2020 University of Baltimore 'Pitch for a Million' Real Estate Fellows and Venture Competition
Find out about this one-of-a-kind learning experience.
Have you always wanted to become a developer? Do you already have experience rehabilitating buildings in Baltimore? Are you interested in growing that experience into a real estate development team?
2019 "Pitch for a Million"Read the June 2019 blog post about the winners from the 2019 "Pitch for a Million" competition.
Aspiring University of Baltimore student real estate entrepreneurs who are interested in addressing critical development needs within Baltimore's middle-market neighborhoods, will go through a 10-week mentoring program with seasoned professionals from the metro area.
Participants will identify a neighborhood, create a project, complete a development plan and develop an application for financing. The winning proposal will get the necessary financing up to $1 million in a Guidance Line of Credit from Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) to proceed with the project.
When a student is accepted into the program, they are identified as a "UB Real Estate Fellow."
Participating Fellows will be paid at least $1,000 during the process.
A series of curated trainings with local experts in the field and community tours will be offered to students starting in late February 2020 and completed by May 2020.
The final pitch competition is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2020. It will be held online.
An open call was held in November 2019 for interested students and alumni to apply to the Fellows program. Applications to be selected into the Fellows program were screened in January.
- Any UB student or UB alumnus
- All applicants should have completed at least two courses in the real estate and economic development program or have equivalent professional real estate qualifications.
- Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
This venture is supported by the University of Baltimore Real Estate and Economic Development Advisory Board and Baltimore Community Lending.