The Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) is a business incubator and accelerator designed to cultivate entrepreneurship in Frederick, Maryland.

Program Facilities


Business incubators drastically reduce the risk of small business failures by providing entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to create a solid business foundation.

Community Support

Frederick Community is unlike any other place to grow your business. It is one of the largest cities in MD, yet still collaborative enough to care.

Connecting Businesses

Break free from your silos. Join the new wave of partnership and learn how working with other companies works for you.

Improving Tomorrow

Founded on the belief that entrepreneurship is the key to a better future, FITCI is dedicated to serving its members.

Proven History. Promising Future.

Established in 2004, FITCI started on the top floor of the Rosenstock building at Hood College, growing into two locations with premier office space and lab equipment. FITCI’s enduring commitment is to provide the best for our members.

Advised, Guided & Governed by CEOs

We, the CEOs of FITCI, will meet you where you are in your business!

Our promise is to provide our fellow CEOs with our most supportive, yet critical, advice and connections; the kind we want for our own businesses. The Advisory Board is comprised of the best, brightest, and most proven CEOs who are actively engaged in supporting the local entrepreneurial community, ensuring businesses flourish in Frederick.

Who Does FITCI Support

FITCI specializes in the strategic business support of local entrepreneurs in the early stages of their journey, especially within the realm of science and technology industries:

Information Technology
Renewable Energy
Cyber security


“To be a self-sustaining, nationally recognized center for new business success that attracts the best and brightest entrepreneurs and regularly launches successful and profitable businesses at scale.”

Meet the FITCI


Deborah Lundahl

Office Administrator

Nia McDannell

Office Administrator

April Bartel

Marketing Specialist

Andrew Paulochik

Office Manager & Development Coordinator

Paula Caprarola

Director of Operations

Kathie Callahan Brady

CEO and President