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 themes of particular interest are: health care accessibility, mainstreaming mental health care, financial security products, “social” media focused on IRL connectedness, and solutions for us to affordably reduce our carbon footprints.

Columbus, United States

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

Jun 6th, 2024

Demo Day


"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



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

The Team

Tim Grace
Managing Director