator,  7400 York Road, 2nd Floor, Towson, MD Private office space Telco provided Priority access to conference areas All incubator resources included Associate Members Use shared collaborative space in Incubator Kitchen, conference rooms, lounge, media cart Pricing per company, not per individual Virtual Members Access to incubator resources Participation in incubator programs Small monthly fee Student Members Discounted membership rate Full access to incubator resources For Towson and non-Towson students

1.11.4. Events Business Plan Competition Open to all in BMore/DC area For pre-startup or early stage business ideas Professional & Student category Winners receive 90 day TU Incubator membership Workshops Pitch Preparation Fundraising EdTech Series Happy Hours

1.11.5. Mentorship Network

1.11.6. Website

2. Spaces

2.1. Spaces meant to facilitate coworking, providing  access to office/lab space, tools/equipment, and other resources

2.2. Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGS)

2.2.1. Dry & wet laboratory, meeting space for biotech/synthetic biology work

2.2.2. Details 2700+ square feet 101 N Haven Street Suite 105 Wed-Frid 3-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm

2.2.3. Equipment Gel Documentation Electrophoresis PCR BSC Autoclave Centrifuges Balances, stir plates PH, Conductivity meters Incubators -70 C freezer 400 litre fermentor

2.2.4. Membership $100 initial dues/Biosafety Course fee Full $85/month monthly $850 annually Voice in BUGSS decisions & investments Access to facilities and equipment Members only area of website Open access to all stages of group projects Members only courses and events Dedicated storage (room, refrigerated, freezer) $200 lab supplies credit Ordering/receiving of specialty supplies Lab assistance & project consultation Associate $25/month monthly $250 annually Voice on BUGSS decisions and investments Access to members only part of website Discounts on members only courses, events, merchandise Student $25/month or $250/year HS/undergraduate $50/month or $500 year full time graduate All benefits of full membership sans $200 credit Expected to volunteer at least 5 hours/month K-12 Teachers $50/month monthly or $500 annually All benefits of Full membership sans $200 credit Expected to volunteer 5 hours/month

2.2.5. Classes Typically Mon, Thur, Sat 3D printing tutorials (mon) Lab skills night (thurs) Build-a-gene (sat)

2.2.6. Website

2.3. Baltimore Hackerspace

2.3.1. 1250+ square foot maker/hackerspace, shop

2.3.2. Details 6410 Landay Ave. Baltimore, MD 21237 Open hack nights (Wed/Thurs) 7pm

2.3.3. Membership Based on monthly donation Level 1 $25 24/7 access Level 2 $50 24/7 access 2 on site storage bins Level 3 $75 24/7 access on site reserved storage shelf Floor storage T-shirt Corporate Sponsors $150 24/7 access for 5+ people Company logo on website T-shirts

2.3.4. Tools General Purpose tools MIG Welder Drill Press Grinder Band Saw Disk/belt sander Metal Lathe Cordless drills, sanders, router Soldering equipment Oscilloscope Laser cutter/ engraver Wood CNC 3d Printer / makerbot Air compressor & tools

2.3.5. Website

2.4. Station North Tool Library

2.4.1. Affordable access to tools, skills, and workspace

2.4.2. Details 417 E Oliver St 21202 Mon-Thurs 5-8pm Weekends 11am-5pm Open shop Sunday 11am-5pm Open Shop Tuesday 5-8pm

2.4.3. Tool Library 1400+ tools Online database of tools in stock Automotive Bicycle Books & reference materials Carpentry & woodworking Electrical and Soldering Home maintenance Metalworking Plumbing Yard & Garden

2.4.4. Public Workshop 1200+ square feet Stationary Machines Milter/Panel/Table/Band saws Resaw Scroll saw Drill press Router tables Jointers & Planers Belt/Disk/Variable speed sanders Bench grinder/wire wheel/buffer Sewing Machine Public classes

2.4.5. Surface Project Apprenticeship program for individuals with high barriers to employment Teaches them to make sellable products (mostly tables) Products available for sale (starting at $35)

2.4.6. Membership Tool Library Sliding Scale Monthly Auto Debit Public Workshop Must be Tool Library member 2.5 hours $25 required safety class

2.4.7. Classes $25-$250 Safety How to make things Actually get to make & keep product Home DIY

2.4.8. Website

2.5. Harbor Launch at IMET

2.5.1. Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

2.5.2. For environmental and human health companies Connects companies to resources of its partners

2.5.3. Inner Harbor location

2.5.4. Partner Instutituions UMCES UMB UMBC

2.5.5. Amenities Wet Labs & Coworking Space Access to IMET researchers & students Entrepreneur Office hours Fitness room

2.5.6. Affiliate Coworking Program $200/month 24/7 access to office space Conference room access Harbor Launch official business address Business/ strategy advice Networking & office hours

2.5.7. Core Facilities Bioanalytics Aquaculture Molecular Analysis  (UMBC) Biomedicine (UMB)

2.5.8. Website

2.6. Fab Lab Baltimore

2.6.1. Digital fabriaction lab & workspace Mostly prototype, not production

2.6.2. Equipment Universal Laser Cutter (blue) Universal Laser Cutter (purple) Shop Bot CNC Router Torchmate CNC Plasma Cutter uPrint Plus 3D Printer 2 Afinia 3D Printers Roland Vinyl Cutter Denford PCB Mill

2.6.3. Membership Must pass Introductory Course Fees Based on # visits needed to complete work 5 vists= $25 / 15 visits =$50 Material Fee for 3D printers

2.6.4. Workshops Focused on how to use tools Groups of 4-8 can schedule

2.6.5. Website

2.7. Baltimore Node

2.7.1. Public hackerspace, makerspace 2600 square feet

2.7.2. Membership $50/month 24/7 Access to space Use of all tools Access to all workshops & events Area to store project work Get a say in Node management

2.7.3. Workshops/ Events Open hack every Thursday, 7pm

2.7.4. Equipment Digital Fabrication Electronics General Purpose Shop Tools Woodworking Carpentry Metalworking

2.7.5. Website

2.8. Impact Hub Baltimore

2.8.1. Coworking & collaborative space

2.8.2. Historic Centre Theater 10 E North Ave

2.8.3. Focus on socially conscious business and impact

2.8.4. Membership Open Coworking Flexible Half Time Unlimited Benefits Dedicated Desks $350/month for 6 month lease Private Offices 12 month lease Starts at $700 /month Amenities Community Members Individual $30/month One free meeting/month Discounted events Affiliate Members Organizations $800/ year 20% discount for non-profits 50% off space reservations One free meeting/month Discounted events

