In mid-2021, we put out a call for volunteers with vision and expertise. We needed people to generate Baltimore-specific strategies to nurture, support, attract, and retain entrepreneurs and startups at all stages, and from all backgrounds.
More than 200 people from tech, industry, academia and the community raised their hands to help, filling and energizing 18 sector- and activity-focused teams.
The report engages a range of people – from elementary school students in Baltimore City schools to leaders of corporate America.
The Teams developed strategic recommendations in three timeframes:
The Equitech 2030 report is just the start. At UpSurge and across Baltimore, the work to build the first Equitech city is picking up speed. With partners – those named in the recommendations and those inspired to join the work – we will use the report as a stake in the ground, rallying others to implement this ambitious vision.
Interested in learning more? Get involved!