Beta City returns to City Garage for a big celebration of Baltimore tech - Baltimore


Sep. 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Beta City returns to City Garage for a big celebration of Baltimore tech

This year, $75,000 in prizes are up for grabs in the pitch competition. We're raffling off two general admission tickets.

The inaugural Beta City, held during Baltimore Innovation Week 2015.

(Photo by Brian James Kirk)

With the boundaries of Baltimore’s tech community widening what seems like weekly, it’s getting rarer to have a chance for everyone to get together in the same room.

Last year, the inaugural Beta City offered that chance, bringing 1,000 people together to celebrate Baltimore tech. It also provided first-ever look at City Garage, the earliest physical manifestation of Kevin Plank’s big plans for Port Covington.

Betamore and Sagamore Ventures are teaming up to bring Beta City back for a second year. The event is set to be held at City Garage from 3-10 p.m. on Sept. 29, during Baltimore Innovation Week 2016 presented by 14 West.

Six startups, chosen from previously submitted applications, will pitch to open the event. Investors from firms like NEA, Grotech Ventures, Greenspring Associates and Plank Industries will hear the pitches and judge the competition.

New this year: up to $75,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Last year’s event, won by Yet Analytics and Citelighter, didn’t have monetary awards, but organizers said they received contributions from TEDCO, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Evergreen Advisors, Baltimore Angels, SC&H Group, University of Maryland College Park and SunTrust Bank.

The pitch portion is followed at 5:30 p.m. by “The Main Event,” complete with awards and networking, live music and startup demos.

We’re offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to the main event. Sign up for our newsletter, which sends you a roundup of Baltimore’s headlines every day. When you sign up, use the code “BetaCity.”

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Sign up by Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. We’ll alert winners that evening.

Organizations: Sagamore Ventures, Betamore
Projects: Beta City


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