2.8.5. Website

2.9. Spark Baltimore

2.9.1. Private offices & open working spaces

2.9.2. Located at PowerPlant Live!

2.9.3. Amenities Kitchen Coffee & Craft Beer Lounge Space Bike Storage Fitness Center Parking Garage Meeting Rooms Concierge service Color copier, scanner, printer Mail service Event space for 20-250 people

2.9.4. Community Members-only events and activities After hours meetups Community events Programs for entrepreneurs and startups Network with developers, freelancers, other entrepreneurs

2.9.5. Membership types Mailbox $40/month starting Day Pass $15/day starting Workstation Undedicated desk $225 Dedicated desk $375 (24/7) Private Offices Single $575/month Double $1025/month Triple $1525/month Quad $2025/month Suite $2750/month Meeting rooms $40/hour starting For 2-40 people

2.9.6. Website

2.10. City Garage

2.10.1. Entrepreneurial space, resource provider

2.10.2. Three components:

2.10.3. Main Street Working space, 5000+ sq ft Hosts ~5 companies, mostly hardware based

2.10.4. The Foundry Hardware Makerspace Tools Available Metalworking Prototyping CNC Finishing Hotworking Textile Woodworking Bench tools Membership $150/month Access to classes, workshop $50 day pass Open shop hours 7 days/week

2.10.5. UnderArmour Light House 35,000 square ft design and leadership center For producing Under Armour footwear, apparel

2.10.6. Website

2.11. The Co-Op

2.11.1. Coworking space for small/ emerging companies

2.11.2. 12 W Madison Street ( Mount Vernon)

2.11.3. Amenities Fits teams of 1-108 Open workspace Private Offices 24 Hour access Bike Storage Printer/copier/wifi Kitchen Lounge area, TV

2.11.4. Month by month leases Private Office for two $650/month Open workspace for one $418/month

2.11.5. Website

3. Governmental

3.1. Federal, state, or county departments  focused on promoting entrepreneurship & economic development

3.2. Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development

3.3. Maryland Small Business Development Center

3.3.1. Technology Support Center Training classes Online and in-person, free and paid Going From Mind to Market SBIR Support Technology Transferring & Licensing Intellectual Property Protection Support Commercialization/ Planning Alternative Financial Sources Consulting Services For new ventures and acceleration Free

3.3.2. Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) For business-to-government companies Hosted by UMD College Park Provide education on how to secure government contracts, assistance in doing so Counseling services Free

3.3.3. Business Accelerator Coaching Series Education/ Coaching Series CEO Accelerator 12 Sessions For businesses with revenues > $500k Cost: $400 Growth Accelerator 6 sessions For businesses with revenues $10k-$500k Cost: $200 Strategic Launch 6 Sessions For businesses with > $10k revenue Cost: $200 Mastering Strategic Growth By Frostburg University 6 Sessions Revenue between $10k- $2.5 million Cost: $100

3.3.4. Help with research, access to materials, etc

3.3.5. Website

3.4. Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship

3.4.1. Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology Part of JHU APL Provides space in iCat incubator Access to resource/ mentorship network

3.4.2. Innovation Catalyst (iCat) Program Co-working space Incubator Columbia, Maryland Access to other entrepreneurs, mentors

3.4.3. Howard Technology Council Membership based council centered around technology Four Pillars Engage Collaborate Learn Lead Member Benefits Reduced/free registration to HTC/ MCE events Access to small business outreach programs Sponsorship Opportunities Listing on HTC website Networking opportunities Events listed on HTC calendar Lower cost access to MCE facilities HOCO CISO Members have access to cyber/secutrity professionals for mentorship, resources, and info.sec. management guidance Events

3.4.4. Business Resource Center Provides support for non-technical and services-based companies Services Counseling Referrals Government Contracting assistance Small business awards program Project Opportunity 10 week program For veterans looking to start a business Training, outreach services, tech assistance, financing aid

3.4.5. Unique Assets Podcast Focuses on the launch and growth of new companies

3.4.6. Startup 101 6-part practicum class that ends in a pitch day

3.4.7. Website

3.5. Maryland Business Express

3.5.1. Online business registration platform

3.5.2. Services Register your business Establish Tax acounts File personal property returns Register a trade name Order copies of previous business documents

3.5.3. Website

3.6. Department of Commerce

3.6.1. Advance Maryland Program for $1 -$50 M revenue/ year companies Partnered with National Center for Economic Gardening Provides research teams that analyze 5 key areas of a startup company Website

3.6.2. Office of Small Business Resources Small Business and Entrepreneur Resource Guide

3.6.3. Website

4. Funding Sources

4.1. (Baltimore based) Sources of funding specifically for startup ventures

4.2. Dingman Center Angels

4.2.1. Seed funding to early stage companies in Mid-Atlantic region

4.2.2. Focus on technology-driven startups with high market growth potential

4.2.3. NOT a fund; group of accredited investors Invest on an individual basis

4.2.4. 50+ portfolio companies

4.2.5. Investment Details $100,000 - $1 millon Willing to syndicate in deals up to $2 million

4.2.6. Criteria Mid-Atlantic location Executive Summary & Investor Pitch Seeking capital in $100k-$1mill in Series A in Preferred Stock or Convertible Notes $1m with lead investor and term sheet Fully developed product/service Current sales pipeline & revenue stream Developed and tested marketing strategy High growth market (20% > CAGR) or large $500 M + Pre-money valuation < $5 M

4.2.7. Website

4.3. Blue Jay Syndicate

4.3.1. Investment network for startups with JHU founders

4.3.2. Referral only organization Formal Membership Vote together on each deal to fund $5000 minimum investment per YES Secondary Membership Choose deals $25,000 minimum investment when YES

4.3.3. Founded by Paul Grossinger

4.3.4. Website

4.4. Camden Partners

4.4.1. Private equity firm with focus on seed and growth strategies

4.4.2. Target Industries Education Healthcare Technology Business Services

4.4.3. Seed Strategy Help companies pinpoint business, growth, and exit strategies Connect companies to talent pool, customers, networks Team of expert industry staff & advisors

4.4.4. Growth Strategy Help companies pinpoint business, growth, and exit strategies Aid in talent recruitment Make intros to new customers & help close deals Help companies find relevant funding sources

