Raising a seed round isn’t only about the money: Yet Analytics cofounders - Technical.ly

Money may be the desired end result of an initial outside investment round, but the process of raising capital is ultimately about setting a course for the company, Yet Analytics cofounders Shelly Blake-Plock and Margaret Roth told a group of entrepreneurs and community members at Startup Soiree on Wednesday night. Read More

Here’s a taste of 6 up-and-coming Baltimore food businesses- Techinical.ly

Since launching in January, Startup Soiree has been unique among entrepreneur-focused events in Baltimore for its embrace of businesses that go beyond tech.

That agnostic approach was on display for a Soiree at Pixilated Photobooth headquarters as School of Food took the reins for a look at emerging businesses in the food space. School of Food is the business training arm of the larger City Seeds program that will eventually open a test kitchen in the Baltimore Food Hub. The idea is to help people who make good noms make a business out of it, too. Read More

Startup Soiree is moving to City Garage- Technical.ly

City Garage had its big debut last week at Beta City. This week, there’s news that the massive corridor that forms the center of the Kevin Plank-funded innovation hub in Port Covington will bring together Baltimore entrepreneurs on future Thursdays, as well.

Starting with this month’s edition on Oct. 29, Startup Soiree will be held at City Garage. Baltimore tech community leader and MissionTix CEO Greg Cangialosi will be the first featured speaker at the new space, leading a session on bootstrapping. The event will remain free. Read More

Here are 7 great, tech-centric episodes of Baltimore’s Startup Soiree Podcast- Technical.ly

If you’re a founder or an aspiring founder, Startup Soiree is something you need to know about.

For founders, by founders, Startup Soiree is a monthly meetup focused on meaningful networking and inspiring conversations with Baltimore’s startup leaders.

Startup Soiree also has a weekly podcast which has featured numerous Baltimore technologists. Now Technical.ly Baltimore wants to bring those inspiring voices right to your voicemail. Read More

AccelerateBaltimore just got another $100K to fund local startups- Techinical.ly

AccelerateBaltimore received new funding that will allow a startup in next year’s class to receive additional funding when the company completes the program.

The accelerator, which is run by the Emerging Technology Centers, awards six startups with $25,000 in funding as part of the program. New in 2016, one startup will receive an additional $100,000 in funding.

The new money was made possible by a donation from the Abell Foundation.

Speaking about the new money at the Baltimore Innovation Week edition of Startup Soiree on Tuesday night, ETC President Deb Tillett said she asked the foundation for new money in an effort to keep the program growing. Read More


STARTUP SOIRÉE was built from the ground up by four local entrepreneurs: Patrick Rife and Nicolas China, Co-Founders of Pixilated Photo Booth, together with Rachel Robinson and Jessica Gignac, Co-Founders of Intrinsic Events. The idea behind this monthly “founders only” collaborative networking event is to bring together the city’s creative minds to share experiences in starting and growing their businesses as well as to profile and celebrate some of Baltimore’s success stories. Startup Soirée allows entrepreneurs to connect and learn from each other and to help them develop an accelerated understanding of the complexities and challenges involved in building a new company. Read More