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Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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How will a Biden administration influence Maryland’s economy? civic

15 mins ago

How will a Biden administration influence Maryland’s economy?

On Inauguration Day, here's a look at how the Biden administration's COVID-19 economic response and federal R&D policy could have local impact.
211 Maryland is texting COVID-19 vaccine info to residents’ phones access

Jan. 19, 2021 1:24 pm

211 Maryland is texting COVID-19 vaccine info to residents’ phones

211 isn't just a call line. In the pandemic, it's sending text messages to provide information, and stay in touch.
Avhana Health acquired by digital health company Amalgam, Rx growth

Jan. 15, 2021 5:58 pm

Avhana Health acquired by digital health company Amalgam, Rx

Avhana will continue to grow its EHR data and workflow platform as its seven-person team joins Wilmington's Amalgam.
The Last Mile Education Fund is helping low-income women complete tech degrees access

Jan. 15, 2021 11:48 am

The Last Mile Education Fund is helping low-income women complete tech degrees

The fund offers support in the face of life obstacles that can be the difference between finishing degrees and not. It's fiscally sponsored by Baltimore's Digital Harbor Foundation.
Ecommerce software startup Tradeswell raises $15.5M, plans hiring growth

Jan. 14, 2021 3:37 pm

Ecommerce software startup Tradeswell raises $15.5M, plans hiring

It's the second funding round announced in the last six months for the startup, which is led by former Millennial Media CEO Paul Palmieri. Here's how its platform works, and why it matters.
In 2020, Maryland saw most VC funding dollars since 2001 growth

Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 pm

In 2020, Maryland saw most VC funding dollars since 2001

The $1.159 billion invested in the state included a sizable share from Baltimore. Plus, a look at cybersecurity funding trends.
Delfi Diagnostics raises $100M for affordable blood tests to detect cancer early growth

Jan. 13, 2021 2:22 pm

Delfi Diagnostics raises $100M for affordable blood tests to detect cancer early

The Remington-based startup was founded by Johns Hopkins oncology professor Dr. Victor Velculescu, who also cofounded Canton's Personal Genome Diagnostics.
Ellicott City-based cybersecurity firm Huntress acquires San Antonio startup’s technology growth

Jan. 12, 2021 5:30 pm

Ellicott City-based cybersecurity firm Huntress acquires San Antonio startup’s technology

Huntress is acquiring Level Effect's endpoint detection and response product, called Recon, and its cofounders are joining the growing Maryland company.
Just a few years after graduating UMBC, Markus Proctor launched a scholarship for student entrepreneurs access

Jan. 12, 2021 2:32 pm

Just a few years after graduating UMBC, Markus Proctor launched a scholarship for student entrepreneurs

Innovators of Progress has up to $30,000 for students looking to test new business ideas and work in tech. It's the latest in a well-connected entrepreneurship journey for its founder.
A virtual format helped Conscious Venture Lab grow a diverse accelerator growth

Jan. 11, 2021 4:26 pm

A virtual format helped Conscious Venture Lab grow a diverse accelerator

The impact-minded accelerator has a bigger group of companies this year. With the shift to virtual, it's using a platform created by Annapolis-based FounderTrac.

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