Techstars Launches New Accelerator In LA, Techstars LA

Startup accelerator operator Techstars announced today that it is opening up yet another accelerator in Los Angeles--its third--called Techstars LA. The new startup accelerator, which will be horizontally focused on all types of companies, is currently being organized by Cody Simms, who is in the midst of hiring a Executive Director for the LA program. Simms said that Techstars is "tripling down" on startup accelerators in Los Angeles, on top of the just announced Techstars Music accelerator, as well as an existing accelerator program, Techstars Healthcare, which is run in partnership with Cedars-Sinai. The accelerator will accept tech startups from around the world. Applications of rht new program will open in January, and the first program will run in July of 2017.