Hey, Maryland startups: It’s time to be counted

Repost from Technically Baltimore

With the startup scene becoming more recognized as an economic player both in the city and around the state, we’ve been hearing more calls for good data on the community.

So it may be interesting to find out that there’s a chance to contribute to an effort to quantify the companies in the region.

Fosterly is seeking responses from founders and company leaders for its DMV Startup Census. To be included, companies must be in Maryland, Virginia or D.C., and self-identify as participating in the ecosystem. While the definition of a startup is at times in dispute, this project puts it at fewer than five years old and less than $50 million in revenue.

Take the survey 

It’s the second year for the census. Once the response period is completed on Jan. 5, 2017, Fosterly plans to produce a report on the results.

New this year is a partnership with Virginia Tech that will help add more rigor to the results. The census creators made an effort to shorten the time it takes to complete, and added a feature so it can be completed in multiple sittings.

So take a few moments to fill it out, and help us all understand the scope of the startup community.

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Technical.ly Baltimore and Technical.ly DC
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