Techstars Studio enables you to rapidly envision, validate, and launch disruptive new startups.

Partner with the Techstars Worldwide Network to access entrepreneurial talent and a proven track record of helping the most promising startups succeed.

How Techstars Studio Works

Submit Concepts

Use our Virtual Studio software to submit and track any number of startup concepts to Techstars Studio. Our systems and processes ensure that your intellectual property (IP) is always fully protected and preserved.

Attract Talent

Selectively engage with proven Techstars entrepreneurs who will improve upon the concept and offer to join the team.

Receive Proposals

Receive a detailed proposal to create and launch your new startup concept with a built in team of talented and experienced entrepreneurs from the Techstars network complete with timelines and equity breakdown. You'll of course own a meaningful portion of this new startup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I submit my startup concept to Techstars Studio?

Techstars Studio is the perfect solution when you don't have the team, bandwidth, budget, or desire to launch a startup concept yourself. Techstars Studio allows you to leverage the world's best and most successful network of entrepreneurs to attract talent (CEO, CTO, etc) to your new concept. We'll help you refine the idea, then provide you with a detailed proposal including a built in founding team, proposed equity ownership, a timeline for build and launch, and requirements for additional funding (if any - there often isn't any such requirement). It's always up to you whether or not to accept that proposal. If you do accept the proposal, you'll of course retain significant ownership in the new company. And best of all, there are no per project fees. This service is provided at no additional cost to our network of partners.

In short, Techstars Studio can massively accelerate your ability to turn a raw startup concept into reality while enhancing the outcome. You retain all IP and ownership while we bring you talent and a concrete proposal to create, build, and launch your new startup.

How are my idea and IP protected?

Techstars Studio helps you selectively engage top entrepreneurial talent across the Techstars worldwide network. You're always in control as the originator of the concept. You decide which of our tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, mentors, and community leaders can engage with your concept. Before they can engage, rights are clearly and cleanly managed on your behalf through a series of legally binding agreements.

What if I don't have ideas, but only a general area of interest?

You can still engage Techstars Studio. Our network of entrepreneurs and Founders in Residence will brainstorm new startup concepts on your behalf during a three month managed engagement. You can choose which ideas, if any, that you want to progress.

What does it cost to leverage Techstars Studio?

This is a #GiveFirst activity. There's no additional charge for our worldwide network of entrepreneurs, mentors, and community leaders. For our existing corporate, government, and university partners, Techstars Studio services are also delivered at no additional charge.

Once a proposal is accepted, does Techstars actually build the startup by doing the design and engineering work in-house?

No. First, we add value by uniting your ideas with amazing entrepreneurial talent. We then leverage our global network of partner venture studios and software development shops to select a vendor who will actually do the engineering on behalf of Techstars Studio, in concert with the founding team and the concept originator. That's right - we handle all of the hard stuff for you!

Where are the Techstars Studio partners located? Where will the software physically be built?

One of the benefits of working with Techstars Studio is that we have virtually unlimited build capability in most geographies globally. These include (but aren't limited to) locations such as New York City, San Francisco, London, Singapore, Indianapolis, Seattle, and Paris. We are adding new locations regularly. We'll work with you to select the right engineering location for your new concept.

What are the advantages of Techstars Studio over using a traditional venture studio or building my startup myself?

Convenience, speed to market, unlimited capacity to build, and an enormous proven entrepreneurial talent network. Submit your concept and sit back while amazing talent attaches to it, improves the concept, and provides you with a turnkey solution to build and launch the concept as a new startup in which you are a shareholder. Best of all, once you engage with Techstars Studio, you're under no obligation to accept that proposal. Think of it as pure #givefirst from Techstars for our network and our partners.

Meet the Techstars Studio Team

Techstars Studio is powered by a team of our most successful Techstars accelerator alumni who have founded companies worth more than $10B today. Techstars Studio also has the resources and power of the 300+ Techstars employees around the world.

David Cohen

Founder & Co-CEO

David Cohen is the Founder and co-CEO of Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. David has been an entrepreneur and investor for his entire life.

