Oct. 4, 2012 9:30 am
Looking to raise some money for your startup? There are venture capital firms and angel investors, of course, and some startup companies go the boostrapping route, paying for costs of their own pockets. But crowdfunding, as TechCocktail reports, “offers a viable alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds by appealing to a wider audience of potential [...]
Oct. 2, 2012 12:27 pm
A new front has opened up in the battle over the city’s attempt to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars in VoIP phones and equipment. The Baltimore Sun reports that an investigation led by city inspector general David N. McClintock “into the Rawlings-Blake administration’s purchase of nearly $675,000 in phone and computer equipment found possible conflicts of interest [...]
Sep. 28, 2012 9:30 am
Another month, another installment of Baltimore TechBreakfast. (Presentations! Questions! Microphones! Free bagels!) Among September’s presenters were Justin Smith, the founder and CEO of Procurely, which Technically Baltimore covered in July. Also presenting were the respective teams behind NewsUp and Easy WebContent Presenter (read more here), both of which held events Thursday night for Baltimore Innovation Week.
Sep. 24, 2012 8:30 am
Baltimore Innovation Week continues: Groundwork, Venture for America launches, Startup Weekend and more
The inaugural Baltimore Innovation Week continues this week, with events being put on by the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, Venture for America, Startup Weekend and more. Check the Innovation Week calendar, or read on below to figure out which events to attend.
Sep. 17, 2012 10:45 am
In 2008, mobile product and web development agency Mindgrub Technologies was still a five-person company crammed into the basement of CEO Todd Marks’ house. Four years later, the company was 50-people strong, moved into a 6,000-square-foot former bank building in Catonsville, and filled out with design, user experience and testing divisions. Just last month, Marks [...]
Sep. 17, 2012 8:30 am
The inaugural Baltimore Innovation Week is here. More than 20 events are taking place over the next two weeks. Check the Innovation Week calendar, or read on below to figure out which events to attend. Yes, we have the initial 25 events from the now 30+ event calendar brought to you from a horde of [...]
Sep. 7, 2012 9:30 am
Out of Catonsville-based Mindgrub Technologies’ month-old gaming division comes Rescue Jump, a mobile phone game where users control a duo of trampoline-wielding firemen in a quest to save as many people leaping from burning buildings. Download for free Rescue Jump for iOS or Android.
Aug. 30, 2012 10:30 am
Photo by Greg Pearson courtesy of the city’s Mayor’s Office of Information Technology. “What I personally need is a tiny bit of patience,” said Chris Tonjes while addressing the crowd at Wednesday’s Baltimore TechBreakfast in Mt. Washington. Tonjes, who as of Wednesday had been Baltimore city’s new CIO for 37 days, said that while he’s [...]
Aug. 30, 2012 8:30 am
Update 3:42 p.m. 8/30/12: TechBreakfast organizer Ron Schmelzer says that Meetup recorded the number of attendees at 165. “People were popping in and out,” he said in an e-mail. Close to 120 of the 250 registered participants showed up to this month’s Baltimore TechBreakfast, which featured updates from year-old startups Parking Panda and KnotFriends, both of [...]
Aug. 13, 2012 10:30 am
CrowdStitch: ‘Twitter hashtag on steroids’ is a more social event-communication app says founder Mark Howells
Updated 2:19 p.m. 8/13/12: Corrected information about placing advertising inside the CrowdStitch app. Like a Twitter hashtag on steroids is how founder Mark Howells describes CrowdStitch, an explanation that might make the steeliest tweeters terrified of Bieber Fever. Really what Howells has created is a “popup social network” for event organizers and venue owners. Available [...]