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.
Maryland’s incubation network has helped foster several multi-million dollar companies that continue to operate in Maryland and support local jobs.
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.
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.
President and Creative Director, Kapowza
"I’ve spent nearly every day of my career at one of the ETC's. Between Boston Street with 4 Ten, 33rd with Ignition 72, and then Haven with Tivilon, Whitebox, and Kapowza. The community is the best[...] It’s like we all went to startup college. Some of the folks I met throughout my stay will be friends of mine for life.
That community wouldn’t be there without the environment you guys work hard to support. So thanks again from me and everyone at Kapowza. "