The AccelerateBaltimore program had a celebration to honor their five newest alumni in Mid-Town Belvedere, where an estimated 85 members of Baltimore’s tech economy gathered to honor the graduating startups.
“We simply chose [the] best tech-centric early-stage startups that could benefit from the program, could contribute to the group, and had the right commitment and energy,” said Brendan McAdams, Program Director of AccelerateBaltimore.
The event featured a “demo night,” where the companies’ leaders pitched their products to potential investors and collaborators. McAdams said that, as of today, none of the companies had solidified new investments from the demo night interactions. The companies did, however, earn the second half of the $50,000 that the accelerator guarantees to each participant. AccelerateBaltimore cohort members also receive group consultation and one-on-one sessions during the 13-week program, among other support as they scale their companies’ operations.
The five graduating startups are as follows:
- BUKU: which functions like Uber for water sports by linking boat owners and captains to people who wish to rent yachts, jet skis, or other waterborne vehicles
- G-Haven eSports: a 2022 Baltimore RealLIST Startups honoree that seeks to build social impact and responsibility into the gaming ecosystem
- impathi: which uses AI and deep learning to identify candidates for hospice care and link them with providers, caregivers, and other resources through their end-of-life transition
- 6DGRS: a dating platform that uses verification and social network integration to help users meet other single people through their personal circles
- Opal HTM: which uses patented wireless sensors to track and manage medical equipment usage so hospitals avoid pricey device malfunction and maintenance issues
(All information was provided by Technical.ly)