Professional Development

Resource roundup: Applications are open for AccelerateBaltimore 2022

Plus, Open Society Institute is seeking a new group of community fellows, and more upcoming startup programs.

The 2016 Accelerate Baltimore cohort.

(Courtesy photo)

AccelerateBaltimore is looking for its next group of startups.

ETC (Emerging Technology Centers) opened applications this week for the tenth run of the 13-week seed accelerator program.


Five companies will be chosen to participate in the program, which runs January 12-April 6, 2022. Selected cohort members each receive a $50,000 investment, courtesy of financial support from the Abell Foundation, as well as free office space, access to advisors and mentors and weekly instructional programming.

This year’s program will be run by Brendan McAdams, a cofounder of healthcare startup and operator of sales consulting and coaching agency Kiinetics. He is the cohost of the “Let’s Chat Sales” podcast, and author of “Sales Craft: Proven Tips,
Practices and Ideas to Advance Your Sales Success.”

“The ETC with its AccelerateBaltimore program has a proven track record of a supporting environment where entrepreneurial ideas and innovation connect,” said Colin Tarbert, CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation, which operates ETC, in a statement. “It’s crucial to support entrepreneurs who are innovative, competitive and passionate with access to capital and mentorship to bring their ideas to fruition to bolster the city’s economy and create job opportunities.”

Check out the most recent cohort in our demo day recap for 2020,

OSI-Baltimore Community Fellowships

Heads up, changemakers: Open Society Institute-Baltimore has applications open for its fellowship focused on projects in Baltimore City’s underserved communities.

Ten fellows will be chosen for the 2022 cohort and awarded $65,000 over an 18-month term. It’s designed to provide funding for full-time work on the effort during that period.


The deadline to apply is Monday, October 18, 2021 at 5 p.m.


Deadline reminders

Fall always brings plenty of open applications. Here’s a look at the upcoming due dates we’ve featured in recent weeks:

  • EnterpRISE, the business plan competition for physical product companies from Station North makerspace Open Works, has applications open until Oct. 8.
  • Shore Hatchery, the twice-annual pitch competition from Salisbury University, is accepting applications through Oct. 28.
  • Nominate a community-level leader for Baltimore Corps’ Elevation Awards by Oct. 22.
  • Baltimore-based accelerator Conscious Venture Lab has applications open for a new cohort of impact-focused businesses through Oct. 15.
  • The Howard County-based Gula Tech Foundation has $1 million in funding available for “confidence in data care.” Applications will be open from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15.

Donte Kirby is a 2020-2022 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. -30-
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