Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center

ESEC manages a portfolio of revolving loan funds available to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the Eastern Shore. A non-traditional funding source that is more accessible than traditional bank financing, startups and existing businesses are invited to apply for loans up to $200,000. Applications are accepted every six weeks.  [Read more…]

  Shore Hatchery Entrepreneurship Competition

The Shore Hatchery will fund up to $200,000 a year to be available to those applying for grants through the Shore Hatchery program. Shore Hatchery board of directors members select recipients based on multi-round presentations.  The goal of the Shore Hatchery is to reward individuals for their entrepreneurial efforts in the creation and growth of businesses with the potential of positively impacting regional employment within three years.  Targeted funding amounts are $50,000 maximum with other amounts available for non-profit, social and emerging entrepreneurs.  Submissions to the Shore Hatchery are accepted twice a year (typically in March and September).  [Read more…]

  PinOak Capital

PinOak Capital, and it’s private investment fund PinOak Partners LLC, have been established to invest in entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial enterprise across Maryland’s Eastern Shore and throughout the mid-Atlantic. PinOak is looking for investment opportunities that meaningfully unique, innovative, potentially disruptive, scalable and sustainable, from a business perspective. [Read more…]

   Mid-Atlantic Venture Association

ESEC is a Community Partner of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA).  For more than 25 years, MAVA has served the full community of innovators, companies, private capital, suppliers, and key advisors needed to build successful businesses from start-up to exit. From venture to private equity, angel to growth equity and family office to corporate strategic, MAVA brings together the full spectrum of capital and key resources necessary to accelerate the growth of companies across industry sectors and stages of development. MAVA provides a wide range of programs, information and forums designed to stimulate revenue and company growth, facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration and foster relationships among entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners and customers.   Interested investors are welcome to join MAVA and/or attend its events.[Read more…]