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Applications open for second cohort of Techstars Anywhere Accelerator

Global entrepreneur network Techstars has opened applications for a series of accelerators situated worldwide, including its virtual Techstars Anywhere Accelerator programme.

Interested applicants have until 15 October to apply to join the Techstars Anywhere Accelerator which will begin next year in January with a demo-day scheduled for 19 April 2018.

Only 10 startups will be selected to join the second cohort.

The 13-week long Techstars Anywhere Accelerator programme is mostly conducted online

The Techstars Anywhere Accelerator is built on the same #domorefaster model as Techstars’ other regular accelerator programmes. The accelerator is aimed at entrepreneurs who cannot travel or relocate to attend an accelerator programme.

The 13-week programme is conducted online through video conferencing, applications like Slack and other online tools.

Participants will benefit from regular mentor meetings, workshops, investor sessions and peer meetups. Startups taking part in Techstars programmes usually get $100 000 in convertible notes, in addition to $20 000 in exchange for six percent in common stock.

Although the programme is mostly virtual, participants are expected to travel to Techstars accelerator programme cities three times (which includes Cape Town and Dubai for the Africa and Middle-East region — see the full list here) during the course of the programme.

During these trips the entrepreneurs will travel in groups and will get to meet other founders, mentors, investors and local Techstars alumni.

On Wednesday (4 October) next week, Techstars Anywhere managing director Ryan Kuder and programme director Karina Costa will hold an AMA (ask me anything) session where interested entrepreneurs can learn more about the programme and the application process.

Register for the Techstars Anywhere AMA session here
Learn more here