StartUp Maryland, founded on the same principles as StartUp America, is an organization focused on the activities of “ecosystem-building” of entrepreneurship through events, workshops and their STRT1UP Road Tour/Pitch Across Maryland tour. Their tagline is “Forged by Entrepreneurs...For Entrepreneurs” and StartUp Maryland founder Michael Binko provided our students with valuable information regarding pitching a business concept. Two of our own, Sloane Walker ‘17 and Ashley Loprete ‘17, had their business pitches videotaped and will be a part of the statewide competition. The top 8-10 finalists will move on to make their pitches in front of real venture capitalists and angel investors. We will be sure to let you know if they make it to the next round, where up to $100,000 of seed money is at stake!