That’s a Wrap for Techstars’ 2023 Founder Catalyst and DC Cohorts

On Thursday, a pair of Techstars events will mark the end of two cohorts’ journeys through some of the entrepreneurial support organization’s key programs in DC and Baltimore.

In Charm City, the story began back in October, when 33 founders began the ten-week Techstars Founder Catalyst program, sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker. The pre-accelerator launched with an in-person event hosted by UpSurge Baltimore.

Since that inaugural gathering, the founders, all of whom are rooted in the mid-Atlantic region, have taken sessions with experts, Stanley Black & Decker staff and seasoned entrepreneurs. These programs covered a range of topics, including engaging with big companies, pitching, storytelling and mental health.