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 $5,000 cash prize (plus additional prizes worth thousands more), the $1,000 People’s Choice Award, and the $1,000 United Way of Central Maryland Changemaker Challenge Award.

Applications open after the Kickoff on February 10.

The Process

Apply

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

Mid-July
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.  

Apply. Pitch. Win.

PRESENTED BY

FOUNDING SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

REFRESHMENT SPONSORS