Program Mission – Provide Maryland leaders with the knowledge needed to create viable strategic plans to grow their business!

Who supports the program?

The program is supported by grant funding from the Maryland Department of Commerce, T.Rowe Price Foundation and bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park.

bwtech@UMBC, provides programming and resources for their clients in the Research Park at UMBC, and has designed and executed the program with TCV Growth Partners. The program meets virtually every Tuesday and covers a new topic, based on the five key elements of scaling a company: sales and marketing, finance, operations, human capital, and leadership. Maryland companies poised for growth and expansion are encouraged to apply for the SCALEUP Maryland™ program.

SCALEUP Maryland Cohort 8, Fall 2024

  • Application Opens: Tuesday, July 16
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 20
  • Program Start Date: Tuesday, September 10
  • Program End Date: Tuesday, December 10

About the Program

SCALEUP Maryland™ is a four-month program, developed in partnership with TCV Partners and taught by seasoned entrepreneurs and business development professionals, promotes in-depth, individualized, and targeted strategies for growth to help C-Level leaders create an executable Strategic Growth Plan. Companies with revenues from $500K and up across multiple industries develop tools to reach targeted milestones. Each year, two diverse cohorts participate with 8 – 12 Maryland leaders for business collaboration, to make new connections and bond with other like minded professionals.

How does SCALEUP Maryland work?

The SCALEUP Maryland program team has developed a curriculum which goes into depth on these aspects, aligning the coursework with the real world experiences of the participating companies, and developing strategies for change and growth. Participants will receive a Certificate of completion upon submission of a confidential Strategic Plan.

Leadership – Building Trust, Team Building, Communication, Mentoring

Understanding and Managing Cash Flow – Cash, A/R, A/P, Inventory

Sales & Marketing – Value Proposition, Positioning, Product/Market Fit

Acquiring and Managing Resources – Purchasing and Supply Chain

How are companies selected?

Twice a year, Cohorts are populated one for the Spring and one for the Fall. C-Level leaders interested in improving their business and participating in the program should complete the SCALEUP Maryland Application by clicking on the APPLY NOW box above. Program leaders, TCV Growth Partners and bwtech@UMBC meet to vet and select participants for the next Cohort.

The Cohort meets virtually, every Tuesday 3:55-5:30 pm via WebEx.

What are the obligations of each participant?

Each participant commits to:

  • Attending and participating in the weekly sessions.
  • Purchasing the SCALE book ($30.00)
  • Completing assignments prior to each weekly session
  • Actively engaging in the discussions
  • Completing and presenting a Strategic and Quarterly Action Plan

Congratulations Cohort 7!

We are proud to congratulate the entrepreneurs of SCALEUP Maryland Cohort 7!



SCALEUP Maryland™ is made possible by the support of our sponsors and the strength of the bwtech@UMBC community.