Founder City 2021

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Founder City 2021

Founder City 2021

Over the course of the second half of 2020, BetamoreFITCI, and other community partners came together to plan a new, bigger, more impactful hybrid conference-event, Founder CityUtilizing 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.

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE | $100 
- Unlimited access to Thumbraise network to see all companies and pitches
- Programming kickoff with Betamore's Co-Founder & Chairman, Greg Cangialosi to introduce participants and topics throughout the conference
- Weekly programming from March-May
- Hear from seasoned entrepreneurs- war stories, successes, and everything in between
- Explore the newest technology, services, goods and products developed by Maryland entrepreneurs
- Engagement with top talent and industry veterans from the Maryland business community

- Virtual livestream access to the Final Celebration + Pitch Festival

 
VIP EXPERIENCE | $275
- All the benefits of the General Conference plus:
- Meet the Maker | Immersive opportunities to experience locally made goods and cuisine during founder highlight virtual sessions
- 1:1 Mentorship | Opportunities to personally connect with founders, investors and innovators through curated networking & breakouts
- LIVE in-person access to the drive-in Pitch Competition + Final Celebration on May 27th. Includes a selection of creative cuisine and custom brews from Maryland’s emerging makers
 

KEY DATES

Wednesday, March 24, 2021   |  Founder City Launch & Pitch Competition Submissions Are Open
Wednesday, March 31, 2021   |  Programming kickoff (weekly sessions thru May)
Friday, May 14, 2021                |  Pitch Competition Submission Cutoff (finalists narrowed down)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021       |  Final programming session & Pitch Finalists Announced
Thursday, May 27, 2021           |  Final Celebration & LIVE Pitch Festivals

Details

Founder City 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:00 AM
Door Time: 5:30 PM
This event is 
Age Limit: 

Over the course of the second half of 2020, BetamoreFITCI, and other community partners came together to plan a new, bigger, more impactful hybrid conference-event, Founder CityUtilizing 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.

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE | $100 
- Unlimited access to Thumbraise network to see all companies and pitches
- Programming kickoff with Betamore's Co-Founder & Chairman, Greg Cangialosi to introduce participants and topics throughout the conference
- Weekly programming from March-May
- Hear from seasoned entrepreneurs- war stories, successes, and everything in between
- Explore the newest technology, services, goods and products developed by Maryland entrepreneurs
- Engagement with top talent and industry veterans from the Maryland business community

- Virtual livestream access to the Final Celebration + Pitch Festival

 
VIP EXPERIENCE | $275
- All the benefits of the General Conference plus:
- Meet the Maker | Immersive opportunities to experience locally made goods and cuisine during founder highlight virtual sessions
- 1:1 Mentorship | Opportunities to personally connect with founders, investors and innovators through curated networking & breakouts
- LIVE in-person access to the drive-in Pitch Competition + Final Celebration on May 27th. Includes a selection of creative cuisine and custom brews from Maryland’s emerging makers
 

KEY DATES

Wednesday, March 24, 2021   |  Founder City Launch & Pitch Competition Submissions Are Open
Wednesday, March 31, 2021   |  Programming kickoff (weekly sessions thru May)
Friday, May 14, 2021                |  Pitch Competition Submission Cutoff (finalists narrowed down)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021       |  Final programming session & Pitch Finalists Announced
Thursday, May 27, 2021           |  Final Celebration & LIVE Pitch Festivals

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