Frequently Asked Questions

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

Can I stop by your office to say hello?
We are more than happy to consider taking an appointment, so please reach out!  However, stopping by our offices unannounced reflects negatively and is no...
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019 at 2:16 PM
Is my company "too early" in development to participate in an accelerator?
Thank you for your interest in Techstars! Nothing is too early. We’ve accepted companies with no more than an idea, a dream, and maybe a dog. Do the work!...
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016 at 10:18 AM
Do I have to be in the Techstars location for the entire 3 month period?
Yes. We do require that you be primarily based on site during the program. This benefits you because you can take advantage of the numerous learning oppor...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:32 PM
Do I have to stay in that city when the program ends after 3 months?
No. It’s your company, so live wherever you want to. Many companies do decide to relocate to the city where they went through their Techstars program beca...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:32 PM
Can I apply if our company or founders are not from the US? Can you help with Visa/immigration issues?
Yes. Anyone from anywhere can apply, and we’ve funded many non-US companies in the past. You do have to be legally in the U.S. during the program, of cour...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:34 PM
What else does Techstars provide? Office space, internet, legal, hosting, etc?
We provide working and meeting spaces, as well as a nice lounge all with super fast and reliable wireless Internet access. Here’s a full list of perks tha...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:34 PM
How can we get funded after Techstars ends?
We provide the seed funding to get you going, but you may well need more funding to really make it. Near the end of the three month program, we’ll organiz...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:35 PM
What sort of control am I giving up by granting equity to Techstars?
Techstars wants to be viewed as a co-founder. In a nutshell, we don’t want any special or controlling interests in your company. We won’t ask for a board ...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:35 PM
I’m a single founder. Can I get accepted into Techstars, or do you only look for teams?
While we don’t screen applications just because they have a single founder, it does make things more difficult. We look for great, balanced teams who have...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:37 PM
I’m a single founder. How can I find a co-founder?
Check out CoFoundersLab. We also suggest your local tech meetups, and a healthy dose of networking. Check out some of our events as we occasionally hav...
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 at 7:47 PM