Apply to Techstars New York City 2016 Program

We are delighted to open applications for our 2016 program in New York City.

The program will start in July and the Demo Day will be in October.

We are looking for exceptional founders who are tackling difficult problems and are going after big opportunities. We are specifically looking founders working on VR/AR, applications of AI/Machine learning, Blockchain, Mobile Enterprise, Mobile Search, Mobile Commerce, Healthcare, Genomics, and Energy.

Read this post for pointers for how to make your applications standout. Ready to apply?
Click here to start your application.

Meet us

Part of our recruiting calendar, we are planning to hold office hours in number of NYC co-working spaces, including WeWork and AlleyNYC. We are also planning information sessions in Toronto, Waterloo, Montreal, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco, LA and Paris. If you’d like to come to one of our talks, RSVP using the links below. Want to meet us? Tweet @alexiskold and @kjsnyc.

Feb 10: NYC, Meet Alex Iskold, Location: AlleyNYC
Feb 10: Montreal, Meet KJ Singh, RSVP
Feb 17: Philadelphia, Meet KJ Singh, Location: UPenn, RSVP
Feb 25: Waterloo, Meet Alex Iskold, Location: Communitech, RSVP
Feb 26: Toronto, Meet Alex Iskold, Location: DMZ, RSVP
Mar 2: San Francisco, Meet Alex Iskold, Location TBD, RSVP
Mar 3: LA, Meet Alex Iskold, Location, RSVP
Mar 29: Paris, Meet Alex Iskold, Location Partech Shaker, RSVP

Join our Slack

We will be available to answer questions, and provide feedback through the entire application process. We are launching experimental Slack channel open to all applicants and any founders who want to connect. We will be answering questions about applications, fundraising, metrics and more. We will also be holding AMA sessions. To access Slack, please register using this form, and you will get the access within 24 hours.

Follow us on Twitter

We also recommend that you follow us on Twitter for specific updates, and live Q&A. Here are our handles @alexiskold and @kjsnyc.

Why Apply to Techstars NYC?

We have written about Top 10 Reasons to Join (or not Join) an Accelerator. In addition, here are the things that are particularly great about the Techstars NYC program:

Reason #1: You get access to AMAZING mentors and speakers

Here are the speakers who gave a talk during the last Techstars NYC class.

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For your mentors, you will have access to NYC founders and CEOs, top angel investors, venture capitalists, as well as amazing mentors with background in product, engineering, marketing and finance.

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Click to browse NYC mentors.

Reason #2: You really grow & accelerate your business

The program is rigorous and metrics driven. We help the companies make tangible progress, and help grow & accelerate their business. Our approach is based on numbers, because numbers and facts are a lot more fundable than just stories (we love stories too, but we love stories with numbers more).

Reason #3: You get a network for life

Techstars is not just an intensive program. It is one of the largest and fastest growing networks of entrepreneurs around the world.  Once you are a Techstar, you are a Techstar for life, and you get to be part of the network that helps you go faster and accelerate your current and future businesses.

Reason #4: You are at the center of NYC tech scene

New York has become a great place to build a startup. We have a ton of smart business people, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, and investors who are working together to create valuable and lasting companies in NYC. By joining our next program you put yourself at the center of it all – literally, our brand new 13,000 SQ FT space is overlooking Times Square and the Empire State Building.

What Founders say about us and the program

Founders appreciate and value our work. We received incredibly high, 91 Net Promoter Score (NPS) score from the latest Techstars NYC Fall 2015. Here is what founders are saying about our program:

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Check out full re-cap and pitches from our recent Demo Day.

Read this post for pointers for how to make your applications standout. Ready to apply?
Click here to start your application.

We look forward to reading your applications!


  1. […] Thats why, we at Techstars NYC, are very excited about our upcoming Summer 2016 class. […]


  2. Thanks so much Alex for all of this helpful information! I look forward to touching base with you and KJ very soon!


  3. […] why we at Techstars NYC are very excited about our upcoming Summer 2016 class […]