Q4 2019 Applications Now Open

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced that applications are now open for 2019’s Q4 mentorship-driven accelerator programs. These programs that are officially receiving applications:

These nine programs include three new accelerators that will be celebrating their inaugural classes in 2019. The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars is digging into technologies across construction, materials, environmental and recycling, and energy and refining. The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars is focusing on health care innovations supporting payer and care provider efforts. The EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator powered by Techstars is geared towards technologies with applications to the maritime industry including regulations, fuel efficiency, vessel operations, digitalization, and navigation. Together with our corporate partners, we can’t wait to find the first Techstars classes of startups that are going to transform these industries.

Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars heads into its fifth year of program having achieved amazing success, with notable alumni such as RealBlocks, Sigma Ratings and Novo. Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars is going into its third year of program looking for the next class of companies focused on voice technology innovation. Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars, Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor, Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator and Techstars Paris Accelerator are all gearing up for their second year of program after strong performances in 2018—the companies from these classes are securing funding rounds and growing fast.

Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator programs attract the best startups and founders, who then #DoMoreFaster—participants often say that they accomplish more in the three months of the program than they would in a year and a half, working on their own. We’re proud of our record of success: check our our top 50 Techstars alumni companies and their funding raised to date. Of the nearly 1600 companies that have come through our accelerator program, nearly 90% are active or have been acquired, and between them they have raised over $6.5 billion!

Our alumni entrepreneurs agree that the Techstars experience has been essential to their success: watch these founders talk about exactly how we helped them grow.

We’re looking forward to meeting our next classes of rising entrepreneurs. Interested in learning more? Tell us more about you and your company here or apply now to our open programs.








Applications Open for Q3 2019 Programs

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our Q3 2019 mentorship-driven accelerators. From St. Paul to Singapore, from food and agriculture solutions to voice-powered technologies, we have 11 mentorship-driven accelerators around the globe and across a variety of industry verticals that are looking for the best entrepreneurs to join their 2019 programs.

In every Techstars accelerator, founders of 10 startups work side-by-side for three months to accelerate their businesses. Through our worldwide network of over 10,000 mentors, partners, investors, and founders, Techstars provides entrepreneurs access to the right contacts to advise, coach, inspire, and challenge these founders on a daily basis.

Over the past 11 years we’ve helped more than 1600 companies across dozens of countries realize their potential. We’re excited to continue our mission and select the next class of promising entrepreneurs to join our worldwide network in the following locations and verticals for Q3:

Check out our new companies page to learn more about our top 50 Techstars graduates, like SendGrid, PillPack, and ClassPass, and their current status and funding raised. View these founder stories from Techstars alumni to hear how each Techstars accelerator empowers entrepreneurs to #DoMoreFaster and move toward growth and success.

Think your startup is a good fit? Tell us more about your company by filling out our general interest form or start here to apply to our Q3 programs. Our managing directors and program staff look forward to meeting you.








Two New Corporations Partner with Techstars Paris

In 2018, the Techstars Paris Startup Accelerator is made possible by its supporting corporate partners AccorHotels, Air Liquide, FDJ, GEFCO, Groupama, Next47 and Total.

Techstars Paris Accelerator corporate partners represent several hundreds of thousands of employees in over one hundred countries; their accumulated market cap and annual revenues are in the hundreds of billions USD.

They not only provide access to fantastic mentors and industry experts, but also access to resources and business opportunities through commercial partnerships for the startups in program.

For the founders selected for the Techstars Paris Accelerator, it’s a unique opportunity early in the life of the startup to have access to C-Level executives of such amazing companies.

In 2017, during Techstars Paris Demo Day, 11 commercial partnerships had been initiated between the startups and the corporate partners of Techstars Paris Accelerator. These partnerships also present an opportunity for startups that participate in other Techstars Accelerator programs across the globe. Techstars is the worldwide networks that helps entrepreneurs succeed; this applies to connecting startups and partners, no matter what program they are involved with.

