Apply to Pitch + Demo at Beta City

Beta City returns on September 28, 2017 at City Garage. Beta City is 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. Apply for a chance to pitch in front of the region’s top investors, as well as share your product with the Baltimore entrepreneurial community.

Application + Screening Details:
Applications to pitch and/or demo at Beta City undergo a rigorous internal and external screening process. In an effort to be inclusive of all companies, we also have a Build Baltimore idea portal for companies and organizations interested in getting involved with Beta City and/or Garage Fest.

  • Information Session: All sessions have passed, but you can view a recorded version here.
  • Applications Due: August 15, 2017

If you have any additional questions regarding the screening process, selection criteria, etc. please reach out directly to our Director of Education, Michele Farquharson at:

Additional Day-of Event Information for Selected Companies

Demo companies will have a table to showcase their company to Beta City VIPs and other attendees throughout the evening, beginning at 5:30 PM. Selected companies will receive more information about setup prior to the event.

Pitch companies will present to the Beta City audience, including Judges and other VIPs, beginning at 3:00 PM. Presentations will be approximately twenty (20) minutes, with 8-10 minutes of presentation time and ten (10) minutes of Q&A. At the event, a panel of judges will score presenting companies. Additional information regarding the pitch competition will be provided by Betamore in the weeks + months leading up to the event.

Our application portal has closed! Semifinalists will be announced on August 31, and Finalists will be announced on September 19. If you have any questions, or are interested in getting involved with Beta City, please reach out to Michele Farquharson at:

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