Our Mission

Discovering, Celebrating and Nurturing Great Entrepreneurs and Ventures.


Celebration of entrepreneurs who build innovative high-growth ventures is our mission.  The STRT1UP Roadshow and Pitch Across Maryland competitions give entrepreneurs vehicles to share their stories and us a chance to celebrate their ambitions.

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Coaching entrepreneurs through the Raise Your Game bootcamp helps founders "know what they don't know." Through peer-to-peer mentorship we help entrepreneurs build the skills necessary to drive their ventures forward.

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Startup Maryland's Fluid Acceleration allows our Curation mission to extend existing incubator, co-working and economic development initiatives.  Curation is accomplished via mutually-agreed-up milestones and resource mapping. 

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Capital pathways need to be groomed for high-growth ventures. Part of our mission is to change the mentality of early stage funding, manage expectations, while training and introducing Sideline Angels to our most promising ventures via a deal-flow hub approach.  

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