Program

F³ Tech started in 2017 as a Maryland initiative that utilized the rural-urban collaborative environment throughout the State. F³ Tech focuses on the traditional industries of agriculture and seafood. The program’s strength rests on rural knowledge and know-how combined with the urban critical mass of talent and ideas. The overall F³ Tech program consists of stages that provide entrepreneurs, innovators, startups, and existing businesses with the resources to achieve proof-of-concept and commercialization of new product and service ideas and innovations.

Challenge Events

These are one-day challenge events at colleges/universities or incubator facilities. Teams respond to real-world, market-driven challenges to develop innovations and technologies that can be commercialized.

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Bootcamp

This is a six-week virtual program that prepares individuals or teams with early-stage ideas to participate in a traditional accelerator program or plan an early product launch.

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Accelerator

This is a rigorous four-month program that prepares early-stage startups to launch and commercialize products or services through concentrated mentorship, training, networking, and investment.

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Symposiums

These are one-day events held throughout the year, that include a broad outreach to industry, entrepreneurs and innovators. The purpose is to advance industry sector awareness and to open a dialogue with stakeholders about priorities in agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental problems and challenges.

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