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FITCI & Betamore Expand Founder City Pitch Competition Deadline Extended & Final Celebration Moved to Fall 2021

FITCI & Betamore Expand Founder City Pitch Competition Deadline Extended & Final Celebration Moved to Fall 2021

Founder City, a hybrid conference-event, expanded weekly programming into June and extended its venture capital pitch competition deadline to September 17, which is open to all Maryland-based startups. Early applicants get mentor-ship & feedback from leading professionals, essential as a foundation for future fundraising. Registrants also get free access to Thumbraise, the app-based video pitch platform where they can polish a pitch for investors, get feedback, and gain visibility on a national level. Pitch finalists will present LIVE, on-stage at the finale celebration event. ...  Read more

Veralox Therapeutics Announces Closing Of $16.6 Million Series A Financing And Announces New Board Members

Veralox Therapeutics Announces Closing Of $16.6 Million Series A Financing And Announces New Board Members

FREDERICK, Md.June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Veralox Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class small molecule therapeutics that treat the underlying pathologies of diseases with significant unmet medical needs, today announced the closing of a $16.6 million Series A financing.  The round was led by Hatteras Venture Partners with participation from Genesys Capital, Point Field Partners and Alexandria Venture Investments as well as support from previous Veralox investors including Sanofi Ventures, JDRF T1D Fund, Maryland Momentum Fund, VTC Innovation Fund and TEDCO.  The Company also announced that Ben Scruggs, PhD, principal at Hatteras Venture Partners, and Jamie Stiff, MBA, managing director at Genesys Capital, will join the Veralox Therapeutics board of directors. ...  Read more

Technical Bulletin: No. 2021-04-1: Treatment of PPP Loans

Technical Bulletin: No. 2021-04-1: Treatment of PPP Loans

Arlington, Va., April 13, 2021 – Beginning with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the US Congress has appropriated more than $960 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through four separate bills.[1] This unprecedented program, administered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and designed to aid American small businesses, is scheduled to end on May 31, 2021. READ MORE HERE ...  Read more

Vision Technologies Signs the CareFirst Better Together COVID-19 Vaccine Pledge

Vision Technologies Signs the CareFirst Better Together COVID-19 Vaccine Pledge

GLEN BURNIE, MD, March 29, 2021 – Vision Technologies (Vision), a leading network integrator with national and global reach, has signed the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield “Better Together” pledge. The pledge was launched to unite communities by committing organizations to help educate and encourage people living throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ...  Read more

Rfidcollect, Joget And Mokxa Team Up to Launch Notify, A Covid-19 Workplace Safety Monitoring System

Rfidcollect, Joget And Mokxa Team Up to Launch Notify, A Covid-19 Workplace Safety Monitoring System

Three resident companies at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), have collaborated to launch a new product, NOTIFY ̶  a contact-tracing notification system that anonymously monitors users movements throughout a facility to identify potential COVID-19 exposures. ...  Read more

J29 Announces Award of 8(a) Certification

J29 Announces Award of 8(a) Certification

J29 Inc. is proud to announce that is has been awarded the 8(a) small business certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA). This certification grants J29 entry into the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program, with the addition making J29 a certified 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). ...  Read more

The Kids Are (Not) Alright in Pandemic: Children’s Online Privacy under COPPA, FERPA, and More

The Kids Are (Not) Alright in Pandemic: Children’s Online Privacy under COPPA, FERPA, and More

Children born in the 21st Century have never experienced a world without the internet. Children’s internet use has also increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, speeding up the trend towards digital socialization. However, use of the internet during childhood presents particular privacy challenges that may not be readily apparent to most children. Children are often more willing to share personally identifying information (PII) on the internet without fully grasping the risks of a data breach. Children are also more susceptible than other online users to targeted advertising and identity theft. ...  Read more