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Techstars Announces Next Equitech Accelerator Class

Adam Phillips, Managing Director, Techstars Equitech (PRNewsfoto/Techstars)

Techstars Equitech Accelerator announced its third class of tech-enabled, early-stage companies.

The thirteen-week program provides access to financial, human, and intellectual capital while immersing each founder in training, mentorship and the Baltimore ecosystem.

Led by Techstars Managing Director, Adam Phillips, the accelerator champions diversity as a strategic opportunity aimed at cultivating a tech-for-all ecosystem in Baltimore. In partnership with UpSurge Baltimore, an eco-system builder of top-tier global tech cities, the “equitech” mission is aimed at developing an innovation economy where all belong while building on the proven benefits of diverse teams, leaders and perspectives.

The Techstars Equitech Class of 2024 includes:

  • Cloudnine AI (Los Angeles, CA) – an AI powered software that unifies and instantly analyzes disparate data while securing sensitive information.
  • Acrylic, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) – a marketplace where content creators can freely access ARTIST-branded music for use in their digital content, royalty-free. 
  • Secured Health (Baltimore, MD) – a platform that streamlines medicaid/medicare recipients to receive food as medicine benefits from their insurance plans to lower costs of healthcare. 
  • ReviewTailor (Atlanta, GA) – an automated performance management tool that streamlines the performance review processes, saving time and promoting equitable reviews. 
  • Goby Homes, Inc. (Washington, DC) – a multi-party collaboration platform for real estate agents to deliver a transparent home-buying experience for their clients. 
  • Plainr (New York, NY) – an intelligence generation platform for PE teams and their portfolio companies to identify value and extract intelligence from data. 
  • AKALA (Los Angeles, CA) – an AI-enabled college admissions counseling platform that helps students navigate the complicated journey to college through access to expert admissions guidance. 
  • Brightlines (Washington, DC) – which removes the personal data that gets employees doxxed and information systems hacked. 
  • Drivingo (Christiansburg, VA) – an automated drive-thru system that enables non-verbal ordering with a real-time translation service while improving accuracy, wait times, and customer satisfaction.
  • 8Ai (Los Angeles, CA) – an Ai workspace and network for solopreneurs to elevate their journey with tools, immersive experiences, community, and guidance.

The program will culminate with a Demo Day on June 6, 2024 at M&T Bank Exchange in Baltimore with a showcase attended by investors, stakeholders and community members.