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Three growing companies to watch

BmoreMedia takes a look at three Baltimore area startups that promise to revolutionize how we plan meals, meet people who share common interests and present academic information. 

It's not just nice to share. It's changing how we do business.

The rise of the sharing economy has created a new class of entrepreneur whose startups are monetizing everything from power tools to parking spots. And who knows, one of them could be the next Airbnb. 

From trash to treasure: Artists turn discarded items into sought-after art

The creative reuse economy has exploded in recent years, with more artists turning discarded items into fashionable new products. We take a look at how upcycling is taking shape in a number of cities, including Baltimore.

Can the redevelopment of a former pumping station boost Baltimore's food economy?

Three vacant buildings in East Baltimore will be the home of a new incubator and commercial kitchen where budding food entrepreneurs can hone their skills. Bill Struever, Spike Gjerde and others talk about what's cooking at the Baltimore Food Hub. 

The rise of the rest: Startups look beyond Silicon Valley

Innovation and job growth in the tech industry are happening in far-flung places besides Silicon Valley. We take a look at four cities, including Baltimore, that are making a name for themselves. 

University of Maryland law school means business

The University of Maryland has revamped its law school curriculum so students are better prepared for the job market. Students learn how to read a balance sheet and learn what it takes to start a company. 

Startup snapshot: Canton couple squeezes a business plan out of baby food

Jordan and Alexis Takas founded EZ Squeezees after noticing the waste created from one-time-use pureed food packets for babies and toddlers. The couple created expandable, refillable pouches that are now sold at Whole Foods and on the company's website.

BmoreMedia is on break for Memorial Day

BmoreMedia is taking off for Memorial Day. We will publish our next issue June 4.

Slow and steady wins the race for Baltimore area bike retailer

Store owners know how tough it is to beat the chains that undercut them. But one Baltimore area bike retailer has come out on top since it opened 35 years ago. Race Pace Bicycles now operates five stores and brings in between $8 million and $10 million in sales. 

The cat's out of the bag: Maryland-raised purse designer is a rising fashion star

Danielle DiFerdinando's purses are sold at top department stores and have received Oprah Winfrey's endorsement. The Maryland native talks about her rise in the fashion industry and her new purse line.

Mesh Baltimore advances continuing education

Mesh Baltimore is tapping into the demand among adults who want new experiences and skills. Students can learn how to make spinach pie or how to keep Fido from barking at the neighbors.

Investing in the environment pays off for Woodberry firm

Ecosystem Investment Partners raises money to restore and protect rural streams and wetlands. Developers and city agencies then buy credits from the company to fulfill federal environmental regulations. Learn more about this Baltimore company that is banking on the environment.

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