Inspiring Innovation, Investing in Success


Applications for the 2015 cohort open September 1, 2014

TVA is a mentor-driven accelerator based in Telluride, Colorado. We accelerate businesses by providing seed funding, co-working space, access to world-class mentors and entrepreneurs in residence, plus a capstone event where each company can pitch for follow-on investment from Telluride’s angel network and dedicated venture capital funds, including the Telluride Venture Fund.

TVA uniquely focuses on areas aligned with the values of the Telluride region. In addition, we prioritize technology solutions in any of these focus areas: Outdoor recreation • Tourism • Natural, organic products • Health and healthy living • Energy, water and education

The Telluride Venture Accelerator is part of the Global Accelerator Network and F6s world-wide accelerator communities, and we are utilizing the F6s online application.

*Important note: The Telluride Venture Accelerator is focused on keeping your intellectual property safe and secure. Accordingly, our application does not ask for proprietary information. There is no requirement for you to provide any should you choose not to include.

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“TVA provided the financial support to take one of my longstanding ideas to development – this in itself was a thrill! Also, what I learned about product development and all that it takes to start a business is invaluable!”
~ Lara Young, Telluride Action Designs/Hoggle Goggle

“With a vast network of successful business-people from around the world with ties to the community, Telluride is a great place to launch a new business. The Telluride Venture Accelerator truly accelerated’s launch and success.”
~ Sarah Fazendin,