MBIA Adds Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center

The Maryland Business Incubation Association (MBIA) is pleased to announce that the organization has added five new members since January of 2014. The new members of MBIA include:

BioHealth Innovation (BHI) a regional innovation intermediary that accelerates and facilitates technology transfer and commercialization of market-relevant research in federal labs, universities, and biohealth companies. It is a private-public partnership in the form of a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that connects the Region’s innovation assets to provide integrated technical knowledge, financial means and entrepreneurial and managerial expertise to turn promise into prosperity for the region while advancing human health. The BHI Incubator is a dedicated co-working space at our headquarters in Rockville where we support our client companies with the goal of progressing the business model for the company. (Located in Montgomery County)

Canton Health Ventures (CHV) is located in one of Baltimore’s most desirable “new industrial” areas, and provides market acceleration services to disruptive health care entrepreneurs. Through its affiliation with Sage Growth Partners, a leading health care strategy and technology firm, CHV offers early stage firms access to invaluable commercial contacts and a continuum of health care specific strategy, technology, marketing, business development and thought leadership services – all aimed at bringing high impact companies to market. With a multi-disciplinary team of health care consultants, clinicians, technologists, strategists and entrepreneurs, CHV’s subject matter experts deliver hundreds of thought-provoking presentations annually at leading health care and technology conferences in the US and abroad. Co-located with Sage Growth Partners in 3,000 square feet of modernized warehouse space, entrepreneur partners enjoy a rich interchange while leveraging the deep expertise, broad capabilities and extensive commercial contacts that Canton Health Ventures and Sage Growth Partners can provide. (Located in Baltimore City)

Center for Entreprenuership and Innovation (CEI) at University of Baltimore is an on-campus incubator and co-working space for student-run ventures. Businesses at any stage–idea, start-up or growing ventures–are welcome. Tenants will have access to shared meeting space and technology. Teams have access to mentors, Entrepreneur in Residence and consultants. In addition, the CEI cultivates, develops and infuses entrepreneurial thinking. We are a “go-to” resource for entrepreneurship and value creation – a place where students, faculty, alumni and the entrepreneurial community connect. The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business. ( Located in Baltimore City)

Supported by the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center, hotDesks serves as a core location for the startup, innovation, and creative communities to meet and collaborate together. The goal of hotDesks is to also serve as a conduit through which entrepreneurs and innovators on both Western and Eastern Shores of Maryland can connect and engage with each other.hotDesks is an Eastern Shore network of co-working spaces, with Salisbury being the first location opening in mid-2013. Bringing a style of working that is urban in origin to the rural Eastern Shore provides an opportunity for the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators to collide and collaborate as never before available.( Located in Salisbury, Wicomico County)

FastForward is Johns Hopkins’ technology accelerator and innovation ecosystem, focused on creating patent backed start-ups to commercialize the diverse research being done at all of JHU’s divisions. Located in the historic Stieff Silver building near the Homewood campus, FF occupies 12,000 sq. ft. and offers a shared core wet lab facility, individual wet and dry labs, work benches, offices, internet access, as well as conference and meeting rooms. FF’s mission includes local economic development, the entrepreneurial education and training of the JHU community, and growing a sustainable community of technology and innovation at Johns Hopkins. Tenancy in the accelerator is for up to two years, during which time FF staff work intensively with start-ups, providing cradle to IPO support. Support starts pre-tenancy for early stage ventures, and includes product models, development and validation plans, market assessment, and business structuring. Later stage ventures receive mentoring, networking, capital introductions, and continued support and guidance. ( Located in Baltimore City)

To learn more about incubator, co-working and accelerator programs and events in Maryland visit, www.incubate.md and click on events and incubators to learn more.