Accelerators

Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy

This program is designed for entrepreneurs focused on building a world where people and nature can thrive together.

Boulder, Colorado

2021 T5

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

Feb 22nd, 2021

Applications Open

May 12th, 2021

Final Deadline

Sep 13th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Dec 9th, 2021

Demo Day

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"We support purpose-driven, for-profit entrepreneurs who are excited to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing humanity."

Zach Nies, Managing Director
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Program Team

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Zach Nies
Managing Director
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Zach Nies
Managing Director
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Maki Tazawa
Program Manager
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Allison Jamison
Senior Operations Associate
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Abraham Baca
Senior Business Development and Growth Associate

Partners

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"Innovation is vital to break out of our business-as-usual approaches to future-proofing our planet. Mentoring startups addressing these issues is a high leverage philanthropic activity."
Michael Doane
Global Managing Director for Sustainable Food and Water at The Nature Conservancy and Techstars mentor
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"Innovation is vital to break out of our business-as-usual approaches to future-proofing our planet. Mentoring startups addressing these issues is a high leverage philanthropic activity."
Michael Doane
Global Managing Director for Sustainable Food and Water at The Nature Conservancy and Techstars mentor
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August Ritter
Program Director at The Nature Conservancy and Managing Director of the Agility Lab
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Niraj Swami
Conservation Technology Strategy & Enablement at The Nature Conservancy
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Mark Goering
Principal - Emerging Conservation Technology at The Nature Conservancy

2021 Companies

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Mentors

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"Spending time with world-changing startups and founders brings me boundless energy and inspiration. What a gift to be part of this!"
Sarah E. Brown
Head of Marketing at Intricately, Author of Power to the Startup People, and a mentor for Techstars Sustainability
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"Spending time with world-changing startups and founders brings me boundless energy and inspiration. What a gift to be part of this!"
Sarah E. Brown
Head of Marketing at Intricately, Author of Power to the Startup People, and a mentor for Techstars Sustainability
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"I believe startups solve some of the world’s most challenging problems and I want to contribute my experience and skills to help them bring their solutions to reality."
Elaine Feeney
President of PointOne Development and a mentor for Techstars Sustainability
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"Working alongside entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving the planet’s most intractable problems by leveraging their deep scientific backgrounds, direct infield experience, and passion has been eye opening and inspirational."
Wendy Lea
Serial Entrepreneur and a mentor for Techstars Sustainability
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"I mentor for this program to keep active hope that we can wrestle the climate crisis back inside the healthy limits."
Ryan Martens
Citizen Engineer and a mentor for Techstars Sustainability