Applications open for new Techstars program in Columbus, OH
The "Techstars Columbus Powered by The Ohio State University" will unlock new opportunities for early stage entrepreneurs and lead future high-growth, innovative software solutions.
Techstars, the largest pre-seed investor in the world, and The Ohio State University are partnering to bring a new accelerator program to drive growth in Columbus and the greater region by investing in the most promising software startups and innovators.
“Techstars Columbus Powered by The Ohio State University” will unlock new opportunities for early stage entrepreneurs from across the globe to engage in Columbus’ vibrant start-up community and lead future high-growth, innovative software solutions.
This new program represents one of the core features of the new Center for Software Innovation, made possible by the historic, $110 million gift from the Timashev Family Foundation to Ohio State earlier this year. Engaging students for the first time this fall, the center provides opportunities in entrepreneurship and offers the undergraduate educational honors program – Integrated Business and Engineering Software Innovation – focusing on software innovation, product management, sales and marketing.
Applications for the inaugural cohort of the twice-a-year program are now being accepted through November 29. Start-ups interested in the accelerator are encouraged to learn more here.
In conjunction with the announcement, the university is hosting “Startup Midwest: The Premier Event for Rising Technology Entrepreneurs” on October 24 and 25. To learn more, click here.