The 2019-2020 BCAN Founder Fellows Are Here!

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Jamaya Moore and Takia Ross (2018 BCAN Founder Fellowship alum and mentor, respectively) and local entrepreneur Antionella Peterkin

Jamaya Moore and Takia Ross (2018 BCAN Founder Fellowship alum and mentor, respectively) and local entrepreneur Antionella Peterkin

Q Ragsdale of Orange Moon Media and 2019 BCAN Founder Fellowship partner with revelers

Q Ragsdale of Orange Moon Media and 2019 BCAN Founder Fellowship partner with revelers

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Spread from PLATED by Le MONADE founded by Carleen Goodridge (BCAN Founder Fellowship ‘18)

Spread from PLATED by Le MONADE founded by Carleen Goodridge (BCAN Founder Fellowship ‘18)

Miriam Cummons and Charm City Meadworks staff

Miriam Cummons and Charm City Meadworks staff

BCAN Unveils Second Cohort of Local Game-Changing Creative Companies 

“As a founder, I know that where I’m at OK, but it will not be where I end - and I am excited about that journey.” 

Expressed 2019-2020 BCAN Founder Fellow Sarah Walker co-founder of Vent Coffee Roasters on embarking on this new entrepreneurial chapter.

Just one day before on Monday October 1st the 2019-2020 BCAN Founder Fellows - Branding by Brandi, Cajou Creamery, Fruit Camp, Mera Kitchen Collective, and Vent Coffee Roasters - were surrounded by friends, family, and well-wishers at Greenmount West’s Charm City Mead Works for a public kickoff.

Click Here to Learn More About the BCAN Founder Fellowship and our 2019-2020 BCAN Founder Fellows

Along with getting to meet the new fellows the crowd was treated to flavorful bites by PLATED by Le MONADE founded by Carleen Goodridge (BCAN Founder Fellowship ‘18) and tunes by DJ Sound Chakra

October 1st started the beginning of the fellowship which will commence with a public Demo Day on January, 28th 2020.

BCAN has partnered with a range of local providers to facilitate this program, including Conscious Venture Lab, Startup Portal, DLA Piper, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Orange Moon Media, Andre Bean Brand Architecture, and the Builder Fund.

Fellows will receive holistic and intensive support to guide them through refining their business models and developing their plans for growth and sustainability.

Photo Credit - Sydney J. Allen

BCAN Founder Fellowship Course Coordinator Joe Tynes and along with the winner of our “Baltimore Creates” tote bag

BCAN Founder Fellowship Course Coordinator Joe Tynes and along with the winner of our “Baltimore Creates” tote bag