Startup Maryland has begun Stage Two (which runs through Labor Day) of the STRT1UP Roadshow, the statewide tour and celebration of entrepreneurship and high-growth innovative startup ventures. The STRT1UP Roadshow will continue with Stage Three from Labor Day until November and then culminate with the Pitch Across Maryland/STRT1UP Showcase event in early 2018.

The Stage Two kickoff event was held in mid-July at Regency Furniture Stadium, in Waldorf, the home of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Prior to the baseball matchup, several entrepreneur sessions were held, including a Raise Your Game mini-bootcamp on CEO Pitch Coaching, a session on Benefits in Uncertain Times and an introduction to the Angel Academy.

“The Southern Maryland regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, comprised of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties and entrepreneurs from across the [Southern Maryland] region, have come together to host this event embodying the collaborative spirit Startup Maryland strives to encourage as a main tenet of its ecosystem model,” said Michael Binko, founder and CEO of Startup Maryland.

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 [email protected].
Upcoming tour stops include the following.

• Aug. 10: MTC Summer Picnic @ Smokey Glen Farm
• Aug. 16: Tech Expo with MTC at MACo Conference
• Aug. 17: Innovation Village+Seat Pleasant, Kevin Durant Day
• Aug. 18: Voice of Entrepreneurship at MACo Conference
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