The global network that supports successful entrepreneurship is called Techstars. We have backed over 3,200 businesses that have gone on to have a market worth of $79 billion or more, making us one of the largest pre-seed investors in the world. More than 100 firms in Techstars’ portfolio have a valuation of over $100 million, and 19 of them, including SendGrid, ClassPass, and Chainalysis, have already achieved unicorn status.
Each company receives up to $120,000 in funding, and access to the worldwide network of investors, hands-on mentorship, and over $4M of perks.
- Open to early stage startups based in Africa
- Startups should focus on FinTech, Mobility, E-Commerce, Talent Tech
Applications are open year-round and will be considered on a rolling basis. Your application will be valid for 12 months from the date of application. Completing the application should take you 30–60 minutes. We encourage you to complete this with any co-founders.