TechStars is the global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their businesses.
Techstars is a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. We run a three month long program in Austin (TX), Berlin (DE), Boston (MA), Boulder (CO), Cloud (San Antonio, TX), Chicago (IL), New York City (NY), Seattle (WA), and London (UK) once each year. Additionally, we run several powered by Techstars programs with some of the best brands in the world. We’re very selective – hundreds of companies apply and we only take about ten companies per city. These companies get $18,000 in seed funding. In addition, companies accepted into the program are offered a $100,000 convertible debt note by a group of prominent VCs immediately upon acceptance into Techstars.