Our Program

AccelerateBaltimore is now awarding $100K in additional funding at the end of the 4 month program! Find out how you can move your business forward with the support of Baltimore.

AccelerateBaltimore™ is an initiative of the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), Baltimore’s award winning incubator, and The Abell Foundation. In its first four years, we have invested $550,000 in 22 companies. Now, we are looking for the next 6 innovative startup technology companies to accelerate their ideas to market.

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 collaborative community. We are looking for 6 exciting startups that use modern technologies to create new business solutions that can be brought to market in under 4 months.

The ideal AccelerateBaltimore™ startup applicant should be using technology to solve a large problem;

  • be pre-revenue and/ or have not raised a significant round of funding
  • be passionate about the solution, and
  • have a strong team.

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What Will You Get?


$25,000 Seed Funding


Space at ETC's Haven Campus


Access to Mentors & Been There Done That Entrepreneurs


Access to ETC Advice & Business Leadership Support


ETC Connections & Network

2016 Schedule:

Applications Open: October 5, 2015

Applications Close: December 1, 2015

Finalists Contacted: December 7, 2015

Announce Winning Companies: December 22, 2015

AccelerateBaltimore 2016 Orientation: January 11, 2016

Save the Date Demo Day: April 27, 2016