Resources for Startups and Small Businesses

The USM Office of Economic Development helps entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses connect with the University System of Maryland. Explore resources available from the System and our institutions below. Don't see what you need or need help navigating? Get in touch with our office.

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Open Resources

The University System of Maryland provides entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses with resources - you don’t have to be a student or faculty member to access them! Four expansive resources are below:

Six expansive resources are below:

The USM is a proud member of the Baltimore Entrepreneur Support Organization, a Baltimore-based coalition of programs, spaces, and resources catering to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. Visit their site for even more resources!

Explore additional resources by category below:

Resource Type Examples Explore
AdviceMeet with mentors, obtain pro bono counselingView Resources
TrainingAttend workshops and eventsView Resources
CommunityTap into a community of other entrepreneurs and supportersView Resources
FundingCompete in business plan competitions, partner for R&D grants, and obtain investmentView Resources
SpaceJoin an incubator or co-working space to take your business to the next levelView Resources
Equipment/Technical ServicesAccess expertise and facilitiesView Resources

Resources by University

University System of Maryland institutions assist their students and faculty in entrepreneurial endeavors. They also provide some resources for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses in the community.

Explore ALL resources by institution below.

Name Location Explore
BSUBowie State UniversityBowie, MDView Resources
CSUCoppin State UniversityBaltimore, MDView Resources
FSUFrostburg State UniversityFrostburg, MDView Resources
SUSalisbury UniversitySalisbury, MDView Resources
TUTowson UniversityTowson, MDView Resources
UBUniversity of BaltimoreBaltimore, MDView Resources
UMCPUniversity of Maryland, College ParkCollege Park, MDExplore via Innovation Gateway
UMBUniversity of Maryland, BaltimoreBaltimore, MDView Resources
UMBCUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore CountyBaltimore County, MDView Resources
UMCESUniversity of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceMultiple; Baltimore, MDView Resources
UMGCUniversity of Maryland, Global CampusAdelphi, MDView Resources