4.4.5. 20+ current portfolio companies

4.4.6. Website

4.5. Sagamore Ventures

4.5.1. Founded by Under Armour founder & CEO, Kevin Plank

4.5.2. Early stage technology investment Seed & Series A

4.6. Baltimore Angels

4.6.1. Baltimore-based angel investment group

4.6.2. Early-stage technology investment

4.6.3. Ideal companies Pre-money valuations from $500k-$5m Developed concept and working prototype (if applicable) Market with significant growth opportunity Seeking $150k - $1 million in capital Already raised $50-$500k in seed/ friends-and- family round

4.6.4. Investment Process Entrepreneur Engagement Referrals, applications, contact form submission Pitches are refined by volunteer investors Enlightening Round (Pre-screen) In person screening 3-5 Investors & entrepreneurs Lighting round style presentation Pitch Meeting Present to full group 15-20 minute presentation Network with investors & entrepreneurs

4.6.5. Entrepreneurs Guide PDF

4.6.6. Website

4.7. See Jane Invest

4.7.1. Funding for startups founded by women

4.7.2. Requirements Woman founder Scalable with clear exit strategy Some degree of social impact

4.7.3. Website

4.8. Pinoak Partners

4.8.1. Angel Investor group focusing on MD's Eastern Shore

4.8.2. Early and growth stage companies just beyond friends and family round

4.8.3. Investment Process $100 non-refundable application fee 12 week process Several pitches 4-6 week due diligence process

4.8.4. Investment Criteria Addressable market of $1+ billion Product in Beta stage Company has some proof of concept revenue Exit strategy executable within 5-7 years Pre-money valuation of less than $5 million Seeking first round of $250k - $2 million (For consumer products only) Annual run rate revenue over $1 million Gross margins over 40% (for life science companies only) Protectable IP Plans for regulatory approval Device-- In Vitro & in vivo data Diagnostic -- retrospective & prospectie data Therapeutics -- proof of concept in animal models

4.8.5. Website

4.9. The Volt Fund

4.9.1. Funding specifically for minority or women-owned small business/ startups

4.9.2. Loans of $150-$250,000

4.9.3. Criteria Early-stage with minority or woman leadership cybersecurity, energy, life sciences or Health IT (preferred) Affiliated with business incubator part of MBIA Defendable and clear IP ownership Recognizable $20+ million target market Cash flow break-even within 18 months

4.9.4. Website

4.10. Calvert Street Partners

4.11. Blu Ventures

4.12. Persimmon Capital

4.13. Hickory Ridge Capital

4.14. Deutsche Foundation

4.15. Abell Foundation

4.16. France-Merrick Foundation

4.17. Seven Brand Investments

4.18. NextGen Ventures

4.19. Westwicke Partners

4.20. A-Level Capital

4.21. Stanley Ventures

5. Greater Maryland

5.1. Entrepreneurial organizations and programs serving or headquartered in other Maryland counties

5.2. Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center

5.2.1. Economic Development non-profit servicing Maryland's Eastern Shore

5.2.2. HotDesks Network of Cowering spaces & resources for MD entrepreneurs Coworking Membership to hotDesks provides access to all cowering spaces across multiple counties Counties F^3 Tech Business Accelerator Program 5 month accelerator program for Farm, Fish, or Food -industry related companies Program Requirements After Program Membership Month-to-month Membership Perks Tiers Events Online calendar with listing of events across all cowering spaces Education Business Model mapping and Value Proposition Program ShoreVeture Entrepreneur Training New Product Development and Innovation Training

5.2.3. Revolving Loan Fund (RFL) Portfolio Collection of loan funds with different objectives and target sectors General Application Requirements For Startups/Small businesses: $10,000- $100,000 at or below current market interest rates CEO Personal credit 600 or above All owners (over 20%) must personally guarantee loan Minimum equity injection of 10% for startups Funds Mid-Shore Revolving Loan Fund Dorchester County Revolving Loan Fund Kent Country Revolving Loan Fund Maryland DHCD Microenterprise Lending Program USDA Rural Development Rural Micorenterprise Assistance Program (RMAP) Loan Fund SBA Internediary Lending Pilot (ILP) Program Loan Fund

5.2.4. HotDesks Website

5.3. Maryland Business Incubation Association

5.4. Tech Council of Maryland

5.4.1. In Rockville MD

5.4.2. Technology trade association Largest in MD

5.4.3. Maryland Healthcare Product Development Corporation Invests in early stage biomedical companies

5.4.4. Events 40+ Events per year Signature Events Industry Awards Leadership Dinner Lifetime Achievement Black Tie Gala Annual Crab Feast & Networking Bash Tech vs Bio Ultimate Golf Challenge Spotlight Series Events Distinguished Speaker Series Financial Executives Form Health IT Series Life sciences Series Technology Series Peer Discussions/ TCM on the Go CEO Luncheons Roundtables

5.4.5. Member Services Educational Programming Cost Savings Program Discounts for business services from various retailers Committees Government Relations staff Member Directory

5.4.6. Maryland Healthcare Product Development Corporation (MHCPDC) Invest in early stage biomedical companies with history of federal/defense applications $250,000- $1 million investment range Secure matching investments from state/ commercial entities

5.4.7. Website

5.5. Biohealth Innovation

5.5.1. Rockville, Maryland

5.5.2. Functions Sources and evaluates new biohealth IPs Connects IPs with seed funding Assists business in marketing & growth Accelerates technology transfer from regional institutions & u

5.5.3. Programs Entrepreneur in Residence Experienced entrepreneurs available for guidance and network access Commercial Relevance Advisory Board Commercialization experts and mentors to advise and support companies Educate, Mentor, Build Programs

5.5.4. Process Initial Screening: Entrepreneur & idea evaluated for BHI fit Courting Phase: EIR's work with company to develop idea & establish commercial. plan Formal Client Agreement: Company becomes joint effort between entrepreneur and BHI

5.5.5. Client Company Benefits Corporate Legal services Banking services Accounting services IP legal services Grant Writing aid Reimbursement Regulatory/Clinical services Branding & design services

5.5.6. Website

5.6. Startup Maryland

5.6.1. Part of national program focused on connecting innovation communities Ecosystem & venture development initiative

5.6.2. Four Main initiatives Connection Celebration Pitch Across Maryland Tour The Maryland Open BetaCity Innovation Celebration Coaching Capital

5.6.3. Membership Free Access to network of mentors, resources, entrepreneurs

5.6.4. STRT1UP Road Show September 10th-October 8th 2016 Baltimore September 27th-30th State-wide tour and celebration of entrepreneurship and startups Tour sponsors host rallies around the entrepreneurial ecosystem at each stop Upstart Show Pitch Across Maryland portion People pitch business idea to camera Video uploaded, people vote on winner

