Accelerators

Techstars Washington DC Powered by J.P. Morgan

Techstars Washington DC Powered by J.P. Morgan focuses on startups that can benefit from tapping into the unique strengths of DC’s innovation and startup ecosystem including our tech talent and diversity, and being a national and global center for policy making. Sector focuses include: health and wellness, education, finance, government and civic engagement, cybersecurity, and more. Open to founders of all backgrounds, the program is designed to provide equitable access to funding and support for Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs. Through game-changing investment and community partnerships, together we will take steps towards dismantling institutional, structural, and systematic barriers that often limit opportunities.

Washington, DC

2022 T5

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

Mar 28th, 2022

Applications Open

May 11th, 2022

Final Deadline

Sep 12th, 2022

Accelerator Starts

Dec 8th, 2022

Demo Day

About this Program

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"DC has an extraordinary startup ecosystem built on strengths in tech talent, diversity, and policy making."

Keith Camhi, Managing Director
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Partner

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The Team.

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"I'm energized by supporting great founders and addressing the gap between the distribution of talent and opportunity."
Keith Camhi
Managing Director
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"I'm energized by supporting great founders and addressing the gap between the distribution of talent and opportunity."
Keith Camhi
Managing Director
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Julius Maina
Investment Associate
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I'm committed to helping diverse founders build impactful companies that change the face of the tech industry for the next generation.
Prad Parthiban
Investment Associate
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"I'm excited to support our diverse-led teams unlock the network and capital to grow their businesses and positively impact the world."
Sarah Hippert
Investment Associate
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“I’m inspired by the passion and drive of this diverse group of founders and look forward to bringing the full strength of J.P. Morgan’s network to support and advise throughout the program.”
Victoria Davenport
Technology & Disruptive Commerce for J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking
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I truly believe entrepreneurship is a fundamental right that needs to be available to all and I am excited by being selected to be an enabler.
Mark Lawrence
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Founder/Managing Partner Inncuvate
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As the nation’s capital, Washington DC is well positioned as both an incubator and accelerator of fintech companies that are developing solutions to serve the unbanked and underbanked, and creating shared prosperity.
Peter Stoute-King
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Co-founder Fintech Islands

Mentors

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"I’m inspired by the opportunity to leverage my lived experiences as a founder and social impact leader to support a new generation of innovators."
Ayanna Smith
Managing Director, GET Cities DC
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"I’m inspired by the opportunity to leverage my lived experiences as a founder and social impact leader to support a new generation of innovators."
Ayanna Smith
Managing Director, GET Cities DC
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Expert in Technical Recruiting, Developer and Public Relations for tech companies both in the U.S. and Latin America
Jessica Mercedes
Board member, Coderise and Entrepreneur & Investor
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"We knew that if we had access and opportunity, we could build an amazing business that does good while doing well. That’s where Techstars came in. As an alumni, I can’t wait to help other founders during their journey."
Marcus Bullock
CEO, Flikshop
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Fran James
Former Chief People Officer, Techstars

Companies

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