Business Incubators in the DC Metro Area
A business incubator (as defined by Wikipedia) is a program designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts.
To put all that in one sentence – An incubator puts you in smack in the center of tons of resources to help grow your business. Resources can include:
· Help with business plan writing.
· Network with like minded entrepreneurs and small business owners.
· Priority access to investors, venture capitalists and bankers.
· Comprehensive business training.
· Networking events.
· Technology training and support.
Incubators can be setup by college, local governments or companies. Here is a list of several business incubators in the DC Metro area. (Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC)
The Entrepreneur Center @ NVTC – Herndon, VA – http://www.nvtc.org/tec/incubators.php
Mason Enterprise Center – Leesburg, VA – http://www.masonenterprisecenter.org/
Maosn Enterprise Center – Woodbridge, VA – http://www.mecpw.com/
INC.spire – Reston, VA – http://www.restonchamber.org/INCspire/tabid/2240/Default.aspx
For Business Incubators throughout Virginia see the Virginia Business Incubation Association Directory http://vbia.org/
Prince George County – Technology Assistance Center – Largo, MD –
University of Maryland Technology Advancement Program – College Park, MD – http://www.tap.umd.edu
Silver Spring Innovation Center – Silver Spring, MD – http://www.mcinnovationnetwork.com
Wheaton Business Center – Weaton, MD – http://www.mcinnovationnetwork.com
Rockville Innovation Center – Rockville, MD – http://www.mcinnovationnetwork.com
Shady Grove Innovation Center – Shady Grove, MD – http://www.mcinnovationnetwork.com
Germantown Innovation Center – Germantown, MD – http://www.mcinnovationnetwork.com
Technical Innovation Center at HCC – Hagerstown, MD – http://www.technicalinnovationcenter.com
To see additional Business Incubators throughout Maryland, see the Maryland Business Incubation Assocaiations website http://www.mdbusinessincubation.org/
Center for Green Urbanism – Washington, DC – http://www.centerforgreenurbanism.org/
Dupont Circle Business Incubator – http://dupontcirclebusinessincubator.com/
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