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Crab Pot Pitch Contest Finals

May 9, 2019
6-9 p.m.

Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD

No cost to attend

PaxSpace, Inc. (www.paxspace.org) and the Southern Maryland Innovation and Technology (SMIT) Initiative (www.smit.tech) are hosting the 5th annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition. Crab Pot is a pitch contest for individuals living or working in Southern Maryland or businesses that have a presence in Southern Maryland. Made popular by television shows like ABC’s “Shark Tank,” pitch contests provide an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel of judges or investors while in front of a live audience.

From a field of 16 contestants, five finalists were chosen by the audience at a Speed Round in April. These five finalists will compete at the Crab Pot Pitch Competition on May 9th starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD. The winner will receive $5,000 and a bushel of crabs! The runner up will receive $1,000. Visit  www.paxspace.org/crabpot to learn more.

Crab Pot creates a wonderful opportunity for the community to recognize and celebrate the region’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.


  • Amanda Johnson (Safety Baseboard System)
  • Cody Hance (PaxHealth Filtration Systems)
  • Conner Roberts (Opal Medical Equipment Management)
  • Rob Winston (HopFlyt)
  • Semaj Tate (SNT Collection)

Past contestants have pitched 3-D printed prosthetics, commercialization of U.S. Navy technologies, new mobile apps, and many other innovative ideas. Crab Pot is open to the public and free of charge. Registration to attend is requested at SMIT Meetup, but not required.

The St. Mary’s and Calvert Departments of Economic Development, Maryland Technology Economic Development Corporation, and other sponsors have made Crab Pot possible. PaxSpace is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) makerspace located in Hollywood, MD. PaxSpace provides training and resources for community members to collaborate and create innovative projects. SMIT is a regional initiative designed to ignite and fuel technology entrepreneurship by fostering an inclusive and collaborative ecosystem in Southern Maryland.

For more information visit www.crabpot.org/crabpot or email crabpot@paxspace.org.

Start Date & Time: 09 May 2019 at 18:00
End Date & Time: 09 May 2019 at 21:00

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