Techstars Merges With UP Global

Techstars, mentorship-driven startup accelerator founded by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis has now acquired UP Global, a non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. Along with UP Global, Techstar has also acquired its Startup Weekend, Startup Week, Startup Next and Startup Digest programs.

Both Techstars and UP Global have a partnership since 2007 and share the same vision of empowering entrepreneurs worldwide. Both the companies are collaborated before of several ventures and accelerator programs. They just from help entrepreneurs start their journey, they also help them scale their company and give them formal training

Even though they are part of Techstars now, UP Global’s programs will still be operating independently and retain their previous management teams. Marc Nager, CEO of UP Global, will continue in his role as leader of the UP Community as Chief Community Officer. Marc will continue to lead most UP employees, with other core functions (marketing, IT, finance) combining teams.  Google for Entrepreneurs will continue to partner with Techstars by powering the Startup Weekend and Startup Next programs.



For more details, here is a link to UP’s announcement.

To learn more about UP Global’s 1,800 worldwide events, check out their impact report.

If you have questions about TS+UP, please visit for FAQs and more information.

Mustafizur Rahman Khan