The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator

The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator

The Roux Institute’s partnership with the world-renowned Techstars Accelerator works with startups focused on building products and solutions in areas that will revolutionize how we live and work, including AI, life sciences and health, and data and analytics.

The Portland based accelerator is only the second Techstars program in New England after Boston, and one of more than two dozen accelerators operating around the globe. The program is designed to help program companies establish connections and roots in Maine, which will drive business growth throughout the state and northern New England.

The accelerator will introduce startups to a potential talent pipeline of graduate students who are studying at the Roux Institute, in addition to the benefits of working and living in Maine, while attracting investors and strengthening the regional economy.

The Roux Institute is a world-class education research institute that acts like a startup and inventing what education can look like when it’s done in partnership with local businesses and with world class entrepreneurship organizations like Techstars. It is reimagining the future of education that can keep up with what’s going on in the world.


Managing Director, The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator

Program Details

Companies receive three months of intensive training and hands-on mentorship from the institute, researchers, investors, experienced entrepreneurs, and academic and industry advisers. The startups also receive funding while learning how to grow their businesses by acquiring and serving new customers. The program culminates in Demo Day, to be attended by potential investors and stakeholders from across the Maine ecosystem.

Our mentors

  • Rich Miner

    founder of Android

  • Andy Palmer

    CEO of Cambridge-based Tamr

  • Julia Trotman Brady

    partner at Valo Ventures

We are excited to be in Portland and working alongside so many talented entrepreneurs that have also joined the accelerator, as well as the Techstars mentors and Roux faculty. Ever since applying to the accelerator, I've been scoping out Portland's startup community and can't wait to harness some of its energy as we grow our company.


CEO, Circa

According to Techstars, “Portland has emerged as one of New England’s most promising startup hubs. Founders are finding success starting and scaling their companies here, and outside investors are beginning to take notice. Venture capital firms such as Bessemer Venture Partners; Lowercarbon Capital; San Francisco-based Yes VC; Underscore VC and Founder Collective, both based in Boston; and New York Venture Partners have all recently invested in Maine-based startups.”

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