He has founded several companies and has invested in thousands of startups such as Uber, Twilio, SendGrid, Pillpack, Classpass, and FullContact. In total, these investments have gone on to create more than $80B in value.

Isaac Saldana

Founder

Isaac Saldana is co-founder of Techstars portfolio company SendGrid (NYSE:SEND), where he held multiple roles, including CEO, president, board member, and engineer. He also founded Joy Labs, a computer science company to power innovation and networks that help entrepreneurs develop the world's software.

Mike Rowan

Former VP, Labs

Mike Rowan is co-founder of Joy Labs, and was Vice President of SendGrid Labs for seven years, where he focused on product innovation from ideation to launch strategies for SendGrids next generation products. Before joining SendGrid, Mike founded multiple companies and led innovation teams including that at GeoTrust until its successful acquisition by VeriSign/Symantec.

Sabrina Kelly

VP, Talent

As Vice President of Talent, Sabrina leads the team that helps Techstars to maximize the value of our most important asset - our incredible network of people. Sabrina's career has taken her across multiple markets in the US, beginning with a love for talent and a deep focus on the NYC startup scene as Consultant with WinterWyman, recruiting top technical talent for companies like Spotify, IAC and Etsy. She also ran People Operations at Techstars for five years.

Jenny Lawton

COO, Techstars

Jeremy Achin

Founder

Techstars Class #21 - San Antonio

Advisor

Raj Aggarwal

Founder

Techstars Class #3 - Boston

Founder In Residence

Mackenzie Barth

Founder

Techstars Class #48 - New York

Founder In Residence

Paul Berberian

Founder

Techstars Class #6 - Boulder

Advisor

Matt Barba

Founder

Techstars Class #9 - Boston

Advisor

Stan Bokov

Founder

Techstars Class #12 - Chicago

Advisor

Chebem Chukwu

Founder

Founder In Residence

Mat Ellis

Founder

Techstars Class #13 - San Antonio

Advisor

Rami Essaid

Founder

Techstars Class #13 - San Antonio

Advisor

Lisa Gansky

Founder

Advisor

Jilliene Helman

Founder

Techstars Class #20 - Microsoft

Advisor

Josh Hix

Founder

Techstars Class #25 - New York

Founder In Residence

David Hoffman

Founder

Techstars Class #4 - Boulder

Founder In Residence

Josh Hug

Founder

Techstars Class #12 - Seattle

Advisor

Momchil Kyurkchiev

Founder

Techstars Class #18 - Seattle

Advisor

Bart Lorang

Founder

Techstars Class #10 - Boulder

Advisor

Lee Mayer

Founder

Advisor

Manuel Medina

Founder

Techstars Class #12 - Seattle

Advisor

Fayez Mohamood

Founder

Techstars Class #25 - New York

Advisor

Matt Oppenheimer

Founder

Techstars Class #12 - Seattle

Advisor

Jody Mulkey

Chief Technology Officer Ticketmaster

Advisor

Kyle Porter

Founder

Techstars Class #17 - Boulder

Advisor

Jeffrey Powers

Founder

Techstars Class #2 - Boulder

Advisor

Samir Rayani

Founder

Techstars Class #4 - Boulder

Founder In Residence

Vikas Reddy

Founder

Techstars Class #2 - Boulder

Advisor

Keller Rinaudo

Founder

Techstars Class #12 - Seattle

Advisor

Sravish Sridhar

Founder

Techstars Class #9 - Boston

Founder In Residence

Ben Uretsky

Founder

Techstars Class #17 - Boulder

Founder In Residence

Adam Wilson

Founder

Techstars Class #6 - Boulder

Advisor

Alexandre Winter

Founder

Techstars Class #25 - New York

Founder In Residence

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Learn More About Techstars Studio

Techstars has a proven track record of helping the most promising and highest-quality startups succeed and a worldwide talent network that is ready to go to work on the next great idea. Want to rapidly envision, validate, and prototype disruptive new startups? Techstars Studio can help.

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