Building the Helium Mesh Network in the Mid-Atlantic

Feld Thoughts

Another Helium fan – James Fayal – reached out to me about his effort to do the same in his hometown of Baltimore, as well as DC and Philly. I’m hopeful that some of the readers of this blog live in Baltimore, DC, or Philadelphia and are interested in participating in the Helium rollout. We’re looking to work with 15 – 25 locations in or around the cities of Baltimore, DC, and Philadelphia to host hotspots.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Hemafuse

Austin Startup

Yarina spoke about the meaning of Sisu in Finnish, the importance of building community, and what she loves about being in Baltimore. Tell us your favorite thing about being based in Baltimore. We are proud to be a Baltimore-based company with global reach.

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I’m Proud of Our Community

Feld Thoughts

So, if you want to help people in Detroit and Baltimore who are having trouble affording their water bill get water, jump into the #GiveWater fundraiser ! I woke up this morning to see the following on our Human Utility monthly match Crowdrise campaign. It blew me away.

The Best Cities In America For Startups


Here are a few suggestions: Baltimore. Baltimore. Lots of entrepreneurs have recently moved to Baltimore. For many of the reasons that Baltimore is suggested, Detroit offers a lot to entrepreneurs and startups. So you want to start a business.

Social Solutions Global Buys Community Techknowledge


Social Solutions Global from Baltimore announced Monday it has acquired Austin-based Community Techknowledge. Both companies are privately held and the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CTK, founded in 1999, has more than 60 employees. The company will become part of Social Solutions Global, which was founded in 2000 and has more than […] The post Social Solutions Global Buys Community Techknowledge appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Under Armour Acquires MapMyFitness


The acquisition gives Under Armour, based in Baltimore, more digital products and solutions to help athletes train and perform. Under Armour announced Thursday it has acquired Austin-based MapMyFitness for $150 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

SXSW Pitch: The 50 Finalists for 2020

Austin Startup

SXSW Pitch features 50 incredible startups from across the United States and around the world The Forrest Four-Cast: February 1, 2020 Scheduled March 14–15 at the Downtown Austin Hilton, SXSW Pitch brings together 50 of the world’s best startups.

Finding a Technical Cofounder

Home Events Calendar Job Board Startup Resources Archives About Contact Interested in an Open-Data Contest in Baltimore? Baltimore’s startup community has plenty of room for new leaders. One of the most bad-ass entrepreneurs in Baltimore is Scott Messinger.

Doki Doki Announces Donation of $15,000 For the Stand with Austin Fund and the National Federation…

Austin Startup

They are headquartered in Baltimore, but the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in all fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Show, Tell and Tacos at Austin TechBreakfast


It’s a little “show and tell” as founder Ron Schmeltzer describes it, with intervals for “I need a job…a developer… a cofounder… an investor… ” The monthly morning meetup, one of eight founded by Schmeltzer in cities from Baltimore to Palo Alto, […] The post Show, Tell and Tacos at Austin TechBreakfast appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin TechBreakfast is a little bit of everything.

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

Both Sides of the Table

But some of our largest investments have come from all across the country: BillMeLater (Baltimore, $1 billion eBay), DealerTrack (NYC, $1.3 Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you.

Details of Upfront Ventures New $400 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

We’ve had billion dollar exists in Chicago, Baltimore, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles an well as enormous winners also in New York and Las Vegas. I am so proud and humbled to be able to formally announce that Upfront Ventures has raised its 6th venture capital fund in the past 21 years.

Venture Camp: Entrepreneurship Summer Series

Campus Entrepreneurship

What is available to everyone in the DC Metro (NoVa, MOCO, Baltimore etc). The last session of the Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s Summer Venture Camp is 1 August 2012.

Why Immigration and The Fourth of July are so Entwined

Both Sides of the Table

We took a taxi in Baltimore yesterday with an African American driver and he told us about the riots and unrest here recently. The Fourth of July. The day we celebrate American independence. It’s more about our celebrating what we love about our country than it is about winning a war.

