ETC Clients Honored at 13th Annual 2013 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards

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Curiosityville and ADASHI were named winners in Education Technology and Best New Incubator Company categories

Baltimore City’s Emerging Technology Centers (ETC) is pleased to announce that two of its client companies were recently honored at the 13th Annual 2013 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Awards. Curiosityville was chosen “Best Education Technology Company” and ADASHI was chosen “Best New Incubator Company” by the judging panel of venture capitalists, government officials and business leaders.

“The Curiosityville team is thrilled to have been selected for this award,” said Susan Magsamen, CEO of Curiosityville. “Part of the credit must go to our affiliation with the ETC; their assistance has helped allow us to focus on building the business.”

Curiosityville is the first digital learning platform designed exclusively to meet the needs of families in the 21st century. Based on evidence-based brain and education research, Curiosityville uses adaptive playful adventure and discovery to help children aged three to eight strengthen their cognitive capacity and develop essential skills for school and life. (

“ADASHI has made great strides in the past two years,” said Alex Menkes, CEO ADASHI. “Our association with ETC helped to create many opportunities for us to expose our technology to a broader range of funders, partners and customers.”

ADASHI creates software for incident response, command and control. The software – for use in emergency vehicles and command posts – integrates with computer-aided dispatch systems like Emergency 911 to automatically log and disseminate information such as location, nature of the incident and available resources. Clients include: Los Angeles Fire Dept, NSA, CIA, Coast Guard, and about 1500 other Fire, Police and EMA teams across the U.S. (

“I am very pleased to see these companies honored as part of this very select group,” said Deb Tillett, President of the ETC. “These awards spotlight Maryland's innovative start-up companies while underscoring the role incubators play in accelerating the innovation process.”

The purpose of the Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards is to publicly recognize achievements by current clients and graduates of Maryland incubators and to provide a forum for the nominees to increase their visibility in the business, technology and investment communities. Sponsored by TEDCO, McGladrey, Lonza, Maryland DBED, Millennial Media, BIO Maryland and Saul Ewing, the ICOY awards are chosen in several categories by a selection committee of regional industry leaders and early-stage investors.

About the ETC

ETC is a non-profit business incubator focused on growing early-stage technology and biotechnology companies. The ETC promotes economic development, providing business, technical, and networking connections to help these companies grow and prosper – adding to both the job and tax base of Baltimore City. To date, ETC client companies have received over $1.5 billion in external funding and have created over $375 million in positive economic impact on the City of Baltimore. Since 1999 ETC has provided assistance to nearly 300 companies, 85% of which are still in business. (


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