Accelerators

Techstars Oakland powered by J.P. Morgan

Techstars Oakland powered by J.P. Morgan accelerator program is open to all founders who are looking to build a deep connection in the San Francisco Bay Area, and to each other. The program is based in Oakland and is designed to build genuine connections with local mentors and provide equitable access for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. Given that the Bay Area is home to almost every type of university, company, and mentor, we are interested in every type of company including consumer tech, fintech, marketplaces, B2B, B2G, healthcare and web3. With unprecedented access, Techstars Oakland has the potential to unlock opportunities for every overlooked and underestimated founder.

Oakland, California

2023 April

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

Sep 9th, 2022

Applications Open

Jan 4th, 2023

Final Deadline

Apr 3rd, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Jun 29th, 2023

Demo Day

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“If you know the rules to the startup game, you can play and win. If you don't, you always lose.”

Collin Wallace, Managing Director
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The Team

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Collin Wallace
Managing Director
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Brooke Bilyeu
Program Manager
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Naji Barnes-McFarlane
Investment Associate

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Mentors

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"It’s critical for any entrepreneur to have a network of friends, advisors, and mentors to help them on their journey and I’m glad for the chance to pay forward my fair share!"
Gib Lopez
Co-Founder & COO @ PayJoy
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"It’s critical for any entrepreneur to have a network of friends, advisors, and mentors to help them on their journey and I’m glad for the chance to pay forward my fair share!"
Gib Lopez
Co-Founder & COO @ PayJoy
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Christian Okoye
Climate Tech Investment Professional @ Generate
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Ulili Onovakpuri
Managing Partner @ Kapor Capital
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Ilse Calderon
Principal @ OVO Fund
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Amanda Bradford
Founder @ The League