Accelerators

Techstars New York City Accelerator

Home to a thriving tech ecosystem, Techstars NYC supports a diverse group of founders with world-class resources that help them grow and scale. In fall 2024 we want to help people start companies, invest wisely, transact efficiently, and live well, with a focus on FinTech, Enterprise SaaS, Health & Wellness, Efficient Transactions, and PropTech.

New York, New York

2024 September

In Person Program

Mar 4th, 2024

Applications Open

May 22nd, 2024

Final Deadline

Sep 9th, 2024

Accelerator Starts

Dec 5th, 2024

Demo Day

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"The best time to start a business is during a downturn. I'm excited to work with determined technical founders passionate about driving progress and innovation."

KJ Singh, Managing Director
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"People, not institutions, own the future. We are identifying companies that are improving both the entrepreneurial and consumer lifecycles."

Jordan Fliegel, Managing Director

How We're Different from Other Accelerators

  • Personalization - We steer clear of a generic plug and play formula. Founders only attend workshops that are beneficial to them and our mentor, investor, and speaker selection is done after the class is finalized to bring in the most relevant advisors for each company. Instead of a generic demo day, we organize an investor week where investors with pre-vetted interest are matched 1:1 to meet with our companies. We achieve this level of personalization with an unparalleled ratio of 8 team members to 12 startups during program.

  • In Person - Our founders from all over the world join us in NYC for the full 13 weeks of program, where they work closely with our team, mentors and speakers out of our office space. You never know who will make a guest appearance in the office - might be your future lead investor.

  • Let Founders Build Quickly - We avoid over programming to allow founders to focus on growth and let founders only attend workshops relevant to their success. We hire incredible business associates to help founders with any task to accelerate their growth including sales, financial modeling, investor lists, market research, and product design.

  • The Network - There is a strong family within both our program’s alumni in our internal program Slack (KJ has worked with over 200 companies during his decade at Techstars) while the entire Techstars network of over 3000 companies (including 18 unicorns & 103 companies with market cap > $100M) is one click away with Techstars Universe, our in-house networking platform.

  • Invest financially and operationally - Although we financially invest up to $120k and provide $2M+ cash equivalent in credits and perks, our true value is our operational investment. We support our alumni for any need beyond the program including Series A+ raises. This is why we take common stock (not preferred shares) since we want to be a cofounder at the seat of the table with our startups.

Testimonials

"As a first-time founder, becoming part of the Techstars gave Sporttrade legitimacy, and me the confidence to go on to raise several rounds of funding, build a team, and build our product." Alexander Kane, CEO, Sporttrade

"I applied to Techstars 5 times before I got accepted. As a girl from Toledo, Ohio, I knew nothing about venture capital nor had any network before the program. By the end of the 3 month accelerator, Aunt Flow raised our $1.5m seed round, led by Harlem Capital, who I met during mentor madness. Techstars changed the trajectory of my company and my life. I am forever grateful for this network, even 5 years later. " Claire Coder, CEO, Aunt Flow

"We met KJ in school, and as first time founders, wanted all of the support we could get. Put simply, Techstars has been instrumental to our success - The incredible mentors, massive network, and peer community of builders, and more - we are still regularly in touch with many people we met from Techstars seven years ago." Erica Jain, CEO, Healthie

The 2024 March Team

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KJ Singh
Managing Director
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Christine Hong
Investment Manager

The 2023 November Team

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Jordan Fliegel
Managing Director
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Jordan Fliegel
Managing Director
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Andrew Hippert
Investment Principal
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Elliott Mack
Investment Associate
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Arian Radmand
Engineer-in-Residence
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Arie Abecassis
Entrepreneur-in-Residence
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Andrea Toch
PR Consultant

Featured Mentors

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Alex Iskold
Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures
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Alex Iskold
Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures
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Scott Belsky
Chief Strategy Officer at Adobe
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Michael Lazerow
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Velvet Sea Ventures
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Bharat Krish
Chief Product Officer at Newsweek
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Erica Jain
Co-Founder and CEO at Healthie
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Susanne Mitschke
Co-Founder and CEO at Citruslabs
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Greg Schroy
Co-Founder of nTopology
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Geri Kirilova
Managing Partner at Laconia
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Dane Atkinson
CEO at Odeko
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Dave Shor
Founder & Chief Development Officer at Lynq Technologies
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Olivia Landau
Founder & CEO at The Clear Cut
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David Lapter
Chief Financial Officer at Dashlane
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Julia Austin
Senior Lecturer & Faculty Co-Chair of The Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School
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Olivier Pomel
Co-Founder & CEO at Datadog
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Rahul Vohra
Founder and CEO at Superhuman
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Alban Denoyel
Co-Founder of Sketchfab
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Danielle Cohen-Shohet
Founder & CEO at GlossGenius
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Madhu Muthukumar
Chief Product Officer at Chime
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Cavan Klinsky
Co-Founder & CTO at Healthie
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Karina Da Costa Dagenais
Co-Founder, President, & COO at Lynq Technologies
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Liz Wessel
Partner at First Round Capital
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Fletcher Richman
Product Lead at Atlassian
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Josh Hix
Co-Founder & CEO at Season
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Kathryn Minshew
Founder of The Muse
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Eliot Horowitz
Founder & CEO at Viam
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Allison Rapaport
Co-Founder & CEO at Every Mother
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Paul English
Co-Founder at KAYAK
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Saeju Jeong
Co-Founder & Executive Chair at Noom
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Jason Shuman
General Partner at Primary VC
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Eric Glyman
Co-Founder, CEO at Ramp
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Ian Sigalow
Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Greycroft