Donte Kirby

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Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly in Baltimore and a Report for America corps member for 2020-2023. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, he moved to Baltimore in May 2020 after spending over a year in Rwanda serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position in Baltimore is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Here’s what two years of reporting on Baltimore tech has taught me

Sep. 19, 2022 6:08 pm

Here’s what two years of reporting on Baltimore tech has taught me

As Donte Kirby wraps his tenure at Technical.ly, he shares some of the lessons and insights gifted to him by Charm City.
Mindgrub’s CEO looks back as it hits the 20 year mark

Sep. 19, 2022 1:59 pm

Mindgrub’s CEO looks back as it hits the 20 year mark

By year 25, Todd Marks plans for the company to go public. Here, he describes what that plan entails and shares some advice learned along the way.
The University of Maryland Medical System is investing $14M in statewide economic development

Sep. 15, 2022 5:01 pm

The University of Maryland Medical System is investing $14M in statewide economic development

The medical provider is looking to local economic development institutions that will direct the funds to local businesses and communities.
Planning your Baltimore Innovation Week schedule? Here’s a quick and dirty guide

Sep. 15, 2022 1:40 pm

Planning your Baltimore Innovation Week schedule? Here’s a quick and dirty guide

Use this breakdown if you’re an entrepreneur, technologist or community members looking to network, raise capital or improve your skillset.
The City of Baltimore is creating digital services and performance teams to improve access

Sep. 14, 2022 3:09 am

The City of Baltimore is creating digital services and performance teams to improve access

$3.2 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds allocated from the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs is going towards modernizing city government.
With new partnership, RareBreed Ventures is innovating in the VC world again

Sep. 13, 2022 4:37 pm

With new partnership, RareBreed Ventures is innovating in the VC world again

McKeever Conwell II is joining forces with two other funds to bring in more diverse investors via a special purpose vehicle.
These software trends sell and can get you hired

Sep. 12, 2022 6:10 pm

These software trends sell and can get you hired

Check out these trends that Technical.ly noticed in software development in its various markets that led to massive raises and hires.
How I Got Here: Nneka N’namdi and the power of word of mouth

Sep. 12, 2022 9:15 am

How I Got Here: Nneka N’namdi and the power of word of mouth

The founder of Fight Blight Bmore imparts lessons to Black youth and professionals — and Black women specifically — on how to navigate the tech world of the defense contracting space.
3 takeaways from Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures’ annual report

Sep. 8, 2022 4:26 pm

3 takeaways from Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures’ annual report

JHTV is still supporting entrepreneurship at Hopkins and helping scale innovative ideas into profitable startups.
Resource Roundup: 5 accelerators and incubators to scale your startup idea

Sep. 7, 2022 5:06 pm

Resource Roundup: 5 accelerators and incubators to scale your startup idea

Check out these opportunities with upcoming application deadlines for programming by UMBC, Johns Hopkins and Techstars, to name a few.