Made in Baltimore, a program of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) program, this week unveiled the cohort for its 2021 accelerator program for solopreneurs building businesses around physical products.
Dubbed the Home-Run Accelerator, the five-month small business development program is designed to help Baltimore businesses scale up from their homes or a shared makerspace and out into commercial production space. Graduates of the accelerator are awarded between $5,000 – $10,000 in seed capital to support their launch into a new facility.
Beginning in late May, the program includes an eight-week “strategy school,” which offers a curriculum in operations, marketing and business development. Then, for three months the cohort members are paired with peer mentors who have previously scaled businesses from their homes.
“Growing a home-based business into a commercial…