3-12-2020: Southern Maryland Innovates Presents "Polish your Pitch!"

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Come out and polish your pitch in a relaxed environment with experts. Get ready for our annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition!

Get ready for our annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition coming up in May!

Join us on March 12th to polish your pitch and get feedback from experts.

Not ready to pitch? Come learn from your peers! Hear pitches and listen to the feedback and advice they receive to help you prepare for your next pitch.

To sign up to deliver your practice pitch to our panel, complete this Pitching Interest Form (www.surveymonkey.com/r/SoMDPolishPitch) . But sign up quick! We’ll take the first eight entrepreneurs.

We’ll get started with brief pitch instructions then move right into practice pitching. Eight entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel that will provide (gentle but pointed) feedback on the spot. Pitchers will have a total of 6 minutes to both pitch and receive feedback (and yes, we use a timer!) Please prepare a pitch that leaves you time for feedback!

If you have any questions please email somdinnovates2020@gmail.com.

As always, Southern Maryland Innovates kicks off at 6PM with 30 minutes of networking. We’ll have an hour of programming then more time to network or follow-up with panel members one-on-one.

Oh…and there will of course be food.

Meet our panel:

Wynne Briscoe - Wynne is the St. Mary's County SBDC Business Counselor and is also a manufacturer. She was the 2nd certified organic manufacturer in the state and has an organic skin products shop in St. Mary's. She has helped countless clients grow their businesses and is an integral part of the Southern Maryland Innovates team.

Kim Mozingo – Kim is founder and Managing Partner of GaiaWrx - a firm focused on developing regional economies through ecosystem building and IP commercialization. Kim has been part of the Southern Maryland Innovates (formerly SMIT) Team since 2013, on the board since its creation July 2018. Kim has been pitch coaching for about 5 years now and for 4 out of the last 5 Crab Pot pitch competitions, teams she has coached have come in 1st or 2nd place.

Elizabeth Osbourn - Elizabeth began research on entrepreneurs in Poland in 1990 at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS). Her research interests center on comparative social change in East Central Europe and the development of an entrepreneurial class. Elizabeth has coached winners in several of the last Crab Pot Competitions.