We are very proud to have GEFCO and Next47 join Techstars Paris Accelerator for its second year.

GEFCO designs and delivers smart, flexible solutions for complex supply chains. GEFCO Group is the European leader in finished vehicle logistics, and a top 10 global supply chain partner. GEFCO offers truly integrated solutions through its global, multimodal network.

With 300 destinations across five continents, GEFCO’s global network of experts push back boundaries and respond with agility to the most demanding supply chain challenges. GEFCO customers benefit from unrivaled expertise in a growing range of 10+ business sectors.

GEFCO will provide to the startups in program:

  • Opportunities to run pilots in most relevant Country Operation with relevant facilities and motivated talents
  • Strong logistics and supply chain business expertise
  • Flexible and responsive work environment that will nurture win-win partnerships

Next47 is a global venture firm created by Siemens that invests in, and partners with, entrepreneurs who think big and build industry-defining companies. With offices in Boston, Beijing, London, Munich, and Palo Alto, Next47 gives startups unparalleled access to one of the world’s largest portfolios of customers in the areas of industry, energy and infrastructure as well as domain expertise in the deep technologies that impact those customers.

We are currently accepting applications for the Techstars Paris Accelerator.

Don’t miss your chance to apply! The deadline to apply is May 13, 2018.








Meet us in Your City! Techstars Hits the Road

Techstars is searching for the best startups in the world. We’re hitting the road Monday, February 5 to visit startup communities and meet your team. Join us to meet Techstars alumni, managing directors, program managers, mentors, and community leaders to learn more about entrepreneurship. This is your chance to connect with the Techstars team and learn about the exciting new programs we are kicking off in 2018.

The Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator programs have expanded to 25 cities in 10 countries. Helping these entrepreneurs succeed is a network of almost 1,300 alumni companies, 4,000 mentors and a worldwide team, resulting in a $11.4 billion portfolio market cap.

Applications are now open for 18 Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator programs. Our teams are excited to meet you and learn more about your company!

Find your city below and RSVP to meet the Techstars team!

February 5, 2018

Cary, North Carolina

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February 6, 2018

Amsterdam

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February 8, 2018

Miami

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February 19, 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

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February 20, 2018

Los Angeles

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February 20, 2018

Madrid

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February 25, 2018

Tel Aviv

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March 1, 2018

Tallinn, Estonia

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March 6-7, 2018

Singapore

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March 7, 2018

Paris

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March 7, 2018

Philadelphia

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March 8-9, 2018

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March 13, 2018

London

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March 19, 2018

Sofia, Bulgaria

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March 20, 2018

Paris

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March 21, 2018

Bucharest, Romania

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March 23, 2018

Kiev, Ukraine

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March 23, 2018

Washington DC, USA

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March 26, 2018

London

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March 26, 2018

Toronto, Canada

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March 28, 2018

Philadelphia

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April 3-4, 2018

Chicago, USA

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Indianapolis, USA

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April 11, 2018

San Francisco

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Chicago

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Boston

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April 16-20, 2018

New York City, USA

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Charlotte, USA

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April 24, 2018

Los Angeles, USA

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April 25, 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel

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May 3, 2018

Dublin, Ireland

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May 8-9, 2018

Atlanta, USA

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February 14, 2018

Techstars London Accelerator

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February 15, 2018

Techstars Mobility Accelerator

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February 15, 2018

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

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February 16, 2018

Techstars Sustainability Accelerator

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February 26, 2018

Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator

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February 28, 2018

Techstars Retail in Partnership with Target

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Techstars London Accelerator

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Techstars Mobility Accelerator

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March 19, 2018 (morning)

Techstars Energy in Partnership with Statoil

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March 21, 2018

Techstars London Accelerator

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Techstars Retail in Partnership with Target

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March 26, 2018

MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars

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March 29, 2018

Techstars Mobility Accelerator

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April 9, 2018

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in NYC

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