Here's who won the InvestMaryland Challenge - Baltimore


May 7, 2015 12:40 pm

Here’s who won the InvestMaryland Challenge

Two of the four winners are based in Baltimore.

Then-Gov. Martin O'Malley at a 2013 InvestMaryland Challenge event.

(Photo by Flickr user Maryland GovPics, used under a Creative Commons license)

The state’s Department of Business and Economic Development announced the four winners of the InvestMaryland Challenge on Thursday.

After last week’s unveiling event was postponed, the announcement was made in a video of DBED Secretary Mike Gill. Each of the grand prize winners gets a $100,000 grant. Another $300,000 will be distributed among 28 other companies.

The two Baltimore-based winners were adtech company Staq and Harpoon Medical, a University of Maryland startup that makes a device that could improve open-heart surgery.

Here’s the full list of winners:


Defense & Security

Life Sciences

Sustainability & Exploration

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.


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