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We currently run 47 mentorship-driven accelerators in over 15 countries. If the accelerator of your choice doesn't have applications open, we encourage you to complete the General Interest form and we will let you know when applications open. This will also give you the opportunity to participate in Office Hours - a one-on-one session with a Techstars team member.

How It Works

Applications typically open four times a year for 12-weeks. Multiple applications do not increase your chances of acceptance, so pick the program that is the best fit for you. During the application period we may reach out to invite you to office hours or hope to meet you on the road at one of our Meet & Greet events.

After applications close, we’ll review applications for about seven weeks, and spend time getting to know even more about your team, market, progress and idea. Our goal is to notify the final group of companies being accepted within eight weeks from the application closing date.

What to Know Before Applying

Our applications are designed to better understand you, your team, market, progress and idea. Take your time to fill it out as best as you can. Your goal is demonstrate to Techstars your ability to execute on the idea. Don’t be sparse.

We are big on passion. We want our founders to be passionate about their startups. We want our Managing Directors and mentors to be passionate about the companies in the class. With passion being the uniting emotion, we believe magic can happen for a startup within the Techstars ecosystem. Show us your unbridled passion for your team and product.

It also helps to do research - look into each accelerator and the team behind it, and show us you’ve done your homework.

Preparing to Apply

  • Check out our FAQ.
  • Learn more about what we look for here.
  • Preview our application questions here.

Current Open Programs

Techstars Program

Application Deadline

Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Program Starts: Feb 10, 2020 Program Ends: May 7, 2020

Boston

The Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars will focus on commercially viable startups with dual-purpose technologies– a private sector application as well as government application, including companies with autonomous technology that might enable or enhance the ability to detect, track, identify, characterize, attribute or mitigate unmanned systems, to include, but not limited to, sensor technology, high-performance computational hardware and software, computer vision and digital image processing, AI, multi-modal sensor integration, secure communications, trusted identification, power systems, high-performance materials, integration systems, and human machine interface. In addition, we seek companies with innovative immersive-training technologies, to include AR/VR and adult learning methods such as gamification, social delivery and self-directed learning, and technologies to support data-enabled recruiting, training and education.

Applications Deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator

Program Starts: Mar 30, 2020 Program Ends: Jun 25, 2020

Melbourne

Based in Melbourne, Australia, the new Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator is geared towards startups focused on innovations in SportsTech. The program is supported by partners LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University and is hosted at Tennis Australia’s Headquarters at Melbourne Park.

Applications Deadline: Dec 8, 2019

Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator

Program Starts: Mar 29, 2020 Program Ends: Jun 25, 2020

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv sits at the heart of the Israeli Startup Nation, an innovation ecosystem home to more than 6,600 startups. A unique environment where startups flourish and thrive, Tel Aviv attracts founders from all over the world to build and grow their businesses. Techstars Tel Aviv is a three-month program open to all startups, running from the end of March through the end of June 2020.

Applications Deadline: Dec 8, 2019

Techstars Toronto Accelerator

Program Starts: Mar 30, 2020 Program Ends: Jun 25, 2020

Toronto

The Techstars Toronto Accelerator is Techstars' first Canadian accelerator program. It will have a horizontal focus & will operate similar to our other city programs. The Toronto-Waterloo/Kitchener startup market is full of innovation, mentors & capital – the exact ingredients for a successful accelerator. We're very thankful for all the help from Real Ventures, Canada's most active early stage venture fund, for their assistance in making this happen.

Applications Deadline: Dec 8, 2019

Upcoming Techstars Applications

Techstars Program

Application Opens

Application Closes

Techstars Korea in Partnership with Hillstone Partners

2020

Applications Open: Dec 9, 2019

Applications Close: Mar 1, 2020

Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy

2020

Applications Open: Dec 9, 2019

Applications Close: Mar 1, 2020

Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator

2020

Applications Open: Jan 6, 2020

Applications Close: Apr 5, 2020

The Western Union Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

2020

Applications Open: Jan 6, 2020

Applications Close: Apr 5, 2020