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Bristol Myers Squibb and Five Leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities Launch Tomorrow’s Innovators to Create Custom Biopharma Educational Programming and Increase Recruitment of Black Talent in the Biopharma Industry

Bristol Myers Squibb and Five Leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities Launch Tomorrow’s Innovators to Create Custom Biopharma Educational Programming and Increase Recruitment of Black Talent in the Biopharma Industry

Despite representing roughly 12% of the U.S. adult population, in biopharma, Black professionals account for just 7% of the total workforce and 3% of executive teams. Today, in an initiative designed to increase access to and awareness of the biopharma industry among Black talent and build a diverse talent pipeline, Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) announced its collaboration to launch Tomorrow’s Innovators—a multimillion dollar strategic alliance to attract top HBCU-affiliated talent to the bio-pharma industry in the next five years. ...  Read more

FITCI Member, Tellor, earns listing on Coinbase as TRB

FITCI Member, Tellor, earns listing on Coinbase as TRB

Frederick-based Tellor started at FITCI in March 2019, committing to its Strategic Growth and Advisory program. Now, investors can buy and sell the startup’s own token (TRB) on Coinbase, the biggest crypto exchange available to US traders. The listing puts Tellor in an elite tier of crypto projects that meet Coinbase’s exacting standards. ...  Read more

Georgia Student Wins Top Honors with Mental Health Assessment App Built on the Joget Open Source Low-Code Platform

Georgia Student Wins Top Honors with Mental Health Assessment App Built on the Joget Open Source Low-Code Platform

COLUMBIA, Md.July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Joget, Inc. is pleased to congratulate Ms. Adya Bhatta, a junior at Northview High School in Johns Creek, GA, USA, for winning first place for the state in the Internet Applications category for 11th & 12th grade division in the annual Georgia State Technology Competition (GaSTC). Bhatta developed an elaborate app for initial assessment and diagnosis of mental health patients on Joget, an open source low-code, no-code application development and workflow automation platform. ...  Read more

FON Global Alliance Conference brings together practitioners from around the world

FON Global Alliance Conference brings together practitioners from around the world

Arlington, Va., July 15, 2021 – On July 7th & 8th, 2021, nearly 30 valued partners and colleagues gathered at the inaugural FON Global Alliance Conference. Participants explored ways that member firms can better address and support clients’ needs in their respective markets and around the globe. The event was sponsored by FON Advisors, LLC and featured speakers representing 18 member firms from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and South America. ...  Read more

Are you an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner interested in pursuing R&D Funding?

Are you an Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner interested in pursuing R&D Funding?

This September, the University of Maryland will offer a workshop series, “SBIR/STTR: Introduction and Getting Started“, brought to you by the Maryland COVID-19 Innovation Accelerator. The program aims to help Maryland startups and small businesses understand and prepare to apply for SBIR/STTR funds and facilitate collaboration between small businesses and university researchers. The program suits first-time applicants, and applicants who are seeking university resources. More information: https://bit.ly/3lwXbYL...  Read more

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