Techstars Music Accelerator 2021 Goes Virtual, Opens Applications
Techstars Music 2021 will run virtually rather than at the usual LA location
The accelerator’s $120,000 per startup funding offers will remain the same, as will the program content.
Techstars Music Accelerator graduates have now raised more than $90 million in post-Techstars funding. Techstars Music 2021 will start February 16th and end with their annual Demo Day on May 13th, 2021.
Inclusion & Diversity
Techstars is also stepping up its commitment to inclusion and diversity, including these pledges:
- Techstars Music is committed to 50% of our program CEOs being diverse – with a particular focus on Black, LGBTQ+ and female founders. Black and LGBTQ+ culture are undeniable drivers of global music culture, and we believe startups led by individuals who identify with these cultures are best-positioned to shape the future of the business. Our program will use this benchmark of 50% Diverse CEOs going forward. ‘Diverse CEOs’ includes people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, historically marginalized communities, indigenous people, and military veterans.*
- We will be updating our sourcing and selection process to create equitable access to Techstars Music — no travel or in-person meetings required. All evaluation and recruiting events will be conducted by video conference, including our final screening event with Techstars Music member companies in December. Less expense for founders, less bias for the system, more and different effort from us to find incredible founders solving real problems for the music industry.