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)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

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

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

Economic and Site Development

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

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