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Business

4 Ways Corporate Board Members Can Spark Company-Wide Innovation

By | May 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Adding corporate board members needs to be a mutually beneficial move for startups. These individuals have the ability to share their experience and knowledge to help the startup get to the next level and spark innovation at the company. So, how can a board…

Accelerator

Kansas City

How Sickweather Benefited From an Accelerator Network

By | May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Startup Founders may wonder how they would benefit from being a part of an accelerator. As one who ran the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars from 2014-2016, I saw many examples of the ecosystem in action – it is so vast and comprised of different…

Accelerator

Why the Study of Entrepreneurship Improves Outcomes for Startups

By | May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

With so many paths to success, the research field of entrepreneurship began to emerge and studying the various interdisciplinary fields that integrate into the overall success became an important tool to understanding the why. Prior to Techstars, I worked in research at the Kauffman…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

The Emotional Reality of Being a Founder Can Make You Cry

By | May 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Running a company isn’t all rainbows and roses. There are times that the weight of the world falls on your shoulders and emotional rollercoaster is such that you might feel like it’s too much, but you keep going. Recently, the founders of all the Techstars…

Social Good

Boulder

Techstars Partners With XPRIZE to Take on the World’s Challenges

By | May 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s tackling space travel or saving the oceans, the XPRIZE brings together some of the best talent from around the globe together to solve the world’s challenges. XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to…

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Accelerator

Boston

Why Boston Is a Great City for Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Upon visiting the city of Boston, you’ll be treated to a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, art museums, public gardens and maybe get to see a baseball game at Fenway Park. And if you want to grab some insight into the vibrant entrepreneurial…

Inspiration

San Francisco

How Life as An Immigrant Helped Me Launch a Startup

By | May 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is scary, exciting, and gratifying. Entrepreneurship elicits so many emotions mixed into one. The same is true about being an immigrant. Momchil Kyurkchiev, originally from Bulgaria, is the CEO and cofounder of Leanplum, a marketing cloud built for the mobile era, with…

FinTech

The New Era of Fintech Disruption in NYC

By | Apr 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

I’m thrilled to be joining Techstars as managing director for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in New York City. I am taking the torch for this role from the talented Jenny Fielding, who is continuing her role of managing director of Techstars IoT….

Business

800 Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to FCC: Protect Net Neutrality

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Net neutrality has been a hotly debated topic in the tech sector for a few years. While former president Obama did a great job of putting laws in place to protect it, innovators around the world are now worried about the future of net neutrality….

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

Communication

Communication Comes Down to Thoughts, Learnings, and Actions

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Having a mentor while building a business can help founders get through the tough challenges of startup life and give them a heads up on what’s around the corner. Jacqueline Ros, CEO and founder of Revolar, talks about what she learned at Techstars and having Brian Cornell, Target’s CEO as…

Accelerator

What Does Traction Mean to Accelerators?

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When accelerators are looking to select a startup for their program, a company’s traction is going to be part of the conversation. In an interview Jenny Fielding, managing director of Techstars IoT in New York City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director for Techstars Mobility in…

Entrepreneur

3 Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Presented and backed by Techstars. Patriot Boot Camp is a non-profit designed to equip service members, veterans and spouses with the entrepreneurial education, access to resources, mentorship and community support that they need to build technology companies of scale and impact. My wife and I have…

Tips & How To’s

How to Make Your Team Stand Out on an Accelerator Application

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When it’s time to consider entering an accelerator program, filling out the application is one thing, but standing out to grab their attention to get accepted is another. Techstars recently asked Lesa Mitchell, the managing director for Techstars Kansas City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director…

Funding

These 15 Techstars Startups Raised Over $1 Million in 2017

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

Raising capital is no easy feat for any founder. Sometimes, it takes longer than you think to raise the amount of capital you need to keep your business moving forward. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of people out there willing to take a chance on…

Startups & Apps

Announcing Techstars Music 2017: This One Goes To 11

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

Last October, I announced the creation of Techstars Music, a new startup accelerator program created to invest in the broad ecosystem of music. We brought together major record labels (Warner Music Group and Sony Music), global artist management and live event companies (Q Prime…

Venture Capital

How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs will recognize this scenario: You finally get a meeting with a big-name VC partner. In preparation, you spend a week polishing your deck, financial model and pitch. Then, you get to your meeting and the partner is 20 minutes late. Plus, they run…