Thank you for your interest in Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator programs. We are excited to review your application for our 2021 Term 1 programs which run from January through April of 2021.
Due to COVID-19, we are running many of our programs virtually. See below for current 2021 plans.
Fully Virtual Programs:
- Techstars Anywhere Accelerator
- Techstars Boulder Accelerator
- Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars
- Techstars Hub71 Accelerator
- Techstars Bangalore Accelerator
- Techstars Berlin Accelerator
In-Person Programs: these programs plan to run in-person, if possible, dependent upon COVID-19 conditions in each program’s respective location.
- Techstars Austin Accelerator
- Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator
- New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars
- STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator
- Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator
Hybrid Programs: These programs hope to provide hybrid (a mix of in-person and remote) programming, with all in-person programming optional to founders who are unable to, or choose not to, attend in person. The format of the program is dependent upon COVID-19 conditions in each program’s respective location.
- Techstars Music Accelerator
- Techstars Seattle Accelerator
Learn More: www.techstars.com/covid.
If the accelerator of your choice doesn't have applications open, we encourage you to complete the General Interest form and we will let you know when applications open. This will also give you the opportunity to participate in Office Hours - a one-on-one session with a Techstars team member.
Applications typically open six times a year for 12-weeks. During the application period we may reach out to invite you to office hours or hope to meet you on the road at one of our Meet & Greet events.
After applications close, we’ll review applications for about seven weeks, and spend time getting to know even more about your team, market, progress and idea. Our goal is to notify the final group of companies being accepted within eight weeks from the application closing date.
See more about our application process here: www.techstars.com/apply/.
If you are unsure about anything, please visit techstars.com/faq
General interest form: www.techstars.com/general-interest
We are happy to consider you for up to two Techstars programs at the same time by completing this one application. Please see above for which programs anticipate running virtually, hybrid or in-person for 2021.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Techstars Includes is our initiative to increase diversity and inclusion in the Techstars Network and entrepreneurship communities.
In an effort to measure our impact and make a change, please take a moment to answer the questions below. Participation in this survey is optional by selecting “prefer not to answer”. This will not affect your application for Techstars and is not considered as part of your application.
Techstars will use the data you provide to prevent and address bias in the selection of applicants through collecting and comparing the data to our diversity, equity and inclusion goals, and to provide transparent, anonymized reporting of the demographics of our accelerator applicants, accelerator interviewees, and accelerator participants. Techstars will not share the data provided without your consent. If you consent to sharing, Techstars may share the data you provide with third-party network partners and/or third-party investors who are seeking to assist and invest in diversely-led companies.
Techstars does NOT discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or military status.
Please have the submitter of the application complete this section.
All founders and employees will also receive a follow-up survey asking about their own demographics. Please encourage everyone on your team to complete this.