Interviewed techstars NYC to find out what kinds of founders they are looking for in 2023

We had the chance to sit down with Christine Hong, Techstars Investment Associate and multi-hyphenate founder, to unpack what traits her team looks for in founders, as well as tips for acing the interview process. Consider this your unofficial guide to applying to Techstars.

Thank you so much! I find team being a tricky one - are they looking for Ivy League or FAANG experience? Are they interested in solo female founders?
I wouldn't say they are looking for those kinds of backgrounds unless it matches up with your startup. Ultimately, it's more important to have relevant experience in your sector. Solo female founders can apply, but ik 500, techstars, and Y combinator rarely take solo founders regardless of gender.
Thank you so much!