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

2023 April

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

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

Tricia Martínez, Managing Director
Read the Q&A

The Team

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Tricia Martinez
Managing Director
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Tricia Martinez
Managing Director
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Lisa Seymour
Program Director
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Dan Pfeil
Investment Associate
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Hannah Savage
Investment Associate

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
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"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
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"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
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"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.

Mentors

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Cheryl Ingstad
Former Director, AI and Technology Office at U.S. Department of Energy
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Cheryl Ingstad
Former Director, AI and Technology Office at U.S. Department of Energy
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Nardo Manaloto
Managing Partner, Qubits Ventures
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Ryan Benitez
Partner, Decisive Point
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Puneet Tandon
Head of Venture Development-Alexa Gadgets at Amazon

Companies

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