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Building a new kind of Startup city

UpSurge is the engine for Baltimore tech. We’re working relentlessly on behalf of local founders: mobilizing our institutions, connecting them with investors and customers, building community and connectivity, tapping local experts as mentors and advisors.

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Founders

Founders

Across sectors and stages, we’re helping founders hit the next level as we build the leading hub for inclusive tech. Get involved.

Funders

Funders

Tailored intros, tech tours and demo days provide easy gateways into Charm City, helping more investors find and fund our future unicorns. Reach out.

Baltimore

Baltimore

We’re in this together, weaving the work of corporations, colleges, and other collaborators to build this welcoming, tech-for-all city. Join us.

Introducing UpRise

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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416
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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