The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and a group of sponsors announced the winners of the 14th annual Incubator Company of the Year awards Tuesday evening.
The winners were chosen for their goals, and their success in reaching those goals. That was measured by a variety of factors including their technology development, growth in terms of employees and revenue, deals with significant clients or partners or grants and awards.
Finalists included 22 companies from nine different incubators in the state. The seven winners (listed with their categories and incubators) are below.
Best Consumer Tech & Technology Services Company
Ntensify (Emerging Technology Center) partners with brands to create a branded in-app store and offers end-to-end design, production and logistics capabilities.
Best Education Technology Company
Citelighter Inc. (Betamore) is a research and writing platform that helps students organize materials for writing papers and lets teachers track their students’ progress.
Best Environment/Energy Company
SOL VISTA (Silver Spring Innovation Center) offers simple and innovative solutions that increase energy and water efficiency in commercial buildings while significantly increasing owner profits.
Best Graduate Company
Keffa Coffee (TowsonGlobal Business Incubator) imports and offers Ethiopian Specialty-Grade coffees to Maryland residents.
Best Life Sciences Company
Rehabtics (Emerging Technology Center) develops a software system for physical rehabilitation using motion-controlled video games for use both in institutions and at home.
Best New Incubator Company
Allovue (Emerging Technology Center) streamlines school financial management processes into one data visualization application that helps school leaders navigate the budget process, manage multiple funding streams, track expenses, allocate spending money to teachers, identify trends over time, and plan for future capital investments.
Best Security Company
Light Point Security (bwtech@UMBC ) is a cybersecurity company dedicated to stopping malware infections delivered through web browsers.