Groove promotes marketing director; Haystack founder joins OrderUp [Startup Roundup]

Also: Annapolis-based TeleCommunications Services lands a $16.4 million contract to run South Dakota's 911 services.


Who’s getting funded?

Protenus, a medtech startup based in the Broom Factory in Canton, raised $100,000 in equity and debt, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The DreamIt Health graduate is developing a system to protect electronic medical records.

Who’s making moves?

OrderUp hired Eric Meyer, the Canton resident best known for the short-lived street parking marketplace Haystack, according to a press release. Meyer will serve as director of market launches for the Canton company, which is planning dozens of launches in 2015.
Investment banker R. Michael Gill will lead the Department of Business and Economic Development under Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, who takes office next week.
Groove, the digital advertising and marketing agency based in Little Italy, promoted John Middlebrook from director of marketing services to director of client services, The Daily Record reports.
Canton event marketer Localist unveiled its new website.
The Warnock Foundation named its winter 2015 class of social innovators, as Baltimore reported. The class includes 11 individuals and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.
Medtechs MEDEX Spot and Hippocampus Analytics joined the Chesapeake Innovation Center in Odenton, as Baltimore reported.

Who’s getting buzz?

Uber cut fares for its bargain-level UberX offering in 48 American cities, including Baltimore, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Annapolis and Washington were not included in the price cuts. Along with the price cuts, Uber guaranteed drivers that they would earn the same amount of money.
South Dakota tapped Annapolis-based TeleCommunication Services to operate its 911 services under a $16.4 million contract, The Daily Record reports.

Companies: Chesapeake Innovation Center / Protenus / Warnock Family Foundation / Groove / Localist / DBED (Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development) / DreamIt Health / Uber

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