Celebrate the Holidays with our Party, Startup Showcase, and Global Pitch Competition

December 16, 2019 at 10:30 PM UTC – December 17, 2019 at 1:00 AM UTC

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with our Holiday Party, Startup Showcase, and Global Pitch Competition where 6 mid-Maryland startups will be exhibiting and pitching the audience for an opportunity to attend and exhibit at the 2020 Startup Grind Global Conference in February. This is a party for everyone but especially those companies and teams that can't or don't hold their own party .

In-person event

About this event

Join us for a fun and relaxing evening as we kick off the holiday season with our 2019 Holiday Party, Startup Showcase, and Global Pitch Competition.  

We're taking a break from the Grind, relaxing, and giving thanks for everything we've been provided and our accomplishments during the year.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  We're really excited about hosting all those companies and teams that ground through the year and don't have their own party to attend.  WE'RE HOLDING YOUR PARTY FOR YOU! Come and bring the team, friends, customers, partners, family and enjoy the moments with us. 

THE BIG ACTION: We’re featuring 5 of our mid-Maryland startups and emerging companies as they exhibit, demo, and pitch for the opportunity to attend and exhibit at the 2020 Startup Grind Global Conference. 

Our selectees are: 

 • PetConnect, co-founders Hector Ocasio and Jason Hanny. Pet Connect™ is a pet-focused technology company providing digital pet care solutions and the world's first pet industry marketplace. https://www.petconnectapp.com/

PetConnect Evaluation Form

   • BrandStories, founder Vicki Franz. BrandStories is a proprietary content marketing platform on I95Business.com that propels businesses online, extends their brand reach and creates high-value inbound marketing. https://i95business.com/companies/i95-brand-stories

BrandStories Evaluation Form

 • Hawkeye Medtech, founder Ashok Kapur. Hawkeye MedTech is proud to introduce an innovative telemedicine platform, TotalCareTM. TotalCare is disrupting the telemedicine industry: https://www.hawkeyemedtech.com/

Hawkeye MedTech Evaluation Form

 • MinorDecliner, co-founders Ron Tobb, and Grant Olsen. We make Age Verification systems to prevent sales of age restricted products as Vape, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Cannabis to underage buyers https://minordecliner.com/

MinorDecliner Evaluation Form

*  Cide-Kic, founder James Hudock, Cide Kic has developed a better way for professional kitchens in the hospitality industry to operate more efficiently while reducing costs.  https://www.cidekic.com/

CIde-Kic Evaluation Form

Final Ranking Form

Check out what happened


  • Santa Claus

    Butt-Kicking Global Delivery, Inc

    Jolly Old CEO


  • Chris Haug

    360 Venture Management Group

    Chapter Director

  • Patrick Rockhill

    Doyle-Logan Systems

    Community Logistics and Data Analytics

  • Nichole Kelly

    CEI, True North Growth Labs

  • Tariq Najee-ullah

    Patent Insider


  • Mel Litter

    Elemental Consulting

    CEO, Elemental Consulting

  • Jason Mantzouranis

    Cachet Mode LLC

    COO, Project/Program Manager

  • Connor Boundy

    Atlantis Capital

    Executive Producer-Web 3 Series

  • Luke Pillarella

    Atlantis Capital, LLC

    Executive Producer - Web 3 Series

  • Sean Sutherland


    Chapter Co-Director