Judges vetting InvestMaryland Challenge applicants. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development.
Four startup companies took home top prizes of $100,000 each in the second annual InvestMaryland Challenge.
The statewide startup competition accepted more than 260 applicants this year. Money was handed out by the Department of Business and Economic Development in four categories. Per the press release:
- IT Hardware/Software: ClickMedix, a Gaithersburg-based startup that “enables access to high-quality healthcare through mobile health technologies.”
- Cybersecurity: Luminal, a Frederick-based startup “building next generation security and infrastructure systems for cloud computing.”
- Life Sciences: Brain Sentry, a Bethesda-based startup whose “helmet-mounted sensor helps identify players who should be assessed for a concussion.”
- General Industry: Healthify, a startup based in Baltimore and New York City that “sells a web-based platform to Medicaid Managed Care plans to screen their members in a medical setting for psychosocial needs—issues like food insecurity, substance abuse, and depression.”