TECHSTARS ANYWHERE (January 9, 2023) - As we flip the calendar page over into 2023, I’m stoked to announce our newest Techstars Anywhere class. There were 12 companies that earned a place in the Techstars Anywhere Class of 2023. They’re building consumer apps, marketplaces, e-commerce companies, future of work apps, community driven products, open source tools, data science tools, and B2B SaaS companies. They’re a group of amazing diverse founders building great businesses and we couldn’t be more excited to be building alongside them.
The founders will spend the next 13 weeks working side by side with the Techstars Anywhere mentors who will help them navigate starting up. During the program, we meet up three times in person in various cities across the US. For our first meet-up, the 25 founders and co-founders will gather in San Diego, CA starting today! This week, the class will learn about each other and their businesses, learn how to make the most out of Techstars, test their hypotheses, perfect their elevator pitches, meet successful founders who have been there and done that, and jump into the Techstars flow. The founders will then participate in Techstars remotely for four weeks before coming back together in February for a second in-person week in Boston, MA. The program finally concludes in Chicago, IL in April.
Techstars Anywhere is, and always has been, a remote-first accelerator. To participate, founders do not need to relocate their businesses. Instead, the founders will remotely tap into an amazing group of world-class mentors and the rest of the Techstars worldwide network from their offices in San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Arizona, New York, Seattle, Oakland, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and even Maine!
Techstars continues to support our companies by providing them with access to mentorship, customers, investors, and our strong Techstars Anywhere network. We would like to thank our mentors, sponsors, and partners for their generous and continuous support. Special thanks to the Techstars Anywhere team (Carly Forcade and Maddie Light) and our community of alumni, mentors, and investors for their genuine commitment to making a positive impact in our community and the lives of the Techstars founders they have supported this past year.
New to the team, we are thrilled to welcome Maddie Light, joining us from the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU Boulder, as our new Program Coordinator.
This year we’re also excited to welcome Misti Cain, Kate Brodock, & Ford Blakely to the team as Techstars Anywhere’s Entrepreneurs In Residence. As experienced founders, operators, and investors, Misti, Kate, and Ford will be working side by side with the founders diving deep into their businesses with them as they build.
Over the next 13 weeks, the founders and their mentors will work together to build enduring, scalable startups. If you’re an investor who would like to follow the class’ progress along the way, or request early access to our online investor showcase in April, email me and I’ll get you connected. If you’re interested in being a Techstars mentor, let us know here (don’t forget to check Techstars Anywhere!).
Please join me in welcoming the Techstars Anywhere Winter Class of 2023!
Anthym (Phoenix, AZ)
anthym helps team leaders cultivate and strengthen team relationships, a sense of connection/belonging, and culture by leveraging a unique recipe of life memories and inspirational media. CEO: Brian Mohr
Blossm (San Diego, CA)
The Social Marketplace for Plants. Buy, Sell & Trade with your community and beyond! CEO: Ari Olmos
Civin (Boston, MA & San Diego, CA)
Founded by two former major city Chief Data Officers, Civin is the analytics platform purpose-built for local government, so that communities of all sizes can become data-driven. CEO: Andrew Therriault
GRIT (California & Massachusetts)
GRIT is the REI for outdoor adventurers with disabilities. GRIT empowers people with disabilities to experience the outdoors and go on adventures with loved ones. CEO: Tish Scolnik
Gymble (New Jersey & North Carolina)
Gymble (it’s pronounced gym-bull) is a community fitness app that connects you to personal training, facility rentals, and fitness experiences. CEO: Devon Oakley
ImpactableX (Philadelphia, PA)
The Impact & ESG analytics platform designed for comparability, benchmarking & intelligence across the impact economy and up the capital stack. CEO: Catherine Griffin
OneDeal (New York City, New York)
OneDeal is an end-to-end marketplace for buying and selling small and medium sized businesses. CEO: Nick Sterlacci
On The Goga (Philadelphia, PA & Mid-Coast, ME)
On the Goga is a no code platform that allows HR, benefits, and wellness teams to build their own wellness and benefits portals. On the Goga puts culture-driven corporate wellness events, challenges, content, and benefits that employees actually love - all in one place. CEO: Anna Greenwald
OpenSauced (Oakland, CA)
OpenSauced helps enterprises monitor and understand open-source projects to identify, support, and cultivate relationships with key contributors. OpenSauced is moneyball for engineers. CEO: Brian Douglas
OwnTrail (Seattle, WA)
OwnTrail is the social timeline for your life, where you own your story and achieve your next milestones with the help of a supportive community. CEO: Rebekah Bastian
Plus Up (Crownsville, MD)
Plus Up makes Goodtimer, a positive reinforcement toy for kids that promotes good behavior. Kids love its soothing glow, encouraging voice, and earning Goodtimer tokens they can exchange for fun incentives. CEO: Adam Ashley
Upmarket (New York City, New York)
For SaaS companies with a Freemium business model, Upmarket lets you run product led experiments faster by finding hot leads and converting them from free users into paid customers with a single platform. CEO: Jason Tissera
Ryan is the Managing Director of Techstars Anywhere, Techstars’ remote-first accelerator. He has also managed Techstars accelerators in San Diego and London. Ryan launched his first tech startup in 1998 and it was a spectacular failure. Since then he’s been a product and marketing executive at Yahoo! and eBay, a four time founder, and a senior startup executive with two exits. He graduated from Georgetown University and lives with his family in Encinitas, CA where he’s a fan of craft beer, fish tacos, and the San Diego Padres.