Founder City, presented by Regional Partners

Beta City, our 5-year running annual fundraising event that recognizes and celebrates Baltimore's leaders, makers and innovators was canceled in 2020. We persevered through last year as an entrepreneurial organization, and decided we would reinvent our annual event, and pivot to something even bigger. Over the course of the second half of 2020, together with FITCI and other community partners, we came together to plan a new, bigger, more impactful hybrid conference-event, Founder City. We strongly believe this newly crafted hybrid conference-event is just the start of many strong partnerships which will benefit our city, our region, and more importantly, make a positive impact on the vast entrepreneurial community in Maryland and beyond.

Utilizing an app-based video pitch platform, we’ve created a place where founders and investors can connect in a more meaningful way. A VIP pitch competition open to all Maryland-based startups will set the stage for this hybrid conference. Founder City brings together into one place some of the most essential pillars of the startup community; demos, pitches, capital, mentorship and connection. Programming focused around Inspiration, Innovation and Interconnection will highlight our region’s best and brightest, providing exceptional value to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Fueled by top talent and regional leaders, Founder City will end with not-to-be-missed LIVE pitch competitions + celebrations which bring more exposure, more capital, and more mentorship. WE WANT MORE- for our founders, investors and ecosystem leaders in Maryland.





    Virtual Programming + Access to Pitch Platform

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    VIP Programming + Investor Connection + LIVE Pitch Comp Celebration

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  • Looking to sponsor Founder City?

    Each year, your support helps create and sustain programming that drives our mission of making Baltimore a global destination for entrepreneurship + innovation. Please join us in helping to make this the best year yet for our growing ecosystem! Send an email to [email protected] to receive information on sponsorship packages and to find out more.
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