Accelerators

Techstars Austin Accelerator

Austin has one of the fastest growing, collaborative and exciting tech ecosystems in the country! The Techstars Austin team focuses on investing in founders who they believe have the ability to build a meaningful company and attract world class talent.

Austin, Texas

2022 T1

In Person Program
This program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Jul 19th, 2021

Applications Open

Oct 6th, 2021

Final Deadline

Jan 10th, 2022

Accelerator Starts

Mar 24th, 2022

Demo Day

2022 T5

In Person Program
This program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Feb 22nd, 2022

Applications Open

May 11th, 2022

Final Deadline

Aug 29th, 2022

Accelerator Starts

Nov 7th, 2022

Demo Day

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"Austin is by far the most collaborative startup ecosystem I’ve ever been a part of. Everyone truly wants everyone else to win."

Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director
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The Team

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Amos Schwartzfarb
Managing Director
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Caroline Tosbath
Program Manager
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Griffin Olesky
Lead Operations Associate

Our 2021 Class

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Mentors

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"I work with teams on the journey to product market fit which is critical to the company’s success and that’s truly rewarding."
Ezinne Udezue
VP of Product at Procore
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"I work with teams on the journey to product market fit which is critical to the company’s success and that’s truly rewarding."
Ezinne Udezue
VP of Product at Procore
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"The mentoring experience is enticing & meaningful; it’s a joy to advise based on experience, and to learn from smart & dedicated founders!"
Carrie Maher
Business Mentor at Techstars
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“The work is never done. We become more through others. Say it how you want. I just like to help people become themselves and do their best work.”
Russell Foltz-Smith
CTO and CDO of Maslo.ai and SmarterSorting
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"To spread product brilliance alongside those creating the future : )"
Emiliano Villarreal
Product Rambo at Wealth Buddha
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"Founders are some of the most dynamic, driven and inspirational people out there -- mentoring founders always ends up being the best part of my week."
Zoe Schlag
Entrepreneur in Residence at Schmidt Futures
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"I'm old. I've been there. I've made all the damn mistakes already. Others shouldn't have to."
David Mandell
Co-Founder, Managing Director at Massive
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"Startup growth is all about keeping up momentum, so choose alignment over the short-lived hustle, and surround yourself with strategic support."
Brooke Turner
VP of Programs at Divinc
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"It brings me immense joy to support founders who are pouring their lives into their mission, helping fuel the potential for creating positive change in the world."
Molly Montgomery
Growth Strategist & Executive Coach @ Founder's Haven