Donte Kirby, Author at Technical.ly Baltimore

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Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore and a Report for America corps member for 2020-2021. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, he moved to Baltimore in May 2020 after spending over a year in Rwanda serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Report for America is an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position in Baltimore is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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‘Full stop, this is a crisis’: Baltimore CEOs on fundraising — and the dearth of support for Black women founders access

Apr. 9, 2021 12:00 pm

‘Full stop, this is a crisis’: Baltimore CEOs on fundraising — and the dearth of support for Black women founders

Local CEOs discuss the process, pitfalls and strategies for success in raising institutional funding.
Cool Job Alert: Baltimore City is hiring for a deputy director of CitiStat civic

Apr. 8, 2021 2:30 pm

Cool Job Alert: Baltimore City is hiring for a deputy director of CitiStat

Through the CitiStat program, Baltimore uses data analysis to improve city procedures and departments. There are also openings for program manger of City Data Fellows and BCIT's head of data architecture.
Maryland Tech Council awarded CARES Act grant to expand biz mentorship services professional development

Apr. 8, 2021 10:47 am

Maryland Tech Council awarded CARES Act grant to expand biz mentorship services

With the $378,000 grant, the org can now expand its Business Continuity Task Force to small businesses in the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County and Prince George’s County.
Baltimore surgical device startup awarded $256K from NSF growth

Apr. 7, 2021 7:52 am

Baltimore surgical device startup awarded $256K from NSF

BondTrue, a medical device design and development company, won a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the federal government. Here's what led to succcess on the company's second application.
Power Moves: Tradeswell names chief marketing officer; Maryland Tech Council award nominees growth

Apr. 2, 2021 2:20 pm

Power Moves: Tradeswell names chief marketing officer; Maryland Tech Council award nominees

Plus, the longtime executive director returns at BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, and an additive board leader at CollPlant with Baltimore roots.
Maryland is putting $300M in COVID-19 relief funds toward broadband and digital inclusion civic

Apr. 1, 2021 5:21 pm

Maryland is putting $300M in COVID-19 relief funds toward broadband and digital inclusion

As it allocates dollars from the American Rescue Plan, the state government puts closing the digital divide among the priorities: "This could be the spark for transformative change."
Q&A with Justin Elszasz, Baltimore City’s new chief data officer civic

Apr. 1, 2021 7:45 am

Q&A with Justin Elszasz, Baltimore City’s new chief data officer

Elszasz, who was announced as chief data officer last Monday, discusses what elevating the position to a citywide office means for the culture of open data and data governance in city government. "I want to be the city's chief data evangelist," he said.
Baltimore real estate development company The Fillyaw Group launches with a focus on equitable housing growth

Mar. 30, 2021 4:38 pm

Baltimore real estate development company The Fillyaw Group launches with a focus on equitable housing

Founded by Baltimore startup pro James Fillyaw, the company wants to bridge affordability and quality in homeownership. Plans for a 12-acre community are underway.
Baltimore City and Microsoft are partnering to offer digital literacy courses access

Mar. 29, 2021 4:32 pm

Baltimore City and Microsoft are partnering to offer digital literacy courses

With an eye toward inclusion in the digital economy, the city government and the tech corporation formed an alliance to offer digital skills training to residents and employees.
Power Moves: SparkPost names Michelle Byrd as chief people officer following $180M funding round growth

Mar. 26, 2021 2:14 pm

Power Moves: SparkPost names Michelle Byrd as chief people officer following $180M funding round

Plus, Cerebro Captial partners with a Stanford professor and UMUC Ventures has a new CEO.

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