5.6.5. Website

5.7. State Tax Credits

5.7.1. Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit

5.7.2. One Maryland

5.7.3. R & D Tax Credit

5.7.4. Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit


5.8. County Specific

5.8.1. Chesapeake Innovation Center

5.8.2. Frederick Innovative Technology Center

5.8.3. Montgomery County Business Innovation Network

5.8.4. Prince George County Technology Assistance Center (TAC)

5.8.5. Worcester County Small Business Incubator

5.8.6. Rockville Relevant Health Accelerator

5.9. TEDCO

5.9.1. Entrepreneurial business assistance

5.9.2. Funding Technology Commercialization Fund Up to $100,000 to support projects that advance a technology towards commercialization Must be for-profit, located in Maryland Must be pre-reveue and/or less than $500,000 equity investments Incubator Assistance fund Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) Cybersecurity Investment Fund (CIF) $225,000 max award For projects moving a cybersecurity tech towards commercialization Technology Validation Program Funding to validate a technology or market opportunity Market Assessment Phase Technical Validation Phase Not for Qualifying universities (MII members) Life Science Investment Fund (LSIF) For companies with products requiring FDA approval For pre-revenue or < $1 million in equity investments $200,000 over 1 year Executive Exchange Program Supplemental, stage-appropriate assistance to portfolio company entrepreneurs Six Elements Eligibility

5.9.3. N-STEP NIST-Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program For turning research done at NIST into commercial products

5.9.4. Maryland Entrepreneurs Resource List (MERL) List of entrepreneurs that can help with MD startup companies For team members, cofounders, etc Host MERL office hours

5.9.5. Events MERL Office Hours Entrepreneur Expo 2016 November 14th, 2016 600+ of Maryland's top entrepreneur resources Tickets $99=$135 Elements

5.9.6. Maryland Innovation Initiative Partnership with Maryland and Johns Hopkins Morgan State University University of Maryland College Park UMB UM Baltimore County Promotes commercialization of research Goals technology validation market assessment creation of startup companies Eligibility Must be from partner university Licensed at university Awards up to $265,000 for two phases of project at a university Joint award (between two universities) up to $315,000 Applications reviewed every other month Must contact school's Site Miner prior to applying

5.9.7. Website

5.10. SCORE

5.10.1. Support for small businesses

5.10.2. Free mentoring & consulting Face to face or online Mentors with experience in business, entrepreneurship

5.10.3. Workshops, Events, Webinars Local (Columbia, Baltimore) Webinar Categories Startup Run & Grow Business Marketing Finance and Money Management Technology

5.10.4. Templates, documents, resources

5.10.5. Website

5.11. BioBuzz

5.11.1. For Maryland Biotech community

5.11.2. Monthly networking events

5.11.3. Social Gatherings

5.11.4. Online community forum Biohive

5.11.5. Free Membership benefits Free monthly happy hours LinkedIn group membership Buzz worthy member spotlight 4 members per month are highlighted on site Members must have attended at least 2 events Job & career resources Biomentor program Preferred provider network List of good-value service providers

5.11.6. Website

6. Events

6.1. Events in and around Baltimore focused on celebrating innovation & entrepreneurship

6.1.1. Note: University sponsored events are included under the school's map entry,

6.2. Education Technology Innovation Summit

6.2.1. Details Wednesday September 28th, 8am-6pm McHenry Row Campus, 1215 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230 hosted by Mindgrub Tickets General Tickets $150 Educator Tickets $100

6.2.2. One day summit focused on education technologies

6.2.3. Website

6.3. Baltimore Legal Hackers Meetup

6.3.1. For people interested in using technology to improve law and access to justice

6.3.2. Details Tuesday, September 6, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Ryleigh's (Mt Vernon) 1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD

6.3.3. Website

6.4. BetaCity Innovation Celebration

6.4.1. September 29th, 2016 5:30pm - 10pm 21 + Age Limit At City Garage

6.4.2. Events Live Pitch Competition Explore City Garage Spaces Celebrate Baltimores Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

6.4.3. Tickets $70-$135

6.4.4. Hosted by Betamore, Sagamore Ventures

6.4.5. Website

6.5. Creative Mornings Baltimore

6.5.1. Breakfast Lecture Series

6.5.2. Free, monthly 20 minute talks with breakfast & coffee

6.5.3. Maintain video series of previous talks on site

6.5.4. Website

6.6. Entrepreneur Expo 2016

6.6.1. November 14th, 2016

6.6.2. 600+ of Maryland's top entrepreneur resources

6.6.3. Tickets $99-$135

6.6.4. Elements Interactive sessions with industry experts Interaction with other entrepreneurs Pitch opportunities to angel groups Roundtables

6.6.5. Website

6.7. Baltimore Innovation Week

6.7.1. Weeklong Celebration of technology

6.7.2. September 23rd- October 1st 2016

6.7.3. Events Innovation Crawl Friday, September 23rd, 4-7pm Tour of innovation spaces in Downtown Baltimore Each organization will have an open door Ends in Kickoff Festival Kickoff Event Friday, September 23rd, 5-10pm App Arcade Maker Corner Food Trucks Media Conference Tuesday, September 27th, 8:30am-1:30pm Brings professionals in to present on understanding new trends in media Case studies from local companies Hour long lunch networking session Developer Conference Wednesday, September 28th, 8:30am-7pm Dev Intro Workshops Dev Talks BMoreOpen Tuesday, September 27th 3-5pm John & Frances Angelos Law Center, University of Baltimore Conference on building better teams through inclusion, diversity, and openness Business Conference Thursday, September 29th, 8:30am-2pm Introduced: Curated B2B Event Lunch and Learn Baltimore Innovation Awards Friday, September 30th, 6-10pm Networking event Awards Ceremony

6.7.4. Tracks Workshops & events grouped by 7 tracks Civic Creative Access Sciences Media Dev Business

6.7.5. Hosted by Baltimore, presented by 14 West

6.7.6. Website

6.8. Startup HSS 2016

6.8.1. Hosted by High School Startups & ETC

6.8.2. 2-day startup/ bizplan hackathon for high school students

6.8.3. Details At ETC Haven Campus October 1st, 8:30am

6.8.4. Tickets (Early bird tickets free!) $15 4 meals 2 days to work on developing business idea with a team formed at the event Chance to win $500 and 3 months at ETC Haven

