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ETC (Emerging Technology Centers)

For nearly two decades, the ETC has provided a nurturing, innovative, and transformative experience for technology-focused entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses, motivated to succeed and committed to making a difference. Discover what the ETC can offer you — and what you can offer the ETC.


Founded in the late 1990s as a non-profit 501(c)3 venture of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), promotes economic growth by providing its member companies with the resources they need — access to seed capital, mentors, potential partners, a collaborative community, etcetera — to get where they want to go, as quickly as possible. Over the years, hundreds of companies have passed through our doors, creating thousands of jobs, and raising billions of dollars in outside funding. And it’s more than that. Built upon a simple principal — providing “a safe, controlled environment in which to grow” — the ETC offers:

  • An affordable, collaborative community workspace in which like-minded business people can reach their potential simply by focusing on their companies.
  • Incubator and accelerator programs that are as rigorous, diverse, and wide-ranging as the staff, mentors, and others who support it.
  • Networking opportunities and connections that provide access to a wider community of entrepreneurs.

The ETC is all of these things and more. Our mission is to foster a transformative community of tech-savvy, innovative, entrepreneurial people looking for creative collaboration to accelerate their growth potential and make a powerful economic impact on the City of Baltimore and beyond:


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Web Site Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Accelerator / Incubator / CoWorking / Makerspace
  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Lease Review
  • Office Space

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Trademark & Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • State and Federal TaxTraining
  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Registration


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactAmanda Gosling
Address101 N Haven St
Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone(443) 451-7000 x501