UpSurge Baltimore Remembers Pava LaPere
The entire team at UpSurge Baltimore expresses its profound shock and sorrow over the tragic and untimely death of Pava LaPere, Founder and CEO of EcoMap.
Pava was a friend and inspiration to so many of us. Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences go out to Pava’s family, friends, and the entire EcoMap team. We stand in solidarity with them, mourning the loss of a true visionary. The Baltimore tech community has lost a shining star, and it is difficult to put into words the depth of the community’s sorrow at Pava’s death.
Pava was not only committed to Baltimore, but also the vision of creating an equitable tech and startup economy here and across the globe. Personally, and through the company she founded, EcoMap, Pava was dedicated to connecting people and ensuring everyone had access to the information and resources to thrive. Her unwavering dedication to her team and tireless efforts to support ecosystems and entrepreneurs striving to make the world a better place rippled across the country.
Jamie McDonald, CEO of UpSurge, shared her personal sentiment, stating: “Pava was brilliant, creative, compassionate, and an exceptional leader. In her 26 years on this planet, she did more with the time she had than most people do in a lifetime. Pava left an indelible mark on our community. The Baltimore ecosystem is stronger, more resilient, and courageous thanks to Pava’s personal and professional contributions here.”
We understand the public’s interest in this story and we kindly ask for privacy and respect for Pava’s family and the EcoMap team as they grieve and process this unimaginable tragedy. In the coming days, we will share more about the ways they intend to honor Pava’s memory and legacy.
Jamie McDonald, CEO