6.8.5. Website

6.9. Ignite Baltimore

6.9.1. Short speaker presentations focusing on business and innovation

6.9.2. 16 Speakers, 5 minutes each

6.9.3. Host events 2x a year

6.9.4. Website

6.10. Startup Soiree

6.10.1. Monthly meet up of founders, entrepreneurs, and members of Baltimore's business community

6.10.2. Hosted at various locations throughout Baltimore

6.10.3. Media Blog Podcast Interviews with founders & entrepreneurs Highlight Baltimore based startups & companies

6.10.4. Website

6.11. Tech Breakfast

6.11.1. Demo-style event over breakfast food

6.11.2. For entrepreneurs, techies, developers, designers, business people, and interested people

6.11.3. Monthly 8am-10am

6.11.4. Free, register online

6.11.5. Website

6.12. Spark @ Spark

6.12.1. Cloud computing hackathon using Apache Spark to create data visualizations & stories

6.12.2. Details At Spark Baltimore 8 Market Place, Baltimore MD Sep 24th 10am- Sep 25th 4pm

6.12.3. Event Code from noon 24th- noon 25th Pitch competition at 1pm on 25th

6.12.4. Tickets $40 Early Bird $50 Regular

6.12.5. Website

6.13. Light City

6.13.1. Festival of Light, Music, and Innovation

6.13.2. March 31st- April 8th 2017 Free Baltimore Inner Harbor

6.13.3. By Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

6.13.4. Events Light Light Art/displays by local & national artists Light Neighborhoods Performances 40+ performers showcased throughout festival Music 40+ local & national artists provide live music throughout the festival Labs at Light City (Conferences) Social Innovation Conference Health Innovation Conference Sustainability Innovation Conference Creative Innovation Conference Design Conference Food Conference Education Conference Bright Lights Youth Festival

6.13.5. Website

7. Non-Profits

7.1. Non-profit organizations with programs focused on or related to entrepreneurship or small businesses

7.2. Baltimore Office of Promotion of the Arts

7.2.1. Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency and film office

7.2.2. Events Light City See Events Artscape Baltimore Book Festival Small Events Inner Harbor Celebrations Farmer's market, MLK day parade


7.3. Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

7.3.1. Economic development organization focused on fostering business retention and development, job creation and new investment in Baltimore

7.3.2. Partners Maryland Department of Commerce Elected Government Officials Academic Institutions Regional business executives

7.3.3. Purposes Educate public, companies, talent on benefits of working in Baltimore Business retention efforts Attract more businesses & employment to area Analyze business trends in the region

7.3.4. Services Regional Marketing Building Business Cases For companies looking to establish/relocate to Greater Baltimore Area Facilitating the Relocation Process Site selection Private sector incentives Customized job training via universities in area Facilitating Private Investment Site selectin Executive Missions

7.3.5. Online Resources Database of industry reports, facts & figures Information about academic institutions Information about the regional economy Listing of useful links/resources for doing business in Baltimore Publications Reports Industry Profiles Annual Regional Report Quarterly Economic Updates Presentations & Media Maps Economic growth maps

7.3.6. Website

7.4. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB)

7.5. Baltimore Development Corporation

7.5.1. Economic development agency for Baltimore City

7.5.2. Online Resources Record of Baltimore economic, regional reports/ statistics List of tax credits, incentives for doing business in MD List of grants/loans for small B&M businesses Industry & sector reports

7.5.3. Programs Parent Organization of ETC See Accelerators & Incubators Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) Cultivates and supports the growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baltimore City Located at JHU Eastern Services Location for Maryland Procurement and Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)

7.5.4. Funding Baltimore Microloan Fund Working capital for small/startup businesses $5,000 to $30,000 Manager of VLT Fund See Funding Sources Revolving Loan Fund For acquisition and improvement of land, facilities and equipment up to $500,000 or 35 percent of the project cost City Bonds Restricted to capital projects (bricks and mortar improvements, equipment purchases, real estate related projects) cannot exceed 35 percent of project costs

7.5.5. Website

7.6. Maryland Capital Enterprises Inc

7.6.1. Provides funding for small businesses to start or grow via micro loans

7.6.2. Services Microlending Expansion Loans Startup Loans Business Consulting Free one-on-one counseling Technical Assistance Business Education MCE Women's Business Center Webinars Online Courses

7.6.3. Entrepreneur of the Year award Recognition & capital prize to inspiring entrepreneur/ business owner Nominations open to the public Winner must reside in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset or Talbot counties

7.6.4. Website

7.7. Greater Baltimore Committee

7.8. The Abell Foundation

8. Business Services

8.1. Paid services catered towards entrepreneurs, startups, or small businesses

8.2. EntreQuest

8.2.1. Business/leadership consulting firm

8.2.2. Management consulting services Growth strategy Culture change Sales performance

8.2.3. Talent acquisition services Talent eQuation Recruiting practices meant to attract and retain top talent Career matching services

8.2.4. Speaking Services Suit up or Shut Up Grow Regardless Make it Remarkable Reset All done by Joe Mechlinski CEO entreQuest, SHIFT Entrepreneur

8.2.5. Resources eQBlog eQLearning Programs eQ Sales Effects Grow Regardless Essentials Leadership Essentials Make it Remarkable eBooks The Growth Guide The Talent eQuation Get it Right Collection Case Studies Whitepaper Upsetting a Bad Economy into a Good Opportunity Grow Regardless 5x best selling book by Joe Mechlinski The Growth Factor Series of recorded interviews with CEO's and industry leaders on what it takes to grow a company

8.2.6. SHIFT Startup focused on mission and community- centric business practices Network of executives and entrepreneurs that utilize collaboration to solve problems for non-profits, companies and the community Website

8.2.7. Website

8.3. 14 West

8.3.1. Provides workplace support services for growing business & startups

8.3.2. Services Personnel & Talent Payroll Services Healthcare & Savings Plans Talent Acquisition New Hire Orientation Onboarding Development Management Training Workplace Wellness Trainings Organizational Development Support Financial Services Federal & State Tax and Compliance Services Budget Analysis and Planning Cash and Inventory Management Multi-Currency General Ledger Accounting Cash, Credit Card, Direct Debit, etc. Sales Reconciliation Accounts Payable & Invoice Processing and Payment Corporate Structure Strategies Monthly Financial Statement Preparation & Analysis along with Year-End Audit Work Internal Control Assessments & Best Practices Implementation Legal Dept. Media Law Employment Law Corporate & Tax Law Editorial & Marketing Law Copyright & Trademark Contracts Dietary Supplement Regulation Communications Brand Development & Management Media & Community Relations Internal Communications & Marketing Employee Incentive Programs Event Coordination & Support Operations Efficiency Assessment & Analysis Efficiency Enhancement Consultation & Training Systems Literacy Training Technology Tailoring Consultation Global Technologies Voice & Messaging Enterprise Content Management Physical & Virtual workstations Personal & Virtual Technology Support Datacenters Development & Management Network & Server Hosting Infrastructure 24/7 Monitoring PCI-Standard Security High-Availability & Off-Site Disaster Recovery Information Security Full System security audits & evaluation PCI Compliance System & Business Risk Analysis and mitigation Network & Vulnerability Scanning Website Scanning & Penetration Testing Application Code Scanning & Security Review Incident Response Support Secured Contract Review Security Training

