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1st Pitch Life Science

Hear what happens AFTER a start-up company presents to an investor group! Usually after a pitch, the investors have a closed-door discussion to decide whether the opportunity merits further investigation and possible investment. 1st Pitch Life Science ( offers presenters and audience members the chance to hear what happens in those closed-door discussions, and to learn what really matters to investors.

1st Pitch Life Science is organized by MABA (Mid Atlantic Bio Angels), (, a NY-based life science investor group, to encourage and educate aspiring life science entrepreneurs who know they may be too early or not fully prepared to seek investment but want the opportunity to practice their pitch and to receive constructive criticism from experienced and knowledgeable professionals.

There will be a poster session prior to the presentations. This session will feature exciting Maryland-based life science start-ups and will provide an excellent networking opportunity for start-ups, investors and all attendees. If you have a company and want to present, regardless of whether you are chosen, the first ten companies to apply will be able to make poster presentations.

Presenting at 1st Pitch Life Science allows early stage life science entrepreneurs to:

  • Try out a pitch where no money is immediately at stake
  • Hear what investors and audience members think of their presentation and opportunity
  • Receive early, constructive feedback from knowledgeable and experienced industry people (including representatives from Mid Atlantic Bio Angels)
  • Potentially connect with advisors/mentors and other team members who may be interested in supporting the company’s efforts and adding value at an early stage

Audience members get to hear how entrepreneurs are pursuing new science and new business opportunities and to provide their own feedback regarding the value and effectiveness of those efforts. At the end of each event, the audience will vote on a “Best in Show” winner, who will advance to compete in our “Best of the Best” finale at the end of the year in NYC.

You’ll notice the “Looking For” section on our registration page. Complete this and we’ll provide you with a different-color name badge with this info printed on it. Others will be able to easily tell you’re looking for something, helping you promote your networking! Examples are Software engineer, CRO, Biotech partners, and Patent attorney.

The 1st Pitch event will be preceded by a “meet with investors” roundtable discussion, between 4:30 – 5:30pm (separate registration required). This event is for academics (students, post-docs, professors) and entrepreneurs (any member of a startup company). The investors at the roundtable will discuss and take questions about approaching angel groups for investment, the investment process, things to do and to avoid, things investors look for in an investment opportunity, how angel groups work with other groups, and other topics relating to the investment process.


4:30 – 5:30pm “Meet with Investors” roundtable for academics and entrepreneurs (separate registration required)
5:00 - 6:00pm – Registration & Networking
6:00 – 8:00pm – Program
8:00 – 8:30pm – Networking

Columbus Center
701 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

EVENT IS FREE.  Pre-Registration is required:
***Must pre-register by 12pm on October 23th to attend***