with a 4 month Program, $25,000 seed funding, and
Join 6 startups on a unique mission to success.
The ETC's mission is to foster a transformative community of tech-savvy, innovative, entrepreneurial people looking for creative collaboration to accelerate their growth potential and make a powerful economic impact on the City of Baltimore and beyond.
About the Program
Accelerate Baltimore™ is an initiative of the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), Baltimore’s award winning incubator, and The Abell Foundation. In its first six years, we have invested $800,000 in 28 companies. We are now in our fifth year with 6 innovative technology startup companies who are working to accelerate their ideas to market.
Our goal is to close the gap between innovative ideas and getting to market by providing seed capital, resources, mentors, potential partners and a collaborative community. Accelerate Baltimore runs once a year, will you be ready for our next cohort?
What will the 4 month program focus on? Bringing in experts each week to help you understand and grow the following areas of your business:
Corporate Strategy | Marketing | Product Launch | Operations
Business Development & SaleS | Investor Readiness and Pitching
2017 - PROGRAM DATES AND DETAILS: PENDING PROGRAM APPROVAL
Applications Open: October 12, 2016
Applications Close: December 1, 2016
Cohort Announced: January 2017
Program Begins: January 2017
Demo Day: May 2017
During the program our Accelerate Baltimore companies have the opportunity to work hands-on with some of the most experienced business professionals in Baltimore region. Our mentors come from different industries and provide our entrepreneurs with a lifetime of connections and resources.
We take a risk in finding highly motivated entrepreneurs with exciting business opportunities to participate in this program. In 2015, we received over 125 applicants and narrowed it down to 6. Take a look at the past cohorts and connect with us if you have what it takes to be in the next cohort.
Are you an ideal candidate?
CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN INNOVATIVE IDEAS
AND GETTING TO MARKET
The ideal Accelerate Baltimore™ startup applicant should be using technology to solve a large problem;
> an early stage startup using technology to solve a large problem
> pre-revenue and/or has not received substantial outside funding (completed a seed round or larger)
> a passionate team with the drive to move their business forward
> ready and interested in participating fully in the 13 week program