8.3.3. Website

9. Resources

9.1. Baltimore-based and other resources for entrepreneurs and those interested in startups

9.2. Baltimore

9.2.1. News site & event database for all things technology and business

9.2.2. Topics Business Access Civic Creative Dev (Development) Media Sciences

9.2.3. Jobs database

9.2.4. Event listings

9.2.5. Directory People Organizations Projects

9.2.6. Key sponsor of Baltimore Innovation Week

9.2.7. Website

9.3. Baltimore Source Link

9.3.1. Cost-free referral service connecting small business to local resources

9.3.2. Services Connects non-profit services providers to small businesses in need Process Resource Navigator Online database of small business resources Can filter by industry, type of service, area, etc Online guides about steps of starting a business Baltimore event database Blog

9.3.3. Website

9.4. Smart CEO

9.4.1. Baltimore magazine/website meant to educate, inspire and connect CEOs

9.4.2. Website Topics Finance and Accounting Government and Contracting Leadership Legal Office Space Sales and Marketing Succession Planning Talent & HR Technology

9.4.3. Magazine Online past issue archives Online feature stories Columns Book reviews Founder/CEO Profiles Roundtable podcast discussions Infographics

9.4.4. Video Team In-house video team that produces media for companies, events, product, etc corporate videos commercials event coverage graphic animation testimonials

9.4.5. Awards Winners profiled in magazine, celebrated at annual events Future 50 Awards celebrates the region’s fastest-growing companies Executive Management Awards recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of the region’s executive management all-stars Family Business Awards honors the family businesses that define “main street” Brava Awards recognizes female CEOs and executives Cornerstone Awards honors businesses that are not only economic drivers of their communities but also exemplary stewards Healthiest Company Awards honors companies that have demonstrated a commitment to their employee populations through health and wellness programs Centers of Influence Awards honors a CEO’s most trusted advisors Circle of Excellence Awards recognizes CEOs who have succeeded in taking an aspect of their businesses to a level most companies rarely achieve Corporate Culture Awards honors companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture

9.4.6. Blog

9.4.7. Jobs Database

9.4.8. Website

10. University of Baltimore

10.1. Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10.1.1. Educational programming & venture support for UB

10.1.2. Entrepreneurs in Residence Volunteers help UB students grow their ventures Students can schedule time to meet with any of 7 EIRs

10.1.3. [cube] Student Group Facilitates early ideation and moves ventures towards Attman Hatchery Professional Development activities On the Boards Back of the Napkin Networking Peer-based Vetting activities Idea Gauntlet: Peer to peer ideation stage Peer to peer due diligence for venture funding

10.1.4. Attman Hatchery Edward Attman and Mildred Cohen Attman Enterprise Hatchery For development of pre-revenue UB ventures Provides working space, advice, mentors for new ventures

10.1.5. Events and Competitions Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition $15,000 cash and professional services award For undergrads, graduates, young alumni (after 2010) Two categories Leonard and Phyllis Attman Competitive Business Prize Shark tank pitch competition Six finalists will compete for $16,000 in cash and in-kind services & $3,250 seed funding August 29, 2016 12:01 am Startup University of Baltimore Students have chance to pitch during Startup Maryland's Pitch Across Maryland tour


10.2. Merrick School of Business

10.2.1. Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Academic Programs B.S. in Business Administration Entrepreneurship Specialization The Entrepreneurship Fellows Program at UB Graduate Programs MBA Specialization in Entrepreneurship M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship


11. Loyola

11.1. Sellinger School of Business

11.1.1. Academic Minors Business Administration & Entrepreneurship Minor

12. University of Maryland, College Park

12.1. College Park is far from Baltimore, but their entrepreneurial ecosystem is so strong UMD is included as a model for other universities

12.2. Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)


12.2.2. Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Grants for technology product development For university based projects Up to $100,000 for companies, $90,000 for startups

12.2.3. UMD Technology Advancement Program (TAP) Services Entrepreneurial education Fundraising advice Lab Space

12.2.4. Entrepreneur Office Hours Open to any affiliates with bio/tech ideas College Park & Baltimore campuses Hinman CEOs Program Live-in entrepreneurship program For UMD College Park undergraduates Services

12.2.5. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program Honors college

12.2.6. Academic Programs Master of Technology Entrepreneurship Minor in Technology Entreprenership Courses Young Scholars Discovery

12.2.7. Himan Seed Fund

12.2.8. Venture Accelerator Program Advice from industry leaders Review business plan

12.2.9. ASPIRE A Scholars Program for Industry-oriented Research in Engineering Students receive scholarships to pursue engineering projects

12.2.10. Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund Invests $75,000-$150,000 for direct commercialization efforts Equity with possibility of convertible debt

12.2.11. Maryland International Incubator Coworking space Access to UMD resources

12.2.12. Startup Shell Student Run Incubator program Coworking, meeting space, conference rooms Events End of semester Demo Day Equipment

12.2.13. MTech Baltimore Capstone bioengineering Educational program for students to design capstone devices Teams matched with mentors in other schools Baltimore Entrepreneur Office Hours Partner program with IMET 3rd Tuesday every month

12.3. Robert H School of Business

12.3.1. Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Pursues research, education, and practice of entrepreneurship Services Entrepreneurs in Residence Programs AdVENTURE Challenge: China Cupid’s Cup Dingman Center Angels Dingman Content Expert Sessions Dingman Fridays Dingman Jumpstart Do Good Challenge Fearless Founders Hisaoka Fellowship Program Kathryn Stewart Fellowship Legal Office Hours Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Pitch Dingman Competition Startup Showcases Bootstrapped Podcast Features founders, investors, serial entrepreneurs Other offerings On-demand workshops

