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Is Python or R Better for a Data Science Educational Program?

By | Aug 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

A  frequent question from students who are considering joining our immersive program is “Why does the immersive program teach data science in Python instead of R?” I have a lot of experience writing both Python and R, ranging from small one-off projects and analysis…

Accelerator

Why Techstars Added New Initiatives to Their Code of Conduct

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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…

Accelerator

Meet the 4 Startups in UpRamp’s Fiterator Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Keeping an eye on the Colorado startup ecosystem has become a necessity for anyone that considers themselves an entrepreneurial buff. Between legal cannabis and supportive entrepreneurs, it’s only a matter of time before we start calling the Mile High City something like Silicon Mountain….

Funding

Techstars Venture Capital Fund Invests $13M in Health Insurance Startup

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. We are excited to announce that, along with Foundry Group, we are investing in Impact Health’s $13 million Series A round. Founder and CEO Christine Carrillo, along with her…

Events

Techstars Startup Weekend Turns 10

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Startup Weekend has reached a milestone and has a 10th birthday! On July 7th, 2007, the first Startup Weekend was held in Boulder, Colorado with 80 entrepreneurs. In 10 years, we’ve grown to: 13,837 organizers in 153 countries 4,531 Startup Weekend events 363,000+…

Tips & How To’s

A Founder’s Guide to Prepare Your Series A Fundraising

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it’s time to raise a Series A for your startup, having a general idea of what you are walking into is always helpful, and it makes your meeting with the investors more impactful. I’ve put together an “internal guide” that I frequently share…

Healthy Entrepreneur

16 Resources for Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Mental Health

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

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…

Tips & How To’s

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Incubators

Meet the 114 New Techstars Startups Across the Globe

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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 classes, including…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Finding Harmony in Work and Life as an Entrepreneur

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

At a recent AMA, I discussed Mental Health Awareness & the Startup Community. I was asked about the work-life balance and the key to finding more balance instead of succumbing to the startup trend of burnout to succeed. Here are my thoughts: I think the…

Business

Processes Can Fail Fast if You Don’t Have the Right Team

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

After spending time chatting with a product designer in a large tech company in L.A. about his company and observations of product teams, it felt like the whole conversation started when he said something like this, “I am not sure how product managers become product…

Finance

Learn The Basics of Startup Funding, From Incorporation to Series A

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more…

Business

These 13 Articles Can Help You Become More Customer-Focused

By | Jun 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

One of the difficult things about dealing with customer feedback with the mindset of putting the customers first is that there is not a road map that can help all types of businesses become more customer-focused. In the end, every business has to find their…

Tips & How To’s

How to Build the Perfect Startup Funnel

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

Funnels are remarkably useful in many aspects of startup life. Whether you are trying to get users to try your product, or sell to an enterprise customer, or hire an engineer, or raise capital, you are dealing with a funnel. Here are a few funnels we…

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