STRT1UP is a powerful take on the elements necessary for Startup Ecosystems to succeed. It documents the efforts of Startup Maryland, a by entrepreneur for entrepreneur based group, that focuses on the continued growth, development, and celebration of Maryland based startups.

Together with various other community organizers and ecosystem builders each year they attempt to find, advise, and grow local entrepreneurial ventures. The film documents their month long journey, pitch competition, and activities to build a compelling startup focused perspective that has yet to be heard.

From the long haired startup guru Mike Binko (Startup Maryland), Steve Case (founder of AOL), to Julie Lenzer (Startup Maryland | U.S. Department of Commerce) and many other local influencers; the film captures valuable perspectives on the future of Maryland startup efforts.