The Techstars Accelerator Application Toolkit
So you're interested in a Techstars Accelerator Program? Here are some resources to make sure you're prepared when applying.
The Techstars Accelerator Application Toolkit
So you're interested in a Techstars Accelerator Program? Here are some resources to make sure you're prepared when applying.
Step 1: Learn How Techstars Accelerator Programs Work
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Step 2: Learn More About Accelerator Programs
Step 3: Apply
Check out which Techstars Accelerator Programs currently have open applications.
Step 2: Learn More About the Accelerator Programs
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Additive Manufacturing (Hartford, CT)
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Alexa (Seattle)
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Impact (Austin)
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MetLife (Cary, North Carolina)
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Metro Retail (Berlin)
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Mobility (Detroit)
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Music (Los Angeles)
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Adelaide, Australia
Techstars Adelaide
Techstars Adelaide is our first APAC-based accelerator in Australia. The program supports startups advancing innovative applications in IoT, big data, sensors and robotics, with potential to develop and commercialize technologies connected to the defense and security sectors. Defense research has driven some of the most transformative consumer innovation in the world including the internet and GPS. Adelaide is a tech-forward city that is building sophisticated infrastructure for startups.
Cary, North Carolina
MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars
MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars will focus on innovating in the insurance industry - an industry of massive size & reach with global insurance premiums of $4.5 trillion in 2015. MetLife is a powerhouse as a Fortune 42 company & one of the world's leading financial services companies with operations in over 40 countries. The program will focus on innovations in health & wellness, the gig & sharing economy, benefits marketplaces, underwriting, etc.
Toronto, Canada
Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars
Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars focuses on solving problems across the property & commercial real estate industry. The possibilities for innovation, disruption & productivity enhancing opportunities are endless. The partnership combines Techstars expertise in tech innovation, startups & alumni network with Colliers' expertise in real estate, enterprising culture & global network. We are interested in any businesses that touch the property & commercial real estate value chains.
Austin, TX
Techstars Impact
Techstars Impact backs for-profit, mission-driven founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. The program is based in Austin, an emerging leader in bridging tech & social innovation. The fund is backed by notable LPs Morgan Stanley Investment Management's AIP Private Markets Team & Impact America Fund. We invest $120k into startups from around the world who believe solving pressing social & environmental problems can sit hand-in-hand with building a successful company.
Montreal, Canada
Techstars Montreal AI
Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator is the third Techstars accelerator in Canada with the support of Real Ventures. AI technologies and business applications continue to evolve. Techstars Montreal AI will select startups that advance the development and application of artificial intelligence across all industries and markets.
Rakuten Accelerator, Powered by Techstars
Together with Rakuten, a global leader in internet services, Techstars will work with early-stage entrepreneurs who are advancing social messaging technologies, with a focus on the Viber application. This mentorship-driven accelerator will focus on disrupting and revolutionizing how businesses and consumers use messaging to conduct business and stay connected.
Seattle, WA
Techstars Alexa
The Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is looking for entrepreneurs advancing voice-powered technologies. Created in partnership with Amazon's Alexa Fund, the program will focus on Alexa domains such as connected home and car, wearables and hearables, communication devices and more. Participants will receive an investment from Techstars and Alexa Fund, and access to the teams and tech behind Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), Alexa Voice Services (AVS), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Launchpad.
Minneapolis- St. Paul, MN
Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator
Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator is our first program focused on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. Partnered with Cargill and Ecolab, the program is looking for the best entrepreneurs across the entire food value chain, from AgTech, manufacturing and supply chains, to food safety, waste reduction and traceability. The program is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
Hartford, Connecticut
Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator
The Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator focuses on additive manufacturing - tech that builds 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material. The material ranges from plastic, metal, concrete & more. Technologies may include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, generative design, tooling, direct digital manufacturing, layered manufacturing & additive fabrication. The applications are endless. We are looking for companies with innovations in software, material or hardware solutions.
Mostly Virtual
Techstars Anywhere
Techstars Anywhere is a (mostly) virtual Techstars accelerator--no relocation necessary. Through the power of the Techstars network and the use of technology we bring Techstars to the founders #Anywhere.

Founders follow the proven Techstars approach to accelerate their business & #domorefaster. The investment we make in each company in capital, time & network is exactly the same as every other Techstars accelerator.
Atlanta, GA USA
Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, focuses on technologies driving positive change in an interconnected world. Life's most important connections are happening in new and creative ways. Social media platforms, cloud-based data, predictive analytics & cybersecurity are interwoven into our daily lives. The industries of tomorrow – telecommunications, mobility, transportation, healthcare, and financial services – will need to aggregate and share vast amounts of information.
Austin, TX USA
Techstars Austin
Recently ranked the #14 fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the world among many other top rankings (places to live, fitness, education), Austin has exploded onto the startup scene. With a strong tech community and a burgeoning investor network, Austin is attracting the best and brightest from all over the globe. Known for its friendly and welcoming startup vibe, founders are flocking to Austin to launch and grow their businesses.

Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force
The Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force is based in Boston. The U.S. military is an innovation driver, serving as the primary funder for early growth of Silicon Valley. It will focus on commercially viable startups with dual-purpose technologies- a private sector & a government application, including companies with autonomous technology with the ability to detect, track, identify, characterize, attribute & mitigate unmanned aerial systems, or anything related.
Oslo, Norway
Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil
Techstars first Nordic accelerator, Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil is based in Oslo, Norway and is focused on progressing and integrating new businesses and developing potentially transformative technologies and business models across the energy sector to improve safety, security, capital efficiency, operational performance and sustainability.
Cape Town, Western Cape SA
Techstars Barclays Cape Town
The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, helps start-ups accelerate their growth and transform the African continent. At the foot of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a melting pot of rich culture, talent and energy. Being part of this 13-week fintech accelerator gives you an unfair advantage to make huge inroads into 13 countries in the Barclays Africa group and quickly increase your footprint. We're looking for companies to drive innovation across fintech: big data, AI, insure-tech and more.
London, United Kingdom
Techstars Barclays London
This unique partnership between Barclays and Techstars brings two networks together into one accelerator program that offers entrepreneurs unprecedented access not only to a world leading bank, but also to Techstars international mentor and investor relationships.

The London program is nestled in the heart of the Financial Services and FinTech capital of the world, within a few miles of banks, government and Europe's largest VC ecosystem.
New York, NY USA
Techstars Barclays NYC
This unique partnership between Barclays and Techstars brings two networks together into one accelerator program that offers entrepreneurs unprecedented access not only to a leading world bank, but also to Techstars mentor and investor relationships.

The NYC program focuses on founders building: Financial Technology, Cyber Security and Enterprise Software.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Techstars Barclays Tel Aviv
This unique partnership between Barclays and Techstars brings two networks together into one accelerator program that offers entrepreneurs unprecedented access not only to a world leading bank, but also to Techstars international mentor and investor relationships.

Here in the Tel Aviv program we seek awesome founders with disruptive startups in the areas of:
Financial Technology, Cyber Security, Insurance Tech and Enterprise Software.

Deadline: Nov 6, 2016
Berlin, Germany
Techstars Berlin
Berlin is the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world. It is attracting founders from all over Europe who are coming to build their companies amidst a sea of top talent, a supportive community and a great place to live. Investors from all over Europe and the rest of the world are traveling to Berlin to invest here.

Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
Boston, MA, USA
Techstars Boston
Boston is ranked as the fourth best city in the world for your startup. With a reputation for churning out hugely successful companies and disruptive technologies, the Techstars program in Boston attracts top talent from several nearby elite higher education institutions. Known for producing some of the best funded classes across all of Techstars programs, Boston boasts an intense and active startup scene.

Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
Boulder, CO USA
Techstars Boulder
The Techstars Accelerator in Boulder has a history of producing the most exciting startups in the industry. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the heart of Boulder, the program started in 2007 and was the first Techstars accelerator program. Boulder welcomes savvy entrepreneurs and product innovators to join the robust and vibrant startup community in Boulder.

Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
Chicago, IL USA
Techstars Chicago
The Techstars Accelerator program in Chicago is both physically and metaphorically in the center of the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the U.S. The program has attracted a diverse set of founders from all over the world. But it is the access to the 150+ amazing mentors that include founders of, BaseCamp, Belly, Django, Groupon, GrubHub, OKCupid, Orbitz, OpenTable, Walmart, and many more that make the program so valuable.
Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO
The Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO is expanding Techstars' presence in the Middle East. GINCO is a full service general contracting firm, covering the full lifecycle of the construction process from concept to execution and supervision. Dubai is known for their leadership in technology innovation, pioneering entrepreneurs leading innovative companies that are solving challenges in transportation, construction, wellness, IoT, robotics, and beyond should apply.
Los Angeles, CA USA
Techstars Healthcare
Techstars Healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, is a three-month intensive startup accelerator focused on bringing new technology solutions to healthcare.

Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
New York, NY USA
Techstars IoT
Techstars is excited to announce a new accelerator program focused on the IoT (Internet of Things) market. The program will bring industry leaders in the IoT market together with the most innovative emerging startups in the industry for our three month, mentorship-driven accelerator program. The Techstars IoT program is located in NYC.
London, UK
Techstars London
Home to a thriving international community of tech, founders, innovators and investors, London is an epicentre of startup activity. Ranked as the #6 strongest startup ecosystem in the world, London is known as a powerful location for startups. Founders are flocking to London to start their business and to learn from the incredible mentor community there.
Kansas City, MO USA
Techstars Kansas City
We're excited to announce that we're deepening our commitment to the rapidly emerging startup ecosystem in Kansas City with the launch of Techstars Kansas City. Applications will open in January 2017. We will select 10 startups and the program will begin in July 2017.
Berlin, Germany
Techstars METRO
The METRO Accelerator powered by Techstars is a highly selective mentorship program for digital and technology startups across the entire value chain of hospitality and food tech. We will invest in ten companies who will gather in Berlin for 13 weeks to accelerate their business concepts with unprecedented access to resources from the METRO and Techstars network.
Berlin, Germany
Techstars METRO Retail
The METRO Accelerator for Retail, powered by Techstars is looking for entrepreneurs disrupting the retail experience including: Solutions addressing in-store experiences and analytics; mobile commerce; customer service; blockchain; value added commerce; conversational commerce; workforce management; POS; collaborative and distributed commerce; loyalty; delivery community and sharing; operational efficiency; and hyperlocal distribution.
Detroit, MI USA
Techstars Mobility
Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, focuses on the rapidly changing mobility and transportation industry. Companies that come through the Techstars Mobility Accelerator include software, hardware and advanced materials businesses building technologies that will power the efficient movement of people, goods and services across all modes of transportation. Techstars is committed to operating this program in Detroit, the center of the next-generation mobility and transportation ecosystem.
Los Angeles, CA USA
Techstars Music
Techstars Music is a three-month, mentorship-driven startup accelerator program. Each year, we will invest $120k in each of the 10 music related startups from around the world. We'll also provide office space in Los Angeles and access to artists and executives from all facets of the global music business. To help us find and mentor this new crop of startups, we've enlisted some of the leading companies in music to help us to run the program.

Deadline: December 11, 2016
New York, NY USA
Techstars NYC
The New York startup ecosystem is ranked #2 in the world. Some of the 60+ Techstars NYC alumni include ClassPass, Plated, Timehop and Jukely. The technology, the talent, the investors, the community - all combine to make NYC a hotbed of startup activity. New York is known for being the top choice as headquarters for many of the most successful brands in the world and is rapidly gaining traction as a tech hub.

Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
Los Angeles, CA USA
Techstars LA
At Techstars LA we believe in investing in great founders who are committed to growing themselves as they grow their companies. We are looking for startups that are innovating across a wide range of industries and seeking to build their business and network in southern California. Applications for Techstars LA are open and the program will run beginning in July 2018. Follow me on twitter @annawbarber and see you in LA!
Paris, France
Techstars Paris
Techstars Paris is looking for entrepreneurs ready to accelerate their companies in Paris' thriving startup ecosystem and will work at space in Partech Shaker. Companies focused on Artificial Intelligence, Data and Bots; B2C Apps and services, Blockchain; IoT and Connected Hardware; SaaS and Cybersecurity; Smart city and smart transportation should apply. Corporate partners include Air Liquide, La Française des Jeux, Groupama, Renault Group and Total.
Minneapolis, MN USA
Techstars Retail
Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target is a three-month intensive startup accelerator focused on bringing new technology, experiences, products, and solutions to retail. Ten companies will be selected and work with mentors from the Techstars network and within Target. If you want to experience the proven methodology of Techstars and disrupt retail with Target as it embarks on a new phase on innovation in its stores and online, this is the program for you.
Berlin, Germany Foundry, Powered by Techstars Accelerator
SAP.iO Foundry, Powered by Techstars Accelerator is focused on B2B and enterprise SaaS companies, specifically on machine learning and artificial intelligence. This will be one of the first dedicated enterprise and machine learning accelerators in Europe and offers a huge opportunity for startups to come to Berlin and be part of the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world.
Seattle, WA USA
Techstars Seattle
Seattle is home to tech industry leaders Amazon and Microsoft, enterprise SaaS innovators Concur and Tableau, and top retail brands including Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom and REI. The University of Washington is also a global magnet for talent, and Silicon Valley investors and tech leaders like Google, Facebook, Alibaba and Baidu rely on Seattle's deep well of technical talent.
Deadline: Oct 15, 2016
Denver, CO
Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy
The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy will be based in Denver, Colorado. Applications open in January 2018 and will launch in July 2018. The mentorship-driven accelerator program will connect entrepreneurs, conservationists, corporate partners, and investors to deliver products that can put the world on a path to sustainability. In addition, conservationists will learn from entrepreneurs how to quickly innovate and scale commercially viable businesses.
Techstars Toronto
The Techstars Toronto Accelerator is Techstars' first Canadian accelerator program. It will have a horizontal focus & will operate similar to our other city programs. The Toronto-Waterloo/Kitchener startup market is full of innovation, mentors & capital – the exact ingredients for a successful accelerator. We're very thankful for all the help from Real Ventures, Canada's most active early stage venture fund, for their assistance in making this happen.
Step 3: Apply
Here's a link right to all the Techstars Accelerator Programs that are currently accepting applications.
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What kind of companies do you fund?
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