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Bwtech@UMBC, Startup Grind Maryland unveil inaugural cohort for Accelerator

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

The Story

Bwtech@UMBC and Startup Grind Maryland Tuesday announced nine startup entrepreneurs selected for the pilot cohort of Maryland Startup Accelerator, a program designed to provide promising startup founders and CEOs with the knowledge and resources they need to grow a successful, sustainable business.

This landmark initiative, developed in partnership by bwtech and Startup Grind Maryland, marks a significant step forward in fostering homegrown innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in Maryland.

Maryland Startup Accelerator Cohort 1 includes:

  • Revelar Analytics, Maria Nikol, CEO
  • Nataur LLC, Kathleen Turano, CEO
  • Athena Environmental Sciences Inc. Benjamin Broedel, CEO
  • Uplift Geosystems, Daniel Nothaft, CEO
  • Heavy Lift Drones LLC, Solomon David Spector, CEO
  • High Potential Designs LLC, Bert Estes, CEO
  • ItinAFairy LLC, Kirsten Tucker, CEO
  • Gintention LLC, Malaika Dirieh, CEO
  • Fluffy NAS, Matthew Zamora, CEO

The startup companies selected for the program represent a diverse array of industries and innovation areas, showcasing the rich potential of Maryland’s entrepreneurial landscape. As they progress through the program, these companies will be poised to become key players in their respective fields, contributing to the growth and vibrancy of Maryland’s economy.


Full story: Bwtech@UMBC, Startup Grind Maryland unveil inaugural cohort for Md. Startup Accelerator – Maryland Daily Record

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