building our ecosystem

Building an alliance to enable promising, diverse, and disadvantaged women business leaders for a more equitable future. 

 Our mission is to empower promising women business leaders, addressing the specific challenges female entrepreneurs face as they navigate Maryland's entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. Through these efforts, we aim to elevate economic standards for all. Together with our partners, we are fostering a business multiplier effect that will drive sustainable and scalable growth opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Maryland. 

The Institute for Women Entrepreneur Excellence, established by TEDCO, harnesses the distinctive expertise of Maryland's four Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. We are forging an alliance of diverse founders and CEOs in collaboration with various colleges, universities, economic development centers, and counties. 

Our Programs

Leading Women Program

Growth to Unicorn

Aspiring Entrepreneurship

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