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…

Location Based Services

Online Food Ordering Hits Baltimore Courtesy of EatBmore

By | Oct 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hungry for Mexican?  What about pizza, sushi, or kebabs?  Baltimore-based startup LocalUp Solutions, which I covered back in June, has just announced the launch of their newest online food ordering site on their home turf. features listings and menus for more than 150…

Urban Development

LightBox: Creative, Adaptive Reuse in Sustainable Design

By | Aug 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm

As communities throughout the world continue to realize the consequences of years and years of being environmentally unconscious, we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of being good stewards of the environment as we continue to grow and build communities. As such, sustainable…


Creative, Adaptive Reuse at Real Cocktail Baltimore July 28

By | Jul 24, 2011 at 2:35 pm

The next Real Cocktail Baltimore is rapidly approaching. The theme of the last Real Cocktail Baltimore event was eliminating blight. The theme this time is creative, adaptive reuse. We’ll approach this theme from two different angles. In the midst of a housing foreclosure tragedy, we…


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 WhatCounts and Blue…


Park Your Car Quickly and Cheaply with Parking Panda

By | Jul 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

When it comes to parking spaces, city dwellers can be quite covetous. In major U.S. cities, it’s common to see parking spaces leased at a monthly rate equal to that of an apartment elsewhere in the country. A new smartphone app, called Parking Panda, is…


Real Cocktail’s Inaugural Event

By | Jul 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

How can we shorten the time between when real estate development ideas are just theory, and when those ideas are put into practice? That is the question that we started with, which inspired the Inaugural Real Cocktail event, held May 14, 2011. With Innovation…


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, which we covered previously, 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…

Startups & Apps

LocalUp Brings You Hyper-Local Online Food Ordering

By | Jun 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Baltimore-based startup LocalUp Solutions connects restaurants directly with consumers, making each locally branded website the mecca for online food ordering in their respective cities. If their business sounds a little GrubHub-ish, well, yeah it kind of is.  But unlike many of its competitors, LocalUp…

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, office space, legal advice and workshops this summer…

Startups & Apps

Shortmail Looks To Keep Email Communications Simple

By | Mar 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Email is an every day necessity, but it can be somewhat overwhelming to keep up with. With the trend towards real-time communications, many people use email like chat, making it even more difficult to stay on top of it.  As a result, email can end…