This accelerator is for startups from any sector that are grounded in the values of diversity, led by founders from underestimated communities, or developing technologies that increase access and equity across society.

Applications are open year-round and will be considered on a rolling basis. Your application will be valid for 12 months from the date of application. Completing the application should take you 30–60 minutes. We encourage you to complete this with any co-founders. Given the velocity of our investments, you may hear back from us immediately, but typically within 60–90 days of applying, or four weeks after applications close. Look out for an email from Techstars Apply.

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. As one of the largest pre-seed investors in the world, we’ve funded over 3,200 companies that have gone on to have a market cap of $79B+. Techstars portfolio companies include more than 100 companies with valuations of over $100M, and 19 of them have already reached unicorn status including SendGrid, ClassPass, and Chainalysis.

Each company receives up to $120,000 in funding, and access to the worldwide network of investors, hands-on mentorship, and over $4M of perks. You can expect to learn about perfecting your pitch, fundraising, working with mentors, product-market fit, hiring/firing, building, marketing, and much more as needed to help you #DoMoreFaster.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline Nov 29, 2023
  • Accelerator Starts: Mar 11, 2024
  • Demo Day: Jun 6th, 2024