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We want your ideas and to give you two chances to win a $25 Starbucks gift card.

Each year, UB and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) organize the Annual Rise to the Challenge Business Pitch Competition .

The competition needs a better, catchier, and shorter name and we want YOUR help in renaming the Competition.

Provide us your ideas on the Google form below and you'll have a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card for just entering the competition.  If your idea for renaming the competition is selected you will win a $50 Starbucks gift card.

Some facts about entrepreneurship here at UB:

  • Did you know that the University of Baltimore was founded by entrepreneurs?  Click here for additional information.
  • University of Baltimore’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation encourages and supports entrepreneurial learning among students, alumni, faculty and the Baltimore area entrepreneurial eco-system.  We assist and support students and recent alumni in building or growing an enterprise.  The Center provides workshops, events and short courses on relevant topics affecting entrepreneurs and their businesses or nonprofits.
  • Our goal is to educate, engage and collaborate within the ecosystem to enhance the resources needed to launch or grow your business.  The Center works closely with its partners, the business community and faculty to add value to our students, faculty and the Baltimore entrepreneurial ecosystem.  We help connect the dots.

Good luck!

Questions should be directed to John Zuknick at