We are super excited to announce that TradingView was accepted as one of the 10 participants in the TechStars Chicago accelerator program this summer! This means we’ll be going down to Chicago to meet great new folks, hone up our offering and get some investors for our projects!
Let us know if you’d like to meet us in Chicago this summer.
For those of you that don’t know, TechStars Chicago, formerly Excelerate Labs, had over 900 applicants from 6 continents making it the most competitive class the program has seen. TechStars Chicago portfolio companies enter into an intensive three-month summer program, followed by Demo Day, an annual August event that allows companies to showcase their products by pitching to more than 500 investors from across the country.
Acceptance rate for TechStars Chicago was just 1.1% (10 companies out of 904 applications), which is even tougher than major Ivy League schools.
At part of the program, TradingView receives $18K in seed funding and also has the option of a $100K convertible debt note. But more importantly they will have the opportunity to work with over 150 mentors that include Match.com CEO Sam Yagan, GrubHub cofounder Mike Evans, and Foundry Group cofounder Brad Feld. Last year’s class had over 600 one-on-one meetings with the mentors in the month of June alone.