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AccelerateBaltimore is looking for the next round of Baltimore-based startups to participate in its accelerator program. 

Five startups will be selected to receive $50,000 in seed funding and participate in a 13-week training program.

The program, an initiative of the ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), is funded by the Abell Foundation.

This year’s program will be run by Brendan McAdams, co-founder of healthcare startup Expertscape and managing director of Kiinetics.

“We’re looking for companies that have one or more founders that can create or advance a viable product over the 13 weeks,” McAdams said.

“We want companies that are going to generate economic impact in the Baltimore area,” he added.  

McAdams also added that the program strongly encourages women and minority-led startups to apply. 

Training sessions will take place every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30p.m. The sessions will cover topics like sales and marketing, legal, finance, and the pitch process. 

AccelerateBaltimore is now in its tenth year. 

The program has so far created over 430 jobs, and 70% of the startups that have participated are still in business.

Startup founders interested in applying can fill out an application by Dec. 5.