Since 2015, Techstars Foundation has worked to make innovation and entrepreneurship more accessible and inclusive by investing in and accelerating nonprofits that deliver scalable impact for underestimated entrepreneurs.
TThe Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,300 companies with a combined market cap of more than $193B. www.techstars.com
Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator ProgramsFrom aspiring founders to early stage entrepreneurs, Techstars can scale your vision into a thriving business. Each year, Techstars chooses more than 400 companies to join our programs, investing $120K and providing hands-on mentorship and access to the Techstars global network for life. Learn more.
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Inequality is holding back innovation. You have the power to make a change.
The research is conclusive: gender and racially diverse teams perform better. And yet, there is a serious diversity challenge within entrepreneurship broadly, and even more so within the technology startup ecosystem. Through your support, the Techstars Foundation creates an inclusive and thriving entrepreneurial community that reflects the diversity we see in the world.
Since 2015, we have invested more than $1 million in 30 community-driven nonprofits focused on creating a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Now, as we experience the outsize impact of COVID-19 and the economic aftershocks on Black and brown communities, we are turning our greatest strengths to do even more.
Entrepreneurship is a powerful and scalable path to economic equity for marginalized communities.
With the Techstars Foundation investment, the nonprofits we support have trained more than 10,000 entrepreneurs around the world and mentored a new generation of VCs. The cascade of new businesses and jobs created is amazing, and it all started with the financial support of donors like you.