TOURISM

At its annual fundraising gala yesterday, Port Discovery Children’s Museum launched “Playing Today, Leading Tomorrow,” a $10.5 million capital campaign to fund the first major changes since it’s opening 20 years ago. The money raised will go towards creating a series of new interactive exhibits, replacing the facility’s multi-story jungle gym with a new climbing structure and upgrading amenities like bathrooms and seating areas. Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Maryland-based software company Tenable will anchor the Merriweather District’s new development that aims to create a hub of technology and innovation in downtown Columbia. Officials broke grown on a new 12-story office building Monday, part of a larger development by the Howard Hughes Corporation which will consist of retail and office space, 2,300 residences, a 250-room hotel and a park. Read more at Tecnhical.ly Baltimore.

 

STARTUPS

Baltimore-based cybersecurity firm Protego has secured $2 million in seed funding from a group of investors led by Gula Tech Adventures and Glilot Capital Partners. The group’s technology aims to minimize threats for companies that use cloud-based computing by continuously scanning their technology infrastructure. Read more at The Baltimore Sun.