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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

Techstars Proptech Accelerator in partnership with Colliers

Program Starts: Sep 9, 2019 Program Ends: Dec 5, 2019


Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars is based in Toronto and will focus on solving problems across the property & commercial real estate industry.

Applications Deadline: May 26, 2019

The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Program Starts: Sep 9, 2019 Program Ends: Dec 5, 2019


Techstars & The Heritage Group have created a mentorship-driven accelerator in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars will run in September 2019. The accelerator will focus on solving problems & challenges affecting highway construction & materials.

Applications Deadline: May 26, 2019

EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Program Starts: Nov 4, 2019 Program Ends: Feb 13, 2020


The EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars, based in Singapore, is the world’s first global MaritimeTech accelerator. Techstars and EPS have come together to drive innovation in the maritime industry and cultivate and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs in an industry that is ripe for disruption. Located in the world’s maritime capital, the accelerator is focused on technologies related to regulations, fuel efficiency, vessel operations, digitalization and navigation. Join us for the program’s inaugural class kicking off in November 2019.

Applications Deadline: Jul 7, 2019

Upcoming Techstars Applications

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Application Opens

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Techstars Chicago Accelerator


Applications Open: Jul 22, 2019

Applications Close: Oct 13, 2019