FITCI Events

The [email protected] Ground Breaking Celebration

Location: 321 Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick md 21703

Date: November 3, 2022

Time: 04:00 pm


Frederick's first incubator - FITCI - started at Hood College in 2004 and quickly outgrew its space. Its move to Metropolitan Court was intended as a stepping stone to creating a dedicated facility, one designed to nourish emerging startup companies, especially in science and technology, as they grow from their earliest stages into healthy, viable, and contributing members of this area's greater business ecosystem.

Now, the vision is coming to fruition. FITCI's new community innovation center, The [email protected], is set to "break ground" as demolition and reconstruction begin at 321 Ballenger Center Drive.

The space will be a hub for Frederick's diverse field of emerging & established innovators, resource partners, community groups, educators, other nonprofits, and more to collaborate and create, all in addition to FITCI's office and laboratory space for startups, business support services, and proprietary entrepreneurial development programming.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or membership, call 301-694-2999 or email [email protected] 

Lucky 13th Annual Tech Showcase

Location: 4539 Metropolitan Court, Frederick, MD 21704

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: 04:00 pm


Explore pathways to business growth through connection to Ft. Detrick. This U.S. Army installation hosts multifaceted health research, logistics and communications services for the safety and health of the nation, including five on site cabinet level agencies.

This event is a great opportunity to stand among fellow innovators and industry leaders. Join the Frederick Innovative Technology Center and the Fort Detrick Alliance in presenting this annual technology showcase for a chance to show your support while exploring cutting-edge technologies and meeting local companies leading their industries forward.

There will be a special announcement regarding the future of innovation in Frederick County.

Public officials, industry leaders, startup founders, and representatives from Fort Detrick will be on hand, including a special address by keynote speaker, Joseph C. Holland, Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick.

This also coincides with Maryland’s Economic Development Week and Frederick County’s Business Appreciation Week.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or membership, call 301-694-2999 or email [email protected] 


Local Events

Frederick County Works

Frederick County Workforce Services

Location: In person

Date: October 18

Cost: Free

These free Business Education Series workshops give Frederick County businesses an opportunity to learn the latest results-oriented workforce development techniques to expand their workforce and drive their company forward after facing the hardships of the pandemic. They are geared toward business leaders, human resources professionals, and those small business employees who find themselves as the designated HR rep!

Designed in conjunction with community partners, these workshops give high-level, value-added professional training that allow businesses to tap into resources to help them recruit, retain, and develop their workforce.

Workshops are free for all Frederick County businesses impacted by the pandemic. Space is limited for each workshop so sign up early!

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SBDC Webinars

by SBDC Maryland







Our program is dedicated to promoting economic growth in our community. We provide confidential one-on-one business consulting to assist with business start-ups, growth, loans, marketing, government contracting, technology and more. We have the resources to help you start, grow or manage your business and, as a non-profit organization; most of our services are free.

We also offer low-cost training events and workshops to help you strengthen your business knowledge and apply it immediately to your business plans. Whether starting a new business or running an existing business, we can help you guide your business to a more successful future.

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