Innovation Works

The mission of Innovation Works (IW) is to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood and racial wealth divide by teaching and accompanying members of disinvested communities to build and own successful social enterprises that create sustainable neighborhood economies and result in better family living, more resilient communities, and a safer, more vibrant city.



Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Economic Development Lending (Specialty)
  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Micro Loans (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Debt Funding (Specialty)
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review


  • Market Research (Specialty)

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Accelerator / Incubator / CoWorking / Makerspace
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Product Development

  • Product Design & Development
  • Prototype Development (Specialty)

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
Contact Information
Jay Nwachu
1400 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202