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 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™ 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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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