Building Sustainable Neighborhood Economies


Upcoming Program Event

IW Boost Program & Reception

The Boost program is a joint entrepreneurial development workshop between Innovation Works and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. IW Boost packs core business lessons into a powerful three-day workshop to support local, established nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid social enterprise leaders. Twenty to thirty leaders will learn business fundamentals, improve their strategic thinking, and articulate a business plan that demonstrates impact, growth, and long-term financial sustainability. By the end of the workshop, participants have the strategies and materials to grow their enterprises in a financially sustainable manner and are poised to embark on additional funding and capacity building opportunities.

June 18th - 20th, 2019 at a location TBD

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Upcoming Events


Mentor Network Training

June1st, 8:00am - 12:30pm | Location TBD

A half-day training for selected IW mentors and trusted advisors. A team of IW partners will lead the training, focused on several critical topics including IW values, Baltimore’s economic and wealth gap realities, best practices from Miller Center mentors, and overview of available resources.


Past Events


Mentor Recruitment Reception

April 30th, 5:30 - 8:30pm at Brown Advisory (co-hosted with BYP)

An opportunity to learn more about IW and its Mentor Network, designed specifically to engage women and people of color as prospective mentors.

IW Boost info session

March 28th, 5:30 - 7:00pm at Open Works

Learn more about the program format and timeline, get your questions answered, and engage with IW staff.

IW Boost info session

April 3rd, 12:00 - 1:00pm at Impact Hub

Learn more about the program format and timeline, get your questions answered, and engage with IW staff.


Reception for Prospective Mentors

November 19, 2018 - 5pm at University of Baltimore, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

A reception for prospective IW Mentors, with a presentation from the Miller Center’s Chief Innovation Officer and Miller Center Executive mentors.


Baltimore Innovation Week

October 12, 2018 at Open Works

A series of events during Baltimore Innovation week, featuring conversations with Baltimore social entrepreneurs and sector leaders.


IW Information Session with The Leadership

September 18, 2018 at Open Works

A gathering of Baltimore leaders to share IW’s mission and goals, with opportunities to engage in IW’s mission.


International Collaborative Leadership Institute - Working Conference on Social Impact ROI

September 20-22, 2018 at Open Works

A 3-day conference of international thought leaders bringing current thinking regarding analytical frameworks, market needs, and state of the industry.