Towson University’s role as an anchor institution allows it to leverage its relationships and reach to bring people together and spark innovation and entrepreneurship.
Through the redevelopment of the former Maryland National Guard Armory building in downtown Towson, TU is creating new opportunities to connect campus with the Greater Baltimore business community to address entrepreneurship and workforce development.
The StarTUp at the Armory serves as TU’s front door for start-ups, small businesses,
as well as our region’s largest corporations. This public-facing vibrant space catalyzes
entrepreneurs and executives and connects them to each other and to TU’s programs
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About the StarTUp Accelerator
The StarTUp Accelerator is an intensive eight-week, cohort-based fellowship that accelerates ventures.Learn More
StarTUp Accelerator Fellows
Learn about the founders and their ventures of the 2021 StarTUp Accelerator cohort.Learn More
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore is a yearlong mentorship program designed to assist women entrepreneurs with their business.Learn More
Meet the 2021 StarTUp ventures
The eight ventures range from a 501c3 social venture to for-profit tech platforms. Three are women-owned, five are minority-owned, and TU students and alumni lead four.
The StarTUp shuffle
The fellows of the 2021 Towson University StarTUp Accelerator have developed their ventures. Stay tuned for their pitches at the StarTUp Accelerator Showcase.
Growing TU’s presence in uptown Towson
Through two strategic development projects in uptown Towson, TU continues to build on its role as an anchor institution and economic-driver.
The StarTUp Accelerator fellows pitched their ventures at the annual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase.
StarTUp at the Armory wows crowd at grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony
TU, UpSurge partner to make Baltimore nation's first Equitech City
The StarTUp Accelerator announces its second cohort of eight ventures.
College of Business & Economics launches TU’s first undergraduate certification—a certification in entrepreneurship.
Inaugural, virtual StarTUp Accelerator Showcase highlights accelerator's initial cohort.
TU Incubator rebranded to StarTUp Accelerator
The StarTUp Accelerator announces its first cohort of six ventures.
Towson University becomes new home to ATHENAPowerLink® Baltimore
Patrick T. McQuown joins Towson University as Executive Director of Entrepreneurship.
TU transforming Armory into hub for entrepreneurship.
Female and diverse founders make up 50% of TU Incubator member companies.
$150 million in economic impact including over 1,000 jobs created.
TU Incubator surpasses 75 companies supported since inception.
TU Incubator grows to support largest cluster of EdTech companies in the state.
TU Incubator reaches 50 members supported since inception.
TU Incubator moves from 7801 York Road to 7400 York Road, doubling capacity.
The College of Business & Economics introduces a minor in entrepreneurship.
TowsonGlobal changes name to TU Incubator.
Graduate member Keffa Coffee named Best Incubator Graduate Company of the Year by the Maryland Business Incubation Association.
Student Launch Pad launches to provide student entrepreneurs with opportunities to develop their ideas and business plans with the help of fellow students and entrepreneur mentors.
The fifth-year economic impact study shows $34 million in total economic activity and 150+ jobs created.
TowsonGlobal admits first five resident members.
The College of Business & Economics introduces the Business Administration Major: Entrepreneurship.
Towson University launches international business incubator, TowsonGlobal, in partnership with Baltimore County Economic Development. Clay Hickson named director.