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Merrick School of Business

Start Up Maryland 2012 Venture Pitch

Got a great idea for a business?  Let’s hear your pitch!

Celebrate Entrepreneurship at UB and Compete to Win $1,000 Cash Award!


The Pitch Across Maryland bus tour will visit incubators, economic development agencies and universities, holding rallies celebrating entrepreneurship and sharing information about the incredible entrepreneurial resources across the region from September 11 through September 28, 2012.

Entrepreneurs and students attending the Pitch Across Maryland rallies will have the chance to record their pitches in the bus’s on-board video studio and enter them in a pitch contest, where 16 finalists, voted on by the public, will strut their startup stuff in front of judges and compete for prizes at an upcoming Startup Maryland event later this year.

The Pitch Across Maryland bus tour will stop at UB on Thursday, September 20th, from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Merrick School of Business, where selected students will have the opportunity to pitch their idea, be judged by our experts, and win a $1,000 cash award from our Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI).  Free food, lots of fun and entrepreneurial networking!  Meet and greet with VIP’s from the Baltimore’s’ political and business ecosystem.

To participate:

Send the CEI a one-paragraph description (no slides please) of your business idea to by Thursday, September 6, at 5 p.m. Based on that write-up, 12 of you will be notified on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 (times and dates for these in-person sessions will be announced shortly) to be invited to make your pitch face to face in front of our experts.  Please reserve September 20 to make your final presentation for the cash award.

Writing a Pitch link

Questions? Call 410.837.4892.


We look forward to receiving your one paragraph description by 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 6, 2012!