Accelerators

Techstars Detroit Powered by J.P. Morgan

The Techstars Detroit Powered by JP Morgan program is virtual/hybrid and open to all industries and all founders globally. This accelerator is designed to recruit and provide equitable access, funding, and support for entrepreneurs who are Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American, and/or Pacific Islander. Techstars Detroit builds on the unique strengths of Detroit’s startup & innovation ecosystem through game-changing investment, mentorship, and community partnerships. The virtual/hybrid format is mix of in-person and remote - we will be live in Detroit the first two weeks and then virtual for 10 weeks. We will close with a live week at the end for Investor Preview and Demo Day events.

Detroit, Michigan

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

2023 April

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

Oct 3rd, 2022

Applications Open

Jan 4th, 2023

Final Deadline

Apr 3rd, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Jun 29th, 2023

Demo Day

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"I am passionate about venture as the direct path to economic empowerment and improved communities. Talent is everywhere and this is truly venture's biggest investment opportunity to date."

Monica Wheat, Managing Director
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The Team

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"Underestimated founders are currently venture’s biggest investment opportunity, this combined with the Techstars network and #GiveFirst mentality - is a force multiplier."
Monica Wheat
Managing Director
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Yvenique Lovinsky
Investment Associate
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Chacho Valadez
Investment Associate

Partner

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Mentors

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"I'm proud to help Techstars Detroit support the next generation of startups, as doing what's right for our customers, our companies, and our communities can help us build a more inclusive future for all."
Dug Song
Former Co-founder & CEO of Duo Security, Current Chief Strategy Officer for Cisco Security
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"I'm proud to help Techstars Detroit support the next generation of startups, as doing what's right for our customers, our companies, and our communities can help us build a more inclusive future for all."
Dug Song
Former Co-founder & CEO of Duo Security, Current Chief Strategy Officer for Cisco Security
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"The growing startup scene in Detroit proves you don't need a coastal zip code to be a successful tech entrepreneur. There is immense opportunity here and it's my privilege to share my experience with the next generation of founders."
Greg Schwartz
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, StockX
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"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all what the world needs most are dreamers that do."
Thomas Stewart
Co-Founder, MMV Growth Equity Fund; Fmr. Chief of Staff, SoftBank
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"Mentoring entrepreneurs is like giving a runner a Gatorade or an orange slice 25% through an ultra-marathon - it's equal part providing substance, cheerleading, and heart-felt appreciation of their sheer will."
Patti Glaza
Managing Director, ID Ventures
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"I made a promise to myself nearly 2 decades ago that eventually i'd help create thousands of jobs here in Detroit. After building my own business and mentoring others, I'm thrilled to now be a part of Techstars Detroit."
Jibreel Lockhart
CEO and Co-Founder, Petram Analytics
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"The Techstars #GiveFirst mantra stuck with me since days as an Associate for Techstars Boston in 2013 and I'm continually inspired and motivated by the future generation of entrepreneurs and the impact they will have."
Kelly LaPierre
Head of Founder Network, American Family Insurance
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"Strategic mentorship has been key to my success in entrepreneurship, entertainment, business and engineering. I look forward welcoming and meto ntoring the next phase of innovators to the city."
Mike Muse
CSO / Co-Founder, Law Champs / Host, The Mike Muse Show and Co-Host Sway In the Morning, SiriusXM

Companies

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