The Equity Incubator is an 8-week startup launch program for local entrepreneurs hosted by the
Lab for Entrepreneurship and Transformative Leadership at the Universities at
Shady Grove. The program is facilitated by University Startups.
We invite individuals who identify with a gender, racial/ethnic, or other identity which, historically, has not been dominant in receiving entrepreneurship support. We do this because we aim to create a collaborative, diverse cohort of entrepreneurs that can contribute unique perspectives in a supportive environment as we foster new venture formation and growth.
After a competitive application process, a selection of companies are chosen to participate. These organizations receive stipends for their work and are connected to an experienced entrepreneur mentor who met with them weekly.
The participating teams meet each week for sessions with isntructor Le-Marie Thompson, Director of Nonprofit Partnerships at University Startups. The group meets at the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building (BSE)
at the Universities at Shady Grove. In between sessions, they complete individual and group assignments on the University Startups online platform.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, The Blair Family Foundation, and others.
Fall 2022 Equity Incubator Showcase
Join us December 8th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm! Please RSVP here.
The event will also be live streamed on The Universities at Shady Grove Youtube page.