Under Armour CEO Plank to shed up to 600,000 Shares | $UA

Campus Entrepreneurship

From a recent Baltimore Business Journal : Plank is selling the shares, a fraction of his stock in the Baltimore sportswear maker, for asset diversification, tax and estate planning and charitable giving purposes, the filing said. via Under Armour CEO Plank to shed up to 600,000 shares – Baltimore Business Journal. College football special teams captain Kevin Plank launched Under Armour ($UA) from the University of Maryland in 1996.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

Given where most deals are this has historically meant NYC and San Francisco but over the years we’ve had big successes in Chicago, Baltimore, Las Vegas and London so we’re open to just finding the best deals.

Mobile App Woofound Recommends Places Based On Your Personality


Founded in April 2011, Baltimore-based Woofound so far has raised $1,175,000 in angel investment.

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GRP Announces $200 Million Fund. Rebrands as Upfront Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

Some of our most successful deals have been in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Baltimore and London. I am super excited to announce that today is a day of lots of new things for my partners & me: A new fund, a new office and a new brand. Let’s start with the fund.

How Philadelphia is Winning a Startup Renaissance

The Startup Magazine

New York City and Baltimore are each 100 miles or less away. The City of Brotherly Love. The Birthplace of America. The town that introduced the world to Rocky Balboa and cheesesteaks. Philadelphia gets called a lot of things. To locals, Pennsylvania’s largest metro area is simply “Philly”.

New Power: An Interview with Henry Timms

Startup Lessons Learned

I remember very early on when Baltimore turned Giving Tuesday into BMore Gives More--Baltimore Gives More. They decided they were going to make it all about how generous Baltimore is.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 17: Tiffani Bell and Clay Hebert

Steve Blank

Tiffani Bell is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Water Project , a platform that connects donors to people in Detroit and Baltimore in need of assistance paying their water bills.

Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

Both Sides of the Table

GRP’s biggest winners over the years have not only come from LA (Overture, CitySearch, TrueCar) but from Chicago (Envestnet, Ulta), Las Vegas (HDI), Baltimore (BillMeLater), New York (DealerTrack), London ( and other locations.

Why Hasn’t An Occupy White House Emerged?

Hunter Walker

Important displays of anger and resistance in the face of police brutality (St Louis, Baltimore, others). New York City. I’ve lived in San Francisco long enough to consider myself a Local, if not a Native.

In Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Cofounders Find YOU!

July 29th, 2010 | baltimore , business , design , economics , philosophy , software , trends My last couple of posts have been about finding technical cofounders, either at the start or over time. Beehive Baltimore celebrates nine months of coworking Community Open House, Thursday 9/24!

How Twitter Got Me into The White House & Saved My Son’s Birthday

Both Sides of the Table

And a guy that I had seen several times comment to me on Twitter & my blog, Brian Sierakowski (from the Greater Baltimore Tech Council) had sent me a Tweet asking if I’d come to meet entrepreneurs in Baltimore.

The Most Important Book I Read This Summer

Both Sides of the Table

Coates grew up in a rough neighborhood of Baltimore (the same streets portrayed by my favorite show of all time, “ The Wire.”) I love reading non-fiction as a way to challenge myself to understand topics that stretch my understanding of the world around me.

?Vinnie Pazienzo’s Comeback And Overpreparedness: A Lesson For Leaders


He is currently director of pitching development with the Baltimore Orioles.

Ray Lewis and Neil Saban: Effort is Eternal

Growthink Blog

This past week, however, I was moved by the stories and coverage of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ retirement after 17 seasons of professional football, and those of Alabama head football coach Nick Sabin winning his third BCS national championship in four years.

HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

Both Sides of the Table

Our other big wins came from Chicago (Ulta & Envestnet), Baltimore (BillMeLater), New York (DealerTrack) & LA (TrueCar). The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. It’s even more exciting when you can report an exit of a company that is a major win.

The One Word That Shouldn’t Exist in an Entrepreneur’s Vocabulary

Both Sides of the Table

We had also just been upgrade from London to Baltimore. The one word the best entrepreneurs never accept. I said it. Now let me walk you through a broader story because avoidance of the word in and of itself will seem cliche. Stay with me.

