Outstanding Rural Economic Development Award Winner, Rural Maryland Council 2021

Frederick County Top 50 Most Innovative Businesses

What Is


Business Development for Frederick!

For scientists and entrepreneurs who need direction to grow and scale their business, we deliver tough love from proven growth fanatics so you can confidently take the next step.

Becoming a FITCI Member

How It Works


Members have access to our Facilities, Teams, & Connections including...

  • Offices & Labs
  • Connections Team
  • StartUp U


Join a community of tough love CEO’s in a collaborative environment and take advantage of…

  • CEO Roundtables
  • Accelerator Training
  • Business Classes


Graduate and become part of the thriving Frederick community…

  • Launch Committee
  • @theTop
  • Funded ‘N’ Brews

FITCI a Business Incubator/Accelerator

Our mission is to encourage technological innovation and accelerate the development of commercially viable businesses in Frederick.

Tools For Success

Make a successful business a reality!

FITCI offers numerous programs for growing companies. All are designed to meet the entrepreneur where they are in the lifecycle of their business; ranging from making an idea a reality to scaling a successful business.

Our Programs


A Beautiful Place to

Live. Work. Grow.

Frederick, Maryland's modern flair and historical roots make this robust growing economy one of the best places to grow a business!

What's Included In Our


Building Relationships

FITCI Partners

Partners benefit from direct engagement with member companies while members benefit from the specialized products and services our partners deliver.

Become a Partner

Opening Doors for Entrepreneurs

Contact Info

Corporate Office

4539 Metropolitan Court
Frederick, MD - 21704

ROOT (Downtown)

118 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

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Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm