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Citelighter departs Betamore incubator, freeing up space for more startups

Betamore is getting some new blood now that Citelighter has departed for offices of its own.

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.

"It's bittersweet to be leaving, and moving to our own offices is a huge step for our business," Citelighter CEO Saad Alam said in a statement. "We couldn't have grown so quickly and profitably without the resources we received through Betamore."

Citelighter provides schools and teachers with a software system that helps students learn how to improve their writing.

Several companies that were on a waiting list for space at Betamore will be its first new tenants since early this year. They include Caktus Group, Galley Foods, Kaigo Health and Preconcile.

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