Beta City 2015

On October 1, 2015, Betamore, Plank Industries, Startup Maryland and Technical.ly Baltimore presented Beta City: an annual event that brings together Baltimore’s greatest minds for a full day of live pitches, startup demos and a celebration of our growing community.

Live Pitch Competition

Watch Baltimore startups pitch their dream to top national investors.

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Explore City Garage

Get an exclusive peek at how Plank Industries transformed an old bus garage into a home for innovation.

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Celebrate Your Community

Come meet and network with some of Baltimore’s greatest innovators.

Award Winners

2015 SILO BREAKER AWARD WINNER

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Christy Wyskiel | Senior Advisor to the President, Johns Hopkins University

In recognition of your steadfast commitment to idea generation + testing for Baltimore’s entrepreneurs.

2015 BETA AWARD WINNER

Bob Embry | President, Abell Foundation

In recognition of your dedication to connecting Baltimore’s people + institutions for entrepreneurship.

2015 VC PITCH AWARD WINNER

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Your presentation best demonstrated what makes Baltimore a global entrepreneurship destination.

2015 BALTIMORE ANGELS AWARD WINNER

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Your presentation best demonstrated the success that results when Baltimore invests in early stage entrepreneurs.

2015 Demo Companies

23 Startups Showcase Baltimore’s Innovation Community’s Breadth

Betamore is pleased to announce the eight companies who are selected to present their businesses at the first ever Venture Pitch Day and the Demo at Beta City’s VIP event.

The companies selected to present at Venture Pitch Day are:

  • Alchemy Learning
  • Artichoke
  • Citelighter
  • Protenus
  • Quantified Care
  • Sickweather
  • Sonavex
  • Yet Analytics

Plank Industries, Camden Partners, Baltimore Angels, TEDCO, and others will join Greenspring Associates, Grotech Ventures and NEA to hear pitches from leading Maryland companies.

Fifteen additional companies have been selected to join these businesses to Demo at Beta City’s VIP event later that afternoon at City Garage. Those companies are:

  • Bowerbags
  • EduPal
  • HEX Performance
  • Hungry Harvest
  • Immuta
  • LarkSpear
  • Milestone Sports
  • NewsUp
  • OpiaTalk
  • Oros
  • Parking Panda
  • ShapeU
  • StraighterLine
  • VoltRide
  • Zest Tea

“This group represents some of the best and brightest companies from the region. Helping companies like these grow is central to making Baltimore a global destination for entrepreneurship.” – Jen Meyer, Betamore CEO

Venture Pitch Day is the first event of three in Beta City, hosted at City Garage, a new marquee event that will illuminate and celebrate the startups and businesses that are fueling the region’s economic and employment growth. The day-long event will showcase the strengths and growth of entrepreneurship in Greater Baltimore. Beta City will provide a platform for leading regional entrepreneurs to demonstrate their products and services, and share their stories with venture capital leaders and the larger regional business community.

 

Our 2015 Sponsors

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Select, Premier + Signature Sponsors

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Early Stage + Community Sponsors

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