STRT1UP Showcase Finals Pitch Event

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The STRT1UP Showcase is the culminating event for the past year of Startup Maryland Ecosystem Building.  The STRT1UP Showcase is where the STRT1UP Roadshow and Pitch Across Maryland competitions come to their grand finale.

Think … a RED CARPET evening of celebration for entrepreneurship and innovation!!

The STRT1UP Showcase gives the state-wide Ecosystem a chance to pause and come together in support of the ambitions and opportunities embodied in our STRT1UP Roadshow + Pitch Across Maryland Finalists.

Special Thanks to the Maryland Department of Commerce for being a Full Tour Sponsor of the STRT1UP Roadshow + Pitch Across Maryland competition.  Maryland is … Open For Business!


Morning and Early Afternoon: General Assembly Advocacy (Meet Your Legislators While in Annapolis)

4:00 - 5:00: Angel Academy – Intro to Angel Investing and Opportunity Zone Tax Credit Discussion

5:00 - 5:30: STRT1UP Showcase – Arrival and Networking

5:30 - 6:00: Welcome and Shout-outs

6:00 - 8:00: Pitch Session (Overall Great Eight Finalist)

During Pitch Session: Where Are They Now? and Subcategory Winner Announcements

8:00 - 8:30: Judges Deliberation and Great Eight Winner Announcement

8:30 +: More Celebration and Networking

Prior to the evening Great Eight Finalist pitches, we will be holding a mini Angel Academy and Opportunity Zone discussion around early stage capital as well as new legislative efforts for finding creative capital within our communities.

We will have pitches from our Great Eight Finalists, a few Where Are They Now? updates from past Finalists, as well as Ecosystem updates from our champions and supporters!

After the Great Eight Finalists pitches a panel of judges will the winner for the Overall Great Eight Competition category.  Throughout the evenin our Ecosystem Champions and Supporters will announce winners for Fan Favorite, Champions’ Choice and Industry sub-categories (Cyber, Manufacturing, Health/Wellness and Social).

“On behalf of our Startup Maryland team and STRT1UP Roadshow Partners we look forward to raising a glass together in celebration of our entrepreneurs, their ventures and the potential they represent.”

*Michael Binko, Founder CEO*

Date: March 14, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Address: 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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