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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 »



HobbyBuddy: Bringing People Together Through Common Interests

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“Don’t just watch life.  Participate!” That’s the slogan of Baltimore-based startup HobbyBuddy.  Their purpose is to help people connect with locals who enjoy the same hobbies or activities.   You can sign up as an individual or as a couple and participate in activities either in your hometown or while traveling.  HobbyBuddy could be thought of… Read more »


Personalized News App Offers Fun Games and Real World Rewards

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The powerhouse team behind the upcoming news sensation NewsUp has put hours of effort towards changing the way Americans inform themselves. Through experiences at companies and corporations including ChangeUp Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, NASA, Connect AI, Aramak, Ignition 72, 4Ten Technologies, and Starwood Resorts, NewsUp has an extremely impressive resume of leadership behind it in… Read more »


HDScores: Standardizing Data from Health Department Inspections

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Kitchen nightmare shows entertain over six million viewers a week, and the popularity of the genre doesn’t show signs of slowing. Rooted in these heavily produced food rehab shows is the reality that restaurants need to consistently meet inspection standards set out by local and state health departments. These inspection reports are publicly available by… Read more »


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

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Earlier this year, Tech Cocktail had the pleasure of sharing a few cocktails with Baltimore’s finest while checking out some of the hot, local startups.  Good news Baltimore, we’re coming back.  On October 18th, Tech Cocktail will be showcasing a dozen new up-and-coming Baltimore-based startups < register for the Mixer here >. But before the event begins, we want to… Read more »