Accelerators

Techstars Chicago Powered by J.P. Morgan

Open to founders of all backgrounds, Techstars Chicago Powered by J.P. Morgan accelerator program is designed to provide equitable access to funding and support for Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs building startups that can begin to see a path to scale and are committed to leaning into the uniqueness of the Chicago technology community, which has a special blend of mentorship, camaraderie, and investment culture. Through game-changing investment community partnerships, together we will take steps towards dismantling institutional, structural, and systematic barriers that often limit opportunities.

Chicago, Illinois

2023 March

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

Sep 6th, 2022

Applications Open

Jan 4th, 2023

Final Deadline

Mar 13th, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Jun 8th, 2023

Demo Day

2022 T5

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

Mar 28th, 2022

Applications Open

May 11th, 2022

Final Deadline

Sep 12th, 2022

Accelerator Starts

Dec 8th, 2022

Demo Day

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

Neal Sáles-Griffin, Managing Director
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The Team

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Neal Sáles-Griffin
Managing Director
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Neal Sáles-Griffin
Managing Director
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Anthony Alepra
Program Manager
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Brad Schnitzer
Investment Associate
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Lilliana Robinson
Investment Associate

Partner

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Mentors

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"I can't wait to support the next generation of talented entrepreneurs and help them to thrive in our Chicago community."
Tara Reed
Founder and CEO, Apps Without Code
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"I can't wait to support the next generation of talented entrepreneurs and help them to thrive in our Chicago community."
Tara Reed
Founder and CEO, Apps Without Code
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"Techstars Chicago has accelerated teams of not just great entrepreneurs, but great people, period, and I’m proud to see their ever-deepening commitment to helping ALL entrepreneurs grow and win."
Amanda Lannert
CEO, Jellyvision
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"I am excited to bring new entrepreneurs to Chicago and help them scale their innovative ideas!"
Victoria Bills
Associate, Allos Ventures
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"Here to help founders attempt the absurd and solve the impossible."
Sergio Suarez
Founder and CEO, TackleAI
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"Thrilled to join Techstars Chicago in supporting the growth of awesome founders with worthwhile ideas!"
Veronica Aguilar
Founder, Milpa Services

Companies

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