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May 18, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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FITCI Root building

118 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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FITCI: Edge Accelerator Informational Open House at Root

Thursday, May 18, 2023

The Edge Accelerator is back and better than ever. The 12-week 2023 cohort begins this summer. Get first hand information about this dynamic resource for startups and early-stage businesses on May 18th at FITCI's downtown ROOT location. This session is a superlative resource for emerging entrepreneurs at the exciting intersection of agriculture and technology known as AgTech.

Join us to learn more about the 12-Week accelerator program and how to become a part of the 2023 cohort. The industry-agnostic accelerator is open to all entrepreneurs and industries. 2023 will include a special focus on businesses in AgTech, AgBio, AquaTech, CleanTech and the like industries!

The Edge Accelerator drives start-up formation, entrepreneurial development, and small business expansion in Frederick County. This 12-week program is an intensive, boot-camp style course aimed at revving the start-up learning curve.

Entrepreneurs who step up to the Edge get access to weekly classes covering all aspects of business development, community business leader mentors, focus groups, and an online portal packed with additional educational resources. All classes are led by local business leaders and entrepreneurs and cover important business skills including pitching, creating a solid business model, understanding customer segmentation, and go-to-market strategy.

FITCI is proud to support our fellow citizens in Frederick County and across Maryland. To make economic inroads that strengthen this greater ecosystem, we have teamed up with Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC) to create Viaduct, a channel for “Reinforcing Pathways to Commercialization Across Maryland.” Through The Edge Accelerator, Viaduct supports the next generation of industry leading companies by increasing connectivity and giving emerging entrepreneurs a competitive edge in their particular industries.


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