ET #123: BOO!


This Equitech Tuesday we are highlighting some of our beloved ecosystem leaders who were recognized as the 40 under 40 by the Baltimore Business Journal. This group consists of 40 leaders who have been actively achieving noteworthy career milestones while also exemplifying a strong commitment to social responsibility.

-- Naomi Winston, UpSurge Baltimore Program and Events Analyst

One of the honorees, Gillian Henker, President and Co-Founder of Sisu Global Health, has received recognition for her commitment to improving healthcare equity and access. After achieving clinical success in countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ukraine, Sisu Global Health is now poised to introduce its Hemafuse device to the global healthcare market.

Baltimore-based VC McKeever “Mac” Conwell, Managing Partner, RareBreed Ventures, plays an active role in Baltimore addressing access to capital issues, mentoring underrepresented founders, and stewarding the startup and venture capital ecosystem. He is not only helping underrepresented entrepreneurs thrive but also driving positive change in the Baltimore ecosystem.

Dragos Inc.’s CEO Robert M. Lee is one of the area’s leading cybersecurity entrepreneurs. His company, Dragos, has a global mission to protect critical industrial infrastructure from disruptive forces. Robert is also a proponent of community and collaboration, emphasizing collective defense and knowledge sharing within the industrial cybersecurity community.

Baltimore is rich with people who are doing valuable work building the tech economy with their innovations while supporting the Baltimore community as a whole. The 40 under 40 list encompasses the dedicated founders, investors, and community leaders who are actively leading the charge toward an equitable and profitable tech economy.

Come celebrate Halloween and Equitech Tuesday from 6-8 PM at Guilford Hall Brewery (come as you are but costumes are welcome). There is nothing scary about the change that we are making in Baltimore together!

Naomi Winston
Programs Analyst
UpSurge Baltimore

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