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Southern Maryland Innovation and Tech (SMIT) ignites and fuels tech entrepreneurship by fostering an inclusive and collaborative ecosystem in Southern Maryland. We meet in Southern Maryland, Maryland’s fastest growing Tech Hub, where technologists are 3.5 times more concentrated than in the rest of the nation. This is your place to interact with innovators, showcase promising ventures, and learn principles and methods to accelerate market success.

SMIT brings together entrepreneurs, inventors, developers, researchers, mentors, investors and the broader entrepreneurial community on the second Thursday of most months.

Upcoming events (3)

Polish your Pitch!!

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Get ready for our annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition coming up in May! Join us on March 14th 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, email [masked]. But sign up quick! We’ll take the first eight entrepreneurs. We’ll get started with 10 minutes of pitch instruction then move right into practice pitching. 8 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! As always, SMIT 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. Meet our panel (bios coming soon!): Brianna Bowling Wynne Briscoe Peg Duchesne Kim Mozingo

Annual Crab Pot Speed Round

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

More info coming soon! Register to pitch at https://paxspace.org/crabpot/

Annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition

Calvert Marine Museum

SMIT hosts the PaxSpace Annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition! Details coming soon ... to register for the speed round, visit https://paxspace.org/crabpot/

Past events (55)

Intro to Ideation with the TechPort tech incubator

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