Startup Maryland Completes Pitch Across Maryland 2013

Now that the flurry of social engagement around the Pitch Across Maryland and the 160+ videos we amassed during the month-long tour around our great state of Maryland has passed we are delighted to announce that ClickMedix has claimed the Winner’s title for the Pitch Across Maryland 2013 with Milestone PD as Runner-up.

Our entrepreneurs and their supporters got the Vote Out for their ventures.

The following video was produced by our friends at With The Film — the team that took care of all the videography for the Pitch Across Maryland.


Pitch Across Maryland 2.0 from withthefilm on Vimeo.


The Great 8 Finalists were:

  • Advancing Synergy — Arti Varanasi
  • CVD Power — Mark Anstey
  • My Study Rewards — Dominique Wilkins
  • Milestone US — Jason Kaplan
  • Click Medix — Ting Shih
  • SeaSkate — Gregory Elbert
  • Applied Sensor Research and Dev — Jacqueline Hines
  • Foodem — Kash Rehman


The Pitch Across Maryland tour and celebration encompassed a month-long tour of the great State of Maryland (and surrounding region) to “discover the un-discovered.”


We sought the most innovative entrepreneurs and the startups with the greatest potential for inflection.  After the Tour concluded, we rendered all the video pitches (more than 160 … again) and uploaded them to YouTube for all the world to see.  This was part of our promise to the entrepreneurs.  They had the guts to make their case so we promised to bring their stories (and opportunities) back with us to celebrate on a bigger stage.


The Great 8  Finalists all presented their ventures at TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo ( during the afternoon segment just prior to the Closing Keynote (Paul Singh, 500 Startups).


Another panel of investors and entrepreneur peers caucused after the 8 presentations and selected the Winner and Runner-up both of which were fast-tracked into Maryland DBED’s $400,000 InvestMaryland Challenge  (– bypassing the first round of qualifying.


We couldn’t be more proud of the entrepreneurs who came out to pitch as well as our Pitch Across Maryland Tour Stop Co-Hosts, Sponsors and Supporters.  Your stories are inspiring and the reason this region is a powerhouse for venture development.


Kind regards,

The Startup Maryland Team