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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Students at UMB are looking to form new startups that will bring change to a range of different areas in healthcare and beyond, from the pockets where nurses keep supplies to the ways that drugs are delivered.

Six entrepreneurial teams presented ideas to grow new companies on Tuesday evening at the GRID in the University of Maryland BioPark.

The Grid Pitch, held for the first time in the five-month-old hub inside the Lion Brothers building, offered a chance for University of Maryland Baltimore students to assemble teams to offer ideas that could lead to the foundation of a new startup.

With UMB’s medical school and pharmacy school, the ideas were in healthcare and biotech. But the process of getting that company in front of people who can help it grow is familiar across many disciplines.

According to GRID Faculty Executive Director Jenny Owens, each team worked over a month to hone their pitch skills. David Wise, director of the University of Maryland Momentum Fund, provided mentoring. It wasn’t a competition, and each team received $1,000.

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