Program Summary

Join a growing group of innovative companies providing services to government customers at the GovCon Incubator@bwtech.

For over a decade, the GovCon Incubator@bwtech has supported companies serving federal and state customers. Graduates of GovCon programs develop unique solutions to ensure a more efficient and secure government. The GovCon Incubator@bwtech represents a step forward in supporting member companies’ efforts, increasing programming, advising, and available resources to help members win the next contract.

The Cyber Incubator features 16,741 sq. ft of space and can accommodate businesses at all stages of development, from startups to mature companies. It provides customized business support as well as high-quality and competitively priced office space on a dedicated, shared, or drop-in basis. Here, members also receive mentorship from experienced and successful Entrepreneurs in Residence who can help with the process of commercializing their ideas.

GovCon Incubator Advantages

Being only 8 miles from CMS Headquarters, 5 minutes from BWI International Airport, and 10 miles from Fort Meade with direct access to I-95 and Baltimore City, the GovCon Incubator@bwtech is strategically located within the Maryland/Washington D.C. corridor. 

Working side by side with other government contractors, businesses enjoy the opportunity to collaborate and learn in a modern, spacious, and accommodating environment.

Federal HUBZone

Members also enjoy the benefits of working within a Federal HUBZone, which advances business growth in historically underutilized business zones, providing at least three percent of federal contract dollars to certified companies annually. 


Members can also receive additional assistance as a result of bwtech’s relationship with UMBC. These benefits include:

  • Access to students and researchers from UMBC.
  • Advisors, Entrepreneurs in Residence, and bwtech staff support.
  • Programming focused on growing innovative contracting organizations.

Working synergistically with UMBC and members, bwtech offers the combined knowledge, resources, and humanpower to help companies achieve more.


CYNC is a unique program that’s similar in many ways to post-accelerator programs with a key difference: no associated fees. We are able to provide this program at no cost due to the generous support of Northrop Grumman and other bwtech@UMBC sponsors.

We recognize that, even without any fees, program participation does cost time. For this reason, CYNC is built around focused sessions of introductions, roundtable discussions, and pitches with buyers, investors, corporate partners, and national security leaders. All participants in the program are also able to utilize our Cyber Advisory Board, Entrepreneurs in Residence, Northrop Grumman Technical Champions, and programming on an as-needed basis.

Federal Agencies

bwtech@UMBC companies support the following agencies:

  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Marines
  • U.S. Air Force
  • National Security Agency
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

GovCon Partners

  • Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • Maryland Technology Development Corporation

These organizations can provide assistance to GovCon Incubator@bwtech companies, giving them a decisive advantage toward advancing their technologies, services, and businesses. Additionally, the diverse range of knowledge and expertise shared among these organizations allows GovCon Incubator@bwtech members a unique opportunity to find support for driving their work and their companies forward.

Grow With GovCon

When you want to realize your company’s full potential in the competitive government contractor space, choose the GovTech Incubator@bwtech. Here, you can find the resources, research, guidance, and expertise to help you take your business further. Call us today or fill out a form to speak with a bwtech@UMBC staff member. We will work with you to help you find the services that can meet your business’s needs best.

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