Business Affiliate Program

BETHESDA GREEN BUSINESS AFFILIATE PROGRAM

The Bethesda Green Business Affiliate Program expands Bethesda Green’s population of green businesses to include even more businesses that share its objectives of sustainability and growth. The business affiliate program builds upon the incubator’s company base to create an expanded environment for green businesses to collaborate and grow. Bethesda Green’s co-working space enables affiliate companies to have a base of operations for launching and commercializing their new ideas with the resources of Bethesda Green and the community of their peers.

APPLY TO JOIN BUSINESS AFFILIATE PROGRAM!

Benefits and Services

Application Process

Selection Process

Rates and Services Packages

BENEFITS AND SERVICES

Affiliate companies will have most of the office resources available to incubator companies and some of the support services

1. Facilities and Shared Resources

  • Office furniture, including desks, chairs, shelves, cubicles and whiteboards
  • 24/7 access
  • Sustainable center design from in-kind contributions from local supporters
  • Personal storage space
  • Broadband wireless internet service
  • Utilities, including heat, light, and power
  • Facility maintenance and management
  • Staffed reception center and information area
  • Mailbox and package handling
  • Office security
  • Conference room and meeting space
  • Kitchen area, including refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker
  • Fax, copiers and A/V equipment

2. Business Support Activities

  • Collaboration with incubator and affiliate peers
  • Networking activities and contacts with regional green businesses community
  • Access to education and training programs
  • Listing on Bethesda Green website
  • Introductions to professional services firms, including accounting/financial and legal
  • Monthly speaker program
  • Access to interns

APPLICATION PROCESS

Similar to the mission of its incubator, Bethesda Green is looking for affiliate companies that will contribute to the development of young, growing green businesses that have the potential to create jobs, bring new innovative products and services to market and improve our community. The types of companies that we seek to incubate include:

  • Green, socially responsible, sustainable companies and nonprofits that have a positive impact on our community
  • Start-up or early stage local companies
  • Larger companies based outside the region seeking a local presence
  • Companies with green products and services, including clean tech (alternative energy, energy efficiency, water, smart grid, green transportation), environmental stewardship, planning, design, neighborhood revitalization, recycling, agriculture, marketing and media.

SELECTION PROCESS

Companies wishing to join Bethesda Green as an affiliate company should send an application and letter of interest indicating their reasons for joining and how being affiliated with Bethesda Green will benefit their firm. While a detailed business plan and financials are not required, company must demonstrate that it fits the mission of Bethesda Green, is a growth company and has the wherewithal to succeed.

Applications will be reviewed by Bethesda Green staff, which will decide on acceptance.

RATES AND SERVICE PACKAGES

Participant MonthlyRent Annual
Total
10 hours/week $200 $2,400
20 hours/week $360 $4,320
Full-time desk $480 $5,760
Virtual $160 $1,920

Fees are based on one full-time equivalent person for the given usage category. If multiple people and/or additional time are needed by a firm, then an adjustment to the standard fee can be made on either a short-term basis, pro-rating based on time usage or moving into a higher usage category.

If you have any questions, please contact Incubator Manager Robert Snyder, rsnyder@bethesdagreen.org, or call 240-396-2440 x103!

APPLY TO JOIN BUSINESS AFFILIATE PROGRAM!

If you have any questions, please contact Incubator Manager Robert Snyder, rsnyder@bethesdagreen.org, or call 240-396-2440 x103!

Sponsors

Champion

Capital One Bank
Honest Tea

Leader

The Bernstein Companies
Chevy Chase Acura Nissan
Cohn Reznick 
Consultance Accounting Services
LetterSpace Creative
MOM's Organic Market

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Bethesda Green
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4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
phone: 240-396-2440
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Bethesda Green: We are a public-private partnership that promotes sustainable growth and sustainable living practices. Bethesda Green brings together business, government and the community to create a dynamic model of sustainable living right here in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda Green created the first green business incubator in Montgomery County and we help individuals lead greener lives as well.
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