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Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship Company Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Baggio Seeks Funding for Smart Bag Technology

Columbia, MD (July 9, 2015) — Baggio is solving a problem that has haunted parents for generations– grabbing what is thought to be a fully packed, ready to go diaper bag only to find out it is just an empty bag!

The Baggio Smart Bag System is a smart bag with embedded patent pending sensor technology activated by a smartphone app. The sensor system wirelessly communicates with the companion smartphone app to alert an owner of missing, low quantity or no bag contents. Additionally, GPS and low energy Bluetooth technologies are also embedded in the bag to enable location tracking of the smart bag or its connected smartphone.

To bring the product to market the Baggio team is launching an Indiegogo campaign on SaturdayJuly 11, 2015 with the goal of raising $30,000. “As busy professionals and the parents of three children, we know firsthand the frustration of finding yourself on the road without the baby supplies you thought were in the bag, said Tonika Myers, Co-Founder of Baggio. “We’re convinced our smart bag system will prevent parents from ever being caught in this situation again.”

“We believe Baggio is a strong investment opportunity. Its initial market consists of expectant mothers and mothers of young children, which according to recent census data, includes more than 24 million children under the age of five in the United States,” said Baggio Co-Founder, Cory Myers.

After Baggio’s successful launch in the “new mother” market with their Smart Diaper Bag, the team will explore other consumer markets based on preliminary research and interest from bag providers in the travel, fashion and education industries possibly looking at luggage, book bags and purses.

“I have worked with a lot of start-ups in my career and I am convinced the Baggio team has the skills and the product to be successful,” said Judy Harris, Chair of the Advisory Board at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, where she also serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence. “We’re all excited about their Indiegogo launch and look forward to helping this dynamic couple build a successful brand and a business that will create good paying jobs.”

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