Startup Maryland has unveiled its video pitches from the participants in the 2017 STRT1UP Roadshow, and entrants are now in the running for the Pitch Across Maryland competition. Categories this year for the Pitch Across Maryland include the following.

• Fan Favorite
• Champion’s Choice
• Industries (Cyber, Manufacturing, LifeScience, Social Innovation)
• Overall Winner

The roadshow, which is the year-long tour around Maryland, celebrates the ecosystem around innovation and entrepreneurship. During the event, entrepreneurs get on the Startup Maryland bus to deliver a two-to four–minute video pitch summarizing their venture and opportunity. Presenters receive a link to a professionally-edited version of their video for free; then all the videos are posted on the Startup Maryland YouTube channel as part of the competition.

Playlists based on the location/tour stop at which companies pitched can be found at

“2017 was the first year we conducted the STRT1UP Roadshow throughout the year,” said Mike Binko, founder and CEO of Startup Maryland. “Extending the tour beyond the two months of September and October gave our team more time to engage with each community that chose to host a tour stop for celebrating their innovators and entrepreneurs.”