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Startup news

    • Social Innovation Lab alums named OSI Community Fellows
      Ava Pipitone of HostHome, Emily Thompson of PIVOT and Brittany Young of B-360 Baltimore are part of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s 2018 cohort. Each will receive $60,000 for a term of 18 months as part of the program, which seeks dynamic activists and social entrepreneurs interested in implementing projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore City.


    • AsclepiX Therapeutics raises $5M
      Johns Hopkins spinout AsclepiX Therapeutics raised $5 million in new funding that will assist in development of new treatment for eye diseases that are leading causes of blindness in adults. The convertible note round was led by Barer & Son Capital, with participation from Rapha Capital Management, Salem Partners, TEDCO, and Piedmont Capital Partners. It brings the company’s total raised to $11 million.


    • FactoryFour Expands with $5M Series A, Led by August Capital
      The funds raised from this round, led by August Capital, will help accelerate development of our platform and expand our global footprint including new offices in Los Angeles and London, while ramping sales and marketing efforts to bring FactoryFour to every manufacturer.



    • EduMD LLC receives Pre-Seed Builder Fund Support from TEDCO
      The creator of MileMarker, a medical training assessment tool developed by clinicians from Johns Hopkins that helps enhance training programs for surgeons in residence and in medical schools, was one of five ‘economically disadvantaged’ startups that will get up to $50,000 in funding as well as business training and mentorship.


    • BurnAlong raises $1.3M seed round, former IKEA executive and Md. investor join board
      BurnAlong, part of JHTV’s M-1 Ventures cohort in fall 2017, raised a $1.3 million seed round and is expanding an offering that allows companies to provide employees with access to streaming health and fitness classes. Along with the funding round, the Baltimore startup is adding two new board members with experience scaling companies.


    • ClearMask takes second at Open Works’ EnterpRISE Venture Competition
      ClearMask earned $5,000 with its vision to build more breathable foams at Open Works to incorporate into the company’s clear surgical masks. Cofounder Aaron Hsu works to help those who are deaf and hard of hearing find comfort and access to clear, nonverbal communication cues while experiencing medical care.


  • CortiTech places second in Collegiate Inventors Competition
    A team of Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students earned the silver prize Friday at the annual Collegiate Inventors Competition with a device intended to reduce the likelihood of injury during brain surgery. Team CortiTech — sophomores Jody Mou, Kevin Tu, junior Sun Jay Yoo, and seniors Jack Ye and Linh Tran —developed a new brain retractor, which they call Radiex. It features a rounded, compact design that shrinks the point of entry for surgeons.


Baltimore news


    • Christy Wyskiel named to The Baltimore Sun’s “25 Women to Watch in 2018″”
      “Wyskiel … brought her investment savvy and passion for startups to Hopkins five years ago, in the midst of the university’s efforts to commercialize research. …(M)ost of the companies founded on Hopkins technology (had) left Maryland for Silicon Valley or other tech hot spots. That’s starting to change, and the opening of FastForward 1812, a Hopkins business incubator with office and lab space for entrepreneurs, has a lot to do with it.”


    • Remington Storefront Challenge
      The Greater Remington Improvement Association and its partners, The Johns Hopkins University and Seawall are excited to announce the Remington Storefront Challenge. Up for grabs are two pop-up retail stores right next to R. House, in the heart of the inspiring Remington neighborhood. Challengers will be evaluated and narrowed down by a panel of judges made up of Remington residents, anchor institutions, and local business owners.


    • Remington Storefront Challenge
      Welcome to the neighborhood, Ulman Foundation, which just opened a new space on East Madison Street providing free housing for young adult cancer patients receiving treatment in Baltimore and their families.


  • The Ulman House opens
    Welcome to the neighborhood, Ulman Foundation, which just opened a new space on East Madison Street providing free housing for young adult cancer patients receiving treatment in Baltimore and their families.