Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

Here’s how Baltimore leaders pitched Amazon to bring HQ2 to Port Covington

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Last month, we learned that Baltimore wasn’t on the shortlist of cities being considered by Amazon for its second headquarters. With the proposal to bring HQ2 to Port Covington no longer in the running, officials made the bid publicly available this week.

These 8 Startups are Finalists in MICA’s 2018 Venture Competition

Jay Jackson pitches TNP Studios at Up/Start 2016. Photo by Stephen Babcock, courtesy of

MICA’s Up/Start competition is returning for 2018, as the arts college looks to help the entrepreneurs who are emerging from its programs.

Inside Johns Hopkins’ Plans to Galvanize More Student Entrepreneurs

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During the fall semester, students at Johns Hopkins who were interested in starting a company had some new options to turn to as they looked to develop their ideas and meet other entrepreneurs at the university.

Baltimore’s Bike Share is Back Up and Running, With More Stations to Come


After temporarily shutting down this fall, the Baltimore Bike Share is planning to end the year by adding more stations.

These 14 Baltimore Entrepreneurs Turn Side Hustles into Businesses

Ideas that turn into companies often start after work hours. Over nine weeks, ETC’s Pioneer Baltimore program looked to provide space for entrepreneurs to develop those ideas. The program ran on Monday nights for nine weeks this fall.

ACLU Calls for Baltimore’s HQ2 Proposal to be Made Public

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Amid the fanfare and future-thinking surrounding Baltimore’s proposal to bring Amazon HQ2 to Port Covington, one question remained: What’s actually in the bid?

Software Rollout Contributed to UA’s Disappointing Earnings


Under Armour had more bad earnings news for the third quarter of 2017, as the company reported sales were down in a quarter for the first time since 2005. The 4.5-percent dip is the latest in a string of results this year that forced the company to lay off workers over the summer, and overall left CEO Kevin Plank and the company “incredibly disappointed,” Plank said on a conference call Tuesday. Bloomberg reported the struggles shaved $2.5 billion off Plank’s net worth (though he remains a billionaire).

10 impact-focused Ventures Join Johns Hopkins’ Social Innovation Lab


Johns Hopkins’ Social Innovation Lab announced last week 10 new ventures that will participate in the program.

The Ravens Are Handing Out DNA Tests at the Season Opener


The Baltimore Ravens have a giveaway for Sunday’s season opener that will provide fans some knowledge about their mind and body.

UMD Makes a Pitch for Amazon Headquarters at College Park


When Amazon announced its search for the home of its future second headquarters, Baltimore and D.C. were quickly among the locales in the area under consideration.

But what would a Maryland competition be without the Terps?