Learning Partners

We are happy to have universities, incubators, accelerators, and angel groups  who teach our Foundation Course as part of their education programs. They include the following and impact over 1,000 Maryland startup companies:

Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is located in Baltimore, Maryland.  Professor Jim Kyung-Soo Liew has incorporated our Foundation Course as part of his Entrepreneurial Finance classes. Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech Data Scientist. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data and financial markets.

Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University of Maryland is a comprehensive Jesuit university nationally-recognized for its academics, athletics & spiritual education, founded in 1852. The university is located on the beautiful Evergreen Campus in Baltimore.  The Pitch Creator Foundation Course is used by multiple entrepreneurship classes, the entrepreneurship center and by the Dean of School of Education, Josh Smith.

University of Maryland – Baltimore County

UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) is an American public research university, located in Baltimore County, Maryland.  Jason Pappas uses our self-study course as part of his Entrepreneurial Finance class, which is sponsored by The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship. The Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship uses the Foundation Pitch framework and self-study materials to help prepare students for the Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition.

University of Maryland School of Medicine and
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Network

The University of Maryland School of Medicine and EIN uses 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.

Start-Up Maryland

800+ Maryland companies have participated in StartUp Maryland tour events from 2012-2015.  In 2016, we worked  with the StartUp Maryland Team to produce videos of the CEO Pitch Coach self-study materials that they use to help entrepreneurs learn how to pitch investors and raise capital.


Betamore is a campus for technology + entrepreneurship located in downtown Baltimore and over 1,000 people attend its annual Beta City event. In 2016, we worked with the Betamore team to deliver a pitch prep seminar to 30+ of Betamore’s startup company entrepreneurs and a multi-day pitch prep workshop for 8 finalist entrepreneurs in the 2016 Beta City Venture Capital Pitch Day.

Baltimore Angels

Baltimore Angels was founded in 2009, has over 50 angel investor members, and has invested in over 30 technology-based early stage companies. The Baltimore Angels provides CEO Pitch Coach materials as a resource to its entrepreneurs.

Emerging Technology Centers

The ETC (Emerging Technology Centers), promotes Baltimore’s economic growth by providing its member companies with the resources they need — seed capital, mentors, potential partners, a collaborative community, and more. “Over the years, hundreds of companies have passed through our doors, creating thousands of jobs, and raising billions of dollars in outside funding.” In 2016, we worked with the ETC team to deliver a pitch prep seminar to its member company entrepreneurs.


The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) is the go-to source for entrepreneurial support and guidance for start-ups and early-stage companies engaged in bringing innovative ideas to market. For over fifteen years, the organization has provided funding, mentoring and networking opportunities to support Maryland’s innovation ecosystem. It is frequently ranked as one of the most active seed/early-stage investors in the nation. The organization plays a key role in bringing research created in Maryland’s educational institutions and federal laboratories into the commercial marketplace. Mac (McKeever) Conwell is our lead contact and refers startup founders/CEO’s to our online, self-study courses.