Techstars Chicago Accelerator

Techstars Chicago is at the center of the Midwest startup community, one of the fastest growing ecosystems in the U.S.

Chicago, Illinois

Hybrid Program
This program is running virtually with some optional in-person events.

Jan 19th, 2021

Applications Open

Apr 7th, 2021

Final Deadline

Jul 19th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Oct 14th, 2021

Demo Day


"As founders, we’re at the forefront of solving meaningful problems in the world."

Neal Sáles-Griffin, Managing Director
Read the Q&A

The Team

Neal Sáles-Griffin
Managing Director
Brad Schnitzer
Program Manager


"Giving back to the global network I’m a part of (Techstars Chicago ‘17!) and helping fellow entrepreneurs in a critical part of their journey."
Ablorde Ashigbi
Cofounder & CEO of 4Degrees and a mentor for Techstars Chicago 
"I am passionate about helping founders craft an intentional approach to culture, diversity, and inclusion that will serve as a foundation for their long term success."
Maureen Calabrese
Chief People Officer at Sprout Social and a mentor for Techstars Chicago
"When I mentor at Techstars, I consistently find a few founders that I resonate with. In 2020, I found Patrice and GoNanny, and now I'm her CTO!"
Dave Hoover
CTO of GoNanny, CEO of Red Squirrel Technologies and mentor for Techstars Chicago