What we do?

Instructors:  Instructors at colleges, universities, incubators, and accelerators use our online course in parallel with their entrepreneurship class curriculum to: 1) teach students how to pitch investors and raise capital; and 2) prepare students for investor pitch competitions (like Shark Tank).


Self-Study:  Entrepreneurs use our online, self-study course and work with their mentors/advisers for feedback on documents they create as they progress through the learning materials.

Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School

Uses our online course as a supplement to the curriculum of multiple entrepreneurial finance classes taught by Professor Jim Kyung-Soo Liew.

Loyola University Maryland

Uses our online course in multiple entrepreneurship classes, in the entrepreneurship center, and to prepare students for investor pitch competitions in Loyola’s  Pathways to Innovation Program, and Building a Better World Through Business event.

University of Delaware

Uses our self-study Foundation Course as part of the Horn Center for Entrepreneurship to prepare students for their Hen Hatch Competition, which is the university’s premier startup funding competition.

University of Maryland – Baltimore County

Uses our online course in multiple entrepreneurial finance classes taught by Jason Pappas  in The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and to help prepare students for the Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition.

University of Baltimore

Uses our online Foundation Course in their Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, and to prepare students for their spring pitch competition, Rise to the Challenge, and the Attman Business Competition, which is UB’s version of Shark Tank.

Start-Up Maryland

Uses Pitch Creator courses and learning resources to as part of its SRT1UP Roadshow and Pitch Across America events.

Emerging Technology Centers

Uses our online course in their Accelerate Baltimore incubator program. In 2017, Chord won the Accelerate Baltimore competition and received $100,000 in funding.


Uses our online course to prepare entrepreneurs for its Beta City Venture Capital Pitch Competition and to deliver multiple pitch-preparation workshops for the semi-finalists and finalists. In 2017, $75,000 in venture capital was award to startups and there were over 1,000 attendees.

Baltimore Angels

Provides our courses and learning materials as a resources to its entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Network and University of Maryland School of Medicine

Use our self-study materials as part of a workshop series to prepare for The Lightbulb Moment Competition, which is a pitch competition for, “the most innovative new ideas in the medical field,” at the University of Maryland Biopark.