Why Baltimore is Poised to be a Leader in EdTech

The picture above was taken by Jess Gartner at the Education Hack Day in November. Jess is a 7th grade teacher at New Era...

Startup Culture Observations from Local Students

The following is a guest post from members of the student-run Hopkins Consulting Agency at Johns Hopkins University. About a year ago, Mike Subelsky wrote...

Startup 101

Startup 101 is meant to be a “Quick Setup” guide to help assimilate you and your startup with the Baltimore community. We’ll be recommending...

Should we all move to Silicon Valley?

I keep thinking about this exit interview that Brian Sierakowski did with Paul Capestany, who is leaving Baltimore to move to San Francisco (joining...

Making it Easy to Give Locally

You may have noticed a great deal popping up on your social networks recently: “Win $100 to Woodberry Kitchen by liking our Facebook page!”...

How to Help Tech Entrepreneurs in Your City

I’ve attended a few meetings lately with groups in Baltimore who want to help technology entrepreneurs. Here’s what I’ve been thinking and saying in...

Five Things Governments Can Do to Encourage Civic Startups

2012 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Civic Startup.” With the growth of the open government movement and more and more governments...

Bizelo – an App Store for Small Businesses

As a professional software consultant I can vouch for the fact that most small businesses that are using software to manage their stores are...

An Hour in the Life of a One-to-One Teacher in Baltimore

Last week I was fortunate enough to sit in on an 8th grade math class led by Kevin Tame, a Teach for America corps...

A Vision for Baltimore’s Tech Business Ecosystem

It can be difficult to see the forest for the trees when it comes to defining what it is we in the so-called “tech...

A Recap of Education Hack Day

We came, we saw, we hacked The weekend before last, roughly 70 software designers, developers, makers, and educators convened at Digital Harbor High School for...

5 Lessons from an English Major Turned Entrepreneur

I recently gave a talk to a group of students, faculty & staff who participated in Career Week at my Alma Mater, UMBC. The...