12 11, 2018

Maryland launches training program to attract Israeli health startups 

By |2018-11-12T10:59:24+00:00November 12th, 2018|Gap support programs, Israel, Maryland|0 Comments

Maryland has launched a new pilot training program designed to help Israeli health startups expand their companies to the state. MarketReach America will bring 15 to 20 companies in the medical device and digital health sectors from Israel to Maryland for two weeks of training in May of next year. They will learn about breaking [...]

16 04, 2018

‘TEDCO 2.0’ comes into focus – Technical.ly Baltimore

By |2018-04-16T17:40:11+00:00April 16th, 2018|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

TEDCO made a series of promotions and hiring moves as the state’s quasi-public organization backing early-stage companies looks to rework the programs it offers to help entrepreneurs. The latest announcement hones in on themes that recently-hired CEO George Davis touched on in announcing “TEDCO 2.0” at the organization’s Entrepreneur Expo in Baltimore last fall. Davis, who was an entrepreneur and [...]

8 02, 2018

NextStep Robotics gets investment from U Maryland Momentum Fund 

By |2018-02-08T17:15:26+00:00February 8th, 2018|Maryland, Startup Fund|0 Comments

NextStep Robotics, a startup which makes a device to treat foot drop, closed on $750,000 in new funding, said CEO Brad Hennessie. The Baltimore-based company is the second to receive investment from the Maryland Momentum Fund, which was created by the  University System of Maryland to back startups based on technology developed at the state schools. The Maryland [...]

1 02, 2018

Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Betamore seek 5 health startups for new accelerator

By |2018-02-01T14:45:29+00:00February 1st, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Maryland|0 Comments

Betamore, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and the University of Maryland, Baltimore are looking for five local digital health, bio-health or life sciences companies to participate in a new collaborative accelerator program. The application period for Trajectory Next is now open. The new 12-week training program will run from April 1 through June 15. The new [...]

21 12, 2017

TEDCO stem cell investments yield 1,400 jobs in Maryland, report says 

By |2017-12-21T15:39:22+00:00December 21st, 2017|Maryland, State or Government|0 Comments

State-backed investments in stem cell research have resulted in the creation of nearly 1,400 new jobs over the past 10 years, according to new data from Maryland Technology Development Corp. The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, administered by TEDCO, supports research grants and loans to public and private entities. The funds are intended to help push innovative stem [...]

11 12, 2017

U Maryland Ventures launches new fund, entrepreneurship space in Lion Brothers building

By |2017-12-11T14:22:13+00:00December 11th, 2017|Maryland|0 Comments

A new innovation space from the University of Maryland, Baltimore is opening inside the historic Lion Brothers building on Hollins Street. About 6,200 square feet of the 38,000-square-foot building will be dedicated to offices, class/meeting rooms and coworking space geared toward supporting entrepreneurship and technology startups. The new space will be called the GRID, an [...]

22 11, 2017

The Maryland Venture Fund closed on $25M to invest in tech companies 

By |2017-11-22T14:29:33+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Maryland, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The TEDCO-run investment arm closed on $25 million for the Maryland Innovation Opportunity Fund I, according to a press release. The money comes from Maryland’s State Retirement and Pension Fund. The state-backed fund, which focuses on tech, healthcare and life sciences, was transferred under leadership of TEDCO in 2015. It was then retooled as a new team [...]

8 09, 2017

These 5 health startups just entered M-1 Ventures’ first cohort

By |2017-09-08T13:34:22+00:00September 8th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Maryland|0 Comments

The first sessions of an accelerator focused on health and fitness startups are being held this week at Johns Hopkins‘ FastForward East space. M-1 Ventures  kicked off Tuesday with a cohort of five companies. The following companies were selected to participate, according to the accelerator: BurnAlong An Owings Mills–based startup developing a video platform allowing people to remotely link to [...]

9 05, 2017

Oculus VR co-founder Brendan Iribe donates $50,000 to UMD’s Startup Shell

By |2017-05-09T07:57:55+00:00May 9th, 2017|Corporate, Foundation-support, Maryland|0 Comments

When junior computer science major Sam Drozdov approached Brendan Iribe — co-founder of virtual reality company Oculus VR — during the on-campus coding marathon Bitcamp in April, he wanted to build a relationship between the entrepreneur and the student-run organization Startup Shell. Drozdov didn't expect Iribe to donate $50,000 to the group later that month. [...]

1 05, 2017

John Hopkins baby box startup wins $25,000 through Hopkins Social Innovation Lab

By |2017-05-01T07:54:57+00:00May 1st, 2017|Maryland, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

A mother looking to prevent cases of sudden infant death syndrome in Maryland has won $25,000 to help fund her "baby box" startup concept. As a member of Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab’s 2016-2017 cohort, Shantell Roberts has been working on a venture around Portable Alternative Cribs, through her nonprofit Touching Young Lives Inc. Enlarge [...]