F3 Tech 2018 Class

Biotrophics Wins $25,000 F³ Tech Accelerator Grand Prize

First accelerator cohort tailored for agritech and aquatech start-ups showcases program success

Baltimore, Maryland (December 21, 2018) – Five Baltimore start-up companies took a big leap forward to launch their respective new businesses as graduates of Maryland’s first F3 (farm, fish and food) Tech Accelerator during a Demo Day presentation and reception on December 20. Held at bwtech@UMBC, the four-month technology Accelerator – a project of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship...

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Baltimore Entrepreneurs Pollinate Apiculture Start Up

Participants in agriculture accelerator form company to benefit beekeepers and farmers

When two Venture for America (VFA) Fellows from the Mid-West met in Baltimore, the result was sweeter than honey. Dawn Musil and Nick Zajciw discovered their shared passion for apiculture – aka beekeeping – on opening day of their VFA training.

Joining forces, they co-founded HiveLend - an agritech start-up and member of F3 Tech’s inaugural accelerator program - to simplify and strengthen the...

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Cykloburn Uses F3 Tech Farming Connections and Tests Prototype for Converting Poultry Litter to Energy

Meet Cykloburn Technologies Partners Rob Meissner and Doug Zeisel who are developing a green tech solution that makes chicken litter more profitable for poultry farmers.

Giving farmers a profitable and environmentally sound method for disposing chicken litter is one of the biggest challenges facing the poultry industry. The solution may lie in a unique, low-emission combustion system being developed by Baltimore-based Cykloburn Technologies LLC.

A member of the inaugural class...

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F3 Tech Startup Company Biotrophics Scores Big in Aquaculture Pitch Competition

Just two months into the F3 Tech Accelerator, a member of the inaugural class scored big at Fish 2.0 in Baltimore November 8. Following a two-day aquaculture technology workshop at IMET (Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology), Biotrophics founder Sam Glickstein was the audience favorite in a field of 17 startups wrapping up two days of pitch training.

Sam entered the training workshop for the same reason he joined the F3 Tech Accelerator.

“I wanted to be in an environment...

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Accelerator Director Roots F3 Tech Start-Ups in Research and Revenue

When ESEC’s Mike Thielke set out to design an accelerator program serving the unique needs of the F3 Tech community, he found the perfect partner in Chris Hlubb. Recognizing Maryland already boosted various seed accelerators, Mike found that most were not well suited to the distinct environment of agriculture and aquaculture.

After 15 years developing and managing businesses in these sectors, Chris returned home to Maryland in 2018 to advance and develop agritech and aquatech projects...

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