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The Virgin Media Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is looking for 10 amazing connectivity startups and we’re heading out on the road to find them. We’ll be visiting Berlin, Amsterdam, and Dublin in two weeks to meet the founders who are building great companies.

We’re looking for everyday simple ideas. Ideas rooted in connectivity and networks — but with the ability to reach into the everyday lives of millions of people to make good things happen. Companies could be involved in the internet of things (IoT), telecom infrastructures, customer data and experience, social enterprise, connected homes, connected goods and services, interactive home experiences, home health and wellness, and connectivity for social good.

Techstars and Virgin Media will be on hand to answer questions and tell you more about the program. We’ll also host a Techstars alumni panel so you can hear directly from founders about the experience of going through a Techstars program.

If you’d like to set up a 20 minute pitch meeting with Techstars Managing Director, Ryan Kuder, and Virgin Media’s Head of Innovation and Advanced Technology Trials, Neil Illingworth, prior to the meetups, there will be a limited number of appointments available.


If you can’t join us for one of our information sessions in person, please join us for an online webinar. Ryan Kuder will lead a live online overview of the program with time for Q&A from participants.

Key Program Dates

Final application deadline: January 8, 2016

Program begins: March 28, 2016

Demo Day: June 28, 2016

Apply now!

Ryan Kuder
Ryan is the Managing Director of Techstars Anywhere and was previously the Managing Director of the Virgin Media Accelerator powered by Techstars. As a 17-year tech veteran. Prior to joining Techstars, Ryan was VP of Marketing for San Diego based ecoATM. Ryan was also a founder at Neighborsville, and Give2Schools, which both crashed and burned spectacularly. He previously held marketing and product roles at Yahoo and eBay. He graduated from Georgetown University and is a Fellow in the Aspen Institute Business and Society program. @ryankuder