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Denver

Brad Feld Cofounder of Techstars Talks Depression and Obsession

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundery Group and cofounder of Techstars, has battled his own demons. In his blog post, FeldThoughts, he addresses the realism of going through the highs and lows while building businesses, and that startup founders could face a similar…

Books

DC

Why Venture Capital Misses The Big Ideas

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

For most people, “innovation” means what we invest in: Where’s the next Uber or Lyft? But there’s been very little innovation in how we find ideas. As one tangible example, most of the venture capital process today is a “one size fits all” system…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

Study: Yoga Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

Fatigue, irritability, reduced appetite, back problems, anxiety and the inability to make decisions are subtle symptoms of depression. Any founder that has been through the startup journey will tell you that these signs are more common and reoccurring than people will admit. In a…

Inspiration

Denver

How Stress Can Trigger Mental Illness

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

According to the World Health Organization, “… nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime” and I’ve seen that number reported as high as 58 percent. And this one from the National Institute of Mental Health, “Our…

Culture

How to Create the Right Culture for Your Startup

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

While in the shaping phase of a startup, founders often forget about building an organizational culture. But the sooner you start, the better. What founders do not realize is that a culture will form one way or another – the one they want, or…

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Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

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…

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…

Incubators

Boulder

How Accelerators Help Founders Develop Structured Accountability

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

While we know there is no one single entrepreneurship personality, many entrepreneurs start their own companies to get out of the grind of daily structure. But when it’s time to commit to an accelerator, they find themselves falling into a strict routine, tasks with deadlines,…

Accelerator

Kansas City

How Sickweather Benefited From an Accelerator Network

By | May 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Startup Founders may wonder how they would benefit from being a part of an accelerator. As one who ran the Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars from 2014-2016, I saw many examples of the ecosystem in action – it is so vast and comprised of different…

Events

Tampa

The 5 Hottest Events at Tampa Bay Startup Week

By | Feb 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite all the individual glory, startups are nothing without their ecosystems. From mentor advice to VC funding, even the likes of Uber and Snapchat needed help from their environment to make it to the top. And while entrepreneurs tend to play the lone wolf…

Ecosystems

Denver

Notes from the Road: The Rise of the Rest Denver Tour

By | Oct 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The Mile High city never disappoints, with a vibrant landscape and 300 days of sun intertwined with an active downtown filled with modern skyscrapers, one can’t help but to breathe in the fresh air of entrepreneurship that carries throughout the state. On Tuesday, the…

Ecosystems

Seattle

Get Ready Seattle, Startup Week is Heading Your Way

By | Oct 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

What is it that makes an ordinary city blossom into a robust tech hub? It’s a question that pervades the minds of almost everybody involved in building a tech ecosystem in a city, all the way from the locals up to the VC investors….

Ecosystems

Denver

Day Two of Denver Startup Week is in the Books

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

At one point today I pulled out my phone expecting to see the clock ticking around 10:00 AM, but I was floored to see it was past 12 noon. Where did the first half of the day go? Time really does fly when you’re…

Venture Capital

Brad Feld: Investors Are Like Dungeons & Dragons Characters

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

In a recent Kauffman Founders School video, Foundry Group managing director Brad Feld compared venture capitalists to Dungeons & Dragons characters – to make the point that they don’t all have the same skills and levels. “I like to describe [venture capital firms] as…

Books

Startup Life as Entertainment: Introducing the Tech Startup Thriller

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Entertainment featuring startup life is rapidly gaining popularity. From Betas to Silicon Valley, and moving on to Shark Tank, the glimpse into this strange world and the idea that you could have a viable business by utilizing this rapid ideation methodology is very attractive….

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…

Books

22 Techstars Mentors Share Their Advice for Startups

By | Mar 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

A startup accelerator will cost you a percentage of your company’s equity – or sometimes actual cold, hard cash – for one reason: mentors. Last summer, Kellogg School of Management professor and angel investor Andrew Razeghi sat in on all the mentor presentations at…