It’s 2023, Baltimore Tech, and we have a lot to celebrate – and a lot to do!
2022 was another record-setting year for Charm City – with venture funding up 11% – in a year where the country was down 35%. So many of Baltimore tech’s founders and companies shined! They innovated, grew, raised money, won awards and contracts, and represented Baltimore at key convenings across the country.
Let’s celebrate our continued momentum, but keep pushing for Equitech. Because in 2022, nationally, founders identifying as women and people of color remained at under 5% of VC funding, an embarrassingly low number after years of pledges and commitments to do better supporting companies led by brilliant, diverse founders.
Speaking of Equitech founders, it’s time to welcome to Baltimore the new class of game-changing companies in the Techstars Equitech Accelerator.
Meet the New Class of the Techstars Equitech Accelerator
BlackHedge is a modern-day mobile investing app that enhances the trading experience for end users with artificial intelligence and data analytics.
CyDeploy enables security and functional testing and changes without disrupting operations.
For hair stylists, hair distributors, and everyday wig and weave wearers confined to outdated styling tools that lack innovation, Divaneering Lab has developed a new hair-drying device for detached hair pieces.
Frontline is an Uber for green jobs platform that makes it easy for cities to deploy workers who are available for as little as two hours at a time.
Pickups Technologies is a hyperlocal, last-mile supply chain partner for retailers and shipping carriers.
ReBokeh is an app-based assistive technology system for people with moderate vision impairments that allows them to personalize how they see the world.
Sanitas Health was founded with the mission of making mental health services and support radically accessible and inclusive for BIPOC and low-income populations.
TechRow connects schools to outstanding immersive learning experiences on a VR solution built for the classroom.
With all-in-one styling tools, THE MOST empowers women of color to embrace their natural hair by cutting styling time, increasing convenience, and minimizing the invisible pain points in ethnic haircare.
Vectech has developed an AI diagnostic entomology system to identify damaging insects that spread disease and cause agricultural or economic loss.