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Feb. 24, 2014 8:15 am

EdTechMD organization launches at Baltimore’s Tech for Schools Summit

EdTechMD is a project of the newly formed Greater Baltimore EdTech Advisory Task Force "created to bring together educators, edtech companies, community leaders, and innovators who want to improve education in Maryland and foster economic growth in the region."

The crowd at the EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit in Baltimore, February 2014.

(Photo by Andrew Coy via Twitter)

Around 900 teachers, administrators and edtech entrepreneurs gathered Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Harbor East for Baltimore’s first EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit.

Not to be overshadowed was a Friday evening reception announcing the launch of EdTechMD, a project of the newly formed Greater Baltimore EdTech Advisory Task Forcecreated to bring together educators, edtech companies, community leaders, and innovators who want to improve education in Maryland and foster economic growth in the region.” The task force is guided by a 10-person executive committee chaired by Andrew Coy, executive director of the nonprofit Digital Harbor Foundation.

In addition to the EdTechMD project, the task force also plans to launch a mentoring network for edtech startups in the region and an edtech fund for such startups, according to Katrina Stevens, co-chair of the EdTechMD innovation consortium seeking to connect edtech companies with schools and universities.

The launch of EdTechMD comes at a time when investors and incubators in the region have been calling for Baltimore city to become a hub for education technology and startups located in New York City have relocated to Baltimore to be closer to a “growing cluster” of edtech companies.

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