Now in its fifth year, Startup Maryland's "Pitch Across Maryland" bus tour will stop for a rally and business pitch session at UB on Sept. 21. Are you an entrepreneur? Come pitch your best ideas and concepts for new businesses, and be heard by some of the state's most successful business leaders.
The National Urban League's 2016 Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Baltimore on Aug. 6, gave awards to two from UB: Takia Ross, B.A. '11, won $10,000 for her presentation on her start-up business, Pretty Mobile. Monique Reid, a student in UB's entrepreneurship program, earned $5,000 for her business, Advanced Laboratory Services.
The Women Presidents' Organization, an international peer advisory group for women who lead million-dollar companies, will join with the University of Baltimore to host a free workshop for women entrepreneurs on April 6.
Roadi, a parking app developed by University of Baltimore student Opeyemi Thomas, is one of 10 finalists in the inaugural Light City Baltimore pitch competition for new companies. One of five startups in the sustainability category, Roadi will receive $5,000 if it wins the judging.
Chris Wilson, an Entrepreneurship Fellow in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, has been named a 2016 Influential Marylander by the Daily Record. Wilson is the owner and founder of the Barclay Investment Corporation, a multi-service social enterprise specializing in residential and commercial contracting.