Frequently Asked Questions

These are the same FAQs publicly available at www.techstars.com/faq

How much funding do Techstars companies receive?
Thanks for your interest in Techstars. A $100,000 convertible note is automatically offered to all Techstars companies upon acceptance. Each company also ...
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 at 7:46 AM
What kind of companies do you fund?
We fund technology oriented companies, typically web-based or other software companies, but we’ve funded companies that don’t quite fit that mold as well....
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:28 PM
Do you fund companies that are competitive with each other?
We do our best to avoid accepting competitive companies into the same program class. However, with the growing number of Techstars companies, it is possib...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:28 PM
Why does Techstars want stock in my new company?
Like you, we’re entrepreneurs. We think that the value of the learning, networking, and mentoring provided by the program is of tremendous value. The Tech...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:29 PM
Who are the most notable Techstars companies?
There are too many to name and more great companies being added every year, but you might want to check out: ClassPass Digital Ocean Localytics...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:31 PM
Do you fund non-profits?
While we have invested in several companies in the social good space, we have never funded a non-profit. Our investors and Techstars are both investing “f...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Is my company “too far along” to apply to Techstars?
Probably not. We’ve had companies start with $1M+ in revenue (here’s their blog post) and $1M+ in funding (read about it). We’ve had companies start with ...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:31 PM
Can you tell me more about the networking and educational opportunities?
About two or three times per week, we will organize an informal dinner and invite our mentors to speak on a relevant topic. These will be presented as app...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 4:05 PM
After I apply, I’m thinking of emailing many of the mentors to get them interested in what I’m doing. Good idea?
No. We receive thousands of applications per year, which is why we have an application process. Systematically emailing some or all of our mentors in o...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:31 PM
What if my company doesn’t ultimately succeed?
Because not just anyone is accepted into the Techstars program, you’ll have an impressive resume item for your next gig that will look way better than alm...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 4:05 PM