ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Techstars Atlanta, presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, is accepting applications for its 2017 class through April 9. Techstars is an internationally recognized accelerator program that boosts entrepreneurs' early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. Historically, Techstars companies go on to average more than $2 million raised in outside capital after the program.
Building on its successful first year, Techstars Atlanta will select a group of 10 startups to participate in a 90-day program that provides expertise, funding and office space to help them accelerate their businesses. Techstars Atlanta focuses on technologies that are driving positive change in an interconnected world. The 2016 class included participants from four different countries. To learn more about the inaugural class, visit Techstars Atlanta's YouTube channel.
The 2017 program culminates on Oct. 10 with Demo Day, where approximately 1,000 angel investors, venture capitalists and members of the startup community learn about the participants' businesses.
Michael Cohn and Tyler Scriven, Techstars Atlanta's managing directors, will be hosting information sessions and office hours for companies interested in applying for the program.
Upcoming Information Sessions and Office Hours:
- Feb. 6: Birmingham, Ala.
- Feb. 7: Jacksonville, Fla.
- Feb. 16: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Feb. 24: Atlanta, Ga.
- March 1: Lagos, Nigeria
- March 1: Salt Lake City, Utah
- March 2: South Jordan, Utah
- March 9: Nashville, Tenn.
- March 10: Chattanooga, Tenn.
- March 13: Toronto, Ontario
- March 14: Waterloo, Ontario
- March 16: Atlanta, Ga.
- March 22: Tel Aviv, Israel
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world's most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond.
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SOURCE Cox Enterprises