The Basics

A community of startup companies hosted by the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.

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► 24/7 Access, Meeting Rooms
► Networking, Mentoring
► Wetlabs Perfect for Startups
►Core Facilities: Bioanalytics, Aquaculture, Molecular Analysis, Biomedicine


►Fitness Room Access
Inner Harbor Location
►Annual Crab Feast and
Other Building Activities


► Other Startups
IMET Researchers and Students
► Established Companies Co-Located in Columbus Center

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Our Community

Life Science and Environmental Companies

Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is community for science and science support companies, with a focus on life science and environmental technology startups.

Why a startup incubator? Harbor Launch was founded in 2016 to provide resources to spinouts and external startups. It is just one part of IMET's innovation ecosystem. At the end of the day, Harbor Launch helps IMET more fully realize its economic development mission.

Harbor Launch connects companies with the resources of its partner institutions (UMCES, UMBC, and UMB), the University System of Maryland, and IMET's world-class researchers.

Check for office and small wet lab availability below.
Check out our affiliate/coworking membership, too.

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Lindsay D’Ambrosio

Incubator Manager
Trained in Bioengineering and comes to Harbor Launch from a federal agency that provides grants for startups (SBIR) and academic entrepreneurs.

Nick Hammond

Executive Director
As Assistant Director of IMET, Nick focuses on technology transfer and economic development. Nick is a former biotech entrepreneur and founded Harbor Launch.

Steven Davey

Steve is leading next gen industrial biotech to commercialization by leveraging global experience. Steve brings experience a wide range of environments (global conglomerate to start-up)

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