Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive company—and tech ecosystem—is both incredibly hard and important. While we know we have to do so much more, Techstars is committed to being an action-driven leader in this work.

Committed to Better


In July of 2020, we acknowledged we have important work to do on diversity, equity and inclusion. We committed to these 7 initiatives.

1. We will publish our diversity statistics.

In order to measure our efforts we will collect more data and report our progress bi-annually.

2. We will empower 1,000 Diverse CEOs.

Accelerator programs give startups access to education, network and capital. We will have at least 1,000 diverse CEOs go through our accelerators by 2026.

3. We will fill our open board seat with a person of color.

We are committed to having our leadership and management teams represent the diversity of the communities we serve.

4. We will commit to a more diverse leadership and management team.

We are committed to having our leadership and management teams represent the diversity of the communities we serve.


5. We will support our employees.

We will create an internal program that allows Techstars to match employee donations to causes that combat racial injustices and support diversity. and continue to invest in DEI training, have an external organization audit equitable pay practices, and help us clearly define what success.

6. We will continue to invest in Black entrepreneurs through the Techstars Foundation

The Techstars Foundation has invested more than $1 million and helped 30 nonprofits deliver scalable impact for entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities. This work will continue.

Sharing our Progress


In order to measure our efforts we will collect more data and report our progress bi-annually. We must do better and you can track our progress here.


Race & Ethnicity at Techstars in the U.S.


We looked at race and ethnicity among our 228 U.S.-based employees.

79% White

5.7% Prefer Not to Disclose

4.8% Hispanic or Latino

4.8% Asian

3.1% Two or More Races

2% African American

Techstars Foundation


Since 2015, Techstars Foundation has worked to make innovation and entrepreneurship more accessible and inclusive by investing in and accelerating nonprofits that deliver scalable impact for underestimated entrepreneurs.