Building a Tech City 3.0, led by UpSurge Baltimore
In 2021, a group of private sector leaders launched UpSurge to align Baltimore’s world-class assets and talent around the goals of becoming a top-tier tech city and the first Equitech city in the country. A city where diverse entrepreneurs found transformative companies; where the tech workforce of the future is growing up in our neighborhoods; where prosperity is shared across every Zip code; and where the technologies reshaping society are born. Think tech city 3.0, where a great tech city can be built to drive economic growth – without the deep inequities that have occurred elsewhere in tech cities across the country. We play a strategic role at the intersection of social, network, and economic capital, to facilitate connections between funders, founders, accelerators & incubators, academia, corporations, workforce development partners, and government.
By every metric — companies, dollars invested, average deal size, megadeals, diversity — our city is a tech economy on the rise