Through the Techstars partnership, YPO members can engage with the Techstars network and attend Techstars events featuring investment and business development opportunities. In addition, member-led or member-recommended startups referred to a Techstars accelerator will be fast tracked to the interview stage.
Fill out the Affiliate Referral form for the startup you wish to refer. F6S Account will be required. Please use your business email.
Guide the founder to choose an accelerator and apply at techstars.com/accelerators. Remind them to mention Your Name + YPO in the referrals section.
Share the link of the upcoming Techstars Virtual Meet and Greet, which is run every month. During this 60-minute session, the first half is a detailed overview about Techstars - with the second half open for questions.
Reply to the founder and CC startups [at] techstars dot com. and mention that the Techstars Global Startup Pipeline team will be able to help them figure out if there is a program that suits.
Techstars, a partner of YPO since 2016, has been running mentorship-driven accelerators over the past 10-years, having helped over 2000 companies grow and raise over $9 billion in funding, with a company portfolio market cap of over $23 billion.
Each year, Techstars choose 10 companies per program, (now at ~50 programs), to join the three month program, investing up to $120K and providing hands-on mentorship, and access to the Techstars Network for life.
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– A founder who you can personally vouch for
– A well rounded team with business and technical skills
– Demonstration of early traction (revenue, users or even waiting list)
– Progress on a prototype or product
– Ideally less than two years old and raised less than $2M