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Arlington

How Capital One Labs is Bringing Humanity Back to Banking

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

At a recent fintech panel I attended, one of the speakers joked about kids today not knowing how to write a check. And why would they, everything they pay for is through their mobile devices. This is just one example of the generational changes…

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NYC

Meet 7 Smart City Startups in the Newest URBAN-X Accelerator Cohort

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

The New York startup ecosystem is a force to be reckoned with. Between the driven entrepreneurs trying to make an impact on the Big Apple and the excitable investors looking to getting in on the ground floor of the next big innovation, the energy…

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Techstars Music Accelerator Adds International Members to Help Startups

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe cooperation produces greater return on investment. Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of three new member companies for Techstars Music 2018: …

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Chicago

10 Startups on Display at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Techstars is easily one of the most esteemed startup accelerators in the world. With programs in dozens of international cities and partnerships with hugely influential corporations, Techstars has shown startup founders and entrepreneurs that there is no better place to grow and …

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Boulder

Techstars Energy Accelerator Partners With Norwegian-Based Statoil

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

Finding new ways to develop clean energy is at the heart of Techstars Energy Accelerator. We are proud to announce Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil, a Norwegian-based company. Norway is internationally recognized for Energy so it only makes sense that …

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Boston

Techstars Joins U.S. Air Force to Launch Autonomous Tech Accelerator

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

With more government agencies taking an interest in the private sector and its innovations, Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. …

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Boulder

How To Make a Corporate Pilot Program Successful

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

More corporate accelerators are partnering up with startups for pilot programs. But what do founders need to know going into it? We asked Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target, about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team…

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Maine

Venture Hall to Invest in Healthcare Startups

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

Startup accelerator Venture Hall has chosen to invest in two of the healthcare-related startups from their inaugural summer accelerator program. Cliexa and Janus Choice will each receive $25,000 in the form of “zero-equity” investments. The companies were two of the six …

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Boulder

Techstars Startup Programs Has a Fresh New Look

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Two years ago, Techstars and UP Global joined forces to allow us to successfully build a global network of entrepreneurs. Since then, we’ve made an effort to ensure Techstars Startup Programs are integrated into the larger Techstars network to provide the most value to…

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India

6 B2B Startups Joining NetApp’s First Accelerator Cohort

By | Sep 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

A little support can go a long way in the startup world. Fledgling companies are constantly in need of advice, mentorship, and most importantly, capital. Without help, a lot of these startups become one in a long line of failed companies that didn’t have…

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Maine

Meet the Startups From Venture Hall’s first Demo Day

By | Sep 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

AI-enabled platforms, smart needles, and mobile-based healthcare. Just some of the themes pitched by startup founders at Venture Hall’s inaugural Demo Day in Portland, Maine. The 13-week accelerator graduated its first cohort of six promising early-stage, health and …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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…