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 $1,025,000 in 34 companies. We are now in our seventh 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?

Program Overview

What will the 13-week 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


Applications Open: January 18, 2018

 Applications Close: February 18, 2018 at midnight

Cohort Announced: March 2018

Program Begins: March 12, 2018

Demo Day: June 2018


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 2017, we received over 120 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?


The ideal Accelerate Baltimore™ startup applicant should be:

> 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