Purchase your event tickets for the November 22nd live event at McDaniel College from 6pm-9pm!

It’s like American Idol meets Shark Tank, only it’s LOCAL!

Join the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, November 22nd from 6pm-9pm for the Second Annual Carroll Biz Challenge! Purchase tickets from Eventbrite here.

Watch local entrepreneurs pitch their startup business concepts and get grilled by the contest judges. One of these five outstanding local startup businesses will walk away with the $5,000 grand prize:

VoiceVibes - Debra Cancro


MuffinBomb - Steve Lowe and Pinwheel Leister


Stratosphere Trampoline Park - Bryan Zuber


Silver Linings Lavender Farm - Dawn Pritchard


IndiThat - Luke Fisher, Duane Martin, Jason Harder, and Lance Garber

These videos were produced by the Community Media Center of Carroll County. See all of the applicants here.

What happens during the event?

The five Carroll Biz Challenge finalists will take the stage to deliver their best 5 minute business pitch, followed by 10 minutes of grueling Q&A from the 4 contest judges. During the event, we’ll be awarding the Zenith Capital Holdings Big Idea Award, Vox Pop Communications People’s Choice Award, and the $5,000 Grand Prize!

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity cast a vote for your favorite entrepreneur. The finalist with the most audience votes will win the $500 Vox Pop Communications People’s Choice Award! You’ll also be afforded two intermissions where you can network and take advantage of heavy hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments.

See what last year’s event was like…

We promise you will walk away from the event entertained and energized. You’ll see first hand that we have some amazing entrepreneurs starting and growing business in our community!


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