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Techstars has raised a new fund of more than $80M to invest in diverse & traditionally overlooked entrepreneurs across nine U.S. cities.

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Opening opportunity to anyone, anywhere


Techstars strongly believes that great ideas come from anywhere and anyone—no matter what their backgrounds or where they live.


Techstars’ new $80M fund raised through the J.P. Morgan Private Bank is running 37 accelerator programs across nine multicultural U.S. cities. These programs are open to founders of all backgrounds, with a particular focus on diverse entrepreneurs traditionally undervalued and overlooked by other venture capital sources.


Over three years, this fund aims to elevate 400+ companies and their local ecosystems with the proven Techstars approach combining customized programming, mentorship, and access to capital. Five programs—Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and Washington D.C.—began in in 2022. Three additional programs—Los Angeles, New York, and Oakland—are now accepting applications from entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. The ninth program, located in New Orleans, will launch later this year.

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Visit the program pages below to learn more about individual city accelerator teams, investment theses, and schedules for each program currently accepting applications. Additional locations will be added in 2023.


Ready to apply? Select your first choice accelerator and click "Apply Now".

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Chicago

Accepting applications

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Detroit

Accepting applications


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New York City

Accepting applications

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Oakland

Accepting applications

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Washington DC

Accepting applications

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