Earlier this week seven ventures and their founders took up residency in the StarTUp at the Armory as the winter 2023 StarTUp Accelerator launched. From AI and dental hygiene to cloud storage and a social venture about caddying, these ventures represent a wide range of industries. Here are a few facts about this winter’s cohort:

  • 17 fellows represent seven ventures. Five are women. All ventures are lead or founded by a woman or someone who identifies as a minority.
  • Fellows have graduated from TU, Stevenson University, UMBC, Kings College, American University and Dartmouth University, among others. One founder hasn’t attended college.
  • These ventures have raised $3.9M collectively in funding. Of this, $455k is non-dilutive funding.

EriTea is a good for you brand that offers pure, simple and spiced brewed iced teas that does not sacrifice quality, taste or calorie count. 

Sparen Homes is a real estate marketplace that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to streamline the home buying process. With Sparen, you can search for homes, get pre-approved for financing, schedule tours, and even close on your new home.

Dental Desires creates and sells innovative toothpaste flavors to bring the fun in dental hygiene for children and adults.

Haven Cloud is the world’s most secure and privacy focused cloud storage platform. Haven lets you store photos, videos, and documents safely while giving you complete control over your digital privacy.

Engage All creates a digital library offering interactive children’s books and learning materials about social justice for youth from diverse backgrounds and youth with learning challenges.

Athlytic is a platform that helps student athletes learn and connect with brands to accelerate monetizing their brand and capitalize off their name, image and likeness.

The Loop

The Loop – Baltimore is a camp-based non-profit organization that provides youth with caddie and leadership training, academic support, and mentorship. Caddying is the perfect tool to build fundamental life skills, basic business acumen, and leadership qualities in our participants.

Tap In is an app and events-based company that allows a community of users to provide and receive dynamic, accurate real time data about their local bar scene.