The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator

This accelerator will work with startups focused on building expertise at the intersection of humans and machines in areas that will revolutionize how we live and work including AI, life sciences and health, and data and analytics. In 2021 this program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Portland, Maine

2021 T5

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

Feb 22nd, 2021

Applications Open

May 26th, 2021

Final Deadline

Sep 13th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Dec 9th, 2021

Demo Day


"I’m looking for great founders with passion and humility - as well as the ability to execute on great ideas”

Lars Perkins, Managing Director of The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator
Read the Q&A

The Team

Lars Perkins
Managing Director
Santiago Zindel
Program Manager



"Incredible companies can be built anywhere & we're excited to see what happens when we connect the Roux Institute’s unique resources with founders who are as passionate about scaling incredible companies in Maine as we are."
Chris Wolfel
Director of Entrepreneurship at the Roux Institute (and Techstars alum)
"Innovation is the engine of our future and it starts with human capital. I am proud to be a part of an organization focused on supporting the development of their economic engine, the people."
Aileen Huang-Saad
Director of Life Sciences and Engineering Programs, The Roux Institute Department of Bioengineering, Northeastern University
"Engineering approaches are destined to play an increasing role in the solution of major healthcare problems faced by society, presenting huge opportunities for innovation. I’m excited to assist innovators in doing this."
Raimond L. Winslow
Director Of Life Sciences & Medical Research, Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Founder of Computational Medicine


Rich Miner is a co-founder of Android and a pioneer in man machine interfaces. He left Android to become a founding partner of Google Ventures. Recently he has re-joined the Android team as CTO of their tablet efforts.
Rich Miner
Co-founder of Android and a pioneer and innovator in man machine interfaces.
"During his career as an entrepreneur and thru his seed fund Koa Labs, Andy has served as founding investor, BOD member or advisor to more than 60 start-up companies in technology, healthcare and the life sciences."
Andy Palmer
CEO and Co-Founder, Tamr