Fail Conference Organizer: Stop Being Risk Averse and Fail More [Interview]

By | Apr 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

We all know that failure is part and parcel of being an entrepreneur, but somehow we forget that right after we fall flat on our face. To lessen the stigma around failure, the gb.tc (formerly Greater Baltimore Technology Council) is hosting a “fail conference”…



Find Out What Illnesses are Going Around at SickWeather

By | Nov 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Unless you have kids in school – who inevitably bring home the latest and greatest virus – chances are you have no idea what sundry illnesses are making the rounds.  At our Tech Cocktail DC mixer last night, Baltimore-based startup SickWeather demo’d their beta…



410 Labs Shortmail Raises $750,000 In Funding

By | Jul 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm

410 Labs the makers of Shortmail which we covered when they first launched and then again more recently as they opened the doors to the public, has just announced that they have raised funding. According to the announcement, the $750,000 Series A funding includes…



Blue Sky Factory Acquired By WhatCounts

By | Jul 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Today Baltimore-based email marketing service provider Blue Sky Factory announced that they were acquired by WhatCounts. Blue Sky Factory CEO Greg Cangialosi had this to say about the acquisition: “This is an exciting day for Blue Sky Factory and WhatCounts. Together …



Shortmail Launches As A Lifeline To Drowning In Your Email Inbox

By | Jun 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Looking to make email communications more focused and pleasant, Shortmail, has come out of private beta today. Since we previously covered Shortmail’s private beta in March, the 410 Labs team lead by Matthew Koll and David Troy has added the ability to send public as…

Startups & Apps


3D Sound From VisiSonics

By | May 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Most of us have 2 ears.  None of us have 5.1 ears.  So why do we need  complicated expensive equipment to render 2 dimensional sound? Current 5.1 sound solutions deliver directional sounds on a flat 2 dimensional plane.  These systems enable us to identify…



Real Cocktail Baltimore: Urban Planning, Innovation & Cocktails

By | Apr 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

As we broaden our view of innovation beyond the Web, we see fascinating changes happening in every sector. Some industries are changing faster than others, and some are ripe for innovation, but could use some catalyst. As we grow Tech Cocktail, we’ll be experimenting…



Introducing Baltimore’s New Accelerator Program, Startup City

By | Apr 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

Baltimore has officially extended you an invitation to become part of its “innovation community”. Startup City, a just-launched business accelerator program, is recruiting 10 early-stage ventures for a 12 week program that includes mentorship, $15,000 of seed funding, …


Curriculum Distribution In The Cloud With Common Curriculum

By | Mar 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

The cloud meets curriculum could be another way to describe Common Curriculum’s platform that allows K-12 publishers to create and sell their curriculum on the web. Here’s the situation: small curricula publishers don’t have the resources to create a web-based version …

Gear & Gadgets


10 Sweet Gadgets Powered By Verizon Wireless

By | Mar 2, 2011 at 12:15 am

Verizon has been best known for their coast to coast wireless coverage and fewer dropped calls than competitors. And of course their commercials showing an army of network engineers ensuring they can be heard from anywhere. Did you know that in the first half…