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Accelerator

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…

Inspiration

Boulder

How This Mother of Three Found Her Way Back to Coding

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 7:15 am

Erica Epperson’s life was finally starting to slow down. For the past decade or so, after going through a divorce, Epperson had shifted her focus to her three young children and her elderly mother. They traveled constantly, often embarking on road trips that were…

Events

Boulder

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+…

Celebration

Chicago

Celebrating 11 Years of Entrepreneurial Advice

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

On this day eleven years ago, we gathered a couple hundred startup founders, developers, creators, investors, tech enthusiasts and executives into a bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago to host the first TECH cocktail event ever. We pulled it together with a…

Ecosystems

San Francisco

What Are The Top Tech Hubs? 25 Cities Ranked

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The mission to become the “next Silicon Valley” has become a trite endeavor as every city outside of the San Francisco bay area has attempted to spur the connectivity, capital, talent, and success potential that it has to offer. Let’s not forget, Silicon Valley…

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Robotics

Boulder

How Star Wars’ BB-8 Put This Robotics Company on the Map

By | May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In 2014 Sphero, a robotics company based in Boulder, Colorado, didn’t realize that their efforts would be majorly boosted by a fictional robot from a galaxy far, far away. But one of their mentors was Disney CEO Bob Iger, which meant that their company came…

Gear & Gadgets

Boulder

9 Gadgets and Tech From Star Wars That We Wish Were Real

By | May 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

There are a lot of films that either take place in the future or feature technology well ahead of reality, but few fictional universes hold a candle to that of Star Wars. Although their history occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far…

Ecosystems

Boulder

How Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, and Google Came to Boulder

By | Apr 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A thriving startup community provides a boost to the greater community in a lot of different ways. It encourages innovation and investment, attracts creative people, and generates a certain energy– making the entire city a more desirable place to live. Additionally, when local startups are…

Business

Denver

How the Denver/Boulder Biotech Market Is Crushing It

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 9:15 am

Colorado’s $14.5 billion biotech and pharmaceutical industry appears to be rising in recognition, according to new reports. The Denver/Boulder biotech market has risen recently across several different areas. Here’s a look at how the industry is expanding or simply holding its own. The Companies There’s a…

SaaS

Boulder

What Do We Need for Mass Adoption of Smart Home Tech?

By | Nov 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Anybody who watches college basketball knows who Coach K is. He wrote a book about Duke’s 2001 National Championship journey, and in it he has a brilliant quote: “There are five fundamental points that can help make a team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring,…

Ecosystems

Austin

5 of the Hottest Places for Startups

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

When you think of tech startups, you think of sprawling campuses in Silicon Valley fed by venture capitalists from across the bay. San Francisco is synonymous with fresh faced programmers with a penchant for disruptive technology. But rising costs has made San Fran a…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Acquires UP Global and all of Their Programs

By | Jun 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

Did you know that Techstars and UP Global have had a long standing relationship that stretches back all the way to 2007? In fact, the very idea for Startup Weekend was born in the Techstars basement in Boulder, Colorado, and was created as a…

Ecosystems

London

Google for Entrepreneurs Brings Galvanize to Campus London

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Galvanize has long been focused on education, first and foremost, and in an effort to expand that mission they today announced that they’ll be expanding internationally. They’ll be launching data science courses at Campus London, Google’s startup and entrepreneur hub in East London, UK….

Education

Las Vegas

It’s Earth Day: Give Kids the Gift of Sustainable Gardens

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The first ever Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 – 45 years ago today – and activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to launch the modern environmental movement. Since the first Earth Day, the movement has only gotten stronger…

Fashion

Austin

Fashion Metric Secures $1M From Tahoma Ventures, Others

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Fashion Metric recently announced that they have successfully closed a $1 million seed funding round led by Tahoma Ventures. Along with Tahoma Ventures, Fashion Metric welcomed investments from Corsa Ventures, Elementum Ventures, Geekdom Fund, and multiple angel investors in Los Angeles and Texas. To…

Books

7 Top Cities for Startups – Outside of Silicon Valley

By | Jan 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Screw the Valley. This is the title of a new book by Timothy Sprinkle, a business journalist who has written for outlets like Wired and Entrepreneur magazine. Why the harsh words? Sprinkle is speaking out against the common myth that you have to move…

Startups & Apps

The 14 Best Startup Cities in America Are…

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Without a doubt, if I asked a group of people which cities in America they thought were the best for starting up they would hit one of the following: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, or Boston. You wouldn’t be wrong for selecting one, or…