TEDCO, along with Maryland’s four HBCUs are creating a community of entrepreneurs to support each other and to provide a best-in-class entrepreneur leadership development program focused on building critical skills that foster resilience. We bring together 26 entrepreneurial leaders in a cohort to develop a network of peer advisors and a community that seeks collaboration. TEDCO’s strategic partners at the Maryland HBCUs determine these entrepreneurs’ needs at the intersection of research, tech transfer, and education.

This program will take place at the Maryland Innovation Center in Columbia, Maryland. Sessions run once a month from June 9, 2022 through March 9, 2023 and will begin at 4:30pm. Limited to 26 participants. All programs dates found here.

Program Sessions:

  • Pre-Requisites for Prep Session
  • Introductory and Preparation Session
  • Leadership and Communication Workshop (8 Sessions)
  • Real World Perspectives (7 Sessions)
  • What’s Your End Game (Development Plan) (4 Sessions)

Applicants must be a founder, co-founder, or CEO whose company is at a minimum of pre-seed to growth stage and a maximum of pre-series A.

If a participant accepts admittance into the program, the only cost a participant will incur is a $250.00 registration fee to cover a portion of the assessments highlighted in the prerequisite session. Participants can miss no more than two sessions to graduate from the course. If the participant completes the course, $200.00 of their fee will be returned to them. If a participant cancels after the cancellation date, they will forfeit their registration fee.

Applications will close May 2, 2022. This program is limited to 26 participants.