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Oct. 11, 2012 9:30 am

DreamUp Baltimore looks to cultivate entrepreneurship in low-income neighborhoods [VIDEO]

When serial entrepreneur Danny BenDebba thinks of entrepreneurship in Baltimore, he focuses on something more than building new companies. “There’s an effort to be an entrepreneur, but also to help the area around us,” he says. That’s the mission of his organization DreamUp Baltimore, which works to cultivate entrepreneurship, collaboration and community in Baltimore city. […]

When serial entrepreneur Danny BenDebba thinks of entrepreneurship in Baltimore, he focuses on something more than building new companies.

“There’s an effort to be an entrepreneur, but also to help the area around us,” he says.

That’s the mission of his organization DreamUp Baltimore, which works to cultivate entrepreneurship, collaboration and community in Baltimore city.

DreamUp hosted its fall fiesta Tuesday evening at El Rodeo Tex-Mex restaurant in Towson. There BenDebba — who was one of the team members behind the Spoiled app created during Baltimore’s Startup Weekend in September — spoke briefly about some of DreamUp’s future plans, including an effort to build an incubator facility in the Old Town Mall area northeast of City Hall.

BenDebba introduces DreamUp Baltimore on Tuesday:

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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