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

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!

2013 08 22 Innovation Celebration (joint logo  no date 1)

Celebrate with our Tour Stop Sponsors/VIPs and the Baltimore Innovation Week/ 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.



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.