Ever wonder what it's like to participate in a business pitch competition?
Watch the highlights from 2022 Rise to the Challenge to find out!
StartUp Maryland Day Fall 2022
- September 29th from 2:00pm-6:00pm
- Postponed until further notice
- January 30: Submissions Open
- March 3: Submission Deadline (by midnight)
- March 8: Finalists Announced
- April 27: Live Finale, 5:30-8 p.m.
Competition is an important force in the marketplace. It spurs innovation, invites critical review, and creates points of reference for evaluating value.
In the context of venture pitch and business plan competitions, it affords entrepreneurs an opportunity to test their concepts, identify weaknesses, improve their pitch, meet investors, get expert feedback, brand a product, gain some recognition, and potentially win a prize. Competitions offer an opportunity to fail in a safe environment where lessons learned can be applied before entering a competitive marketplace where failure has a higher cost.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation strongly encourages student entrepreneurs to compete.
On Campus: Each semester, the CEI works with students, volunteers and others to host a venture pitch competition, culminating in a final live event at the end of each semester. To learn more, visit our 2 On Campus Competitions, Attman Competitive Business Prize and Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition.
Off Campus: Throughout the year, there are a number of local, regional and national competitions that are open to UBalt students. The Center works with student teams to prepare them for these competitions, and will provide financial support for those well prepared to compete. To learn more, sign up to receive information about upcoming and ongoing Off Campus opportunities.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation