FitMango, Zest Tea pick up wins (and funding) at Shore Hatchery - Technical.ly Baltimore

Business

May 5, 2017 7:49 am

FitMango, Zest Tea pick up wins (and funding) at Shore Hatchery

Baltimore startups were well represented at the Salisbury University entrepreneurship competition.

Zest Tea founder James Fayal.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

It’s about that the time that Baltimore starts dreaming of the Eastern Shore. But instead of beach reveries, a pack of startups made its way across the Bay for the Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship competition at Salisbury University.

In all, the university doled out $95,000 to seven startups. The competition is open to startups around the mid-Atlantic. Here’s who won:

FitMango came away with the top prize, earning the startup $25,000. Based at the Co-op in Mt. Vernon, the company’s software allows users to find small-group fitness classes with professional trainers.

Zest Tea, the Pigtown-based company that makes caffeinated teas, won $20,000.

Salisbury University students also got in on the prize money, with Neuro Helmet Systems winning $15,000. The startup is developing a motorcycle helmet with a display that can help with navigation and sensing potential hazards.

Also receiving funding: Phone grip and stand maker Loophole, mobile makeup studio Accessmatized, Baltimore-based sewing workshop Compassionately Creative and IV drip bag decal maker Mind the Current.

The competition came just after the university announced funding for a new entrepreneurship center.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

VitusVet moves to Baltimore from Columbia, plans hiring

MICA’s UP/Start Venture Competition meant progress and funding for these 8 startups

Here’s a look at 11 Johns Hopkins student startups working in health, VR and beverages

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How SmartLogic accelerated these startups’ product growth trajectories

Philadelphia, PA

Orthly

Full-Stack Javascript Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Chief of Staff

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Product Designer

Apply Now

This startup has a way to charge wireless devices without cords

Female founders get far less VC funding than men. Here’s a look at the numbers in Baltimore

5 Qs with Emily English, CEO of Gemstone Biotherapeutics

SPONSORED

Baltimore

This fast-growing SaaS company aims to be a force for change in the energy industry

Baltimore

Technically Media

Technical.ly Baltimore Contributing Reporter (Contract or Freelance)

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Developer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Application Security Engineer (Pen Tester)

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!