About Us


The Bowie BIC will be a key educational resource and driver of entrepreneurship and new business growth in Bowie, Maryland. The role of the Bowie BIC is:

  • To accelerate the growth of the existing knowledge based, and professional service firms in Bowie, some of which are minority-owned, many of which are currently home-based businesses, and increase the economic impact of these enterprises on the business base of Bowie.
  • To meet the development needs of a broad group of small and entrepreneurial enterprises which could be built around the expertise and technology of federal organizations and laboratories near Bowie, including NASA, NSA and APL.
  • To help attract new, growth-oriented entrepreneurial businesses to the Bowie area.

TARGET BOWIE INCUBATOR COMPANIES

The Bowie BIC program is designed to attract entrepreneurial tenant and affiliate or non-tenant companies that reflect the composition of the existing business base in and around Bowie:

  • technology and professional service companies (including information technology, financial services and telecommunications- related firms)
  • government contractors
  • construction-related companies
  • home-based businesses
  • BSU-related companies

BOWIE INCUBATOR SERVICES

The Bowie BIC program will provide high quality business assistance and advisory services to its client companies as part of the company’s monthly membership fee, which includes office space rental. Business services will be tailored to meet the unique needs of each company, and they include:

  • Business plan evaluation
  • Financial forecasting
  • Market research
  • Competitive analysis
  • Press and promotion support
  • Product definition
  • Partnership development
  • Presentation coaching

BOWIE INCUBATOR FACILITY

The incubator facility for resident clients offers:

  • Receptionist services (“meet and greet”, light copying)
  • Mail service (daily mail sorting and mail pick-up, overnight services available)
  • Parking for clients and their guests
  • Use of conference room(s) for meetings/presentations
  • Use of shared office equipment (TV/VCR, LCD projector)
  • Use of kitchen and lunch area (with microwave and refrigerator)
  • Company name listing on incubator directory
  • Press and promotion support
  • Company name listing at tenant’s office
  • Office cleaning and building security

For pricing information about participating in the Bowie BIC as a resident client or as an affiliate or non-resident client, please contact Lisa Smith, Bowie BIC Executive Director at 301-360-3500.