TCO Labs, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit based in Baltimore, Maryland and located at the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. TCO is comprised of four parts: An Executive Committee, a Student Group Chapter, a Board of Directors, and our Partner Network.
Together, we work to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Johns Hopkins University and to get students involved in Baltimore’s innovation community.
Comprised entirely of students, the Executive Committee manages TCO’s five divisions, functional teams, and long term initiatives.
The Student Group Chapter is made up of entrepreneurship-loving Johns Hopkins undergraduates from all majors and backgrounds.
Made up of successful entrepreneurs, alumni, and businesspeople, TCO’s Board of Directors provides resources and guidance to the non-profit.
An assembly of startups, JHU departments, and community organizations form TCO’s Partner Network, which we collaborate with for our various programs.
TCO Labs is split into 5 divisions: Conferences, The Hatchery, Operations, Small Events, and EcoMap. Within each of these divisions, our team members are split between 7 functions: Blogging, Finance, Marketing, Media, Outreach, Programming, and Technology.
Want to partner with TCO and wondering who to contact? Or just want to get a feel for what we do? Check out our five Divisions by using the buttons to the right. Of course, if you have general questions, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conferences Division is primarily responsible for our annual Hatch Innovation Conference, our largest event of the year. Conferences also partners with a variety of other organizations to host large-scale events related to entrepreneurship and innovation, such as Innov8MD with MCEC and Startup Experience with FFU.
The Hatchery is the student venture incubator at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus. Each semester, The Hatchery works with a cohort of 10-15 student teams to help them launch, grow, and refine their ideas. Each cohort gets mentorship, education, access to resources, and connections to funding opportunities.
The Operations Division makes sure that all of TCO’s initiatives are running smoothly and that we remain focused and executing on our mission of fostering student entrepreneurship. Operations is also responsible for the ideation of new programs, creating new community partnerships, and working with the university and Baltimore to secure resources for student entrepreneurs.
The Small Events division is responsible for the variety of, you guessed it, small events that TCO hosts or cohosts throughout the course of the semester. From panels, to coworking tours, to information session, the Small Events division is the driving force behind the majority of TCO Labs’ programming.
The EcoMap division is the newest of TCO Labs’ various initiatives. After years of working with student entrepreneurs, we realized that one of the hardest parts was directing them to resources that were applicable to their ventures, especially when it came to the vast resources of Baltimore. To address that, we created a program that dynamically maps entrepreneurial ecosystems using artificial intelligence and a heavy focus on smart design.