Find Resources For Your Venture

You can explore resources by your venture's Stage, Resource Category, Industry Focus, Founder Type, and more. Scroll down to see!
Resources By Stage

Which Stage Are You In?

Like venture type, categorizing resources by stage is also an imperfect science. Check out the categories below and see which sounds the most like you
We're just starting out!

Idea

You have an idea for a venture, but you still need to launch it to the world
  • Not incorporated
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    Legally incorporated as a business venture in your state of choice
  • No users/customers
  • Just the cofounder(s)
We're an incorporated venture!

Early

You've set up the team and are actively promoting what you do
  • Incorporated
  • Some early power users
  • A small but solid team
    You've recruited past just the founding team
We're operating and serving users!

Established

You're actively serving customers or users in your initial markets
  • Traction or revenue
  • Solid users/customers
    For nonprofits, you are actively serving your target population
  • All the team you need
We're ready to grow!

Mature

You've been around for a while, and now are looking to expand
  • Conquered initial market
  • Dedicated customers
  • Looking to grow the team
Resources By Stage

Which Stage Are You In?

Searching for Resources by stage can help you find those that fit best with your needs. See which stage sounds the most like you:
Characteristics of Idea-Stage Ventures:
  • You haven't legally incorporated your venture
  • You don't have any users or customers
  • The team is mostly just the founder or cofounders
  • You are looking for help to get the idea off of paper and into reality
Explore Resources for Idea-Stage Ventures
Characteristics of Early-Stage Ventures:
  • You've incorporated as an LLC, Corporation, nonprofit, or other legal entity
  • You are serving some users or customers in your initial markets
  • You've brought on a few core team members
  • You've tested out the validity of your idea, and now you're looking for resources to scale the venture
Explore Resources for Early-Stage Ventures
Characteristics of Established Ventures:
  • You are earning revenue or have already secured sources of outside financing
  • You have a solid base of users or customers
  • You've expanded the team and have people in all key positions
  • You've proven that your venture is wanted by your initial market, and are looking for resources to help you serve even more users or customers
Explore Resources for Established Ventures
Characteristics of Mature Ventures:
  • You have solid revenue streams from dedicated customers and an established relationships with funders
  • You have numerous customers that you are serving and you have established a pipeline to reach new ones
  • You have a robust team, and might be looking to add middle management structures
  • You've conquered your initial market, and are looking for resources to move into other market segments
Explore Resources for Mature Ventures
Resources By Category

What Type of Resource Do You Need?

Resources by Founder Type

Who's at the helm?

Here at EcoMap, we're passionate about making entrepreneurship more accessible to different types of founders.

In Baltimore, there are a variety of resources that cater to specific types of founders. Check them out below!
Resources By Industry

Which Industry Do You Work In?

Check out Resources from Baltimore's most popular industries
Industry Agnostic Resources
Resources By Venture Type

What Type of Venture Are You Building?

Not all ventures will fit neatly in these three categories, so pick the one that sounds like the most accurate description of your venture.
High-Growth Startup
If you plan to scale your for-profit venture globally, pursue Venture Capital, or "exit" your company, you probably want to look at high-growth startup resources
Explore High-Growth Startup Resources
Small Business
If you plan to keep your venture local, pursue traditional business financing, or run the company privately forever, small business resources might serve you well
Explore Small Business Resources
Nonprofit
If your venture is all about community impact, you are a registered 501(c)(3), or plan to accept donations, nonprofit resources are probably a good fit
Explore Nonprofit Resources

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