TU Incubator supports local, regional, and national member companies with the resources, support, and networks needed to succeed.
TU Incubator’s Ten Year Impact
Venture creation spurs economic development.
As a university-integrated business incubator, TU Incubator uniquely supports startups as well as TU students, faculty, and staff. We promote venture creation and small business growth to stimulate economic development and to further the respective missions of Towson University and Baltimore County.
Founded in 2007, TU Incubator has supported over 75 companies and produced greater than $150 million in economic impact. Today, TU Incubator is focused on technology enabled services, particularly those that focus on university core competencies, such as education and healthcare.
TU Incubator encourages engagement and collaboration between organizations to augment the resources needed to establish a strong business foundation. We work closely with our network of community partners, service providers, and experienced professionals to add value to our members and help them succeed.
Nestled in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, Baltimore County is Maryland's second-largest job center and a prime location to start a business. Support from the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development provides value to TU Incubator and its member companies.
Towson University is Maryland’s top producer of teachers and constantly works to enhance the educational experience, including integration of technological advancements. TU Incubator leverages TU’s resources and reputation in teacher preparation and education to help our member companies succeed.
The EdTech Innovation Showcase is a networking event featuring product demonstrations and lightning presentations from entrepreneurs who are leading the regional EdTech space.
From k–12 through higher education, these startups are transforming education. They are addressing real-world issues—assessment, learning enhancements, admissions, funding, professional development, project-based learning, engagement—that affect the entire education ecosystem.
The state's primary economic development agency, stimulating private investment, creating jobs, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.
SC&H Group is a management consulting, audit, and tax firm serving clients from private sector businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Our strategic practices provide advice that transform our clients’ businesses and help them outpace competition.
For nearly 40 years, Sylvan has helped millions of students and families achieve new levels of academic success by focusing on building confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity and inspiring a love for learning.
Maryland’s lead source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies. TEDCO is a resource of mentoring, funding and networking for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Founders are responsible to shareholders, customers and employees to right the ship as best they can.
The inaugural cohort will support TU student, faculty, and local business ventures in an intensive eight-week, fellowship.
Many edtech-focused companies are developing online webinars and offering services at a discounted rate or sometimes for free.
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 holds first EdTech Innovation Showcase.
TU Incubator partners with Dreamit EdTech to host customer immersion event.
TU Incubator reaches 50 members supported since inception.
TU Incubator moves from 7801 York Road to 7400 York Road, doubling capacity.
TU Incubator hosts first EdTech networking event.
TowsonGlobal changes name to TU Incubator.
Graduate member Keffa Coffee named Best Incubator Graduate Company of the Year by the Maryland Business Incubation Association.
Towson University’s business incubator advisory board announces EdTech initiative.
Immersive 3D becomes first EdTech incubator member.
The fifth-year economic impact study shows $34 million in total economic activity and 150+ jobs created.
Inaugural Business Plan Competition held.
TowsonGlobal supports 10 members since inception.
TowsonGlobal graduates first member.
TowsonGlobal admits first five resident members.
First advisory board meeting held.
Towson University launches international business incubator, TowsonGlobal, in partnership with Baltimore County Economic Development. Clay Hickson named Director.