12.3.2. Center for Social Value Creation Center focused on social entrepreneurship Programs Undergraduate & Graduate Courses Social Enterprise Symposium Social Innovation Fellows nonprofit consulting Student Groups AshokaU Terp Changemakers Net Impact Club Smith Energy Association Emerging Markets Association Global Business Society Consult Your Community

12.3.3. Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Collaboration with all 12 UMD schools in pursuit of entrepreneurial education & experience Courses Methods 141 I&E courses total Fearless Idea Courses Innovation & Entrepreneurship Modules Spaces The Garage – 3320 Symons Hall The Mediascape – 3300 Symons Hall The Ideation Room – 3308A Symons Hall Events Innovation Fridays WhatIf

12.3.4. Undergraduate Education Majors Accounting Finance Management Information Systems International Business Supply Chain Management Marketing Operations Management & Business Analytics Dual BS/MS Degrees Minors Business Analytics General Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship

12.3.5. Additional Centers of Excellence Center for Complexity in Business (CCB) Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS) Center for Excellence in Service (CES) Center for Financial Policy (CFP) Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC)

12.4. Office of Technology Commercialization

12.4.1. Purposes IP Protection Technology transfer Facilitate agreements with industry Incubation of startup ventures Via Mtech Venture Accelerator

12.4.2. Programs Invention of the Year Awards Information Science Life Sciences Physical Sciences Seminars Industry, Government and Venture Capitalists Presentations Industry, Government and Venture Capitalists Presentations

12.5. MSquare

12.5.1. UMD Research Park

12.5.2. Details 2 million + square feet 130 acres Adjacent to UMD College Park 5825 University Research Ct

12.5.3. Technology Clusters Environmental and Earth Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The University of Maryland/Pacific Northwest National Lab Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) Food Safety and Agricultural Policy United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) UMD/FDA Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Language and National Security Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Raytheon Other American Center for Physics (ACP) Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) Optimal Solutions Group

13. University of Maryland, Baltimore

13.1. BioPark

13.1.1. Research park for startup & established  bioscience / life science companies

13.1.2. Details On UM, Baltimore Medical Campus 1.8 million sq feet of labs & office space

13.1.3. Amenities UM Academic Resources Structured Biology Cores Imaging Core Facilities Genomic Technologies Cores Basic & Clincal Sciences Resources Preclinical Assay Development Drug Development Cores Contract Research Organizations Paragon Bioservices Quality Solutions Vigilant Bioservices SNBL Clinical Pharmacology Center UMB Core Facilities Institute for Genome Sciences Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases Biomedical Research Supply Core (BIORESCO) Non-profit supported by UM School of Medicine Maintains a central supply core facility Funded via discounts offered by participating vendors Benefits of shopping via Bioresco

13.1.4. BioInnovation Center Short term, pre built labs for biotech startups Benefits & Amenities Rapid move in, pre built space Short term lease arrangements Shared conference room & kitchen Shared room with backup power Rate includes utilities Phone & internet Access to UMB staff, students, resources Fume hoods & ventilation systems Card access


14. University of Notre Dame: Maryland

14.1. Academics

14.1.1. Entrepreneurship Minor Goes through process of starting business or non-profit

14.1.2. Business Program

14.2. Student Groups

14.2.1. Business and Economics Society

15. Morgan State University

15.1. Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Program (EDAC)

15.1.1. Events Workshops HBCUHacks Weekend Hackathon Open to all students Startup Morgan Networking & workshop event The EDAC Race Pitch Competition Youth Entrepreneurship Conference W.O.M.E.N Conference Women Owned and Managed Enterprise Network

15.1.2. Programs One-on-one business counseling Blog Podcast Community Outreach Program


15.2. School of Business and Management

15.2.1. Business Administration Department Minor in Entrepreneurship

15.3. ASCEND Center for Biomedical Research

15.3.1. A Student Centered Entrepreneurship Development model to train student's in health research skills

15.3.2. Partners JHU University of Maryland NIH Intramural Program

15.3.3. Opportunities Student Research Center Research environment run by students Key Hall Suite 200 Amenities Membership Requirements Summer Research Institute 8 week program 30 Students each year Membership Requirements Overview of health and biomedical disciplines ASCEND Scholars Participate in mathematically-focused curriculum Participate in extramural research Scholarships & research support Requirements


16. Towson University

16.1. Student Launch Pad

16.1.1. Programs Student Launch Pad Incubation program for students with startup ideas Three tiers 4th floor lobby in Albert S. Cook Library Tues–Thur, 9am – 1pm or by appointment

16.1.2. Events Entrepreneur Fair Idea Box Networking Social-solution challenge Student Startup Weekend Students guided through each stage of building a product over a week Winning pitch gets $500 and access to Launch Pad's Launch Program Speaker Series Finding Your First Customers Building Your Online Store The Art of the Pitch From Idea to App

16.2. TU Incubator

16.2.1. See Accelerators & Incubators

17. University of Maryland, Baltimore County

17.1. Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship

17.1.1. Entrepreneurship  & Innovation Minor

17.1.2. Programs Shattuck Family Internship Program Places students in mentored internships focused around learning how to launch/grow a business or nonprofit 15 week summer internships Students receive $1500 stipend ACTiVATE Achieving the Commercialization of Technology in Ventures Through Applied Training for Entrepreneurs Focused on women entrepreneurs Students turn innovations from various institutions into startup ventures INNOVATE! Supports post-docs focused on biotechnology companies Modeled on ACTiVATE program SmartAcceleratorSM Multi-day program to incubate development of high-tech biotech & IT companies Benefits Student Idea Lab Business Incubator Program Benefits

17.1.3. Events Raymond S Haysbert Entrepreneurship Lecture Series Competititions Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition UMBC's Idea Competition

17.1.4. Entre-space Collaborative space Academic Services building, room 139. Weekdays from 7am – 11pm

17.2. BWTech at UMBC

17.2.1. Research and technology park 71 acres adjacent to BWI Adjacent to UMBC Bwtech South Home to most incubation & acceleration programs Bwtech North Main business park; office spaces Home of cyberincubator program

17.2.2. Maryland Clean Energy Tech. Incubator (CETI) See Accelerators & Incubators

17.2.3. CyberIncubator @ BWTech See Accelerators & Incubators

17.2.4. Life Sciences Incubator See Accelerators & Incubators


18. Johns Hopkins

18.1. TCO Labs

18.1.1. Non-profit organization focused on promoting undergraduate involvement in the Hopkins & Baltimorean entrepreneurial ecosystems

18.1.2. Objectives Create a stronger undergraduate entrepreneurial community Host events to increase awareness of and involvement in entrepreneurship Serve as a resource for aspiring and current student entrepreneurs Connect students to the opportunities and resources in Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond Work with the administration to create entrepreneur-friendly undergraduate programs

