Accelerators

Techstars Equitech Accelerator

This accelerator is for startups from any sector that are grounded in the values of diversity, led by founders from underestimated communities, or developing technologies that increase access and equity across society. In 2021 this program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Baltimore, Maryland

May 10th, 2021

Applications Open

Jul 28th, 2021

Final Deadline

Nov 8th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Feb 17th, 2022

Demo Day

Partners

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Mentors

Main
"Mentors have been critical to my journey and Fearless' success, and I’m excited to pass along the gift of mentorship and support to the next wave of entrepreneurs in our city."
Delali Dzirasa
Founder and CEO, Fearless
Main
"Mentors have been critical to my journey and Fearless' success, and I’m excited to pass along the gift of mentorship and support to the next wave of entrepreneurs in our city."
Delali Dzirasa
Founder and CEO, Fearless
Main
"I can't wait to welcome Techstars entrepreneurs to Baltimore, building out our thriving local ecosystem as we drive forward innovative companies and ideas."
Wes Moore
Best-selling author, combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and CEO of Robin Hood Foundation
Main
"Excited to build upon our entrepreneurial ecosystem, bring in new entrepreneurs and investors, and share the good stories about Baltimore on a national scale!"
Claire Broido Johnson
Managing Director, Maryland Momentum Fund
Main
"Baltimore is one of the most important startup cities on the East Coast. I'm looking forward to helping Techstars build a world-class program right here in Charm City."
Jeff Cherry
Founder & CEO, Conscious Venture Lab and Founder & Managing Partner, Conscious Venture
Main
"I'm so excited for Techstars coming to Baltimore and more excited for all the amazing companies we will support."
MacKeever "Mac" Conwell II
Founder and managing partner, RareBreed Ventures
Main
"As large supporters of the global innovation economy we are pleased to support this initiative in our hometown, with added focus on diversity and inclusion."
Deric Emry
Venture Partner, Greenspring Associates
Main
"I love good ideas, ambitious people, and this city! Baltimore has great momentum in its startup ecosystem and an even brighter future."
Christy Wyskiel
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Main
"There are countless ways to support founders who are building an enduring franchise and shooting for the stars. We aim to help them get there."
Justin Label
Managing Director, Inner Loop Capital
Main
"Six years after attending Techstars Patriot Boot Camp, I'm still heavily leveraging their network and resources -- it's an amazing community!"
Nick Culbertson
Co-founder and CEO, Protenus
Main
"The people of Baltimore have tremendous talent, energy, and grit. I’m pleased to help build Baltimore’s knowledge economy as it becomes a top-tier innovation city."
Dan Rizzo
Innovation Fellow, Inovalon, Inc.