The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 11th annual Carroll Biz Challenge!
The Biz Challenge showcases local entrepreneurs and gives them the exciting opportunity to pitch their new business ideas, to make great connections, get loads of publicity, and compete for a $10,000 cash prize (plus additional prizes worth thousands more), the $2,022 People’s Choice Award, and the $2,500 United Way of Central Maryland Changemaker Challenge Award.
February 10 – May 31
Submit your business idea through our simple application portal.
Meet & Greet
June 23, 5PM
Meet the other contestants, the judges and the sponsors. Appetizers and drinks generously provided my the TownMall of Westminster.
5 Finalists Chosen
The advisory committee embarks on the always-grueling task of choosing only five finalists from all the contestants.
The Live Finale
August 18, 5PM
The five finalists take the stage and pitch their ideas The audience votes for the $1000 People’s Choice Award and the judges deliberate and choose the grand prize winner.
Coffee Roasting by Vanessa
I am starting a small batch roasting company with retail, wholesale and online clients.
We deliver immediate scaling solutions by supplying highly trained sales professionals.
Sunless Solutions Mobile Spray Tanning
Sunless Solutions Mobile Spray Tanning is a luxury service that provides safe solutions to consumers who want a sun tan.
Action For Kindness
Working to bring kindness in our community to a whole new level.
Using horticulture as a form of therapy and trying to save the world, one plant at a time.
HiQ Basketball is an innovative way to train young athletes using different technologies such as, Zoom, Twitch, NBA2K, and Google classroom all in a comprehensive classroom.
Essential Piece Fitness LLC
Fitness social media app with an integrated personal training tool.
G & K Foods, llc
We're a Hawaiian inspired food truck that offers fresh & healthy Hawaiian food!
Wilder Weekends helps people climb mountains, literally and figuratively.
MdSkyshot provides greater opportunity to Carroll County organizations to implement existing and emerging UAV software solutions.
Out In Front Marketing
MetaSports Alliance will serve the traditional sports enthusiast community offering online & virtual game attendance with passive gaming and individual leagues.
Making every basketball players dream of playing on a hardwood court reality.
Dental Desires plans to launch innovative toothpaste flavors to bring the fun in dental hygiene for children and adults!
The Elderberry Cabin, LLC
The Elderberry Cabin is the only licensed business in Carroll County to manufacture and distribute Elderberry Syrup.
Selmer Ironworks shares its passion for the history of technology by providing quality metalwork and instruction.
Collision Course is a soul food, southern-inspired family dining experience.
classroom safety during an active shooter episode
Sykesville Drone Services, LLC
Sykesville Drone Services utilizes drone technology to gather aerial data for a variety of use cases.
Desolate Pariah Studios
Custom refinishing with a twist.
The Difference 2-17
Creating meaningful lives and respectful choices for adults with autism
Meteora Counseling Associates, LLC
A business to provide mental health therapy services to people in the community.
My House is an alternative approach to provide safe and stable housing, supportive mentors, and important job training and life skills, to ensure youth aging out of foster care and homeless youth thrive as adults in our community.
Complete Luxury helps professional women save time and money by providing a monthly subscription box filled with quality jewelry and accessories.
We aim to elevate your home or work space by making décor that you design!
Laughing Coffin L C
Laughing Coffin, aims to bring eSports gaming and hobbies to our small community.
COVID Testing and Wellness LLC
We are a wellness clinic, saving one patient at a time.
The Potential Project
We offer corporate teambuilding initiatives to maximize both individual and group potential within the workplace.
Campfire Brick Oven Pizza
We are a food trailer that brings the party to you- serving fresh, made-to-order brick oven pizza
Wetzel's Pretzels To Go
Bringing a new business to Carroll County - the first Wetzel's Pretzels Food Truck on the East Coast
NATIVE AMERICAN CAREER CENTER
Dedicated to improving Native American representation in the workforce throughout Carroll County; the State of Maryland; and the United States.
FEAST Brands, LLC
FEAST Brands, LLC is a culinary consulting group that assists entrepreneurs starting and growing online, delivery-only food businesses.
Hyfly Drone Services
Using drone technology for remote sensing of thermal imagery and precision agriculture
Kevin Wilson Voice Actor
I am a professionally trained freelance voice actor with a home studio setup
It is a place to facilitate a sense of community, while helping each other grow and evolve into better behaving humans.
Piano by Kathleen
I am teaching ukulele and piano to children of all ages as well as the disabled.
Goose Ridge Soaps, LLC
Goose Ridge Soaps, LLC specializes in small batch, scratch made soaps, herbal salves, lotion bars, and other natural skin and hair products.
WOW-Women Optimizing Women, LLC
An online womens networking business to connect professional business women, build rapport and refer business.
Evan Davis Media
I am a freelance Videographer/Photographer that specializes in creative videos/photos for the public!
Moving Together Forward, LLC
Coaching and educating others in addiction and overall wellness.
Patapsco Biomedical, LLC
We have created a new medical device which has applications for trauma, surgery, critical care, and also military and veterinary applications.
Friendly Neighbor Services
On demand service providing platform and mobile app that connects neighbors for home check-lists and tasks
Alpha Bravo First Aid
We restock first aid supplies for businesses and teach CPR.
Share Hope through Art
Share Hope through Art uses art as an effort in suicide prevention by sharing hope.
Counter-Intuitive Cooking Inc.
Celcy - The Automated Keurig of Food