18.1.3. Organization Structure Board of Directors Anthony Garay Paul Grossinger Chris Steer Brian Fruchey Pat Conklin Bret Schreiber Justin Allen Robert Olsen Executive Commitee Anthony Garay Pava LaPere Mukul Ram Andrew Wong Brooke Stephanian Harsh Pendse Pooja Nair Alex Mollick Clementine Guelton Jason Zhang Student Group Chapter JHU Homewood Campus Interested in joining? Advisory Board

18.1.4. Events Stay informed about upcoming events by signing up for our mailing list! Entrepreneurship and Innovation Showcase An introduction to all of the entrepreneurial opportunities  for undergrads at JHU Homewood & Carey School of Business Details Schedule What you get Online Registration Fall Speaker Symposium A Ted style speaker series focused on entrepreneurship, startups, and the tech innovation scene More information coming soon! Details Schedule What you get Online Registration Spring Entrepreneurship Conference A full weekend focused on celebrating entrepreneurship & innovation Details Schedule What you get Online Registration

18.1.5. Website

18.2. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

18.2.1. JHU  intellectual property administration center

18.2.2. Fast Forward Accelerator See Accelerators & Incubators

18.2.3. Programs Johns Hopkins Alliance Consists of pharmaceutical and biotech executives, medical device designers and manufacturers, entrepreneurs,  venture capitalists, angel investors. Committee evaluates commercial potential of JHU technologies Commercialization Academy Experiential Student internship opportunity Interns assess commercial potential of products passing through JHTV For undergraduate, graduate & post docs ~8 hour/week commitment Eligibility Science and Technology Advisory Team (STAT) JHU affiliated subject matter experts to help startup companies

18.2.4. Funding Ralph O'Connor Fund Grant available to student groups developing a technology or starting a venture $5,000-$10,000 Application for 2016-2017 starts September 1st Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award $10,000 to one student startup to develop their venture over the summer Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research Seed funding for  proof-of-concept and validation studies of JHU technologies $25,000 to $100,000 to work over 9 months Evergreen fund -- must pay back double the amount awarded from revenue if the tech is licensed Eligibility Application Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Program (ATIP) Up to $100,000 over 12 months in targeted funding and project management for faculty conducting translational research projects JHU-Coulter Translational Partnership Supports research projects between JHU physicians and BME faculty for developing medical devices and diagnostics that can improve the testing and treatment of patients and reduce health care costs Fund at least 6 projects annually From lab to commercial development in 3-5 years

18.2.5. Online Resources Inventor Portal Invention Disclosure Submit a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Initiate a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA)

18.2.6. Student Venture Coordinator Kasim Ahmad [email protected] Main point of contact for students seeking resources and support for their entrepreneurial endeavors

18.2.7. Events Carey Entrepreneurial Bootcamp JHU Bootcamp for Technology Entrepreneurs 4 day bootcamp over two months Focused on market assessment & IP protection part of ventures Register by September 1st Requirements

18.2.8. Website

18.3. Homewood Campus

18.3.1. Academic Departments Center for Leadership Education Academics Hopkins Student Enterprises (HSE) Programs Events Website Career Center Prepares Homewood students for their entrance into the professional world Connect students to startup companies looking for employees (and eventually interns) Career Academy Careers 101 Website Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) Translational biodesign research center Academic Programs Events Website

18.3.2. Groups & Organizations Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Co-ed business fraternity Pledge Programs Brother Benefits Process A-Level Capital Student-run venture capital investment team Provide seed funding for startups founded by JHU students and young alumni Student team comprised of partners, managing partners, associates Investment details Process Contrary Capital Decentralized venture capital firm with student partners at major universities Provide micro-seed funding for student-run startups across all schools Investment details Process Recruitment Hopkins Student Enterprises (HSE) Student-run, on campus businesses supported by department staff & resources Run by Center for Leadership Education Students get the chance to create & run their own businesses from the ground up After graduation, business remain on campus Current Ventures Medical Educational Perspectives Non-profit group that focuses on the commercialization of low cost, non-invasive medical devices for underdeveloped areas Structure Programs Has supported 23 interdisciplinary JHU inventor teams Nourish International JHU Chapter of Nourish International Operate social ventures on campus to invest in poverty reduction projects In summer, students intern abroad to implement their projects

18.3.3. Events HopHacks Hackathon hosted at JHU, open to all university undergrad/grad students Details Rules Register Online MedHacks Biotech and healthcare focused JHU hackathon open to all university students Details Apply Online Entrepreneurship and Innovation Showcase An introduction to all of the entrepreneurial opportunities  for undergrads at JHU Homewood & Carey School of Business Details Schedule What you get Online Registration

18.4. Carey School of Business

18.4.1. Groups/Organizations Hopkins Biotech Network Organization focused on connecting the biotech community at Hopkins and in MD Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program Events Website Carey Financial Technology Group Introduces students the complex landscape of large financial systems and financial technology Focuses Opportunities Venture Capital and Private Equity Club Forum for students interested in Private Equity and Venture Capital Events Goals Website Social Innovation Lab See Accelerators and Incubators

18.5. Science and Technology Park

18.5.1. Full-service corporate research center

18.5.2. Mix of residential, commercial, office, and lab space Eager Park 5.5 Acres Concentrates technology for bioscience, medical devices and other emerging technologies Restaurants, shopping, housing space

18.5.3. New East Baltimore Partnership 80 acre, $1 billion urban redevelopment effort New business and housing developments 1,200 new or renovated homes for mixed-income buyers town homes, duplex homes, apartments and senior housing 80,000 sq feet of retail space Henderson-Hopkins Public School

18.5.4. Amenities Access to Johns Hopkins Medical Center & affiliates Access to JH Core Services Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Facility Deep Sequencing & Microarray Core Facility Tissue MicroArray Facility GRCF High Throughput Sequencing Center Microscope Facility Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Center Genetics Resources Synthesis and Sequencing Facility Stem Cell Core Facility Access to Baltimore/DC Life Sciences cluster Full fiber optic backbone 24 hour campus and building security Proximity to government agencies National Institute of Health National Cancer Institute USDA National Science Foundation

18.5.5. Website

18.6. Coming Soon:

18.7. Johns Hopkins Medicine

18.7.1. Brain Science Institute

18.7.2. Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

18.7.3. Institute for Computational Medicine

18.8. Bloomberg School of Public Health

18.9. Applied Physics Lab