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Startup Maryland Pitch Competition Winners Announced

September 28, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

University of Baltimore students Brad Fisher from the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and Jesse Alton, an Entrepreneurship Fellow in the Merrick School of Business, are the winners of the Startup Maryland "Pitch Across Maryland" competition. The two were selected from a group of nine UB finalists who submitted their ideas for a new business as part of a judging session which took place on campus on Sept. 26, and culminated in a campus rally on Sept. 27 featuring the Startup Maryland bus.

Fisher took first place for his idea for a start-up, the 3DR Group, which is an effort to revolutionize the way retailers advertise their products using 3D technology. He received a $750 prize.

Alton came in second with a concept called Native Flats, a low-cost biodegradable sandal for women. Alton received $250.

Nine UB students were selected as finalists for the "Pitch Across Maryland" competition, which required them to successfully submit their ideas for a new business, meet the entry criteria, and present their concept in front of a live audience. The top two finalists then represented UB by pitching their ideas again on Sept. 27 during the Startup Maryland Bus Stop at UB.

Learn more about UB's student finalists and the Start-Up Maryland event.