Matthew Liptak

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Matthew Liptak is a freelance journalist from the Baltimore area. His prior work has included stories for Reuters, as well as the Army National Guard's national magazine. His work has included spotlights on drone tech, military hardware and business development.

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As virtual currency theft grows, FBI cyber specialists echo calls for private sector help

Nov. 22, 2022 6:56 pm

As virtual currency theft grows, FBI cyber specialists echo calls for private sector help

Special agents in the bureau’s Baltimore field office discuss the fast-moving landscape of digital financial crime, what they’re doing about it and how prospective targets can help.
A big investors event brings out bullish backers of rebranded ‘Baltimore Peninsula’

Nov. 17, 2022 7:11 pm

A big investors event brings out bullish backers of rebranded ‘Baltimore Peninsula’

Principals, boosters and sector leaders came to Rye Street Tavern to celebrate the latest iteration of what used to be Port Covington.
TechSlice highlighted these 4 change-seeking innovations at its latest Demo Day

Nov. 9, 2022 8:30 am

TechSlice highlighted these 4 change-seeking innovations at its latest Demo Day

From an online music education platform to a novel meal prep device, the ventures featured reflected the spirit of curation behind TechSlice’s recurring showcase.
Catalio Capital Management’s new $85M fund is financing biomedical founders in ‘special situations’

Nov. 8, 2022 6:08 pm

Catalio Capital Management’s new $85M fund is financing biomedical founders in ‘special situations’

The fund offers a hybrid model with “downside protection” at a time when companies are struggling to raise capital.
Meet the winners of Morgan State’s inaugural Bear Tank pitch contest

Nov. 1, 2022 5:10 pm

Meet the winners of Morgan State’s inaugural Bear Tank pitch contest

With recent support from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s LaunchPad program, four Baltimore-area student entrepreneurs each won $1,000 to fund their novel ventures. We spoke to two winners about their projects.
The FBI visited Bowie State to promote cyber careers. Here’s what students learned

Oct. 31, 2022 6:09 pm

The FBI visited Bowie State to promote cyber careers. Here’s what students learned

"I’m actually considering working for the FBI now,” said one student about the event, which was hosted by the school's computer science department and focused on related professional pathways within federal law enforcement agencies.
Blackstone HBCU grant to Morgan State expected to boost EDAC efforts for 4 years

Oct. 31, 2022 4:07 pm

Blackstone HBCU grant to Morgan State expected to boost EDAC efforts for 4 years

The charitable funds, which support Blackstone LaunchPad efforts at Morgan State, also helped the school's Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center launch a new Founders Academy for student entrepreneurs.
Impact capital funding is a unique journey for every organization, BIW panelists say

Oct. 10, 2022 4:49 pm

Impact capital funding is a unique journey for every organization, BIW panelists say

Leaders from investment firms and the University of Maryland, Baltimore discussed the local impact investment atmosphere during a dedicated session at Baltimore Innovation Week 2022. Here's some of their advice.