Enrolled students are encouraged to identify and leverage local resources to help bring their ideas to life. The resources featured below are a small slice of the best our region has to offer.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centers

“UMBC established the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship in Spring 2000 through a generous gift of $1 million from The Alex. Brown Foundation. UMBC has worked closely with the Baltimore business community and UMBC faculty and staff with one vision in mind—to create a leading center for university entrepreneurism.”

“The George Washington University (GW) Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship is housed under the Office of the Vice President for Research. The office provides programming around innovation, education, venture creation, and making connections to support GW entrepreneurs and the Mid-Atlantic startup community.”

“In addition to serving as the licensing, patent and technology commercialization office for Johns Hopkins researchers and inventors, JHTV also supports the growth of startup companies in and around the university and is an active liaison to parties interested in leveraging university research or materials for academic or corporate endeavors.”

“The Dingman Center is one of the nation’s pre-eminent institutions where the research, education and practice of entrepreneurship are pursued vigorously. We develop and execute curricular and non-curricular programs that uniquely leverage Smith School thought leadership, experiential learning and our network of practitioners to provide maximum resources to our startup community.”

“EcoMap Baltimore is the go-to source of information about Charm City’s innovation community – including the resources, ventures, and entrepreneurs…”

“Street Entrepreneurs envisions a grit-based economy where talent, drive, and hustle are the sole determinates of access to knowledge, connections, and capital. We provide entrepreneurs from every industry and at every stage an opportunity plan, build support networks via the Talent Exchange, and tune-up their business skills through hands-on workshops. We utilize a participant-led process to propel top enterprises into Street Pitch, where the audience votes with their money by directly investing in their favorite entrepreneur through crowdfunding campaigns, product purchases, and in-kind contributions…”

Planning & Design Tools

“Create fully-interactive high-fidelity prototypes that look and work exactly like your app should with proto.io. No coding required.”

“Trello helps you and your team stay organized. Dive into the details by adding comments, attachments, due dates, and more directly to Trello cards. Collaborate on projects from beginning to end.”