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Techstars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. We run a three month long program in Austin (TX), Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), Cloud (San Antonio, TX), Chicago (IL), New York City (NY), Seattle (WA), and London (UK) once each year. Additionally, we run several powered by Techstars programs with some of the best brands in the world. We’re very selective – hundreds of companies apply and we only take about ten companies per city. These companies get $18,000 in seed funding. In addition, companies accepted into the program are offered a $100,000 convertible debt note by a group of prominent VCs immediately upon acceptance into Techstars. Funding details here. Techstars founders also get great perks such as free hosting and services, a nice place to work, three months of intensive top-notch mentorship, and the chance to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program. There is immeasurable value in the mentorship-driven connections and advice that you’ll receive when you start your company with Techstars. When the program concludes, being an alum does not. The supportive network of Techstars alumni, mentors, and investors is unrivaled. The opportunity to pitch to angel investors and venture capitalists at the end of the program is provided during our Investor and Demo Day. Historically, Techstars companies go on to average more than $1.5M raised in outside capital after the program. See the detailed results. For any other questions, see our FAQ or contact us with general inquiries. Techstars was founded by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis in 2006. It started and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado which is Entrepreneurial By Nature. Techstars is proud to be involved with StartUp America and Global Accelerator Network.
Executive bios and photos
Jon Bradford, Managing Director, London (bio)
David Brown, Founder and President (bio, photo)
David Cohen, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner (bio, photo)
Dave Drach, VP, Business Development, Techstars (bio, photo)
Brad Feld, Founder (bio)
Daniel Feld, Director of Operations, Techstars (bio, photo)
Nicole Glaros, Managing Director, NYC (bio, photo)
Cali Harris, Account Manager, Techstars (photo)
Troy Henikoff, Managing Director, Chicago (bio)
Alex Iskold, Managing Director, NYC (bio, photo)
Molly Nasky, CFO (photo)
Ari Newman, Network Catalyst, Techstars (bio, photo)
Jared Polis, Founder (bio)
Katie Rae, Managing Director, Boston (bio)
Andy Sack, Managing Director, Seattle (bio)
Jason Seats, Managing Director, Austin and Cloud (bio, photo)
Megan Sweeney, Director of Video Production, Techstars (photo)
Mark Solon, Managing Partner, Techstars (bio, photo)
Clare Tischer, Communications Manager, Techstars (photo)