This is the Startup Roundup. Every Wednesday morning, Technically Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces that make up our startup ecosystem.
The Baltimore Sun takes a look at Point.Click.Switch, the Harbor East-based startup that enables homeowners and commercial companies to switch energy suppliers and save money on monthly utility bills in the process. According to the Sun, co-founder Phil Croskey “and his partners, Jason Schwartzberg and Paul Clary — who met while working at the Baltimore Development Corp. — have invested $30,000 in the business, which is profitable and has thousands of customers, including dozens of commercial building customers.” Technically Baltimore covered Point.Click.Switch in July. The company rebranded itself (with the help of Ravens’ wide receiver Torrey Smith) this month.
The Emerging Technology Center, which continues to seek applicants for its AccelerateBaltimore accelerator program: $25,000 in seed funding, three months of office space inside Canton’s ETC building and networking with mentors and investors. The deadline for startups to apply to AccelerateBaltimore is Nov. 30.
Catonsville-based Mindgrub Technologies has launched Catapult.org, “a web application developed to facilitate crowd funding for projects that aid positive change for girls and women,” according to a press release. Read Technically Baltimore’s coverage of Mindgrub.
The videos from Ignite Baltimore 11 are now uploaded to YouTube. Also read Technically Baltimore’s coverage of the evening and the Ignition Grant winners.
Brian Gaines has been named the new CEO of the MdBio Foundation, according to CityBizList. Founded in 1997, the foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of the bioscience work being done in Maryland. The foundation is also responsible for the MdBioLab, a modified tractor trailer kitted out with research laboratory-worthy equipment that travels to schools around the state, teaching about 500 classes to some 10,000 students each year.
Philadelphia and Baltimore geeks collided on Nov. 16 for the gb.tc–Technically Media-sponsored Geeks on a Train event. [Technically Media is the parent company of both Technically Baltimore and Technically Philly.] Andrew Hazlett of gb.tc has assembled a comprehensive and rather impressive Storify recapping the day’s events.
Blue Infusion Technologies appears in Bmore Media for the BEARTek Bluetooth control gloves it’s developing. As Technically Baltimore reported this month, BEARTek’s glove is fitted with Bluetooth “touchpoints” on each finger. To control any one of a number of phone functions, simply touch the thumb of the glove to the corresponding finger touchpoint. BEARTek gloves cost $150 per pair, according to Bmore Media.