This is the Startup Roundup. Every Wednesday morning, Technically Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces that make up our startup ecosystem.
Get ready for Baltimore’s second Startup Weekend kicking off September 28. Registration for the weekend begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Betamore, the new coworking space opening up in Federal Hill in September. Participants will have 54 hours to conceive of, recruit for and build a startup company. Organizers include Nick Miller, co-founder of Parking Panda, Sarge Salman, co-organizer of the Baltimore Lean Startup Meetup, and Mike Brenner, co-founder of Betamore. [Full disclosure: Brenner is a partner with Technically Baltimore, which will have space at Betamore. Startup Weekend is also one of the events planned to coincide with the inaugural Baltimore Innovation Week, organized by Technically Baltimore.] Register for Startup Weekend here.
National Geographic Little Kids has included a Curiosityville page on its website. The Cockeysville-based startup creates activities, games and academic exercises for children ages 3 to 8. Check out a video about Curiosityville below:
Common Curriculum officially launches tonight with a happy hour and event at Max’s Taphouse in Fells Point. Common Curriculum is a platform designed by teachers, for teachers and allows them to conduct their weekly lesson planning entirely online, and then forward information, like homework notices, to parents via e-mail. It also enables teachers to share lesson plans.
Binge LLC appears to have $75,000 committed of a planned $600,000 equity round, according to an SEC filing. The Columbia-based company, founded in 2009, offers “African Americans and the hip hop community with the best experience available on the web for video sharing with social networking,” according to its website.