How does Techstars choose which companies are accepted into program?

Modified on Fri, 17 May 2024 at 10:52 AM

We look at team, team, team, market, progress, idea—in that order.


We choose great founders who are proposing products that solve real problems or create meaningful innovations. For us, it’s about the team. The best things you can do to strengthen your application are:


Round out your team with business, technical, and other necessary skills;


Make progress on your prototype or product and reference it in the application;


Show us you’ve really thought about your business and have gotten out there to do something about it;


Demonstrate early traction or provide data points to validate your core assumptions.


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