Thank you for your interest in Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator programs. We are excited to review your application for our 2021 Term 5 programs which run from September through December of 2021.
Due to COVID-19, we are running many of our programs virtually. See below for current 2021 Term 5 plans.
In-Person Programs: these programs plan to run in-person, if possible, dependent upon COVID-19 conditions in each program’s respective location.
— Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator
— Techstars Sustainability, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy
— The Heritage Group Accelerator powered by Techstars
— The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator
— UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars
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 Boston Accelerator
— Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars
Program Format Undecided:
— Techstars London Accelerator
— Techstars Montreal AI 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.
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