Techstars New Orleans powered by J.P. Morgan

Open to founders of all backgrounds, Techstars New Orleans powered by J.P. Morgan is sponsored by Louisiana Economic Development. The program is designed to provide equitable access to funding and support for Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs who are building the future of Commerce Technology, Consumer Brands and Platforms, the Creator Economy and ClimateTech. Through game-changing investment community partnerships, together we will take steps towards dismantling institutional, structural, and systematic barriers that often limit opportunities. Louisiana Economic Development offers a wide range of programs for entrepreneurs and small businesses at every stage of development and the state’s support for entrepreneurs is consistently recognized among the nation’s best.

New Orleans, Louisiana

2023 August

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

Mar 13th, 2023

Applications Open

May 10th, 2023

Final Deadline

Aug 14th, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Nov 9th, 2023

Demo Day


"I strongly believe and operate under the principle that great ideas can and do come from anywhere and anyone. There is no single universal founder archetype that works. And that’s a good thing."

Melissa Pegus, Managing Director
Read the Q+A

The Team

Melissa Pegus
Managing Director
Shirine Marzouki
Investment Associate
Amy Sarr
Program Manager