Business Contest Innovation | 2012 Maryland Pinterest Pitch Contest | Gov O’Malley

Campus Entrepreneurship

Winners will be featured on Governor Martin O’Malley’s Pinterest page and will also receive a prize courtesy of our generous partners at the Baltimore Angels. 7 years ago I wrote a paper that included the case of Wisconsin as the first state hosting a business plan competition.

This Week’s Keynote Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

I’m hoping to speak later this year in Philly, for example, where I’ll likely be in November and/or December (also in Annapolis so maybe Washington DC and/or Baltimore?). I have often complained how much I hate sitting on panels.

Why I’m Turning Over a New Leaf & Refocusing My Energy

Both Sides of the Table

I also strongly encourage people to read as a companion book Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me describing his life growing up in poor Black neighborhoods in Baltimore and then his journey to NYC. This election has been hard on our country.

New Maryland Startup Unites Brawn and Brains on the Football Field

The Startup Magazine

As such, the company has just landed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens , where its technology will be leveraged for training purposes during the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Cupid’s Cup 2016 | @UofMaryland @UnderArmour #KevinPlank

Campus Entrepreneurship

Plank’s message about Under Armour and his vision for Baltimore are big (backed by investment on the waterfront — see the plans for Port Covington). In completing my research on high growth ventures created by students the case of Kevin Plank (Under Armour) and the University of Maryland was part of my data collection and highlights many of the ideas uncovered.

Why Trump’s Victory Caused Alec Ross To Run for Governor of Maryland – Five Question Interview

Hunter Walker

AR: My wife is a 6 th grade math teacher in Baltimore’s public schools so she sees jarring examples of inequality and lack of opportunity everyday. My friend Alec Ross is running to be Governor of Maryland. I support him and hope you’ll join me, just go to his website to learn more. I’ve known Alec since early in Obama’s presidency. He was working for Secretary Clinton on an initiative on “21 st Century Statecraft.”

The Tech Mentorship Gap: How Code2040 Is Solving. What You Can Do. And How LinkedIn Can Help

Hunter Walker

2013 Class 18 Fellows - CMU, Stanford, MIT, University of Maryland- Baltimore County, Virginia Tech, University of Pittsburg, Harvey Mudd College, UCLA, USC, Berkeley, University of Huston, CSU Channel Islands, Notre Dame de Namur. Most anyone successful in technology has benefited from those who came before them – whether it’s indirect such as opensource code or more specific, like the guidance of a CS professor.

10 Famous People Who Flourished After Being Laid Off


Long before Oprah Winfrey became the most successful female talk show host in television history, she was working as a TV news reporter at WJZ in Baltimore. Being fired is by far one of the worst experiences a person can go through, but one thing’s for certain – you’re not alone.

New York Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

SXSW was amazing and exhausting. We'll have slides and video from our Lean Startup track posted soon. Don't forget to vote to help choose a Lean Startup SXSW Challenge winner. You can follow the slide presentation on Slideshare here.) Next week, I travel to New York, where I'm especially excited to see the entrepreneurial renaissance that is in progress, first hand. I am declaring next week to be officially Lean Startup Week in New York City. Here's why: NYU, Tues.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

Both Sides of the Table

It’s how I met Brian Sierakowski from the Greater Baltimore Tech Council who organized an entrepreneur lunch for me when I was passing through town last week. It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter.

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Lean startup tools for Rails apps

I'm near baltimore, and very creative as yourself. October 16, 2010 5:27 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Im an entrepreneur and programmer living in Baltimore, Maryland. ▼ 2009 (17) ▼ November (1) Lean startup tools for Rails apps ► October (1) Walk by faith, not by sight ► September (1) Steal my ideas for Baltimore's tech culture! Startup opportunities for programmers in Baltimore.

What I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Business

Up and Running

Jonathan Passley, the owner of PDR Web Solutions, a web design and online marketing company located in Baltimore, Maryland, says he didn’t know how to save for taxes when he first started out at the age of 22.

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?Vinny Paz’s Comeback And Overpreparedness: A Lesson For Leaders


He is currently director of pitching development with the Baltimore Orioles.