Gov. O’Malley Joins Startup MD Tour

Gov. Martin J. O’Malley joined Startup Maryland Founders | Co-Chairs Michael Binko and Julie Lenzer Kirk for a personal conversation aboard the 2012 Pitch Across Maryland Tour bus.


 

In fact, to show his support and solidarity for the entrepreneurs who  “pitched” their businesses during the state-wide tour last year, Gov. O’Malley graciously agreed to jump on “the host seat” to deliver his own pitch on the topic of InvestMaryland.   We anticipate interest, support and participation from the deep roster of political candidates working hard to earn your support.  We welcome their perspectives on innovation and want to afford each a similar opportunity to “pitch” the programs and efforts that they will bring to assist entrepreneurs and startup companies.

 

Gov. O’Malley then joined the Startup Maryland team and representatives from TEDCO, Baltimore County, Howard County and DBED for the ride to UMBC’s BWTech Research Center and Incubator campus.

Another summary video from The Daily Record (the leading daily business news outlet in MD) showcased the diversity of innovation and highlights from the first half of the Pitch Across Maryland Tour.

There UMBC’s Ellen Hemmerly was joined by RMI’s Mike Galiazzo, and Miles and Stockbridge’s Bob Brennan as co-hosts for the 12th Tour Stop of 2012.  Eight entrepreneurs then joined the team on the bus to record video “pitches” of their businesses and innovations.

These pitches will be added to the others collected during the Pitch Across Maryland tour and entered into the online Competition which continues into October and November.

 

Gov. O'Malley Joins Startup MD Tour …

Gov. Martin J. O’Malley joins Startup Maryland Board Co-Chairs Michael Binko and Julie Lenzer Kirk for a personal conversation aboard the Pitch Across Maryland Tour bus.


 

In fact, to show his support and solidarity for the entrepreneurs who are “pitching” their businesses during the state-wide tour, Gov. O’Malley graciously agreed to jump on “the host seat” to deliver his own pitch on the topic of InvestMaryland.

 

Gov. O’Malley then joined the Startup Maryland team and representatives from TEDCO, Baltimore County, Howard County and DBED for the ride to UMBC’s BWTech Research Center and Incubator campus.

 

Another summary video from The Daily Record (the leading daily business news outlet in MD) highlighted the diversity of innovation and highlights from the first half of the Pitch Across Maryland Tour.

There UMBC’s Ellen Hemmerly was joined by RMI’s Mike Galiazzo, and Miles and Stockbridge’s Bob Brennan as co-hosts for the 12th Tour Stop. Eight entrepreneurs then joined the team on the bus to record video “pitches” of their businesses and innovations.

These pitches will be added to the others collected during the Pitch Across Maryland tour and entered into the online Competition which continues into October and November.

 

Startup MD “Rocks-Out” @ PRS Guitars

Startup Maryland wraps its Pitch Across Maryland eastern shore swing with a special treat.  Tour Leaders/Sponsors and Entrepreneur VIPs were able to see one of the world’s most progressive music companies — PRS Guitars.

Startup Maryland co-chair Michael Binko (CEO of kloudtrack®) interviews PRS Guitars president Jack Higginbotham.

Higginbotham welcomed the Startup Maryland Tour to the company headquarters in Stevensville, MD as part of the Eastern Shore Swing during week number one of the Tour celebrating unique and disruptive MD innovations, companies and — most importantly — entrepreneurs

Startup MD Tour … Top News Story!

“Opportunity on Wheels . . .”

 

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Want to know what happens on the Pitch Across Maryland tour bus?  Check out this video (see below)!

 

Pitch Across Maryland 2.0 from withthefilm on Vimeo.

Details and schedule for the 2015 tour can be found below:

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Innovation Celebration … StartupMD+BIW

 

Let’s Go … Up the Irons  Fellow Entrepreneurs!

 

Priceline Founder Scott Case (left) Wields the Startup MD Pride Talisman with Office of the President’s Doug Rand; TechStars Founder  Brad Feld; Startup MD founder Michael Binko and 1776’s Donna Harris during the Startup Summit in Boulder, CO.

 

Now it is our turn to host the Party!

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Celebrate with our Tour Stop Sponsors/VIPs and the Baltimore Innovation Week/Technical.ly Baltimore leaders as we reach the midway point on the Pitch Across Maryland tour.  In partnership with Full Tour Sponsors Under Armour/Plank Industries, this high-energy event will place our Rock Star Entrepreneurs along side music, startup showcases and other activities meant to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship — in all its forms.

 

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE @ UNDER ARMOUR’S NEW INNOVATION HUB — CITY GARAGE … !!

When:       Thursday, October 2, 2015
Where:     Port Covington, Baltimore, MD

 

 

Kevin Plank Packs the House for Startup Maryland Launch …

 

 

 

Under Armour® CEO Kevin Plank headlines Startup Maryland Launch on March 30, 2012 to a standing-room-only crown at the University of Maryland and to more than 20 sites around the state tuning in via a video simulcast.

 

After months of meeting with individuals at Entrepreneur Town Hall meetings, Startup Maryland launched with a focus on four primary goals/objectives:

  • Celebration (storytelling)
  • Connections
  • Coaching
  • Capital

Kevin Plank captured the attention of the packed house recounting experiences of starting and growing Under Armour into one of the most recognizable and fastest-growing global brands.

Get on the Bus … Pitch Across Maryland

 

We know you’re looking for great startup opportunities?

You really should Get on The Bus …!

Together with our Tour Partners and Tour Stop Co-Hosts/Sponsors, Startup Maryland presents Pitch Across Maryland.

The Tour is coming  … are you ready?!

We Got Your Back …

Entrepreneurship is a Full-Contact Sport™

 

It certainly feels that way sometimes and we know it!

During our Entrepreneur Town Hall Meetings held throughout the state in the first half of 2012, we heard first-hand from our entrepreneur peers that you need a group to help “Break through.”   This is a key focus area for Startup Maryland.  In addition to serving as connective-tissue we pledge to help where/when we are able to “block and tackle” to help move your team forward in meaningful ways.

Let’s face it, all startups want exposure for their products & services, and they need to build a strong network.  Plus, all founders and early-stage management teams can use practice pitching their business opportunity.

 

That’s where startup celebrations like Pitch Across Maryland come in.

The Startup Maryland team has worked tirelessly with key startup champions to create unique opportunities for Startup Maryland members to broaden their reach.  Call it a “Bigger Mega-phone” or whatever you like, just know that since launching in early 2012 Startup Maryland has been focused on helping entrepreneurs as peers.

We are always on the lookout for great ways to help our members so make sure to bookmark this page and stay tuned to our blogs and site updates for the latest news, events, entrepreneur meet-ups, pitch competitions, speed-networking, corporate connections, awareness|celebrations and other useful resources.

 

Join The Startup Maryland Movement

 and accelerate my startup’s growth!

Startup Maryland is a passionate community of founders, investors and executives helping each other acquire customers, recruit top talent and attract investors.  It’s free to join and you’ll immediately gain access to:

  1. A network of local and national relationships dedicated to helping you succeed
  2. Unique opportunities and deals packaged to help your startup scale
  3. Access to and advice from iconic entrepreneurs, experts and thought leaders

Today’s the day to accelerate your startup’s success. You are just a minute away from unique opportunities, unmatched deals, and access to an amazing community of thousands of high growth-startups like Dwolla, WildFire, and TourWrist, as well as iconic founders like Steve Case, Reid Hoffman, Tory Burch and Michael Dell.

Thousands of startups focused on growth are leveraging Startup Maryland every day….can you afford to wait?