Future Baltimore Incubator Without Walls

Future Baltimore is a flagship partnership for West Baltimore and the result of the innovative and equity-focused collaboration between Bon Secours Community Works, Kaiser Permanente and the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC). We have joined forces to help improve the socio-economic conditions in the area by launching a business incubator.

Named Incubator Without Walls, the program includes an intensive and accelerating series of coursework, one-on-one coaching and financing options to help local entrepreneurs achieve greater financial potential and business growth.

Our goal is to position up to ten local businesses for long-term growth and profitability through intense individualized technical support, access to finance, and one-on-one coaching. Businesses selected for the program will achieve greater financial potential and accelerated business growth.

 


Participants:

  • Businesses operating in the 21223-zip code* (or other eligible neighborhoods**) with at least two employees including the owner, and that have been operating for two or more years
  • Businesses with hiring potential in the 21223-zip code or other eligible neighborhoods
  • African-American owned businesses in the 21223-zip code or other eligible neighborhoods
  • Businesses meeting the above criteria with less than $1 million in annual revenue

Benefits:

  • A tailored and proven curriculum designed to grow businesses;
  • Up to 20 hours each of subsidized consulting by consultants in fields including legal, marketing, accounting, website development, merchandising, social media, and HR;
  • Personal and business network expansion through relationships within the cohort; and
  • Loans for business growth ranging from $5,000-$250,000**.

 

* Additional preference for businesses in Boyd Booth, Franklin Square, and the Fayette Street Outreach
** Eligible participants

Other eligible neighborhoods include:

  • Forest Park/Walbrook
  • Greater Mondawmin
  • Penn North/Reservoir Hill
  • Upton/Druid Heights
  • Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park
  • Greater Rosemont
  • Edmondson Village
  • Southwest Baltimore
  • Poppleton/The Terraces/Hollins Market
  • Washington Village/Pigtown

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