Techstars Anywhere is our only virtual accelerator program. By not requiring founders to relocate to a new city or coworking space, Techstars Anywhere is one of the most accessible accelerators in the world. At Techstars we are proud to offer world class founders the opportunity to join the Techstars worldwide network regardless of their ability to relocate for an accelerator.
The 2019 class of Techstars Anywhere represented exactly that – driven and exceptional founders whose circumstances hindered their ability to relocate for a traditional 13-week Techstars accelerator program. Six of the 10 teams included at least one working parent-one of whom was even pregnant with twins. One company was a later stage solo founder with 15 employees. Another company was founded by military veterans, both with kids at home. Six of the companies are remote first organizations. Coincidentally, one company even makes software for remote team meetings that we used to run our program meetings.
Techstars Anywhere met in person three times over the course of this year’s program. We started the program in Los Angeles, then met mid-program in Boulder, CO, and for the final week of the program we were in Brooklyn, NY. In between, the founders were at home in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Columbus, OH, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, New York, and Newark, NJ.
I always say that there are two steps to a great pitch. Step 1: Build a great business. Step 2: Tell people about it. Over the past 13 weeks this class of 10 incredible companies have been perfecting that first step with the invaluable contributions of an incredible group of #givefirst mentors.
Today, I’m excited to share the 10 companies.
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Co-founder and CEO, Brad Matthews, firstname.lastname@example.org
We use automation & workflow management to help organizations manage government policy. Customers include Comcast and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Co-founder and CEO, Damola Ogundipe, email@example.com
Cloud platform for augmented reality (AR) apps that provides tools & server-side infrastructure to help developers and companies quickly build and deploy AR applications and content.
Co-founder and CEO, Alon Grinshpoon, alon@echoAR.xyz
A lending platform connecting revenue-generating, women-led businesses with up to $250K in non-dilutive capital while fueling the growth of women-led businesses.
Founder and CEO, Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, firstname.lastname@example.org
The first exhibitor management platform and sponsorship marketplace for organizers of live events like the Los Angeles Marathon.
Co-founder and CEO, Michael Bleau, email@example.com
Next generation platforms and tools for gamers and gaming content creators. Introducing Streambeing, the first Voice Powered AI assistant for Twitch live streamers.
Co-founder and CEO, Taseen Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enabling enterprises to operate teams across time zones by running incredible meetings, building a timeline of important decisions, and generating insightful reports for managers.
Co-founder and CEO, Jordan Husney, email@example.com
Connecting homeowners to home service pros via live video for real time assistance with troubleshooting, bidding, quality assurance and DIY support from any mobile device.
Co-founder and CEO, Todd Forsman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speedwell & Yarrow helps companies retain top talent and increase diversity with a smart, scalable, family concierge to help high-potential talent manage the craziness of their lives.
Co-founder and CEO, Lindsey Michaelides, email@example.com
Bloominous is the nation’s largest and fastest growing wedding floral brand. To view the Bloominous pitch video, please contact Richard directly.
Founder and CEO, Richard Lim, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our founders are excited to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out to any of them directly. You can also email me at email@example.com with any questions about Techstars Anywhere or any of the companies from our 2019 class.