Maryland Startup Contest

Check Out The Crab Pot, Yes It’s A Startup Competition

Maryland’s Calvert County Hosting 3rd Annual Crab Pot Pitch Contest

CrabPot-top Check Out The Crab Pot, Yes It's A Startup Competition

Calvert County’s Department of Economic Development is teaming up with PaxSpace, a maker space in St.Marys County and Southern Maryland Innovation and Technology (SMIT) for the third annual Crab Pot Pitch Contest.

The event is a celebration of entrepreneurship in Southern Maryland. Entrepreneurs and Startups selected through an application process will pitch to a live audience of judges and investors. Audience members will get to hear about the latest in startup innovation coming from their local area. Startups will be competing for cash and prizes, including, you guessed it, a bushel of those delicious Maryland Crabs (you know the ones they put in Maryland crab cakes).

They’ve changed the format from previous years into two exciting parts.

Speed Round
Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m.
Elements Eatery & Mixology
Each qualifying contestant will have 90 seconds to provide an elevator pitch. The audience will select all 5 finalists that will compete in the Crab Pot Finals.

Final Round
Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Each of the finalists will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges and the audience. The judges will determine the winner and runner-up of the finals.

There’s still a little time to register. Registration closes April 6th and interested startups can apply here at the Crab Pot Website.