Thank you for your interest. UpTech 5 applications are currently closed. UpTech 6 applications will open in May of 2017.

What We’re Looking For

Tech-Enabled Solutions

We accept startups whose offering is driven by digital technology.  We’re talking SaaS, apps, analytics, bots, AI, IoT, cyber security…the sky is the limit.


Data is an integral part of your business.  You seek to capture, understand and utilize this data to create more value.  We like this.

Solid Team

We value the team over all else.  We look for the right people with the right mix of skills and experience for their particular business.  We discourage solo teams and do not accept teams without a tech co-founder or on-staff developer.


Forgive the poker metaphor, but you’re all in.  Your business and this program are your life.  We require at least one of the founders be full time to the business, but desire every member to be as committed.

Market Opportunity

We expect teams who are market experts and are operating in a market with opportunity.  ‘We have no competitors’ won’t cut it.


Highly scalable products/services are required. This means fast implementation, easy adoption, large customer base and scalable technology. Double check you have these.

Sizable Market

One factor of being an investable company means a sizable customer market where the earnings potential is at least in the tens of millions of dollars.  Larger is better, but you better know the market and how you calculate this.


You’re going to be told your ‘baby is ugly.’  Can you handle it?  The best entrepreneurs can take critical feedback and use it to improve, so you better be coachable.

Problem Worth Solving

We expect that you will have done some customer validation to prove that this problem is real, it’s worth solving (you can make money), and it’s the right time to solve it.

The best things are started in garages.

We have one.

The Application Process

  • Build Your Profile

    We use the website to manage our program's application process. Get started today by creating an account for your business, yourself and your co-founders.

  • Apply on F6S

    Applications for UpTech 5 open May 16th. This is your opportunity to make your case so make it good. We also require a brief video to accompany your application.

  • Meet UpTech

    We encourage our applicants to take advantage of our UpTech one-on-ones to ask questions about the program and for us to get to know you better.

  • Interviews

    Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis throughout our selection process. We will contact you directly to setup these meetings.

  • Cohort Selection

    Final selection will take place in late July. Finalists will be expected to deliver a basic investor-style pitch and field Q&A.