Maker Contest

EnterpRISE 2023

Introducing the EnterpRISE 2023 Participants

EnterpRISE – where innovation meets opportunity


In our 8th year of hosting this annual business competition for manufacturing startups, we’re excited to offer aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to turn their dreams into reality.

What’s at stake? Impressive cash prizes await the top performers: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, and $1,000 for third.

Even if you don’t clinch these top spots, there’s something for everyone – seven runners-up will receive a $250 stipend to support their entrepreneurial journey.

But that’s not all. We’re committed to empowering every participant. All participants receive six months of free membership at Open Works, access to five enlightening business webinars, and the opportunity to attend two valuable safety classes.


Pitch Event

November 30, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM -8:00 PM


Location: Open Works
1400 Greenmount Ave.
Baltimore Md 21202

Our Sponsors:

Big thank you to our partners in the Baltimore entrepreneurial community for helping us find great companies: Maryland Dept. of Commerce, The Abell Foundation, M&T Bank, and PNC Bank. 

Our Partners:

We owe our success and continued growth to the support of our generous sponsors, who share our vision of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Made in Baltimore, Impact Hub, The University of Maryland Grid, UpSurge Baltimore, BaltiPreneurs, Moms as Entrepreneurs, Loyola Center for Entrepreneurship, JHU Fast Forward, University of Baltimore E-Fellows, Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development, and Towson University’s the Armory.

Make it Happen at Open Works

Looking for something else? Open Works has all the tools and resources you need to bring an idea to life, learn a new skill, find a space for your new business and so much more.

Contact Us

1400 Greenmount Ave,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 862-0424

Hours of Operation

M-F 9am to 9pm
S-Su 9am to 5pm