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Is Venture Capital Right for Socially Conscious Startups?

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Recently, a friend and founder of a social venture that increases access to basic services for underserved communities in the US, started gearing up for his Series A fundraising. As a mission-driven company, the advice he got about where to look for funding was…

The Value of Startups Interacting with Large Corporations

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The line between startups and corporations used to be thicker than you could imagine. However, in recent years, large businesses and budding startups have taken to teaming up to tackle the challenges of the business world and beyond. Techstars recently held an AMA on…

Why Techstars Added New Initiatives to Their Code of Conduct

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Over the last month, several prominent VCs were revealed for inappropriate behavior relative to gender discrimination and general sexual harassment. It was not a proud moment in the VC and overall tech industry. We at Techstars care deeply about people. Not just the people…

16 Resources for Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Mental Health

Do Bad Jobs Lead to Bad Mental Health?

At Techstars, we talk about the mantra ‘founder first’, but being advocates of founders means we can’t only focus on the health of their companies – we must also focus on providing mental health resources for the founders. Techstars is making an effort to…

Meet the 114 New Techstars Startups Across the Globe

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With more than 1,000 companies already in our accelerator portfolio, we are excited to announce an additional 114 cohorts joining the Techstars Worldwide Network. Out of 30 global accelerator programs, 11 are kicking off this week, with four programs welcoming their inaugural …

What Does Traction Mean to Accelerators?

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 …

3 Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

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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 …

6 Ways Startup Founders Can Deal With Extra Stress

Recently, I came home from work at 10pm, opened the door and immediately heard my wife say how stressed she was. Her pharmaceutical company recently bought a biotech startup for a lot of money, and my wife is leading a very tough integration project. She works very hard,…

These 15 Techstars Startups Raised Over $1 Million in 2017

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…

30 Questions Investors Ask During Fundraising

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Fundraising is a complicated, and at times, confusing process. To fundraise effectively, you need to have a strategy, understand different types of investors, know how much to raise, and create an investor pipeline. And while all of this is integral to an effective funding …

How to Make Good Use of VC Introductions

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…

5 Ways to Raise Capital in a Small Market

In the competitive world of fundraising, there’s a myth that it’s harder to raise money in smaller markets. Most founders think you have to be on the coasts to start your business. After several years of investing and fundraising in a small market, I don’t…

7 Tips for Raising Capital in a Slower Market

Even when capital is readily available, fundraising is still not easy. The markets are cold, and according to Crain’s and Alley Watch, early stage investment activity in 2016 in NYC is down compared to 2015. The lack of IPOs and liquidity in the later stage has…

Patriot Boot Camp Helps Military Members Start Tech Businesses

Techstars recently sat down with Charlotte Creech and Josh Anderson of Patriot Boot Camp, one of the five Techstars Foundation Grantees, to learn more about the organization and how it’s helping diversity in entrepreneurship. Patriot Boot Camp is an intensive, 3-day …

Techstars Announces New Music Startup Accelerator

Techstars is excited to announce the launch of Techstars Music, a new startup accelerator program created with top music companies to invest in the ecosystem of music. The Techstars Music program will kick off in Los Angeles in February 2017 and applications are open today….

The Why and How of Joining Techstars as COO

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I talk with a lot of people, and often I’m asked how I ended up where I am today. It’s not a straight line story, it’s a long and winding road. Now that I’ve joined Techstars, I’m being asked “why” and “how did you…