Small Business Accelerator Program

About this program

Frederick County Office of Economic Development and M&T Bank have partnered together to offer a free, virtual 10-week Small Business Accelerator Program to support small and underrepresented businesses in Frederick County.

The program will provide businesses with the fundamentals of important business topics led by local subject matter experts, mentors and community leaders. There will also be potential opportunities for businesses to access capital through the program’s pitch contest.

  • Location: Frederick County (virtual)
  • Days: February 22, 2023 through April 26, 2023, Wednesdays (Virtual with in-person networking)
  • Time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Application Launch: January 19
  • Application Close Date: February 5
  • Eligibility
    • Frederick County-based business
    • In business for 2 years
    • Must be revenue producing
    • Must be in Good Standing with the State of Maryland
    • Compelling reason to be considered if the business does not meet requirements


Program highlights

  • Doing Business in Frederick County
  • Building Relationships with Banks
  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Finance
  • Access to Capital
  • Marketing
  • Business Legal Issues
  • How to Pitch your Business
  • Pitch Contest
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Networking


For additional questions about this FREE program, please contact:

AJ Nwoga - 202-868-1443,

Shana Knight – 240-285-4781,