Baltimore daily roundup: 20 people building Baltimore’s innovation community; a local startup’s $15K win; the USMC’s new tech office

Plus, EcoMap leaders honor Pava LaPere's legacy.


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Meet Baltimore’s top tech connectors of 2024

Today, we introduce Baltimore’s RealLIST Connectors for 2024! These 20 luminaries form the heartbeat of Charm City’s tech and startup community by nurturing connections and fostering innovation. From driving climate tech to championing diversity, they are architects of change and champions of community.

Selected with input from’s newsroom, including editor Sameer Rao and editorial director Danya Henninger, this list represents the very essence of Baltimore’s tech ecosystem.

➡️ Learn more about these latest honorable movers and shakers here.

Expert advice in software development

When you need a digital platform, and you need it right now — but also done right — that’s where Arcweb Technologies shines. The software consulting company prides itself on meeting clients where they are, with a team versed in web, API and mobile application development.

The firm’s focus today is on forming long-term partnerships with health and wellness companies, leveraging decades of experience to solve pressing software product challenges and develop the right-fit strategy in terms of specific technologies, cloud architectures or integrations.

➡️ Find out more about about working with Arcweb, a client.

News Incubator: What else to know today

• EcoMap Technologies’ Sherrod Davis spoke with Inc. about the company’s journey after the loss of his cofounder and friend Pava LaPere. [Inc.]

• FemEquity’s Adeola Ajani earned $15,000 as the runner-up in the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s recent pitch competition on the Eastern Shore. [FemEquity]

• Maryland is moving to end legacy and donor preference in college admissions, with Delegate Jazz Lewis leading the charge. [Baltimore Banner]

• The US Marine Corps created a novel office aimed at more efficiently deploying new technology. [DefenseNews]

• Google has terminated 50 employees following protests regarding the company’s cloud-computing deal with the Israeli government. Organizers reported that 20 more workers were fired, in addition to the initial 30, after demonstrations were held at Google offices. [CNN]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• May 3: 10 teams will present and compete for part of a $20,000 prize pool during the Fuel Demo Day at The Pava Center. [Details here]

• May 11: Baltimore Climate Tech Brunch & Knowledge Share. [Details here]

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