This is the Startup Roundup. Every Wednesday morning, Technically Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces that make up our startup ecosystem.
Check out Given.to, an in-progress project billed as a ‘Kickstarter for gifts’ from the NoBadGift.com team, as tweeted by McKeever Conwell.
Dave Troy’s 410 Labs keeps improving their inbox-zero creation Mailstrom. According to an e-mail sent to Mailstrom beta users, they’ve upgraded Mailstrom with a “new responsive left-to-right UI design” to work better on smaller screens, “faster and more responsive processing” and a pared down inbox-zero progress meter. All beta users also now have three invitations to send out to friends with far too many e-mails to contend with.
Mindgrub Technologies, which just established a mobile gaming division last month, is now an official developer for the Barnes and Noble Nook tablet, according to a press release. This means that Mindgrub can now create apps specifically for the Nook platform.
Head to the home of Advertising.com in Locust Point tonight for a Baltimore Lean Startup session on how to develop products that solve customer needs. Nathan Gilmore of TeamGantt and Nick Miller of Parking Panda, among others, will be in attendance. It’s just one of the many events taking place during Baltimore Innovation Week.
The Maryland Biotechnology Center is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 biotechnology development awards. The awards are “for commercialization and translational research [that] will be granted on a competitive basis in amounts ranging from $50,000 to $200,000.”
Robbie Earle, co-founder of Common Curriculum, an online lesson planning platform launched in August, is one of the speakers presenting at the first-ever Ignite Education event Thursday evening, another Baltimore Innovation Week event.