Accelerators

Techstars Columbus Powered by The Ohio State University

This program, in partnership with The Ohio State University, focuses on novel software solutions to pressing global issues experienced by every world citizen. Backed by the innovation resources of a top research university, we’re looking for founders building technology that can become critical infrastructure for our ability to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives and to leave a better world for the next generation to inherit. Some areas of particular interest are: generative AI, cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, health care (particularly mental health and healthcare accessibility), fintech, agtech, climate tech and software solutions supporting deeptech/quantum innovation.

Columbus, United States

2024 September

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

Mar 4th, 2024

Applications Open

May 22nd, 2024

Final Deadline

Sep 9th, 2024

Accelerator Starts

Dec 5th, 2024

Demo Day

2024 March

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

Sep 12th, 2023

Applications Open

Nov 29th, 2023

Final Deadline

Mar 11th, 2024

Accelerator Starts

May 29th, 2024

Demo Day

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"Founders are the world’s most valuable natural resource. It’s critical we surround them with the necessary ingredients for success."

Tim Grace, Managing Director

Partner

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Ratmir Timashev
Serial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Former CEO of Veeam
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Peter Mohler
EVP, Research, Innovation and Knowledge, The Ohio State University

The Team

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Tim Grace
Managing Director
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Dani Rose
Senior Program Manager
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Gabrielle Rudd
Investment Associate

Who should apply?