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May 05, 2021 | Tom Ballard

“Techstars Equitech Accelerator” announced for Baltimore

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, has announced the “Techstars Equitech Accelerator,” a new Baltimore-based program focused on driving an inclusive innovation economy.

The accelerator is a collaboration with UpSurge Baltimore, a recently launched Public Benefit Corporation aimed at propelling Baltimore into the top tier of innovation cities. The accelerator embraces UpSurge’s distinctive framework of equitech, an industry-agnostic framework focused on building an innovation economy where all belong.

In the recently issued news release, equitech is defined as “a force-multiplier, building on the proven benefits of diverse teams, leaders and perspectives. Equitech is a lens to attract, align and support start-ups – not a filter to exclude them. Equitech companies include those grounded in the values of diversity, those led by underestimated founders, and those developing technologies that increase access and equity in society.”