Tag Archives: Abell Foundation

Md.-based startups sweep finals at national competition

LifeSprout won the 2017 Association of University Technology Managers business plan competition. LifeSprout co-founders, from left, Russell Martin, Hai-Quan Mao, Justin Sacks and Sashank Reddy.  (LifeSprout submitted photo)

Maryland startups made waves on a national stage this week, with all four finalists at the Association of University Technology Managers business plan competition coming from the state. Three of the companies came from Johns Hopkins, with the fourth from ...

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Plaudits and brickbats for Baltimore’s signature anti-blight program

Buildings are demolished Tuesday on Holbrook Street in the Oliver community in East Baltimore. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

A new report from the Abell Foundation finds Baltimore’s Vacants to Value program to be ambitious but seriously flawed. In the detailed report, authored by former Baltimore Sun reporter Joan Jacobson, the program is called the city’s most enterprising attempt ...

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Survey assesses, suggests how to accelerate innovation in Baltimore

Baltimore’s entrepreneurs want a helping hub, according to a study released earlier this month by the Innovation Allian ce of Baltimore. More than 85 percent of the 170-plus people surveyed said they would use a “hub,” a communal space for ...

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Floating wetlands to expand in Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s floating wetlands are growing. Volunteers plan to add another 2,000 square feet of the manmade marshes in front of the World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor later this month. Two years ago, students from Baltimore’s Living Classrooms Foundation ...

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New $3.3M fund for Baltimore startups

Baltimore entrepreneurs and startup companies received a $3.3 million boon Tuesday with the formation of a new angel investment fund. Through the “Propel Baltimore Fund,” a joint effort by The Abell Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, and the Maryland Technology Development ...

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Movers & Shakers, 2/3/12: Anne Arundel Medical Center promotes Perkins

Medical center promotes Perkins Sherry Perkins has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis. She joined the hospital in 2006 as chief nursing officer and became senior vice president, patient care ...

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On the move – 1/27/12: Smith leads board of transit system

Smith leads board of transit system Chris Smith, vice president of sales & marketing for The Barbour Group, has been appointed chairman of the Carroll Area Transit System’s board of directors. The transit system is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation providing ...

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