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Top 13 Accelerators and Incubators in Maryland in 2024

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If you are looking to start your business in Maryland, it is never a bad idea to join an accelerator or incubator.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses by providing them with office space, advice and access to potential partners, investors, and customers.

In this article, we have collected the 13 most popular accelerators and incubators from Maryland.


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1) Conscious Venture Lab

Conscious Venture Lab

Conscious Venture Lab is an early-stage business accelerator whose goal is to build companies and leaders who see capitalism as a force for good in society.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jeffrey Cherry, Zach Gottlieb
  • Industries: Cyber Security, Biotech, Technology, Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Mobile, Games
  • Number of investments: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

2) The Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University was the first research university in the United States. It was founded in 1876 on the idea that they can make the world a better place by pursuing big ideas and sharing what they learn.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1876
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Engineering Technology, HealthTech
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

3) AccelerateBaltimore

AccelerateBaltimore

AccelerateBaltimore has been giving tech-focused business owners and entrepreneurs in Baltimore "a safe, controlled environment to grow in."

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

4) W Ventures

W Ventures

W Ventures combines three things: the ability to do marketing communications work in exchange for equity, the financial backing and connections of a VC firm, and a beautiful incubator work space and living quarters for its founders.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

5) FastForward U

FastForward U

FastForward U works with all students, from undergrads to post-docs, to help them be more entrepreneurial and turn their good ideas into businesses that can be funded.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

6) Bethesda Green

Bethesda Green

Through innovation, impact, and community, Bethesda Green works to speed up the local sustainable economy. They help start businesses, bring people together, and work with the community.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2008
  • Industries: Environmental Services

You can find their website here.

7) Startup Shell

Startup Shell

Startup Shell is a startup incubator run by students at the University of Maryland. It helps student business owners build and grow their businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Justin Searles
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

8) ETC

ETC

The Technology Innovation Center provides access to seed capital, mentors, potential partners and a collaborative community.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1990
  • Industries: Consumer, Life Sciences

You can find their website here.

9) Digital FastForward

Digital FastForward

Digital FastForward is a top digital innovation consulting firm that helps startups grow by providing innovation strategy and consulting.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Clay Richardson
  • Industries: Technology

You can find their website here.

10) bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park

bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park

bwtech@UMBC brings research, entrepreneurship, business leads, potential clients, and economic development to the Maryland area.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Industries: Cyber Security, Information Technology, Technology, Life Science, Biotech, Engineering, Govtech

You can find their website here.

11) The Edge Accelerator

The Edge Accelerator

The Edge Accelerator was made for local entrepreneurs who need offices, lab space, and services to help them run their businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: AgTech, Agbio, Cleantech, Aquatech, Agriculture
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

12) Montgomery County Innovation Network

Montgomery County Innovation Network

The Montgomery County Innovation Network helps new businesses reach their fullest potential.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Technology, Cyber Security, Life Sciences

You can find their website here.

13) hotDesks

hotDesks

hotDesks is a network of coworking spaces on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also runs an accelerator program for businesses all over the state.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2004
  • Industries: Agriculture

You can find their website here.

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