Before 2018 was through, five Baltimore agtech and aquatech startups closed out the first cohort of a new Maryland program designed to help founders build businesses and make industry connections.
At the Dec. 20 demo day held inside bwtech@UMBC, the startups that participated in the F3 Tech Accelerator pitched products to make improvements and address environmental concerns in the home, as well as on the farm.
Biotrophics Founder Sam Glickstein took home the $25,000 award on the night. As Technical.ly has reported, the startup is taking on a new form of sustainable farming by raising insects that can be used as feed. Showing the environmental angle that many of the startups addressed, Glickstein said the use of insects on the farm can help address overfishing, as fish caught in oceans is often used for fishmeal. Glickstein’s initial work includes raising mealworms at Southwest Baltimore’s Harbor Designs and Manufacturing.
January 2, 2019
Author: Stephen Babcock
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