Tag: BurnAlong

Awards

Good News: December 2018

 

Good News: December 2018

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.
  •  

  • Marigold Helath looks to raise $2.3 million
    Formerly Sunrise Health, the mobile therapy startup has raised $1 million and plans to use the funding to help the company grow and target larger potential clients.
  •  

  • 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

  • Baltimore No. 5 on Forbes’ list of top 10 rising cities for startups
    “The proximity to Washington, D.C. helps Baltimore’s startup community. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures serves as the commercial arm of the school’s researchers and investors. JHTV had 164 patents last year, seventh most among schools.”
  •  

  • 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.
News

Good News: February 2018

Good News: February 2018

 
Startup News

    • Shortly after raising $11 million in series B funding, Protenus CEO Nick Culbertson announced that the Baltimore startup plans to nearly double the size of its team. Culbertson said the 30 hires will likely be sourced locally. The FastForward startup analyzes and protects health care data for health systems across the country and saw its revenue grow twentyfold in 2017. Technical.ly

 

    • The Maryland Tech Council named two FastForward companies among the finalists for its annual Industry Awards Celebration. Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) is vying to be named Life Science Company of the Year, and its CEO Doug Ward is up for Chief Executive Officer of the Year. Protenus is a finalist for the Emerging Company of the Year award. The Maryland Tech Council will announce the winners on May 17. Maryland Tech Council

 

    • According to a synopsis from Protenus, health care organizations reported 477 data breaches to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the media. These breaches affected 5.6 million patient records. Healthcare Informatics

 

    • Inspired by his mother’s experience managing multiple chronic conditions, Sathya Elumalai is developing a portable, handheld device that records key vital signs in just 30 seconds. Elumalai is commercializing the technology through his FastForward startup Multisensor Diagnostics. TMC News

 

    • BurnAlong, a fitness startup that participated in the M-1 Ventures accelerator, announced that it raised $1 million in an oversubscribed round. Based in Owings Mills, MD, BurnAlong offers streaming fitness classes through partnerships with fitness instructors and gyms. Technical.ly

 

    • Emocha Mobile Health, a tenant in FastForward 1812, hired Thomas A. Carroll as its chief operating officer. Carroll, who co-founded RuxtonPark Healthcare Capital, will help the company expand into new markets among other duties. MobiHealthNews,Technical.ly

 

    • Fast Company named emocha Mobile Health one of its 10 most innovative businesses in the health sector, citing its technology that makes “medication management mobile-friendly.” Other brands ranked alongside emocha include CVS Health and 23andMe. Fast Company

 

    • Sunrise Health and b.well are two of 24 digital health startups participating in the Texas Medical Center Accelerator. Founded by Johns Hopkins students and a member of the Social Innovation Lab’s 2016-2017 cohort, Sunrise provides text-based group support for behavioral health patients that utilizes artificial intelligence tools. One of two winners of $25,000 at the M-1 Ventures accelerator, b.well aggregates patient health care data by providing incentivized care coordination, along with concierge and matching services. MedCity News

 

    • The St. Louis-based accelerator program Capital Innovators selected FastForward startup Vision Interchange as one of six startups in its spring investment round. The 12-week program will provide the e-commerce company that lets consumers trade eyewear with a $100,000 investment. KMOX

 
Social Ventures

    • Alex Riehm has taken over as the director of SIL. Formerly a deputy director with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Riehm assumed the SIL leadership role in November and aims to build a “continuum of service for anyone with a good idea in Baltimore.” Technical.ly

 

    • Baltimore Magazine’s list of 30 visionaries who are shaping the city’s future. The publication recognized FactoryFour CEO Param Shah for his work to bring manufacturing into the digital age. Shantell Roberts received recognition for her work through Touching Young Lives which provides safe sleeping spaces for babies. Baltimore Magazine

 

    • A member of the 2017-2018 SIL cohort, Mera Kitchen Collective has pop-up dinners, offers catering and hosts other food-focused events as a means of empowering Baltimore’s refugee and immigrant community. In a podcast, the Mera Kitchen Collective team explains Baltimore’s long-time role as a haven for refugees, the state of the city’s refugee community and how its efforts will help this population overcome barriers. Cureate

 

    • A member of this year’s SIL cohort, Hosts for Humanity matches volunteer hosts with patient families seeking a place to stay while loved ones receive care at local medical institutions. Since January 6, the venture has placed four people with hosts for a total of 40 days, saving the families over $5,600. Baltimore Business Journal (subscription required)

 
Innovation News

    • A single experimental blood test called CancerSEEK could one day enable clinicians to simultaneously screen for multiple early stage tumors. The test detected 98 percent of ovarian and liver tumors. Joshua Cohen, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine student, says the test will need to be validated in a more real-world setting. BioWorld Today

 

    • A technology that focuses ultrasound waves could be tomorrow’s solution for treating brain tumors. A group of entrepreneurs from Johns Hopkins are looking to build on the Hopkins-born idea, which would serve as an alternative to invasive surgery. The group has received $250,000 in grant funding from TEDCO and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.
      Baltimore Business Journal

 
Johns Hopkins News

    • A $50 million gift from the United Arab Emirates has enabled Johns Hopkins to establish a new institute for stroke research and clinical care. The Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute in Baltimore will use engineering skills, artificial intelligence and precision medicine to improve diagnoses, treatments and restorative functions for stroke patients. Baltimore Business Journal

 

    • A private developer will receive $800,000 in state grants to help complete 15,000 square feet of retail space at the new Marriott Residence Inn on Johns Hopkins’ East Baltimore campus. This is the latest investment in the East Baltimore Development Inc.’s redevelopment of the Eager Park community. Baltimore Business Journal

 

    • To kick off the spring semester, four dozen Johns Hopkins underclassmen visited workplaces across Baltimore to gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work in city government, health care and other industries. The tour included a visit to a FastForward U innovation hub, which provides space and co-working opportunities for student innovators and entrepreneurs. The Hub

 
Baltimore News

    • Southwest: The Magazine hailed Baltimore as “the city you’re missing” and “the most underrated city in America” in its issue released on February 1. The magazine’s editorial director touted the city’s strong entrepreneurial spirit, hip workspaces, burgeoning arts scene, friendliness and foodie scene. Baltimore Sun

 

    • The Maryland General Assembly is considering a bill that would incentivize making early-stage investments into local startups by offering angel investors tax credits. Del. Brooke Lierman, the bill’s lead sponsor, says, “We want to make sure we can capitalize on (Maryland’s growing number of startups) and on the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Maryland.” Baltimore Business Journal, Technical.ly

 

    • Eight startups will compete for $100,000 in prizes at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Up/Start Venture Competition. The third annual event was open to class of 2018 MICA students and alumni from the class of 2017. SIL’s Alex Riehm was one of the judges who selected the finalists. The finale will occur on April 4. Baltimore Business Journal

 

    • A new innovation space in Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood has begun growing a number of businesses in Baltimore. The CO-OP at Maryland Ave. opened in 2017 and already has a number of tenants, including a steel and metal broker, a carpet installer and a nonprofit. Technical.ly

 

WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien