About MBIA

Our Vision

An ecosystem in which innovation can succeed.

Our Mission

Improve the economy and business environment for entrepreneurs and innovators through member-based resources and services.

Driving Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Maryland’s Economy

The Maryland Business Innovation Association (MBIA) was founded in 2002 to advance Innovation in Maryland. The Association represents over  40 centers across the state – which include traditional Incubators, Innovation Centers, Accelerators and Coworking Spaces.  As a community, MBIA member organizations provide space and entrepreneurial services in both urban and rural areas. The network supports what entrepreneurs need — from lab space for longer gestating engineering and bio technologies - to incubators, coworking space and accelerator models for technology companies and a myriad of other emerging industry and startup ventures.

MBIA facilitates resources such as grants, strategic connections and unique programming to help entrepreneurial companies within our member network be successful.

Our objectives are focused on promoting the interests of our incubator members and creating an environment to enable our companies to succeed.


Enhance the visibility of Innovators and Entrepreneurs among state and local stakeholders, including elected officials, business leaders and higher education leaders


Advocate for the interests of Innovators and Entrepreneurs in policy-making and legislation.


Support the goals of economic development locally and statewide


Provide a forum for the Innovation Community to exchange ideas about best practices for effective operation of our centers

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about MBIA, our incubators and our companies.