The Crab Pot Pitch Competition is Southern Maryland’s premier pitch competition for entrepreneurs with cutting edge and innovative companies. Entrepreneurs compete for cash startup funding.

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 Crab Pot Pitch Competition will expand to encompass 2 tracks, each with its own prizes: The Tech Venture Track and the Main Street Track. Speed rounds well be held virtually on April 21, 2022. All finalists will pitch on the Finals Stage on May 12, 2022.