Startup Maryland has announced initial dates and route details for Stage Three of the STRT1UP Roadshow, the statewide tour and celebration of entrepreneurship and high-growth innovative startup ventures.
After Stage Three wraps in late November, the entrepreneur pitch videos acquired during the tour will be rendered, edited and posted online for the Pitch Across Maryland competition(s). The Roadshow culminates with the STRT1UP Showcase event in early 2018 (Showcase details to be announced closer to the end of the Roadshow).
The STRT1UP Roadshow Stage Three will kick off on the afternoon of Sept. 12 with several Roadshow tour stops in Frederick County and downtown Frederick. The STRT1UP Roadshow team will tour life science/bio, new wave manufacturing, brewing/distilling and cyber companies. Sponsor BBS will host a discussion on Benefits in Uncertain Times before the day culminates in a celebration of cybersecurity in partnership with the CyberSecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI) at its Frederick Cyber Capabilities Exchange. Serendipity Market will be the venue for this happy hour and pitch convening.
Startup Maryland also has welcomed several new companies as Ecosystem Sponsor-Partners this year, such as the Owings Mills-based Strategic Factory. While Strategic Factory has been a service provider for Startup Maryland in previous years, the company stepped up in 2017 to sponsor and host a Tour Stop that is set for Sept. 14, from 3:30–8:30 p.m., as part of its “Together We Rock!” Annual Open House event.
There is still time to join the celebration; limited dates in September, October and November are filling up fast. Ecosystem partners and sponsors interested in learning more about how the STRT1UP Roadshow supports economic/workforce/venture development, marketing awareness/branding and community engagement efforts are encouraged to contact Startup Maryland Ecosystem Director Mike Venezia at mvenezia@startupmd.org.
Below Find a Snapshot of Additional Confirmed STRT1UP Roadshow Stage 3 Stops.
• Sept. 12: Frederick County and City/BBS/CAMI Meetup
• Sept. 14: Strategic Factory Open House and “We Rock” Celebration
• Sept. 19: BBB Baltimore Centennial Celebration Event
• Sept. 26: University of Baltimore Block Party
• Sept. 29–Oct. 7: Baltimore Innovation Week (numerous stops)
• Oct. 5: Harford County Shark Tank Pitch Event
• Oct. 10: Maryland Cyber Day
• Oct. 11-12: CyberMaryland Conference
• Oct. 25: TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo
• Oct. 26: Dorchester/Cambridge/Oysters/Cannabusiness
• Oct. 27: Salisbury University/Quad Party
Visit www.startupmd.org for regular updates.