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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These 8 equity-focused companies are set to take Baltimore to the moon

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These 8 equity-focused companies are set to take Baltimore to the moon

It might not be an actual moon landing, but T. Rowe Price and Baltimore Corps have offered a new chance for eight social entrepreneurship founders to get their flowers — and some meaningful support.
These Johns Hopkins student-created startups earned $170,000 from FastForward U

May 17, 2022 4:51 pm

These Johns Hopkins student-created startups earned $170,000 from FastForward U

A baker's dozen's worth of Johns Hopkins student-created ventures received a total of $170,000 at the second iteration of the annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Here’s a chance to apply for a device that can help your child navigate a disability

May 17, 2022 12:08 pm

Here’s a chance to apply for a device that can help your child navigate a disability

The What I Wish for My Child campaign is the IMAGE Center of Maryland’s latest way of offering children and young adults with special needs the opportunity, via a free medical device, to live more independently.
8 ecosystem leaders, standing on giants’ shoulders, discuss their most impactful mentors

May 16, 2022 1:51 pm

8 ecosystem leaders, standing on giants’ shoulders, discuss their most impactful mentors

Founders, entrepreneurs and technologists from throughout Baltimore share career advice from and give flowers to the mentors and supervisors that helped them along the way.
3 key takeaways from Baltimore leaders’ chat on the city’s best digital future

May 12, 2022 1:37 pm

3 key takeaways from Baltimore leaders’ chat on the city’s best digital future

Local tech leaders and government officials discussed the future of Baltimore's tech ecosystem and digital future during a virtual panel held by Baltimore Tracks.
Power Moves: Ed Mullin chairs the new Baltimore Regional Tech Council

May 11, 2022 5:41 pm

Power Moves: Ed Mullin chairs the new Baltimore Regional Tech Council

Plus, Salisbury University has a new president and Bloom Health Centers has a new CFO.
Blackrock Neurotech has acquired Johns Hopkins spinout MindX

May 11, 2022 11:07 am

Blackrock Neurotech has acquired Johns Hopkins spinout MindX

The companies' leaders believe that this acquisition can make better brain-computer interface technology more available to patients with neurological conditions.
Medifast pursues R&D expansion with new Owings Mills innovation center

May 10, 2022 12:45 pm

Medifast pursues R&D expansion with new Owings Mills innovation center

The nutrition- and weight-loss-focused company's new facility arrives amid its broader push to scale in Maryland, as well as anticipated revenue growth.
MAGIC and Innovators of Progress join forces with new sponsorship

May 9, 2022 9:28 am

MAGIC and Innovators of Progress join forces with new sponsorship

The deal overlaps with Innovators of Progress's executive director joining MAGIC's board. The organizations' leaders plan to use the sponsorship to enable a greater reach in rural Maryland.
Baltimore Homecoming’s Amplify 2022 is winding down, but it saved the tech for last

May 5, 2022 5:10 pm

Baltimore Homecoming’s Amplify 2022 is winding down, but it saved the tech for last

The third annual event to celebrate Baltimore innovators far and wide is wrapping up this Friday. Prominent members of the tech community will speak while startups will pitch ventures for a chance to win over $20,000.

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