Four University of Baltimore students and four UB alumni have been named as finalists in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's second annual "Rise to the Challenge" Pitch Competition, an opportunity to introduce their dreams for a business to an audience - including mentors, business leaders, and even those who might someday buy or sell their products and services. The competition, which features mentoring opportunities and cash prizes, will take place on May 1.
The University of Baltimore will join in the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week - the world's largest recognition of those who "bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare," according to the event's website - with a series of participatory events hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Merrick School of Business, Nov. 18-22.
The Startup Maryland video pitch competition - in which five UB students are vying to win recognition for their entrepreneurial business pitches - enters the final phase with a chance for you to vote for 2013 Fan Favorite. Click below to catch a YouTube video for each of the student's pitch for a great new business idea. The more you watch, the better their chances.
Edgar C. Harrell, an economist and business leader with more than 30 years of experience in managing public and private programs in entrepreneurial training, technology commercialization, investment and capital market development, has been named chair of the advisory board for the University of Baltimore's Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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 Competition.