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December 09, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Techstars, UpSurge Baltimore introduce first cohort of “Equitech Accelerator”

Techstars, which will introduce the first cohort of the “Industries of the Future Accelerator” in early 2022 in Knoxville, recently launched the “Techstars Equitech Accelerator” in Baltimore with an inaugural class of 12 early stage companies.

Techstars and UpSurge Baltimore, its local partner, looked for companies led by: (1) founders from underestimated communities building tech solutions across industries; (2) founders from any background who have established diversity as a core tenet, whether that’s reflected in their cap table, leadership team, or driving values; or (3) founders from any background creating products that break down barriers and broaden opportunity.

UpSurge Baltimore is an organization that aims to propel Baltimore into the top tier of U.S. innovation cities through its vision to become the country’s first Equitech city, one which recognizes diversity as a force multiplier and an engine for growth.

Click here to learn more about the inaugural cohort.

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