Accelerators

Techstars & Western Union Accelerator

This program focuses on startups looking to shape the future of how money moves.

Denver, Colorado

2021 T4

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

Jan 19th, 2021

Applications Open

Apr 7th, 2021

Final Deadline

Jul 19th, 2021

Accelerator Starts

Oct 14th, 2021

Demo Day

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"The fintech space is bursting with opportunity due to the swift movement in consumer and commercial behaviors."

Elle Bruno, Managing Director
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The Team

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Elle Bruno
Managing Director
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Josef Scarantino
Sr Program Manager

About this Program

We are thrilled to introduce the 2021 class of the Techstars + Western Union Accelerator. This year's investment thesis is Innovation in the Movement of Money. And ultimately, we found ourselves honed in on companies working toward closing the socioeconomic gap and amplifying globalization. It happened organically, yet in hindsight, it makes perfect sense because this has been the mission of Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments for 170 years.

Partners

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Mentors

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"Entrepreneurship requires you to constantly push yourself way out of your comfort zone. I’m always so inspired to meet founders on this journe
Neely Hemassi
Managing Partner at Upscale Strategies and a mentor at Techstars & Western Union Accelerator
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"Entrepreneurship requires you to constantly push yourself way out of your comfort zone. I’m always so inspired to meet founders on this journe
Neely Hemassi
Managing Partner at Upscale Strategies and a mentor at Techstars & Western Union Accelerator
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"I love the founders’ journey of transformation, the energy generated, and the impact it can have."
Javier Sloninsky
Entrepreneur-Advisor-Investor and a mentor at Techstars & Western Union Accelerator
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Scott Johnson
Head of Product at Western Union Business Solutions and a Techstars mentor
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"I love working with entrepreneurs. Working with Techstars has allowed me to not only help smart founders, but also learn from their bold vision."
Jonathan Lee
Head of Pay at WU Partnership and a Techstars mentor

Companies

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