Donte Kirby, Author at Technical.ly

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Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly in Baltimore and a Report for America corps member for 2020-2021. 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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Mindgrub is moving its HQ to the metaverse

3 mins ago

Mindgrub is moving its HQ to the metaverse

"By putting it in the metaverse, you can regain that physical interaction in an inclusive environment that everybody can get to," CEO Todd Marks said. Here's what that actually means.
These wealth-building orgs just got $7M to boost Black and Latinx West Baltimoreans

4 hours ago

These wealth-building orgs just got $7M to boost Black and Latinx West Baltimoreans

Parity Homes and POWER: Prioritizing Our Women’s Economic Rise Collaborative are using the funds to help would-be homeowners and entrepreneurs in the historically divested neighborhood.
RealLIST Startups: These are Baltimore’s top 20 standout tech companies of 2022

Jan. 26, 2022 6:09 pm

RealLIST Startups: These are Baltimore’s top 20 standout tech companies of 2022

Cybersecurity, workforce development and healthtech mark this year's list of the most promising young tech companies in Baltimore.
Harbor Link is building out the internet connectivity of the DMV along I-95

Jan. 26, 2022 5:48 pm

Harbor Link is building out the internet connectivity of the DMV along I-95

It's the latest infrastructure investment for an ongoing issue facing the region.
Baltimore Tracks is setting the table for DEI work in the local tech community

Jan. 26, 2022 12:53 pm

Baltimore Tracks is setting the table for DEI work in the local tech community

The coalition is improving its internal data reporting, plus giving recommendations for action to help its 40 member organizations boost diversity within their ranks.
6 virtual resources to boost startup health in Baltimore and beyond

Jan. 24, 2022 5:59 pm

6 virtual resources to boost startup health in Baltimore and beyond

Feeling stuck? Find advice, inspiration or funding for your venture here.
Like LinkedIn for local tech: Meet the new Baltimore Tech Connect Portal

Jan. 24, 2022 2:31 pm

Like LinkedIn for local tech: Meet the new Baltimore Tech Connect Portal

The platform from Fearless, UpSurge Baltimore and EcoMap Technologies wants to be the on-ramp for anyone trying to make connections in the community.
The rise of RareBreed Ventures: How Mac Conwell used Twitter and hard-won savvy to grow a $10M fund

Jan. 20, 2022 6:39 pm

The rise of RareBreed Ventures: How Mac Conwell used Twitter and hard-won savvy to grow a $10M fund

Conwell's story is the classic tale of an overnight success built on years of quiet work.
A new cell therapy center aims to strengthen Baltimore’s position in ‘DNA Valley’

Jan. 20, 2022 4:01 pm

A new cell therapy center aims to strengthen Baltimore’s position in ‘DNA Valley’

With a $5 million matching grant from the State of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Orgenesis are partnering to build the Maryland Center for Cell Therapy Manufacturing.
Facet Wealth just raised a $100M Series C. Expect remote tech hiring

Jan. 19, 2022 5:07 pm

Facet Wealth just raised a $100M Series C. Expect remote tech hiring

The Baltimore fintech company's push for growth and funding has been rapid in the past two years as it filled a niche in bringing remote advice from a certified financial planner.

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