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Last week we announced that applications are now open for The Alexa Accelerator, Powered by Techstars 2019! We’re teaming up with the Alexa Fund once again to run our third class and continue to lean into the amazing things that startups across the globe are building around voice and Alexa.

Over the coming weeks and months, we will be traveling around the world (and holding remote events) to meet amazing founders interested in joining us for 13 weeks this summer in Seattle.

The Alexa Accelerator, Powered by Techstars is an opportunity for founders around the world to showcase and grow their ideas that push the envelope on Alexa and voice technology. We’re interested in founders exploring a wide range of product areas including devices that work with Alexa or have Alexa built-in; software and services that leverage voice technology; developer tools that service voice-first businesses; and core technologies like AI and machine learning that enable better voice experiences. This year, we are particularly focused on startups innovating in education, healthcare, fitness and wellness, enterprise collaboration and productivity, property tech, and AI/ML services–but our final company selection will not be limited to these themes.

Success stories from The Alexa Accelerator, Powered by Techstars alumni like Aspinity (2017) and Unruly Studios (2018) help to reiterate that our program is not just for companies focused on Alexa today, nor those whose entire product experience is a voice UI. In fact, I’m personally looking forward to working with companies who are still in the very early stages of thinking through the best ways of working with Alexa.

We are excited for year three of the program and eager to identify the next 10 amazing startups that will join us this year. Please come meet us over the next several weeks in your city as our team travels the world—we look forward to meeting you!

Office Hours –  chance to connect one-on-one with the program team

Sign up here to join us on following dates:

  • March 11-12: San Francisco, CA
  • March 13: Los Angeles, CA
  • March 18-19: New York, NY
  • March 20: Boston, MA
  • March 21: Toronto, Canada
  • March 28: Mexico City, Mexico
  • April 2-3: Madrid, Spain
  • April 4: Paris, France
  • Ongoing: Seattle, WA

Ask Me Anything – a virtual online webinar event where the program team will discuss what to expect in program and more, giving you the chance to ask questions.

  • March 14 @ 8PM PST: Asia-focused Ask Me Anything – Register here
  • March 25 @ 8AM PST: US/EU-focused Ask Me Anything – Register here


Aviel Ginzburg Aviel Ginzburg Aviel Ginzburg is a Seattle based entrepreneur and investor. He’s the Managing Director of The Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, Co-Founder & President of Simply Measured, Board Partner at Founder’s Co-op, and an angel investor. When he’s not working on startups, you’ll either find him tending to his garden while listening to embarrassing music or bouncing his four month old on a yoga ball.