As a long-standing leader and advocate for technology and life science business in Maryland, bwtech has established an extensive network of key local and national associations and programs that share our dedication to fostering innovation and economic growth in our region.

Maryland Tech Council – The largest technology and life sciences trade association in Maryland provides a forum for members to learn, share, connect, and access their Cost Savings Program for discounts on business services. *Membership is free to all bwtech companies!

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) – A nonprofit organization created to grow and serve the cybersecurity ecosystem through advocacy, education, and building community.

Startup Grind Maryland – Startup Grind Maryland is a state-wide community whose mission is to educate, inspire, and connect our community members with the resources they need to go as far as in their entrepreneurial journey as possible. Startup Grind Maryland is part of the Startup Grind Global Community, the largest independent global community of innovators, creators, technologists, startups, high-growth companies, investors, and educators with 5+ million community members in 650 chapters and 140 countries. 

FounderTrac – a Maryland-based company and technology platform designed to accelerate and de-risk the company-building process and deliver significantly more innovation to the world.

Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA) – Provides programs and services to member organizations that accelerate the expansion of innovation and economic development in Maryland and facilitates resources such as grants, strategic connections and unique programming to help entrepreneurial companies within our member network be successful.

AWS Activate (Amazon Web Services) – A startup program that enables new ventures to quickly get started on AWS and access to credit offers, premium resources, and exclusive deals. This program requires a special bwtech ID to apply. For more information, contact Christina Holt, Entrepreneur in Residence.

Avantor Lab Startup Program – A biotechnology, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals company with a Lab Startup Program that offers greatly reduced discounts, rebates, free shipping free shipping, technical resources for trouble shooting, inventory management programs, and much more.

1 Million Cups – Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, 1 Million Cups is where entrepreneurs find their community. At each meeting, two local startups present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. 1MC Baltimore meets every first and third Wednesday at 9 am, at in OCA Mocha in Arbutus MD.