As the largest city in the State of Maryland, Baltimore is home to much of the region’s commerce—as well as leading global science/research institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. It’s no wonder the city is also home to a growing number of innovative tech startups.
From innovative cybersecurity solutions to stress monitoring software, here are 11 tech startups from Baltimore that you should know about in 2016 and beyond.
ParkingPanda enables parking spot owners to rent their vacancies out and dynamically set pricing based on local demand and inventory. The service currently works in over 40 cities.
Easy Web Content is a cloud-based website design and content management tool that allows users to create web content without coding.
Maelstrom is an app for analyzing/sorting emails to get users as close as possible to “inbox zero.” The offering currently works with Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo! Mail.
Block Interval is a developer of virtual reality-based immersive storytelling experiences. Life of Lon is the studio’s first story-driven virtual reality game.
Autopilot Lifestyle is designed for sufferers of debilitating health issues or extraordinarily stressful situations. The service delivers a dashboard-style email or text daily with personalized stress thresholds and other stats and recommendations.
SameGrain’s privacy-first social networking app enables users to connect with others you share the most in common with. The service is currently available for iOS, with an Android version forthcoming.
Unbound Concepts is a service similar to Pandora, but for classroom and library books. Users can search titles according to literary filters such as themes, character archetypes, and more.
SpeakerBlast is a web and mobile app that allows people to play audio in sync over multiple devices simultaneously—resulting in a collective, crowdsourced sound system.
Social Toaster is a platform for brands to engage their fan base. The solution offers incentives to fans for sharing content via social media and acting as word-of-mouth brand ambassadors.
Cortx is a developer of artificial intelligence solutions—its four main solutions include an intelligent content rewriter, automated author, and intelligent business/marketing tooling platform.
ZeroFOX is a software firm that focuses on protecting organizations from social media and digital channel-based cyber threats. The company’s SaaS-based solution is used to prevent phishing attacks, information loss, account compromise, fraud, compliance violations, and financial loss.
These are just of a handful of Baltimore’s tech startup highfliers—be sure to keep them on your watch as they ramp up development efforts for 2017 and beyond.