The Techstars Access Program

This is a mutually beneficial program that provides access to Techstars network, education, perks, & more for organizations and nonprofits that support underrepresented entrepreneurs.



Current Access Program Organizations

Program Criteria


Mission aligned

Your organization must further our vision to create a global entrepreneur ecosystem that reflects the diversity we see in the world.


Must serve underrepresented groups

Groups that have historically been underrepresented in tech & entrepreneurship globally include but are not limited to:

  • People of color

  • Women

  • LBGTQ+

  • People with disabilities

  • Marginalized communities

  • Indigenous peoples

  • Military veterans


Benefits for Program organizations Add:


  • Pathway into the Techstars Accelerator programs for entrepreneurs & mentors in your network

  • Quarterly Access Program Roundtables

  • Exclusive Education workshops for organizations leaders

  • Exclusive Invitation to attend Techstars events

  • Access to job opportunities for Techstars & Techstars Portfolio Companies

  • First to know about Techstars Startup Weekend events

  • Access to Techstars Foundation Grant application opening & closing dates

  • Advanced notice about Techstars Accelerator Program Applications opening and closing dates


The goal is to create equitable access to capital, network & education for underrepresented entrepreneurs and transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem together.



Thank you to our sponsors

Vistage is the world’s largest executive coaching organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 60 years we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their toughest challenges through a comprehensive approach to success. At the heart of our proven formula is confidential peer advisory groups and executive coaching sessions.


Learn more about sponsoring this program by emailing us at diversity.inclusion@techstars.com.



Access Program Stories

Take the next step

If you would like your organization to be considered please take a moment to complete this interest form.

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