March 6, 2011
When members of the Baltimore tech community turned out Thursday night for the first Tech Cocktail Baltimore mixer, the message was clear: Baltimore isn’t D.C. or a pit stop on the way to Philly. Instead Charm City has an innovative, vibrant, and creative technology community all its own.
Tech Cocktail partnered with friends at the Greater Baltimore Tech Council and partners at Blue Sky Factory on the event that brought out over 200 guests that included fellow entrepreneurs, VCs, writers, programmers, designers and other supporters of the local tech community.
The following new ventures were on hand:
- Social Toaster – a social marketing and reporting platform that significantly increases traffic to an organization’s website using electronic word-of-mouth referrals.
- Techies 4 Good – works with nonprofit organizations and connects them with technology volunteers or reduced consultants and resources to help them fulfill their missions.
- Pheedback – a social media platform allows users to post as well as measure feedback about anyone or any company and broadcast it across the web through social networks.
- Common Curriculum – a platform that allows K-12 publishers to create and sell their curriculum through a hosted marketplace that fosters information exchange between end-users and creators.
- GreenSpacers – developer of soil-free, durable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance hydroculture plant systems that naturally purify indoor air.
- CrowdRage – source for local live music in the DC metro area with the goal to help small bands break out by giving them free coverage, promoting their live performances, and offering fan reviews.
- Roomtag – a cloud-based software program that helps office tenants control the costs and logistics of their real estate and facilities.
- Oculis Labs – developer of software that utilizes facial recognition and eye tracking to secure your computer’s screen by obscuring it from others in the room.
The event was hosted at Red Maple in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Title sponsor Verizon Wireless provided a team of associates showing off their latest 4G gadgets, like the new Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and iPads to promote their 3G-enabled version of the iPad2.
Whether you were able to attend or not, enjoy these photos taken by local photographer and Tech Cocktail contributor Jeff Tong.
See more photos from Tech Cocktail Baltimore here.
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