Citelighter teams up with Encyclopedia Britannica [Startup Roundup]

Plus: Baltimore's tech scene gets more national buzz.

Encyclopedia Britannica volumes. (Photo by Flickr user Todd Mecklem, used under a Creative Commons license)


Biotech continues to attract a lot of money to Baltimore. Over the last week, a pair of local companies got sizable grants to boost their Baltimore operations.
Emergent Biosolutions received a $2 million grant from the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund to expand its Lombard Street manufacturing facility. Emergent was recently tapped by the federal government to investigat the experimental Ebola treatment ZMapp and previously made the Anthrax vaccine, BioThrax. The company will use the grant money to fund an expansion that will result in an estimated 133 new jobs.
AgeneBio received a $900,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. The company, which grew out of research at Johns Hopkins University, is developing a drug to treat patients in the pre-dementia stage of Alzheimer’s disease.


Hot off a $2 million seed round, edtech firm Citelighter announced a partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica. The partnership will give students using Citelighter access to the famed encyclopedia maker’s Britannica School, which offers primary-source articles on three reading levels. In a news release, Citelighter CEO Saad Alam said the partnership is a “natural fit.”
DreamIt Health Baltimore opened its 2015 accelerator cohort in a new coworking space at Power Plant Live. We’ve got photos. 
Johns Hopkins University is getting ready to open a new location of its Fast Forward incubator at its East Baltimore campus. Baltimore Business Journal has a first look.
ZeroFOX, the Federal Hill-based social media cybersecurity company, launched a new website to go with its recent acquisition of stealth-mode security company, Vulnr.


OpiaTalk CEO Tom Papomaronis was the subject of an Inc. article titled “How to Build a Successful Startup Company Outside Silicon Valley.” As we reported, he also talked up Baltimore. 
The winning streak continued as Christian Science Monitor featured Baltimore as one of the country’s “new” “cool” cities for “millennials” in search of “authenticity.” ZeroFOX’s Clara Gustafson, who is a Venture for America fellow, was featured prominently.
Kinglet — and its founders’ stylish orange blazers — were featured in this month’s Baltimore Magazine. 

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION cofounder Christopher Wink was the guest on a recent edition of the NewsUp podcast. Listen to him take a current events quiz.

Companies: OpiaTalk / Emergent BioSolutions / Citelighter / Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship / ZeroFOX / Groove / NewsUp / DreamIt Health

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