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InvestMaryland Challenge finalists named

The Department of Business and Economic Development announced Tuesday that 12 startup companies have been chosen as finalists in the InvestMaryland Challenge, the state’s national business competition.

Finalists are competing for $100,000 top prizes in four categories — information technology, life sciences, general industry, and —new this year — cybersecurity.

All companies who entered the challenge are eligible for more than $300,000 in other prizes, including grants, software and lab and incubator space.

Winners will be announced in May.

Finalists are: (IT category) DinnerTime, Lutherville; ClickMedix, Gaithersburg; Pulse8, Annapolis; (life sciences) Harpoon Medical, Stevensville; Brain Sentry, Bethesda; Vasoptic Medical, Columbia; (general) Healthify, New York, N.Y.;, Baltimore; Staq, Baltimore; (cybersecurity) Light Point Security, Baltimore; Luminal, Frederick; ZeroFox, Baltimore. For information, go to