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UpRise gives startup leaders direct access to investors, experienced founders and ecosystem partners.

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We’ve got momentum

Our wins
in Baltimore

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startups in Baltimore (June 2023)
243 %
growth in venture-funded startups over the past decade
$ 3 B
total raised by Baltimore startups in 2022 – for the second straight year
22 %
growth (CAGR) in startups who've raised $5M+
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