Nicole Glaros of TechStars Boulder on Entrepreneurship and Gaps in Tech
Nov 16, 2011
Nicole Glaros, Director at TechStars in Boulder, stopped by our Tech Cocktail Delivering Happiness at SXSW tour last March to talk about entrepreneurship.
If you are not familiar with TechStars and are in the very beginning stages of your startup, check them out. They are a mentorship-driven seed accelerator with locations in Boston, Boulder, NYC, and Seattle. They will give you a little bit of capital, but mostly a ton of advice and guidance. Getting into their program is not easy – they typically get 700-800 applicants for each program, and only 10 companies make it in (in NYC, it’s 20 – they have 2 programs there).
Nicole shared her insights on the gaps in technology that need filling – helping the web do what it does better and integrating calendar/email/address book functions better – and why the lean startup movement is a great trend. She also shared some valuable advice for startups that every entrepreneur should take to heart.
You can watch the nearly 4 minute video here: