What Will You Get?

  • $25,000 funding
  • Free space at ETC during the program
  • Access to mentors, investors and potential partners
  • Access to all ETC resources
  • Networking


  • Applications open: October 8, 2013 
  • Application deadline: December 31, 2013
  • Companies announced: January 22, 2014
  • Program begin: February 3, 2014
  • Program end:  May 2, 2014
  • Demo Day: May 15, 2014

Our Program

Have a great idea? Looking for seed money and resources to bring your technology to market? AccelerateBaltimore can help you!


AccelerateBaltimore™ is an initiative of the Emerging Technology Centers, Baltimore's award winning incubator, and Abell Foundation. In its first two years, we have invested $250,000 in 10 companies. Now, we are looking for the next 6 innovative startup technology companies to add our portfolio. 


Our goal is to close the gap between innovative ideas and getting to market by providing the seed capital, resources, mentors, potential partners and a coworking space. We are looking for 6 exciting startups that use modern technologies to create new business solutions that can be brought to market in 3 months.


The ideal AccelerateBaltimore™ candidate should be working in a large, existing market with a good first-mover opportunity and be developing;


•         New technology for an existing customer problem, or

•         Replacement technology that offers substantial cost, performance & benefit improvements, or

•         New technology that creates a new market opportunity.


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