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.

Baltimore, Maryland

2023 January

In Person Program
This program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Jul 11th, 2022

Applications Open

Sep 28th, 2022

Final Deadline

Jan 9th, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Apr 6th, 2023

Demo Day

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“The future belongs to creative builders and smart risk-takers.”

Adam Phillips, Managing Director

The Team

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Adam Phillips
Managing Director

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Mentors

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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"Entrepreneurship at its best is a meritocracy and the greatest force for social mobility. Having been raised in a mixed-race family, Equitech has tremendous meaning to me. I can't wait to see where Baltimore goes."
Patrick McQuown
Executive Director Entrepreneurship, Towson University
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"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.
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"I am thrilled to work closely with entrepreneurs every day to help fulfill their visions and I think Maryland is a unique place to do it. We are fostering something special here and it is a privilege to be a part of it."
Frank Glover
Senior Director, Venture Funds at TEDCO
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"Innovators are everywhere. Let’s open the doors for more to be seen, supported and successful right here in Baltimore."
Bill Karpovich
Founder, CoFactor Ventures

Companies

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