Accelerators

Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator

This program is committed to supporting and advancing world-class startups focused on emerging technologies across industries including artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum information science, 5G/advanced wireless technology, biotechnology, and clean energy technology.

Oak Ridge-Knoxville, Tennessee

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 24th, 2022

Accelerator Starts

Apr 21st, 2022

Demo Day

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"I’m looking for breakthrough technologies that have the potential to change the world."

Tricia Martínez, Managing Director
Read the Q&A

Partners

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"As an entrepreneur myself, I remember the people who helped me get where I am. I had so many great mentors who supported me early on, and I’m excited about the opportunity to pay it forward to future entrepreneurs."
Randy Boyd
President, University of Tennessee System and Founder, Radio Systems Corporation
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"As an entrepreneur myself, I remember the people who helped me get where I am. I had so many great mentors who supported me early on, and I’m excited about the opportunity to pay it forward to future entrepreneurs."
Randy Boyd
President, University of Tennessee System and Founder, Radio Systems Corporation
Main
"We are advancing the industries of the future, driving innovative energy solutions that benefit the people of the Valley, the nation and the world."
Jeff Lyash
TVA President & CEO
Main
"The secret of East Tennessee’s innovative ecosystem is our people. We are thinkers, planners and doers. We are volunteers and we help to open doors..."
Joe Hoagland
TVA Vice President, Innovation & Research
Main
"A vision for what is possible must be paired with expertise to become reality. Our experience will help innovators grow and thrive."
Thomas Zacharia
Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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"There is nothing like the passion, energy, and determination you find in an entrepreneur. I’m honored to mentor these wonderful people."
Mike Paulus
Director of Technology Transfer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; co-founder of ImTek, Inc.
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"Entrepreneurs bring innovation, drive, passion, and expertise to a challenge. I am honored to help them achieve their goals and dreams."
Shaun Gleason
Director, Cyber Resilience and Intelligence Division, ORNL; co-founder of ImTek, Inc.