Recent Press

Citelighter Appoints Andrew J. Cary as VP of Business Development

November 18, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

Citelighter, the leader in digital writing and critical thinking for education, is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew J. Cary to its executive team as Vice President of Business Development. Andrew comes to Citelighter with over twenty years of experience in the world of K-12 education technology, and has been tasked with helping to guide Citelighter in its nationwide expansion, as well as drive long term strategic business development. As the former Vice President of Strategic Engagements at SAFARI Montage, Andrew was responsible for developing important strategic partnerships, and lead new district wide product deployments in large public school districts such as Albuquerque, NM, and Portland, OR, among others. Andrew also oversaw the expansion of the SAFARI Montage product in key states such as California, New Mexico, New York, and Colorado, driving double digit, year-over-year growth. - See more at:

What's next for Baltimore? Think start-ups

November 06, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

TEDCO, whose biggest backer is the Maryland State Government, ranks among Goldman Sachs and T. Rowe Price in terms of the number of start-ups it has invested in over the past five years, according to data from PitchBook.

Citelighter departs Betamore incubator, freeing up space for more startups

October 15, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

For the first time in nearly a year, new startups are moving into the Betamore business incubator in Federal Hill, taking space formerly occupied by education technology company Citelighter. Citelighter is moving to new space at the Foundry on Fort Avenue after spending two years at Betamore. It grew from a single desk there in late 2013 to housing more than 35 employees on the site, with more working remotely.

Fast-growing ed-tech startup Citelighter moves out of Betamore to its own space in Federal Hill

October 14, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

ducation-technology startup Citelighter has graduated from Betamore and moved into its own space in Federal Hill. Citelighter has grown significantly since moving to Baltimore from New York City in 2013. The company had just two employees — its two founders, CEO Saad Alam and Chief Operating Officer Lee Jokl — when it set up shop at Betamore to work on its digital writing platform for K-12 schools. Now, Citelighter employs about 30 people and has established partnerships with some of the biggest names in education, including Encyclopedia Britannica.

Citelighter, Yet Analytics win Beta City pitch day

October 01, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

Baltimore education technology company Citelighter and data analysis firm Yet Analytics were crowned the winners of the Beta City pitch competition. The pitch day was the kickoff event for Beta City, the Oct. 1 entrepreneurship showcase organized by Betamore and Plank Industries, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s private investment arm. Beta City also served as the public debut for Plank Industries’ City Garage, the 133,000-square foot former city bus garage converted to an innovation hub for Under Armour and technology startups.

Finalists announced for TEDCO ICE Awards

April 13, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

Tech award season rolls on in the Baltimore area next month with TEDCO’s ICE Awards. Short for Innovation, Corporate Excellence and Entrepreneurship, the ceremony gives the state-backed entrepreneurship organization a chance to recognize standout businesses from its portfolio of more than 300 companies. “The ICE Awards give us an opportunity to highlight some of the most dynamic companies and entrepreneurs in Maryland’s innovation community, and celebrate their success,” TEDCO President Rob Rosenbaum said in a statement. This year’s ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. on May 21 at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel in Columbia. And the nominees are: Innovation Analytical Informatics Ahvana Health Vheda Health Corporate Excellence Citelighter Lookingglass Nexercise Entrepreneurship Jess Gartner, CEO, Allovue Eddy C. Agbo, CEO, Fyodor Biotechnologies Tom Popomaronis, CEO, OpiaTalk

SIIA Announces Education Finalists for 2015 CODiE Awards

March 31, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, yesterday announced the 157 finalists in Education categories for the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards. These finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

Citelighter gains new resources in Encyclopedia Britannica partnership

February 03, 2015
Source: Citelighter Press

Basically, students using Citelighter can now search Britannica School instead of just the Internet in order to research information for papers. The tool allows them to highlight and save the information they'd like to use, and organizes those facts, along with their notes, into an outline.