Techstars launches its first pre-accelerator in the country in Atlanta

Twenty women-led start-ups are beginning a new Atlanta 10-week, pre-accelerator from Techstars and J.P. Morgan.  Titled the “Techstars Founder Catalyst Program,” it is designed to help founders with a business plan figure out what’s next, said Courtney Gras, a Techstars Director.

The pre-accelerator accepts start-ups at the pre-seed stage and focuses on teaching founders how to raise money to fund their ventures. The Atlanta cohort is the first Techstars pre-accelerator in the country and adds to the city’s network of Techstars programs, which include two accelerators in partnership with Cox Enterprises.

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