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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Surgical robots, Mayor Scott and more to appear at first Galen Robotics open house

May 5, 2022 1:20 pm

Surgical robots, Mayor Scott and more to appear at first Galen Robotics open house

The company is opening its HQ at 1100 Wicomico to those who want to experience its new generation of surgical robots.
From nanosensors to vaccines, these creations won UMD’s Invention of the Year awards

May 4, 2022 4:52 pm

From nanosensors to vaccines, these creations won UMD’s Invention of the Year awards

Learn more about the creations that won awards during Innovate Maryland, UM Ventures's annual event celebrating inventions that arise from University of Maryland-based research.
Baltiprenuers Accelerator awards top prizes to apparel company and learn-to-swim brand

May 4, 2022 10:56 am

Baltiprenuers Accelerator awards top prizes to apparel company and learn-to-swim brand

Loyola University Maryland's third annual accelerator wrapped its 2021- 2022 cohort with a demo day in which several cohort participants won awards worth a combined $24,500.
Catalio Capital Management closes $381M venture fund

May 3, 2022 3:29 pm

Catalio Capital Management closes $381M venture fund

The third venture fund for the VC firm, which has an anchor in Baltimore and focuses on biomedical companies, exceeded its original $300 million target.
A fashion line for tall boys wins the University of Baltimore’s 10th annual pitch competition

May 3, 2022 10:33 am

A fashion line for tall boys wins the University of Baltimore’s 10th annual pitch competition

The Rise to the Challenge competition also featured pitches for a coworking space for gearheads and car enthusiasts, a data subscription service for independent retail investors and a marketplace for artisans creating eco-friendly toiletries.
Tradeswell drops its ecommerce data platform on Shopify

May 2, 2022 1:57 pm

Tradeswell drops its ecommerce data platform on Shopify

The platform's new public availability allows ecommerce sellers to better understand their digital sales data and make business growth decisions.
Power Moves: University of Maryland, Baltimore appoints new medical dean

May 2, 2022 9:30 am

Power Moves: University of Maryland, Baltimore appoints new medical dean

Plus, Medcura hired a new CMO after its Series A and Dragos appointed a new head of its cybersecurity certification program.
As Baltimore rebuilds from 2019 ransomware attack, is $10 million for a cure better than prevention?

Apr. 28, 2022 6:49 pm

As Baltimore rebuilds from 2019 ransomware attack, is $10 million for a cure better than prevention?

Baltimore city's own documents, sourced by Technical.ly through a FOIA request, paint a picture of how and with who the city worked to rebuild. Local cyber contractors give insight on what that $10 million for cybersecurity actually buys.
Johns Hopkins students created this medical device to catch lymphedema in cancer patients

Apr. 28, 2022 1:57 pm

Johns Hopkins students created this medical device to catch lymphedema in cancer patients

The Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design students' LymphaSense helps track lymphatic fluid buildup, which can happen after cancer treatments, before it becomes an irreversible problem.
Ballet After Dark wins Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab’s $25K prize

Apr. 27, 2022 6:35 pm

Ballet After Dark wins Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab’s $25K prize

Tyde-Courtney Edwards now has even more resources to support her organization's dance-derived and holistic services for survivors of sexual assault.