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
Click on any name to learn more, links in green have open applications!
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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.
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.
Atlanta, GA USA
Atlanta
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
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 Answers.com, BaseCamp, Belly, Django, Groupon, GrubHub, OKCupid, Orbitz, OpenTable, Walmart, and many more that make the program so valuable.
New York, NY USA
Techstars Connection
Techstars Connection, in partnership with AB InBev, is based in NYC. Techstars Connection fosters innovation and new enterprise through the creation of products, services and experiences that help connect people to people, to product, and to place. Entrepreneurs will work directly with mentors from Techstars, AB InBev, and ZX Ventures, AB InBev's global incubator and venture capital team.
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.
Berlin, Germany
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
The startup ecosystem in Los Angeles is diverse and growing. Together with Techstars Music and Techstars Healthcare in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, Techstars LA will be our third active startup accelerator program in Los Angeles. Techstars is indeed #LongLA!
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
SAP.io 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
London, UK
Virgin Media Accelerator, powered by Techstars
The Virgin Media program welcomes startups from a diverse set of backgrounds to apply, particularly those companies developing products and services that fall under: the Internet of Things, telecom infrastructures, customer data and experience, social enterprise, connected homes, connected goods and services, interactive home experiences, connected business services, home health and wellness, and connectivity for social good.
Step 3: Apply
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