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Hagerstown Startup Week

Hagerstown Startup Week

Monday, May 22, 2023 8:30 AM - Friday, May 26, 2023 3:00 PM (EDT)


Register Now for Hagerstown Startup Week 

Be Inspired. Create Community. Learn from the Best and Brightest. 

Registration is now live for Hagerstown Startup Week, an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect and network with both resource providers and fellow founders. This free, week-long conference brings together Western Maryland’s dreamers, doers, inventors, makers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or new to the community, we have created space for you. 

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WHO: Western Maryland startup founders, entrepreneurs, innovators, small business owners, business leaders, entrepreneurial resource providers, business-building experts, and more. 

WHAT: Join us as we celebrate the magic that happens when inspired people put their great ideas into action. Hagerstown Startup Week will feature panel discussions, educational workshops, networking events, an Idea Pitch Competition, and a Startup Showcase, highlighting 30 companies based in Washington county. 

WHERE: All sessions are on Hagerstown Community College Campus 

WHEN: May 22 - 26, 2023 

HOW: Register online at 

WHY: Hagerstown Startup Week is a completely free event for participants, made possible by local sponsors including Washington County Department of Business Development, Hagerstown Community College, Antietam Broadband, Mama’s Biscuits, M&T Bank, TEDCO, United Bank, City of Hagerstown Department of Community and Economic Development, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, F&M Trust, Greater Hagerstown Committee, and Washington County Chamber of Commerce. 


#HagerstownStartupWeek Highlights 

Please go to to view a full schedule. Personalize your Startup Week experience by accessing the WHOVA app in your Apple Store or Google Play. 

Check out the schedule: 

Monday, May 22nd 

8:30 am Opening Ceremony 

Sponsored by Antietam Broadband 

Hosted by The Greater Hagerstown Committee, Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Hagerstown Community College 

10:00 am Business Resource Fair 

Powered by Washington County Maryland Department of Business Development 

10:00 am Meet the Funders: Antietam Broadband Innovation Fund Panel Discussion 

1:00 pm Venture Mentoring Services 

Hosted by Maryland Tech Council 

4:00 pm Ask a Mentor + Happy Hour 

Hosted by Greater Hagerstown Committee 

Tuesday, May 23rd 

9:00 am My Entrepreneurial Journey Panel Discussion with owners of ExciPlex, Broker Builder Solutions, Mindo.Health, Future Broadband and TransPromotion 

Hosted by United Bank 

11:00 am My Business Journey Panel Discussion: Veteran. Franchise. Services 

Hosted by SBDC Maryland and Washington County Chamber of Commerce 

1:00 pm How to Avoid Failure with Author Bob Jones 

First 30 attendees will receive an autographed book 

3:00 pm Meet the Owners at Ship Simply and Hearty Pet Warehouse 

Sponsored by Mountain Maryland Tech Network 

Wednesday, May 24th 

8:00 am Coffee & Connections Panel Discussion: Capitalizing on our Capital Projects, How your business can benefit from the downtown's growth 

Hosted by Washington County Chamber of Commerce 

10:00 am Entrepreneurial Leap: Create a Customized Road Map to Start Your Business 

Book provided to attendees. 

Sponsored by HighRock 

1:00 pm Idea Pitch Competition 

Hosted by David W. Fletcher Incubator + Labs 

1:00 pm Multiple Workshops for all Business Stages 

Thursday, May 25th 

8:30 am Idea Pitch Competition 

Hosted by Mama’s Biscuits Culinary Incubator 

10:00 am My AgriBusiness Journey Discussion 

Facilitated by Washington County Maryland Department of Business Development 

11:00 am Startup Showcase 30+ Entrepreneurs plus a Scavenger Hunt to win $$$ 

Presented by M&T Bank 

2:00 pm The Ups and Downs of Gaining Space on Retail Shelves Panel Discussion with Industry Experts 

Friday, May 26th 

1:00 pm Meet the Owners at Warehouse Cinemas Leitersburg 

3:00 pm Closing Party! 

Hagerstown Public Square, 8 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740 

Hagerstown Music Stroll

Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21742 United States
Monday, May 22, 2023 8:30 AM - Friday, May 26, 2023 3:00 PM (EDT)
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