Focused on commercializing tech solutions from UMBC research and Maryland entrepreneurs, bwtech offers a variety of programs, services, and events designed to foster the transformation of innovative ideas into successful, sustainable businesses and local economic growth.

Maryland New Venture

For Maryland entrepreneurs to validate their tech solution and create a pitch that validates its market viability with support from expert business mentors and UMBC graduate students.

StartUp Accelerator

For Maryland startup and early-stage founders to gain the skills and tools needed to grow a successful business, using the FounderTrac platform.

SCALEUP Maryland

For Maryland executives to learn critical business skills and develop actionable strategic growth plans. Developed in partnership with TCV Partners and taught by seasoned entrepreneurs and business development professionals who offer in-depth, individualized, targeted growth strategies.

Global Gateway

The Maryland Global Gateway – Soft Landing Program provides international companies with support and mentorship to facilitate a successful entry into the US market, and specifically Maryland.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Entrepreneurs in Residence at bwtech provide personalized expert guidance to aspiring founders, helping them refine their business strategies, navigate challenges, and identify growth opportunities, to increase their chances of success.

This team of highly accomplished professionals brings a wealth of experience and expertise across a wide range of disciplines, including bio- life-sciences, technology, operations, general business strategy, cybersecurity, AI, health tech, digital strategy, and sales and marketing.


bwtech is proud to host an array of events throughout the year, aimed at enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem and facilitating meaningful connections among our community and key partners in the industry.