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Happinin is Using Real-Time Videos to Provide Unbiased Venue Reviews

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What’s happening? That’s the essential premise behind the new application Happinin. Currently available Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, the app allows users to discover what’s going on in local venues, helping them to narrow down which bars to go to or which events to attend. Using real-time visual content via user-generated and -uploaded videos, Happinin… Read more »


HDScores Asks: Are You Eating at Clean Restaurants?

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Sometimes looks can be deceiving, especially in the restaurant business. Have you ever been into a restaurant that outwardly appears clean, only to find it filthy once you’re too far invested in the meal? You can feel your skin crawling, the carpet looks like it hasn’t been cleaned in years, and suddenly there’s a sharp… Read more »


How Wearable Tech Will Transform Walkability of Our Cities

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Apple’s announcement in September regarding the 2015 launch of the Apple Watch has some pundits wondering if the tech giant can do for wearable tech what it did for the MP3 player and smartphone: create a must-have consumer device out of a fledgling, yet promising, product line. I think the more interesting question is, if… Read more »


Checking in with Cause Marketing Platform Cake Fundraising

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Cake Fundraising is a cause marketing platform that serves donors and fundraisers through dynamic promotional tactics and data capture. Cake makes it so that any nonprofit or business can create campaigns through four simple steps. Founder Justin Kersey pitched his company at a recent Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase, so we checked in on him for… Read more »


DreamIt Baltimore Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of HealthTech Startups

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The global accelerator DreamIt Ventures has announced that it is now accepting applications for DreamIt Health Baltimore, a four-month acceleration program based in one the country’s leading cities for health. With access to institutions like Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland, healthtech startups chosen to participate in this class will get the opportunity to… Read more »


Who is Baltimore’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey Baltimore, it’s time to tell us what Maryland’s startups have to show! Tech Cocktail wants to showcase Baltimore’s top startups in our upcoming Mixer and Startup Showcase event September 17th. Every vote counts, especially YOUR vote! Make sure to grab a ticket and mingle with industry leaders and influencers while sipping on delicious cocktails. Tech Cocktail is… Read more »


Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

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This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has raised a total of $8.25 million. Formerly known as LocalUp, OrderUp’s… Read more »


Baltimore’s Curiosityville Acquired by Education Giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Baltimore-based Curiosityville, an education tech video game startup, was reportedly purchased by global education powerhouse, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The acquisition was announced this morning for an undisclosed price. Curiosityville provides children between the ages of three and eight with an online, personalized learning environment, utilizing animated video games to teach basic… Read more »


Greg Cangialosi Named CEO of MissionTix, Hopes to Take it Back to Startup Roots

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Baltimore-based MissionTix announced Tuesday that it has named Greg Cangialosi as CEO. MissionTix provides an online ticketing platform and consumer portal for events, concerts, and fundraisers, and Cangialosi plans to bring new ideas, technology innovation, and cutting-edge analytics to the team. “Our goal is to create the best experience around ticketing for both event organizers… Read more »


UMBC Students Compete for a Chance to Launch a Startup in the Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition

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The Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition (CBIC) is open now for University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) students who aspire to become entrepreneurs. Both undergraduate and graduate UMBC students can apply by submitting a competitive and realistic 3-5 page technology-focused business plan by March 6. The CBIC is a next-level competition designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs… Read more »


If You Seek Entrepreneurial Knowledge, Seek Greg Cangialosi

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Greg Cangialosi co-founded Betamore, an 8,000 square-foot urban campus for entrepreneurship, in January of 2013 in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. Under his leadership the campus has tirelessly worked to fulfill a twofold mission: stimulate the establishment and growth of tech-based startups and offer a career-focused education led by industry experts. When he’s not… Read more »



Baltimore is Booming with Startups Tackling the Education Space

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Baltimore’s growing startup scene is tackling the education space with three companies that were featured recently at Tech Cocktail events. With more than a decade of experience in instructional technology and online learning at Johns Hopkins University (which just scored a $350 million donation from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg), Babson College, and education… Read more »


Decisionaire: Helping the World Make Better Decisions

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The founders of Decisionaire have found their niche in something that people do all day, every day – make decisions.  The purpose of this Baltimore-based startup is to help the world make better decisions by providing a marketplace where individuals can sell their decision-making expertise. According to their website, the idea for Decisionaire came about as… Read more »