Techstars, a global investment business that provides access to capital, one-on-one mentorship, and programming for early-stage entrepreneurs, and leading global financial services firm J.P. Morgan, open applications for their next Founder Catalyst Program in Oakland, CA. Similar to the successful programs in Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Miami, this cohort will support 20 women and non-binary founders, with intentionality on serving the Bay Area’s LGBT+ community.
Startups participating in this program will receive valuable startup education, mentorship, community building, and access to the Techstars worldwide network of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and corporate partners. Participants will hone their entrepreneurial skills, better understand their target customers, and dig deeply into their innovative business ideas. The program will take place from October through December, 2022, where in-depth entrepreneurial sessions and resources will be given to participants in a primarily virtual, part-time format.
“The connections I made here with other women founders and LGBTQ founders was invaluable,” says Mia Cooley, former Founder Catalyst participant and founder of xHood. “It was truly an honor to be among the best that is to come. The intention shown from our mentors and Techstars team is inimitable.”
The previous three Techstars Founder Catalyst Programs in partnership with J.P. Morgan have led to nearly 1,000 mentor connections, four product launches, more than $850,000 raised and dozens of active investor conversations. Seven participants were also accepted into Techstars accelerators following program completion.
Through the Techstars Founder Catalyst Programs participants receive education on proven methodologies and access to world class resources, increasing chances of success. Techstars’ expertise stems from their experience operating nearly 50 accelerators around the world and maintaining a portfolio of more than 2,900 companies.
All women and non-binary founded, early-stage companies based in the Oakland & San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply today through August 31 or contact [email protected]. Early applications are prioritized.