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Marketing

How Domain Names Can Impact Customer Engagement

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

When it comes to branding, picking the ultimate online name can be a challenge. If your domain name doesn’t explain what you’re offering or is hard to understand, customers will give up searching for you. We asked two founders about the process of choosing…

Accelerator

San Diego

Techstars Anywhere is Looking for Magic

By | Jul 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In February of 2017, we launched our beta class of Techstars Anywhere, our first virtual accelerator. We invested in four great companies who for various reasons relocating or coworking wasn’t the best option for them. They were an AI company with a distributed remote team,…

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…

Gear & Gadgets

Xfinity xFi Provides the Ultimate WiFi Experience for Families

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

While the world depends on it more than clean drinking water, the everyday user still knows almost nothing about their home WiFi. Even with routers in millions of homes around the world, people rarely take a vested interest in what their internet connectivity is…

Business

Boulder

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…

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Accelerator

San Francisco

How an Accelerator Can Help Startups Gain Mentors and Credibility

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

In 2009, when we first founded Datahug we did not know many other founders, investors or mentors who could help with advice or introductions to customers or investors. Equally, when we did manage to get that rare early introduction or connection, we had very…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

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…

Tips & How To’s

4 Things You Need To Know Before Registering A Domain

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Whether you are a solopreneur or small business, having an online presence is a must. After all, your website will likely be the first impression of any potential customer or client. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to go about getting set up with…

Social Media

93 Percent of the Biggest Celebrity Instagram Ads Are Kinda Lying to You

By | Jun 14, 2017 at 10:50 am

Ads need to be disclosed according to the FTC’s guidelines. When they’re not acknowledged to be ads with an #ad here or a #spon there, social media posts are essentially tricking the reader into thinking they’re completely unbiased. Even in the world of Instagram…

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,…

Business

4 Ways Corporate Board Members Can Spark Company-Wide Innovation

By | May 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Adding corporate board members needs to be a mutually beneficial move for startups. These individuals have the ability to share their experience and knowledge to help the startup get to the next level and spark innovation at the company. So, how can a board…

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…

Accelerator

Why the Study of Entrepreneurship Improves Outcomes for Startups

By | May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

With so many paths to success, the research field of entrepreneurship began to emerge and studying the various interdisciplinary fields that integrate into the overall success became an important tool to understanding the why. Prior to Techstars, I worked in research at the Kauffman…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Boulder

The Emotional Reality of Being a Founder Can Make You Cry

By | May 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Running a company isn’t all rainbows and roses. There are times that the weight of the world falls on your shoulders and emotional rollercoaster is such that you might feel like it’s too much, but you keep going. Recently, the founders of all the Techstars…

Trends

NYC

How NYC Is Turning the Value of Its Premium Brand into Digital Gold

By | May 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I want you to travel back in time with me twenty years or so.  The Internet is young and still relatively unknown to most of us.  Only a small group of web enthusiasts understand how to navigate it — let alone make a buck…

Social Good

Boulder

Techstars Partners With XPRIZE to Take on the World’s Challenges

By | May 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Whether it’s tackling space travel or saving the oceans, the XPRIZE brings together some of the best talent from around the globe together to solve the world’s challenges. XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to…

Accelerator

Boston

Why Boston Is a Great City for Startups

By | May 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Upon visiting the city of Boston, you’ll be treated to a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, art museums, public gardens and maybe get to see a baseball game at Fenway Park. And if you want to grab some insight into the vibrant entrepreneurial…