Maryland Business Incubator Association

About Us

The Maryland Business Incubation Association (MBIA) was founded in 2002 to advance business incubation in Maryland.  Representing 22 incubators, MBIA supports 543 companies across the state in both urban and rural areas.  Since its inception, our incubators have generated 11,800 jobs, making it equivalent to one of the state’s largest employers.


Success Stories

Maryland’s incubation network has helped foster several multi-million dollar companies that continue to operate in Maryland and support local jobs.

Our Stats


Since 2002, more than 1,750 companies have been incubated in Maryland. Today, nearly 550 companies can be found within or affiliated with the more than 20 incubators within MBIA.

New Jobs

Since 2002, incubator companies have gone on to create more than 11,800 news jobs in Maryland and that number continues to grow each and every day. Incubators foster job creators.


Maryland’s incubators currently nurture nearly 550 businesses, from tech companies to biotech, med tech, and green tech, to digital media and cyber security companies. The diversity of businesses within and graduating from our incubators, reflects the diversity of resources available to Maryland startups.


Our Partners