Techstars Selects Dieumerci Christel for Accelerator
Christel is the first NDSU student ever selected for a Techstars program and the second company from Fargo to receive the honor.
NDSU student Dieumerci Christel is no stranger to recognition.
Christel, and his company Enlight, have been selected to participate in the Techstars Accelerator hosted in Austin, TX. He is the first NDSU student, and joins Fargo startup WalkWise as the second Fargo company, to be selected by Techstars. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the accelerator will be conducted online, but Christel plans on visiting Austin at the end of the program to take advantage of his new professional network.
“I’m excited for adding a new family member to my ongoing family of supporters through my startup journey,” Christel said. “This Techstars family is even bigger and badder.”
This Techstars family is even bigger and badder.
Techstars is a national accelerator that has selected over 1,600 companies since its founding in 2006. Fewer than 1% of applicants are chosen into their cohorts. Each company accepted into Techstars currently receives $20,000 plus a $100,000 convertible note in addition to access to the Techstars network for life and over $1M worth of perks in exchange for 6% common stock.