Mentorship at Techstars

Mentors are an essential part of our culture. By freely sharing their wisdom & guidance, they impact the entire network and create real, lasting relationships. Read our Mentor Manifesto.

Real Support for Entrepreneurs


“Mentors helped us get back on track and evolve our technology in a much stronger direction."

Kate Edwards, COO & Co-Founder of Heartbeat

Read Kate's story

Why Become a Mentor?

Mentors have a tangible impact on all types of entrepreneurs, from creative college students, to aspiring founders, to early-stage startups in our accelerators. It’s a chance to give back – to support the community and freely share your expertise with a team you believe in. 

Foster Innovation

Your guidance provides valuable support for new startups.

Give First to Others

Helping people is its own reward – a satisfaction that grows within. 

Discover New Perspectives

Mentees bring fresh views and ideas to your industry. 

Connect with the Network

Meet a community of innovators that are designing the future.

Tips From Our Mentors

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"It's more than just teaching; it's sharing wisdom, fostering innovation, and, ultimately, playing a small role in shaping the future of technology."

Tamira Chapman is the president and CEO of Storehouse In A Box, and a mentor with Techstars Detroit Powered by JP Morgan


"I mentor because of the amazing energy I get back. Supporting incredible teams to make their visions tangible is a killer positive feedback loop."

Christian Behn is Founder & CEO at Finipsis and a mentor for Techstars Smart Mobility

Want to become a mentor?

Fill out an application to start the process.