Frequently Asked Questions

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

Where will we live while we’re there?
That’s up to you – we don’t provide a place to live. If you’re accepted into Techstars, we immediately assign someone on our end to help you find housing....
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:37 PM
How do you choose which companies to accept into the program and to fund?
We will choose great founders who are proposing products that solve real problems or create meaningful innovations. For us, it’s about the team. Because o...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:51 PM
Is my age a factor in your selection process?
No.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:51 PM
When will I hear back about my application?
We try our best to notify applicants at least 1 month before the program starts.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:51 PM
Can I apply to more than one program?
Yes, you can apply to more than one program. Within your application you can choose which programs you would like to apply to. You can also apply to both ...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:52 PM
Do I need to send in a business plan?
Nope. Just fill out the online application – that’s all you need for us. In fact, we probably don’t want to see your business plan if you have one. ...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:58 PM
Do I have to work out of the Techstars office?
Most everyone does and we highly encourage it. We provide the space and our locations are fully equipped and have both traditional and lounge-like space. ...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 3:59 PM
What will a typical day be like for a Techstars founder?
It’s your company, so you’ll be hard at work on your product. You can choose to work out of the Techstars office if you’d like, or you can work anywhere e...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 4:01 PM
I’m concerned that if I apply, you won’t protect my intellectual property. Should I be worried about this?
We’re certainly not in the business of stealing ideas, and we treat application data as confidential information. Each year, we see thousands of applicati...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 4:01 PM
What if I’m not happy with my Techstars experience?
Check out our Equity Back Guarantee. We firmly believe in the value of the Techstars accelerator program and in the long term value of our network. This m...
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 at 4:02 PM