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Accelerators Press Release

Applications Open for Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars

The Minnesota Twins, a major league baseball team, and Techstars, the most active pre-seed investor in the world, have teamed up for another year to continue working with outstanding companies via The Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars. The accelerator is looking to invest in and support startups innovating at the intersection of sports, media, and live entertainment. Applications are open now until August 5th, 2023.  

The accelerator will run from November 2023 to February 2024, with 10 startups receiving mentorship from the expansive network of Techstars and the Twins. This program is run in the Ford Center, steps away from Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

Startups from the 2021 and 2022 cohorts have included Edge Sound Research, Whitebalance, Brave Virtual Worlds, and locally-based LeagueOS. The Minnesota Twins have engaged or piloted with multiple startups in the program.

The team behind The Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars understands that sports go beyond just a baseball field or stadium. Fandom and live entertainment are a critical part of our culture. This program is looking to invest in startups from around the world that are focused on game-changing technologies driven by technological advancements. Areas of particular interest include venue technology, digital media, Web 3, fan engagement, immersive technology, and sustainability. To read the complete list of areas of interest and the thesis click here!

  • Do you know of a good company that fits the criteria? Send them to
  • Are you a founder of a world-class startup innovating in this space? Apply now!
  • Excited to see who will make up the next cohort? Follow The Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars on LinkedIn & Twitter.
Georgia Paul
Georgia Paul is the Program Manager for Techstars Minnesota. She runs operations and partnerships for the Farm to Fork and Minnesota Twins accelerators. Her “why” is helping early-stage companies hit their full potential faster based on her experience in multiple industries.