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At this time, the 201 Startup Maryland's Rally on Gordon Plaza for 2017 date has not been announced. Please check back for updated dates and times for this event.

Student Entrepreneurs to 'Bring Out Their Best' Business Ideas

Since 2012, budding entrepreneurs from the University of Baltimore will have a chance to share their ideas and concepts for new businesses with several successful business leaders, when Startup Maryland's "Pitch Across Maryland" bus tour stops for a rally and pitch competition at the UB.

As the big yellow bus arrives on campus a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation begins. Our students pitch their ideas for the University and then again for the judges on the bus.  It’s a lot of work but, they are up for the challenge.

2016: Startup Maryland at the University of Baltimore

Last year the big yellow bus was on the UB campus Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4-6:30 p.m. Entrepreneur’s from all over joined us for Happy Hour at UB’s Gordon Plaza to network with Baltimore’s Entrepreneurial ecosystem.  This event was open to the public to:

  • Practice Their Business Pitch
  • Open Mic to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges
  • Participate in the “Open MIC” to Win a Golden Ticket to pitch on the Startup Maryland Bus!

About Startup Maryland

Startup Maryland is a regional initiative launched out of the Startup America Partnership. Driven from within the startup community, and led by/for entrepreneurs, Startup Maryland is peer-driven and focused on high-growth ventures. Forged on the themes spawned by the national initiative, Startup Maryland strives to connect innovation communities and recognize the importance of founding-entrepreneurs, startup, ramp-up and speedup companies to the innovation economy. Startup Maryland rallies entrepreneurs, supporters and other innovation stakeholders around four main initiatives:

  • Connection
  • Celebration
  • Coaching
  • Capital