Conscious Venture Lab Forming in Howard County

Howard County is thinking about the future. And they are doing so by creating a new incubator that would help companies with a socially conscious focus to develop and grow. The new program is called the Conscious Venture Lab. It’s a partnership between Howard County and the Porter Group LLC which is based in New […]

Angel Investor Helping Baltimore Companies to Grow

It’s an exciting day for two Baltimore start-ups that each received $200,000 from the Propel Baltimore Fund to continue their work. The Propel Baltimore Fund is backed by the Maryland Technology Development Corp., the Abell Foundation and the France-Merrick Foundation. The two start-ups that received funds included SocialToaster Inc. and Woofound Inc. As The Abell […]

Maryland Funding for the Arts Looking Up

In a move that offers hope and excitement, the Maryland State Arts Council has awarded a 16% increase in state arts funding for fiscal 2014. They just awarded close to $13 million to local arts organizations which will support 254 arts organizations and programs. It will also assist arts councils in Maryland’s 23 counties and […]

Foreman Wolf Opening Sixth Restaurant in Columbia

If you love the Columbia waterfront, then you may want to take note. Foreman Wolf, one of Baltimore’s most well known and respected restaurant groups, is about to open a sixth restaurant. This one will be in Columbia and will be their first restaurant outside the city limits of Baltimore. They just signed a 10 […]

Baltimore Law Firms Make the American Lawyers Survey List

If you’re looking to join one of the top revenue-generating law firms in the country, look no further than Baltimore. The 2013 American Lawyers annual survey of the top 100 firms just presented its findings and showed that DLA Piper is the nation’s number one revenue-generating law firm. DLA is the second-biggest law firm in […]

New Look for Baltimore Grand Prix

The Baltimore Grand Prix is getting a face-lift. Their old slogan, “Festival of Speed” is out the door, and they are welcoming a new slogan, “Celebration of Acceleration.” Their new tagline is, as they explain, part of a “new look and feel” that the race has just unveiled. The Grand Prix is also planning to […]

InvestMaryland Challenge Narrows to 9

The winning companies from the InvestMaryland Challenge will each receive $100,000 in prizes and $125,000 in cash as part of the Maryland Venture Fund’s first business competition. The winning companies will be announced on April 15. InvestMaryland is a state venture capital initiative managed by DBED and the Maryland Venture Fund. They managed to raise […]

Offshore Wind Bill Passes Senate in Maryland

Environmental groups are hailing the recent passage in the Senate of an offshore wind bill that was pushed by Governor Martin O’Malley. The Senate approved O’Malley’s Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act, Senate Bill 275, by a margin of 30-15. The bill will now head back to the House to reconcile some minor details and will […]