Equitech Tuesday #122: Creating Opportunities In and For Baltimore

Equitech Community,

In the vibrant heart of Baltimore, we’re not just building the next Tech Hub, but something more profound – the very first Equitech City.

-- Naomi Winston, Program and Events Analyst at UpSurge Baltimore

Our mission extends far beyond technology; it’s about championing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the tech space. Together, we’re committed to holding space for one another, fostering learning, forging connections, and amplifying the spirit of community, not just in Charm City, but across the nation. At the center of this commitment is our flagship Equitech Tuesday gathering.

In the spirit of holding space and forging connections, this week, on Wednesday, October 25th, (from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST), we invite you to the Afrotech Sync, a crucial step in aligning our collective goals and igniting a presence at the 2023 Afrotech Conference in Austin, Texas. This endeavor isn’t just about attending a conference; it’s about building a lasting network of support and solidarity. Please fill out this Google sheet to be added to the calendar invite!

Speaking of our dedication to supporting the growth of our Baltimore founders, please check out these upcoming UpRise Masterclasses that we have for the end of the year!

UpRise MASTERCLASS: A Guide to Early-Stage Startup Funding: What’s Best For You?

October 24th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at UpSurge’s office, 1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 130
Founders wondering what the next step in your funding journey is but have no idea of what would be best for you? Join Dr. Tammira Lucas, Stephanie Geller, and Mac Conwell as they lead an enlightening panel discussion on crowdfunding, venture capital, and bootstrapping. RSVP Here

UpRise AMA and Lunch with Rodney Williams

November 7th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at UpSurge offices, 1501 St. Paul Street, Suite 130
Join us for an exclusive AMA and Lunch session with Rodney Williams, President and Co-founder of SoLo Funds. He has been reshaping financial services for underserved communities. This is your chance to gain insights from his incredible journey and his experience in building successful fintech ventures. Rodney is also one of the leaders behind Culture House at Afrotech so this would be a great opportunity to connect with him after the conference! RSVP Here (a light lunch will be provided)

We look forward to not only seeing you for our regularly scheduled Equitech Tuesday on October 24 from 6-8 pm at Guilford Hall Brewery but also for the Afrotech Sync and Masterclasses!

We are building the world’s first Equitech City– Together! (Bring a friend!)

P.S. if you have questions about the Afrotech Sync Wednesday morning please contact Naomi Winston at naomi@upsurgebaltimore.com

Naomi Winston
Programs Analyst
UpSurge Baltimore

Don’t forget to 📸 a picture while you are there and #ThisIsEquitech when you post!