MICA is pumping $100K into its best entrepreneurs - Technical.ly Baltimore


Jan. 25, 2017 9:32 am

MICA is pumping $100K into its best entrepreneurs

The college's Up/Start Venture Competition returns for a second year of seeking out art-school startups.

Winston Frazer pitches Danae Prosthetics at Up/Start 2016.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

MICA is looking to help creative ideas become businesses.

The college’s Up/Start Venture Competition is back for a second year. It was opened up to startups comprised of current seniors or 2016 alumni (applications are closed). MICA is looking to dole out a total of $100,000 in investment for up to five companies. Funding is provided by a grant from the Philip E. and Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation.

The first round is a “pop-up and pitch” night on Feb. 3. From there, the top eight ideas get to the next round, where they will receive mentoring. They’ll make a complete pitch to judges at the finale on April 13.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.


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