Howard County, Columbia Gateway Innovation Center - 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, 21046 Columbia MD
Mon, Sep 23, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Told you we'd be back. We're set to go.

This party was originally scheduled in July. We had last minute logistical issues and did what we entrepreneurs do, ADAPT and PIVOT. We're now hosting our Late Summer/Back to Fall Party and Startup Showcase.

Join us, let your hair down, blow off some steam, enjoy great food and drink, enjoy our 3rd annual STARTUP SHOWCASE, and get a sneak peak of the new Columbia Gateway INNOVATION CENTER. A beautiful 50,000 sqft facility that is the new home of the Howard County Economic Development, Howard Tech Council, and our founding partner, Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship.

We have six rock star local startups who will be strutting their stuff throughout the event while getting invaluable practice pitching their companies in small and large group formats.  The event will culminate with announcements of the winners and award of some high value prizes.

Join mid-Maryland's movers, shakers, investors, influencers, fellow entrepreneurs, founders, startups, emerging, and high growth companies as we have some fun and see 6 of the best and brightest local startups compete for exposure and great prizes.

Congratulations to our six rock star startups.

We have a phenomenal sponsorship opportunity for companies who want to be in front of 1,800+ passionate and creative entrepreneurs, founders, startups, emerging, and high growth companies, investors, educators, and influencers seeking to solve huge problems using innovation and technology.  Sign on and be a party and showcase sponsor and be our sponsor for the balance of 2019 free.  

We're seeking forward thinking organizations interested in moving our region's entrepreneurship community forward.  We have two opportunities available. 

 Here is additional information. 

Please contact Chris Haug, Chapter Director for additional information. (

See you at the Party

Those that registered and paid for the July event are automatically registered for the September event.


Monday, Sep 23
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)


Howard County, Columbia Gateway Innovation Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia21046

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  • Chris Haug

    Chris Haug

    360 Venture Management Group

    Chapter Director

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  • Sean Sutherland

    Sean Sutherland


    Chapter Co-Director

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  • Ellen Stokes

    Ellen Stokes

    Quantum Sight Marketing

    Community Communications & Marketing

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  • Patrick Rockhill

    Patrick Rockhill

    Doyle-Logan Systems

    Community Logistics and Data Analytics

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  • Josh Massey

    Josh Massey

    Ortus Academy

    Educational Programming

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  • Lara Azzam

    Lara Azzam

    Team Business, LLC

    Community Manager

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