Unleash Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with the Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals (SEDI) Program

Transform Your Ideas into Successful Ventures

What We Offer

Innovation and Commercialization: Convert your lab innovations into market-ready solutions.

Access to Capital: Leverage investment opportunities from state funds and private investors.

Collaborative Network: Join a community of HBCUs, MANRRS chapters, and industry leaders.

Program Highlights

Industry Challenge Events
Compete for grants to validate your business ideas.

Networking Opportunities
Connect with industry experts and investors at our events.

Accelerator Programs
Get tailored support at The EDGE and F3 Tech Accelerators.


The Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), in partnership with the MBDA Capital Readiness Program, introduces the SEDI Entrepreneurship Program. A unique initiative designed to empower socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in Maryland and Delaware.

The project is a joint effort involving entrepreneurs, the innovation ecosystem, five (5) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), four (4) Chapters of the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) National Honor Society, and the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSCBI).

Our Mission

We aim to inspire and support students and faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) chapters. Our goal is to help you turn innovative ideas into thriving businesses.

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Join Us For Tips & Tricks For Commercialization and Innovation.


The F3 Tech Accelerator program is funded in part through funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration


Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center
8737 Brooks Drive, Suite 101
Easton, MD 21601