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These 16 Maryland startups just got $100K each from TEDCO

TEDCO doles out $1.6 million from its Technology Commercialization Fund.

The Sickweather team in Kansas City. From left: Zephrin Lasker, cofounder Graham Dodge, John Erck, cofounder Michael Belt, cofounder James Sajor. (Photo via Facebook)

TEDCO announced the latest round of investment in startups from its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) to the tune of $1.6 million.
The state’s quasi-public entrepreneurship agency doled out awards of $100,000 each to 16 startups.
The TCF, which accepts applications on a monthly cycle, is designed to help early-stage companies looking for initial outside financing. Earlier this summer, the state made more money available for the TCF that would allow for a second award of up to $125,000.
Ten of the latest companies to get funding are from Baltimore.
Here are the companies who received TEDCO awards over the last 10 months:

  • Admit Advantage (Silver Spring): A social network for students that helps navigate the college admissions process.
  • Appian Medical (Severna Park): Makers of SnoreSounds, an app that can detect Obstructive Sleep Apnea by recording sleeping sounds.
  • Artichoke (Baltimore): Makers of an app that helps freelancers take care of administrative tasks to get paid.
  • Avhana (Baltimore): A health IT startup building a platform to make EMR data, physician best practices and other clinical data available in one place.
  • Cobrain (Bethesda): A startup building a cross-merchant personalization engine for retailers.
  • Cureveda (Baltimore): A biotech startup that has identified molecular components that could treat various lung diseases.
  • Grip Boost (Haplethorpe): Makers of a quick-dry polymer gel to restore the grip in football gloves.
  • Kinglet (Baltimore): A commercial real estate marketplace for startup-sized office spaces.
  • Peer Aspect (Baltmore): Makers of Sheets, software that helps organizations collect data.
  • Quantified Care (Baltimore): A health IT startup that uses mobile technologies to eliminate gaps in patient care.
  • Roadmap (Baltimore): A platform that combines several SaaS tools to manage work efficiency.
  • ShapeU (Baltimore): Makers of an app that helps people organize small-group fitness classes with personal trainers.
  • Sickweather (Baltimore): A “Doppler radar” for contagious diseases that uses social media to identify where diseases are spreading.
  • Sparks Dynamics (Baltimore): Makers of a platform that monitors energy, security and equipment for industrial companies.
  • Theraly Pharmaceuticals (Elkridge): A pharmaceutical company that makes therapeutics using a breakthrough in half-life extension technology.
  • Vixiar Medical (Annapolis): Maker of technology for non-invasive monitoring of cardiopulmonary diseases.
Companies: FitMango / Kinglet / Avhana Health / Quantified Care / Artichoke Client Management Solutions / TEDCO / Sickweather

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