Accelerate Your Startup with the Techstars Pre-Accelerator Program

Founder Catalyst is a pre-accelerator program providing early stage entrepreneurs with invaluable startup education and mentorship.

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Ten-Week Pre-Accelerator Filled with Invaluable Insights

Founder Catalyst is a ten-week pre-accelerator program that provides early-stage entrepreneurs (pre-funding or idea-stage) with the training, tools, mentorship, and network to prepare them for the next level. The program cultivates a community of innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs who are all highly motivated to support each other’s success. This part-time, primarily virtual experience is perfectly suited for founders looking to hone their entrepreneurial skills, better understand their target customers, and dig deeply into refining the solutions they are offering the world.

Note: there is no equity exchange in Founder Catalyst programs.

Founder Catalyst might be right for you if you have:

Domain expertise

You possess deep understanding or unique insight into the challenge your startup is addressing.

A clear problem to solve

You have identified a well-defined customer need, and have a lead on the solution.

Raised less than $1M

Founders of early- or idea-stage companies will receive the most benefit from the program structure and activities.

A collaborative spirit

Maximizing the program experience demands excellent communication skills for collaboration with your cohort, mentors, and program leaders.

Programs Currently Accepting Applications

Founder Catalyst sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker

Learn More & Apply by July 19th

Diverse and underserved early-stage founders in the Mid-Atlantic region are encouraged to apply for our 10-week program running Sept. 16 - Nov. 21. Level up your business with entrepreneurial education, mentorship, and valuable connections this fall.

USC and Techstars University Catalyst

Apply by July 10th

The USC and Techstars University Catalyst provides early-stage founders in the Greater Los Angeles area with startup education, mentorship, and access to the Techstars network.

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Anjal Z Techstars Founder Catalyst

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The Anjal Z Techstars Founder Catalyst powered by the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority offers mentorship, localization, and funding opportunities to startups in the Early Childhood Development Sector.

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