Eastern Shore
Entrepreneurship Center

Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem on
Maryland's Eastern Shore and Delaware


Get On the Bus™ … Pitch Registration

So ... you are ready to Pitch your startup in front of the world. Well, here is your chance to shine. Startup Maryland hits the road once again with the Pitch Across Maryland 3.0. If you are asking yourself, “What is the Pitch Across Maryland?” you must have been living in a van down by the river for the past year. And, that’s OK!!!

The Pitch Across Maryland is a bus tour that celebrates entrepreneurship throughout the state of Maryland.

We wrap a full tour bus in a Maryland Pride theme and hit the road for 20+ days during which we meet up with Tour Partners (universities, economic development agencies, incubators/accelerators, municipalities) to meet and promote the rock-star startups in our midst.


Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to help entrepreneurs venture ahead on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Through programs and initiatives, ESEC strives to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that results in personal wealth creation which in turn adds to the growth of community resources and services. 

Training | Capital | Technical Assistance
ESEC targets its resources to help business owners and entrepreneurs to succeed by creating greater access to capital through a portfolio of loan funds, offering programs that develop entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, facilitating an annual business plan competition, and initiating a network of coworking spaces.

Start your Entrepreneurial Adventure

Whatever type of entrepreneur you may be, ESEC has the resources to help you achieve your goals

lifestyle entrepreneur - using your interests and talents to earn a living
serial entrepreneur - continuously comes up with new ideas and starts new businesses
social entrepreneur - motivated to help, improve and transform social, educational or economic conditions