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Incubators: Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies.

Incubators: University of Maryland Technology Advancement Program

The Technology Advancement Program (TAP) staff is comprised of seasoned veterans of startups and venture capital firms who will provide advice and support, market intel, networking opportunities, flexible lab space, and access to funding.

Investors: VentureSouth

"VentureSouth is one of the largest angel investment groups in the United States. We develop and manage angel groups and funds comprised of more than 200 accredited investors across the Southeast."

Organizations: Council for Entrepreneurial Development

CED (formerly The Council for Entrepreneurial Development) was founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North Carolina. CED provides education, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, seminars, workshops and programs on entrepreneurial management and finance.

Organizations: DC Entrepreneurs

"This is a business networking group for entrepreneurs and small businesses from the greater Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland area."

Organizations: DC Small Business Development Center

"The DC SBDC Network is an outreach program of Howard University, working in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), other District of Columbia universities, and community organizations, to provide free management and technical assistance and affordable training in all phases of business development to District of Columbia based small businesses. Our trained and skilled business consultants provide confidential, one-on-one management assistance in a myriad of areas, at no cost to the client. Each year, one-on-one consulting is provided to thousands of small business owners, managers and aspiring entrepreneurs."

Organizations: DC Women's Business Center

The Washington, DC Women's Business Center (DCWBC) is a business development organization that serves women entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC Capitol Region.

Organizations: Launch Tennessee

A resource for Tennessee entrepreneurs who are in the startup or looking to scale their business.

Organizations: Mason Enterprise Center

The Mason Enterprise Center is a university-based economic development enterprise that focuses the energy, skills and intellectual capital of George Mason University on enterprise creation and expansion. Specializing in the areas of small business services, government contracting, international business, entrepreneurship, technology ventures, and telework initiatives, the Center offers a unique combination of programs, services, and resources.

Organizations: NOVA Technology Council

Northern Virginia Technology networking and trade association that puts on events and holds educational seminars on technology focused trends. Provides some coaching for early stage entrepreneurs.

Organizations: TiE DC

TiE's mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE's focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

Organizations: Virginia Economic Development Partnership

"To enhance the quality of life and raise the standard of living for all Virginians, in collaboration with Virginia communities, through aggressive business recruitment, expansion assistance, and trade development, thereby expanding the tax base and creating higher-income employment opportunities."

Resources: Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Some helpful information for starting a business in Maryland. Learn the ins and outs of state laws and pick up some best practices along the way.

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