Start up event | Dorchester County EDA

The START1UP Showcase event was held in downtown Annapolis on March 14th.  The celebration honored entrepreneurship, startups, and ecosystem builders. Eight pitch finalists were invited to compete in front of peers, investors and economic development professionals.

After the Great Eight Finalists pitched,  a panel of judges announced the winner for the Overall Great Eight Competition category.  Throughout the evening Ecosystem Champions and Supporters annonuced winners for Fan Favorite, Champions’ Choice and Industry sub-categories (Cyber, Manufacturing, Health/Wellness and Social).

Eastern Shore Innovation Center business, IES life Sciences, was included as one of the Great Eight Finalists.  To learn more about Startup Maryland visit