Techstars Accelerator Application Preview


Learn more about our application questions

When you click the apply button to one of Techstars accelerators, you’ll be prompted to create a profile. When doing so, please ensure you create your profile using an email address you use and check often so we can send you critical application updates.

The Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator application consists of three main parts:

  • Basic information about you (3-5 mins)

  • Information about your company (20-30 minutes)

  • Optional step to pick the top 3 accelerators you are interested in (3-5 minutes)

Each application can be submitted to specific accelerator programs, or you can submit a general application, and our teams will work to connect you to the right accelerators.

 Submitting multiple applications does not increase your chances of acceptance, so take the time upfront to consider which of our accelerators is the best fit for you and your company.

As you prepare your application, make sure to check out Tips from our Managing Directors.

Looking for more info on our application process?

Application Questions

Our goal is to better understand your team, market, progress and idea with the below questions. We know you are busy also running a company, but make sure you pay attention to the character limits and focus on answering the question.

Founder Profile: Basic Information about you

  1. First name

  2. Last name

  3. Title

  4. Contact email

  5. Current location

  6. Linkedin URL

  7. Phone number

  8. Working on your startup full time?

Accelerator Application: Company information

  1. Startup Name

  2. Startup URL

  3. What year was your company founded?

  4. Startup tagline

  5. Startup description

  6. Is your startup incorporation information (if applicable)

  7. What industry are you in?

  8. Share your product video, pitch deck and team video

  9. Do you have any co-founders?

  10. Share any traction you have

  11. Share any revenue and funding you have

  12. How do you (or will you) make money?

  13. Who is your target audience?

  14. Who are your competitors or could become your competitors?

  15. What is your competitive advantage?

  16. Why is now the right time for your startup?

  17. What is your customer acquisition strategy?

  18. What is your 5-10 year grand vision?

Program selection

Program choice —you can choose several accelerators that are accepting applications at any given time. This is an optional step; if you do not submit a preference, our teams will read your application and connect you with the accelerator most appropriate for your company.