Loyola’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship accepting applications for Baltipreneurs Accelerator Program
| By Molly Robey
Entrepreneurs are invited to apply to receive support for their business ideas or innovative social ventures through Loyola’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CI&E).
The Baltipreneurs Accelerator Program will select up to 12 recipients who will receive business and entrepreneurship instruction from Loyola faculty members and other partners, as well as mentorship, one-on-one pitch training, networking, a photo session for professional portraits, and a minimum $2,000 stipend.
Preference will be given to applicants who identify as underrepresented entrepreneurs, including but not limited to women entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color, entrepreneurs with disabilities, or veteran entrepreneurs.
“Baltimore’s entrepreneurs will be the leaders in innovating our way out of this crisis and shoring up the economy,” said Wendy Bolger, director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. “The Baltipreneurs program is growing this year to accommodate more of Baltimore's entrepreneurs, and we are adjusting to the circumstances by shifting sessions online. Just like the entrepreneurs we will be working with; we are pivoting our model to keep up with the challenges of COVID-19. For Baltipreneurs the goal is to ensure we can support founders who include Loyola students, faculty, and staff, and women founders and entrepreneurs of color from the community.”
Participants in the Baltipreneurs Accelerator Program are required to attend 10 virtual sessions from November through February, ending with a Demo Day pitch in early spring.
Applications for the program are now open, with rolling admission through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Applicants can expect a prompt reply regarding the status of their application.
This is the second year of the Baltipreneur Accelerator program. Read more about the awardees from last year.
For more information on the Baltipreneurs Accelerator Program, visit www.loyola.edu/accelerator.