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:

Services Provided

Business Planning

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

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Legal Services

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


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

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Registration Assistance

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

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

Regulatory Compliance

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

Tax Services

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


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Business Management Training

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation
  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
Contact Information
Amanda Gosling
101 N Haven St
Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21224
(443) 451-7000 Ext: 501