Techstars Anywhere is Techstars’ (mostly) virtual accelerator. Over the course of the past 13 years, Techstars has invested in over 1900 companies and met with thousands of founders. For many founders, relocating for an accelerator just isn’t feasible. Maybe they have customers. Maybe they have employees. Maybe they are building something and need to be in their lab. Maybe they have families. We believe that great founders can start anywhere and for founders who can’t (or shouldn’t) relocate, Techstars Anywhere is the best accelerator on the planet.
For the majority of the thirteen-week mentorship-driven accelerator program, founders work from their home,office, local co-working space, lab, or wherever they usually work from. Three times during the program we convene in cities across the United States. Previously we’ve met in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, and New York. While we’re on the road, founders get to know and support each other, and immerse themselves in the local alumni, mentor, and investor networks.
While Techstars Anywhere is virtual, founders participate in workshops, mentor sessions, meetings, and discussions that are scheduled around the Mountain Time zone in the US. For that reason, Techstars Anywhere is best for companies working between Pacific and Eastern US time zones.
Techstars Anywhere invests in founders building companies across a variety of industries — consumer or enterprise software, security, impact companies, hardware, IoT, and robotics. All companies are welcome to apply. Past companies to have gone through Techstars Anywhere include Smallhold, Qeepsake, Goodr, Trust & Will, DNSFilter, Lynq, Flikshop, Bloominous, Civic Eagle, Speedwell & Yarrow, and Parabol.
This year, we’re especially interested to meet companies building in the future of work space. If you’re thinking about what work looks like in the future–distributed work, culture building, HR and benefits, nomadism, urbanism, VR, communication tools, management tools, or anything else that will shape the way people work (and live)–we’d like to meet you.
If you’d like to apply for an office hours meeting to talk about your company or ask questions about Techstars Anywhere, you can do that here. Unfortunately, we have a limited number of available slots and won’t be able to meet with everyone.
We will also be offering a series of online info sessions that are open to everyone. You can RSVP for our first one, scheduled for July 31st @ 2pm PDT, HERE.
For more updates and information, check back here or follow @techstars on Twitter.
Great founders come from Anywhere. We’re excited to meet you!