The Techstars New York City Accelerator has announced the 14 startups selected for the 13-week mentorship programme that will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to investors in February 2023.
The programme helps founders scale a business. The selected promising companies are addressing challenges in categories such as proptech, e-commerce and healthcare.
The three-month mentorship-led programme features founders from the UK, Israel, UAE, Canada and seven local New York companies.
The tech startups are chosen for innovative products and solutions in areas that will “revolutionise how we build companies, invest wisely and live well”, Techstars said.
“We are excited to welcome the class of 2022 to the Techstars New York City Accelerator,” said Jordan Fliegel, managing director at Techstars. “This talented group of founders demonstrates tremendous potential and we’re excited to provide the community, tools and network to help them succeed.”
Collctiv, a group payments app based in Manchester, is the only UK business to make the list. This follows the fintech’s recent launch in the US.
Collctiv co-founder and chief executive officer Amy Whitell said: “We are incredibly excited and feel very lucky to have been selected to take part in the prestigious Techstars accelerator programme in New York. We will join 13 other startups in an intense 13-week course, learning the skills to build a successful, scaleable startup.
“Being able to immerse ourselves in the startup community here, learning from the best entrepreneurs and being able to present our business to some of the biggest names in VC funding, is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Other companies that made the cut include an online zoo from Canada, a recruiting platform from Dubai and a New York investment firm.
Founded in 2006, Techstars has invested in more than 3,300 companies with a combined market capitalisation of more than $150b. It operates accelerator programmes across 40 cities in 15 countries.