Rochester Startup Spark DJ Accepted into Techstars Music Accelerator Program

 Spark DJ Founders James Jones (left) and John Gavin Boss (right) speaking at a previous 1 Million Cups Rochester.

Spark DJ Founders James Jones (left) and John Gavin Boss (right) speaking at a previous 1 Million Cups Rochester.

A big congratulations and good luck to Spark DJ founders John Gavin Boss and James Jones. This Rochester music startup is off to Los Angeles to participate in the Techstars Music Accelerator. Techstars is a premier accelerator program and global network that provides entrepreneurs with the resources and connections they need to succeed.

The accelerator program begins on Monday and runs for thirteen weeks in LA. Only ten music startups were accepted into the program. During their time in the accelerator, Spark DJ will have the opportunity to receive mentoring from a variety of experts in music, media, tech, and venture capital to move their business forward. Techstars Music also invests $120K into each honoree.

Spark DJ is a mobile application that uses artificial intelligence and data science to deliver live-curated music right from a cell phone to provide high quality, well mixed music. The startup has also made significant strides in Minnesota. They are previous High-Tech division finalists in Minnesota Cup, the state‚Äôs premium startup competition, and were Golden iPod Champions in Beta.MN Startup Showcase in Minneapolis.