The Crab Pot Pitch Competition is Southern Maryland’s premier pitch competition for entrepreneurs with cutting edge, disruptive and innovative technologies. Made popular by television shows like ABC’s “Shark Tank,” pitch contests provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel of judges or investors in front of an audience.

This event is hosted by Southern Maryland Innovates, an organization with the mission to grow and connect the innovation and technology entrepreneurship community in Southern Maryland. And to serve as the connective hub between various groups that represent a casual and high impact opportunity to meet people interested in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in Southern Maryland.

This year, the 7th Annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition will expand to encompass two tracks, each with its own prizes: The Tech Venture Track and the Main Street Track. All finalists will pitch on the Finals Stage in October.

Southern Maryland innovation driven entrepreneurs and startups are welcome to apply. Any entrepreneur with a cutting edge and innovative business can register to compete! Pitches can be for new business ventures, products, or processes. Individuals can pitch ideas for brand new businesses. Existing enterprises can pitch ideas for new products. Ventures of any industry are welcome.

 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT – September 13

Register to attend as a spectator here: