Techstars, the Colorado-based national network that manages multiple accelerators and a venture capital arm, is now seeking a managing director and program manager of a yet-unannounced Techstars Iowa program.
According to the job listings, Techstars Iowa will be an accelerator based in Des Moines. The company has not released an official statement regarding an expansion to Iowa; the listings do not clarify a timeline for Techstars to launch in Des Moines. Techstars operates Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships.
A spokesperson for Techstars declined to give further comment, including on when Techstars expects to fill the two positions, and said the organization would make more information public in the coming weeks.
Holmes Murphy most recently announced BrokerTech Ventures, an accelerator/venture capital initiative based in greater Des Moines targeting startups developing technology specific to insurance agents and brokers; the first cohort will launch in February 2020. The Global Insurance Accelerator, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator and the West Des Moines Business Incubator are also based in the metro.
4:17 p.m.: This story has been updated with a response by a Techstars spokesperson.