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Dec. 21, 2015 12:22 pm

Student startups: No. 9 Baltimore tech trend of 2015

Young founders — and the organizations and events that support them — had a big year this year.
A-Level Capital founders Demilade Obayomi and Elizabeth Galbut.

A-Level Capital founders Demilade Obayomi and Elizabeth Galbut.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Beyond individual stories, a tech community is defined by how its component parts work together. So, to look back at 2015, we’re unpacking 10 themes that kept popping up with big headlines all year long. See the full list of 2015 trends here.


Prodigy is intertwined with tech history, and we’re not talking about the ISP. Young founders are responsible for a lot of the industry’s biggest companies, so it makes sense that college kids would start early here, too.

Several student startups emerged this year, from the John Hopkins pair of FitMango (formerly ShapeU) and Promotious in AccelerateBaltimore to their fellow undergrads Proscia. Even more, there were also signs of a student entrepreneurship ecosystem coming into bloom, with the launch of the student-run venture fund A-Level Capital and hackathons like MedHacks, HopHacks and #HackCarey attracting increased attention.

With kids getting paid to build websites, Code in the Schools providing a foundation for internships and the Baltimore Hackathon’s youngest competitors getting lots of prizes, the foundation was also being laid for the next next generation.

The youth, as they say, kept it ? this year.

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