We're home to serious innovators. 

Isaac Kinde

Thrive

Kinde’s is a remarkable story – a California native whose genius and drive may alter the course of cancer detection and treatment.

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Claire Broido Johnson

Maryland Momentum Fund

Nurturing early-stage companies and entrepreneurs with ties to the far-reaching University System of Maryland.

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Protenus

Using AI to help health care organizations protect and secure sensitive data.

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McKeever “Mac” Conwell II

RareBreed Ventures

Investing in the kind of exceptional founders who are often overlooked or under-networked.

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Kristen Valdes

b.well Connected Health

“Data is not an asset that companies should have the right to own. Health data is personal and should be accessible to the person it matters to most: the individual.”

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Delali Dzirasa

Fearless

Shifting the local ecosystem to recognize untapped opportunities, with a focus on lifting up Black talent and building software that powers good.

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Jeff Cherry

Conscious Venture Lab

Cherry's goal is to find effective ways to “apply capitalism as a tool to address equality and access to opportunity.”

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Christy Wyskiel

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Dedicated to cultivating local talent and companies, ensuring obstacles don’t become permanent roadblocks.

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Freeman Hrabowski

President of UMBC

"Each of us can be empowered and get involved in the world to make tomorrow better for all the children and all the people.”

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