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UMD professors win inaugural University System of MD entrepreneurship award [Links]

Engineering professors win inaugural University System of Maryland entrepreneurship award [Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute]: “Working with a talented team of researchers, [Neil Goldsman and Martin Peckerar] developed a novel, thin-film battery. The new batteries will make possible a number of stronger, smaller products, including wireless sensor networks, active RFID, wearable electronics and medical devices.”
Urban Delivery app revives courier culture [ABC7]: “[A] new D.C.-based phone app … [is] part delivery service, part concierge, and it’s all done on two wheels.”
Both working around the margins, arabbers and street artists join forces [Baltimore Brew]: Muralists aim to attract some attention to Baltimore’s hardworking horsecart food peddlers.
Online giving seen as a way to engage young, cross-platform technology users [Philanthropy Journal]: “[GiveCorps CEO Jamie] McDonald defines ‘young givers’ as typically about 10 years out of college and under age 40. This segment has grown up with technology and understands that persuasively sharing their actions via social networks can leverage small-dollar gifts and help under-resourced agencies better serve constituents.”

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