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Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Wants You to Say Something

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

Ever since industry news about sexual harassment began to surface, we believe that it’s more important than ever to reinforce a positive, safe and respectful network. Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. We are ten years old and have had over…

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…

Accelerator

What It’s Like to Graduate From a Corporate Accelerator

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Joining a corporate accelerator is a big decision for any startup founder and it’s not to be taken lightly. The companies are looking for teams with products that not only will help their bottom line and expand their product offering but also to add…

Finance

Boulder

Why A Great Executive Summary Can Help You Get Investor Meetings

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

When it’s time to start raising money, getting your foot in the door can come from a warm intro and a good executive summary. Think of fundraising as an enterprise sales process. Which means it’s going to take time to get fundraising done and…

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…

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Accelerator

Boulder

Why Techstars Added New Initiatives to Their Code of Conduct

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Over the last month, several prominent VCs were revealed for inappropriate behavior relative to gender discrimination and general sexual harassment. It was not a proud moment in the VC and overall tech industry. We at Techstars care deeply about people. Not just the people…

Diversity

DC

Report: Women Engineering Students are Still Dropping Out

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

People took to social media amid a controversial internal memo by a Google software engineer called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” which was not only a slap in the face to women in tech and diversity initiatives as whole, but also claimed that there was…

Business

Denver

SaaS Companies Need to Eventually Consider An Enterprise Approach

By | Aug 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you’re just starting out as a SaaS company, every little thing you do matters. You’ll pursue deals that you wouldn’t even consider a few years down the line, and you’ll do absolutely everything you can to cater to the few customers you have….

Funding

Boulder

Techstars Venture Capital Fund Invests $13M in Health Insurance Startup

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. We are excited to announce that, along with Foundry Group, we are investing in Impact Health’s $13 million Series A round. Founder and CEO Christine Carrillo, along with her…

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+…

Ecosystems

Denver

9 Startups to Know From Pitchers & Pitchers Event at Galvanize

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

What happens when you put 9 startups, 3 judges, 2 kegs, and a 100+ audience members together for 2 hours? Well….lots of cheers, laughs, and suds to start. Last week Galvanize reignited its signature Pitchers & Pitchers event, but revamped as a local, quarterly…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

A Founder’s Guide to Prepare Your Series A Fundraising

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it’s time to raise a Series A for your startup, having a general idea of what you are walking into is always helpful, and it makes your meeting with the investors more impactful. I’ve put together an “internal guide” that I frequently share…

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…

Incubators

Boulder

Meet the 114 New Techstars Startups Across the Globe

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With more than 1,000 companies already in our accelerator portfolio, we are excited to announce an additional 114 cohorts joining the Techstars Worldwide Network. Out of 30 global accelerator programs, 11 are kicking off this week, with four programs welcoming their inaugural classes, including…

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…

Business

Boulder

Processes Can Fail Fast if You Don’t Have the Right Team

By | Jul 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

After spending time chatting with a product designer in a large tech company in L.A. about his company and observations of product teams, it felt like the whole conversation started when he said something like this, “I am not sure how product managers become product…

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,…