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Merrick School of Business

Startup UB

Brad Fisher and Jesse Alton

"For so many of our entrepreneurial students, the Startup UB and Startup Maryland's Pitch Across Maryland event is the culmination of hours and hours of work as they consider the best way to bring their business ideas to fruition."


Johnetta Hardy, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Student Entrepreneurs to 'Bring Out Their Best' Business Ideas

Since 2012, budding entrepreneurs from the University of Baltimore will have a chance to share their ideas and concepts for new businesses with several successful business leaders, when Startup Maryland's "Pitch Across Maryland" bus tour stops for a rally and pitch competition at the UB.

As the big yellow bus arrives on campus a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation begins. Our students pitch their ideas for the University and then again for the judges on the bus. it is a lot of work but they are up for the challenge.

Look for this competition each September.

About Startup Maryland

Startup Maryland is a regional initiative launched out of the Startup America Partnership. Driven from within the startup community, and led by/for entrepreneurs, Startup Maryland is peer-driven and focused on high-growth ventures. Forged on the themes spawned by the national initiative, Startup Maryland strives to connect innovation communities and recognize the importance of founding-entrepreneurs, startup, ramp-up and speedup companies to the innovation economy. Startup Maryland rallies entrepreneurs, supporters and other innovation stakeholders around four main initiatives:

  • Connection
  • Celebration
  • Coaching
  • Capital