Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) will hold a virtual information session about its LaunchPad program on May 18.

BWI is inviting small and minority-owned businesses in the Maryland/Washington D.C. Metro area to explore an opportunity to start a retail or grab-and-go food and beverage business at the airport.

LaunchPad BWI is an “internship” concession program that provides an opportunity for area business owners to participate in the airport’s retail program for a limited time. These entrepreneurs have access to operating a business with a low investment, business resources, and ongoing business development training.

Piloted in 2017, Launch Pad has welcomed small and minority businesses to the airport, including Fran’s Organic Bodycare and Fashion Spa House. Proposals for the 2021 program are being accepted through July 1, 2021. The information session will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Registration can be found at https://launchpadbwi.eventbrite.com/