Technical Innovation Center

HCC’s Technical Innovation Center (TIC) is Western Maryland’s largest and most comprehensive technology-based business incubator. Whether you need to obtain specialized professional business services, obtain funds for professional and personal development for your company, or seek out new members for your advisory board, HCC’s business incubator program can help you achieve your goals.

TIC programming includes:

  • Affordable facilities
  • Bookkeeping set-up and clerical support
  • Customized support services
  • Cash-flow planning and financial analysis
  • HR planning and policy consultation
  • Market evaluations including sales forecasting and strategizing
  • Manufacturing assistance
  • Presentation and proposal development assistance
  • SBIR/STTR development assistance

Upcoming Events

The Perfect Pitch: How to Pitch Your Business Workshop
Aug. 5
5:30 to 8 p.m.
TIC, room 323

Presented by Neil Davis, TEDCO director, entrepreneurial development, this workshop is intended for Maryland startups looking to build their networks and attract future stakeholders. Attendees will learn how to perfect their business pitch in preparation for the Startup MD Bus tour stop at HCC on Sept. 22. Participants who attend the workshop will also be eligible to compete in a special business pitch competition on Aug. 26. The top three winners will receive a free consultation with Strategic Capital Partners and will be automatically invited to pitch on the Startup MD bus.

Advance registration is required for the Aug. 5 workshop. Register online at

Business Pitch Competition
Aug. 26
6 to 8 p.m.

TEDCO Pitch Workshop attendees will pitch their businesses to audience. Top three winners will receive a free consultation with Strategic Capital Partners to refine and revise their pitches for investor presentations. They will also automatically be invited to pitch on Startup MD bus on 9/22 at HCC. Contact TIC Management for more details on competition. Pitch competitors MUST have attended TEDCO Pitch workshop on 8/5. Register online at

Hub City Hive

Hub City Hive is a co-working community of startups, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals sharing a common workspace in Hagerstown, Maryland. Hub City Hive is part of the Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College. The purpose of the Hive is to have a social work environment that provides the basics of an office space while enabling Hive members the freedom and creativity to work on what they want, when they want. Collaboration between Hive members is one of the key components of this environment.


  1. $150/month
    • Individual
    • Five days a week
    • Dedicated desk
  2. Hive Benefits
    • Wi-Fi
    • Free parking
    • Use of conference room/video conferencing
    • Use of mailing address

New TIC website launching in summer 2014! Stay tuned to the TIC Facebook page for updates: