Maryland Innovation Center
The MD Innovation Center is excited to launch a series of ‘Pitch and Mingle’ competitions for the 2021/2022 year!

There’s nothing SPOOKY about pitching! Join the Maryland Innovation Center to kick off the fall season with The Great Pumpkin Pitch featuring our MIC resident and affiliate companies. Over $10,000 in Prizes!

Our Pitch and Mingle event also includes ample time to get to know the participants and your fellow attendees over some fantastic light fare and drinks provided by Cured 18th & 21st. Enjoy the cutting edge lounge at the Two Merriweather building while networking with innovation leaders from across the region.

Our event MC Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer at University of Maryland, is sure to provide an exciting experience for all, with a few other seasonal surprises awaiting our guests. Come be a part of this event in supporting the community’s entrepreneurs, be part of the selection process, and make new friends at the MIC.

So how does it work? 5 startups are selected to present a 4-minute pitch. This is followed by 4 minutes of Q&A from the panel of judges and audience. At the end, our judges will come together and select the top 3 companies! These winners will receive cash prizes of $5000, $3000, or $2000! In addition, there will be a “Crowd Favorite” award which is selected by the audience.

The evening will include pitches by:

Nathan Garcia – Pocket Planner | A financial technology that improves decision making and access to trusted financial professionals.

Brandy Lockwood – Automated Retail Solutions | Home Of The First Unattended Automated Mattress Store.

Alex Goley – | A progressive web app that shows all of your investment holdings in one central location. It also reveals key insights into gains, losses, and performance.

Ed DeJesus – Social Capital Builders | A black owned start-up is dedicated to improving the economic and social well-being of youth and adults through social capital literacy training and development.

Abhishek Rege – Vasoptic Medical Inc. | A Baltimore-based medical device company developing and commercializing high-quality, cost-effective products for non-invasive, dynamic assessment of blood flow and vascular status.

Registration to this event is required and will include food and drink.

Ticket sales will close Tuesday, October 26 at 12 PM.