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Rise to the Challenge Competition
February 28, 2020
The Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition offers over $20,000 in cash and professional services up for grabs. The Competition promises to be UB's most exciting competition of the year. This could be
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The Grid Pitch
February 29, 2020
The Grid Pitch is a student event that promotes entrepreneurial ideas. This showcase allows for students to pitch their innovative business ideas to a panel of experts and investors in the entrepreneu
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Grit Fund
March 1, 2020
The Grit Fund (TGF) provides monetary awards--up to $7,000--to encourage the presentation and development of projects that contribute to the vibrancy and development of Baltimore's arts and cultural l
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The Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition
March 9, 2020
The CBIC is designed to attract the real entrepreneurs at UMBC, the ones who know they are going to start a company, or in some cases have already. You're the ones this entrepreneurship program was de
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William J and Dororthy K O'Neill Foundation Grants
March 9, 2020
Grant requests must be for whole-family approaches that strive to meet the needs of the entire family unit – addressing the needs of both children and the adults in their lives together. Our grantmaking approach recognizes that families come in all d...
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Conscious Venture Lab
March 13, 2020
A 4 month immersion program aimed at accelerating conscious entrepreneurs to traction and revenue. We invest $100K in purpose driven startups in exchange for 8% equity and the opportunity to become a
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BCAN Pilot
March 16, 2020
Scale your passion at our free two-day intensive for creative entrepreneurs on April 17-18, 2020.
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Fund for Anne Arundel Grants
March 31, 2020
We are helping to create awareness about the issues in Anne Arundel County that impact the economy and quality of life. We monitor all areas of community need—including human services, education, the environment, healthcare, the arts, and economic d...
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CreateU Business Ownership Academy
April 2, 2020
Over 9 weeks, participants receive over 50 hours of instruction focused on introducing entrepreneurial concepts that will test their ideas for viability and determine if they have the ability to gener
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Shore Hatchery
April 6, 2020
The Perdue School of Business Philip E. & Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery is a bi-annual Mid-Atlantic business competition. The Shore Hatchery is open to any Mid-Atlantic business startups.
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Why Build in Baltimore?

Here's why Baltimore is the best place to build:
Access to Talent

Baltimore is home to 15 colleges and universities, meaning that you're only feet away from world-class team members

Low Cost of Living

With an historically low cost of living, your dollars go further in Baltimore, meaning you can spend more on what matters: your venture

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There are over 250 organizations providing 500+ resources for entrepreneurs in Baltimore, so you have what you need to build

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February 12, 2020
Hack Baltimore Launch Celebration
HACK BALTIMORE is the first large-scale, citywide innovation event that teams up technologist, civic leaders and city residents to design "sustainable" solutions for Baltimore's biggest challenges. We recognize America’s deepening inequality in Hous...
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February 7, 2020
On Friday February 7, 2020, MICA will host its 5th annual 'Pop Up and Pitch' exhibit, Round 1 of the annual UP/Start Venture Competition, which is generously funded by The Ratcliffe Foundation. Eight finalists will be selected by a panel of judges t...
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February 11, 2020
PitchMasters: 2/11 Baltimore Workshop
Since PitchMasters creation, over 75 companies have presented their businesses to CEOs, advisors, business attorneys and investors to gain valuable feedback. At this workshop-style event, four new companies seeking to become “pitch-perfect” will pres...
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February 6, 2020
Flagship Pioneering Coffee Chat: Summer Fellowship 2020
The Hopkins Biotech Network (HBN) is excited to host Flagship Pioneering over coffee and conversation about their summer fellowship for 2020. Flagship Pioneering builds bioscience companies that create breakthroughs in health and sustainability, lik...
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February 18, 2020
FastForward U Spring Match Night
Come join us for FastForward U's startup-speed-dating-session, to help pair teams and talent to find their perfect match! About this Event Have a startup team but need more members? Have an itch to work in the entrepreneurial community but don't know...
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