Mentorship at Techstars

Mentors are an essential part of our culture. By freely sharing their wisdom & guidance, they impact the entire network and create real, lasting relationships. Read our Mentor Manifesto.

Real Support for Entrepreneurs


“Mentors helped us get back on track and evolve our technology in a much stronger direction."

Kate Edwards, COO & Co-Founder of Heartbeat

Read Kate's story

Why Become a Mentor?

Mentors have a tangible impact on all types of entrepreneurs, from creative college students, to aspiring founders, to early-stage startups in our accelerators. It’s a chance to give back – to support the community and freely share your expertise with a team you believe in. 

Foster Innovation

Your guidance provides valuable support for new startups.

Give First to Others

Helping people is its own reward – a satisfaction that grows within. 

Discover New Perspectives

Mentees bring fresh views and ideas to your industry. 

Connect with the Network

Meet a community of innovators that are designing the future.

Tips From Our Mentors


"It’s extremely gratifying to help others achieve their dreams while helping shape the next wave of innovation and entrepreneurship."

Misti Cain is Founder of Whyzze and a mentor for Techstars Anywhere Accelerator


"I mentor because of the amazing energy I get back. Supporting incredible teams to make their visions tangible is a killer positive feedback loop."

Christian Behn is Founder & CEO at Finipsis and a mentor for Techstars Smart Mobility

Want to become a mentor?

Fill out an application to start the process.