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Arlington

How Capital One Labs Incubator is Making Moves in Fintech

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

The idea of transferring money from your bank to a friend through a simple payment app like Venmo was a far off thought for many. Today, it would be odd to have a friend that doesn’t know how to pay for or order something…

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Boulder

What You Need to Know Before You Apply to Techstars

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking about joining an accelerator and Techstars is in your radar, here are some tips from our managing directors to get you started and make the application process go a bit smoother. If you’re not able to meet up with some…

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Detroit

Why Automotive Companies Should Work With Early-Stage Startups

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The entire transportation industry is going through a historic change. Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement manufactured metal. At the Techstars Mobility Accelerator program, we have 10 corporate innovation partners…

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DC

Every Major DC Accelerator, Listed

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

Accelerators are to startups as spinach is to Popeye. And for those located in the DC area, it’s important to stay updated on the biggest and brightest accelerators available. It’s tough to stay on top of the constantly shifting mass of incubators, accelerators, and…

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Toronto

Techstars Expands to Canada, Opens Toronto Accelerator

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars has many accelerator programs around the world and have announced their new expansion to Toronto, Canada. Here’s one perspective from a Canadian about the startup-friendly environment the country has to offer. When I returned home to Montreal, it was a great experience. I left…

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Boulder

5 Common Threads You’ll Find in a Successful Startup Pilot

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Recently, I wrote about what motivates a corporation to partner with a startup for a pilot and the ins and outs of testing a new product, exploring the potential for a working relationship and understanding your market better. This time, I’ll go one step…

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Cincinnati

9 Startups Joining UpTech’s Data-Driven Accelerator Cohort

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

Cincinnati is known for more than Skyline Chili. This city, nuzzled in the heart of Ohio, is a testament to what startups can do in a more supportive environment. With plenty of resources and a small enough ecosystem to make a real impact, entrepreneurs…

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London

An Inside Look at the Techstars Experience

By | Sep 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Since joining the Techstars worldwide network a few weeks ago, there are four things that have made the strongest impression on me so far. From developing deep connections with other founders, finding unity and inspiration from other companies, and the immense amount of knowledge…

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Boulder

Techstars Kicks Off International Tour to Find Amazing Startups

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars is hitting the road next week to meet with entrepreneurs all over the world who want to accelerate their businesses and take the next step. Techstars exists to help entrepreneurs succeed and our worldwide network has the resources, mentors, and experience to help…

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Meet the 14 B2B Startups in Microsoft’s Next Accelerator Cohort

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Being part of a corporate accelerator is no easy feat. Between the thorough vetting process and the endless interviews, joining forces with a big corporation might seem like the last thing you want to do to grow your company. However, with endless resources and…

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Boulder

When Is the Right Time to Apply to An Accelerator?

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

Joining an accelerator is just one option in the startup journey. Once a startup is accepted into a program, the accelerator is designed to to empower and fuel the startup team to take their product to the next level. But how do you know…

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Austin

Meet the 9 Startups in DivInc’s Diversity-Focused Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Promoting diversity in the startup world is easier said than done. With diversity training having mixed results and companies coming under fire for approaching it incorrectly, developing a diverse workforce that is committed to progress and success can be a lot harder than you…

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Portland, Maine

Scratchpad Accelerator Relaunches With Female Founder Initiative

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

After a two year hiatus, Bangor, Maine-based Scratchpad Accelerator is relaunching in Fall 2017 with a new focus on female founders. Starting in October, the accelerator will work with four or five female-founded, high-potential, high-growth entrepreneurial teams to validate their customer base, value proposition and…

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Boston

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…