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Phoenix

Breaking Down Barriers to Entrepreneurship Starts with Messaging

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

With the rise in startup activity around the country, more local organizations are emerging to help provide resources, training, education, and funding to support underserved communities and their dreams to build a business. At Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, leaders…

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Phoenix

Entrepreneurs Aren’t Prepared for the Mental Rollercoaster

By | Feb 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

During the recession, Carla Sandine couldn’t find many job opportunities in the digital marketing industry. As a single mother, she had to find a way to support her family and decided to open a business in Phoenix. In 2011, she launched a digital marketing…

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Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase Invests $2.2 Million to Benefit Phoenix’s Underserved Entrepreneurs

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Phoenix communities are celebrating because JPMorgan Chase has made several local charitable investments to support underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses with the goal of creating jobs and spark a growing economy. At the Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business, the…

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Phoenix

Make Sure Your Mistakes Are Affordable

By | Feb 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Making mistakes while building a business is part of the startup journey. But depending on the severity of the lesson, it can set you back or even close the doors for good. Fortunately, at Techstars Startup Week Phoenix 2018 powered by Chase for Business,…

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Tampa

Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…

Social Networking

San Francisco

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Introductions

By | Dec 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

I only met Ron Conway once. He was an early investor in Datahug and when I met him it was at his home in San Francisco. This was not your normal investor meeting. It was all about introductions and understanding who I wanted to…

Accelerator

Boulder

Startups Need to Be Tactical When Partnering With Corporations

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Joining a corporate accelerator or partnering with a corporation may be the direction you want to go. But it’s important to understand the behind-the-scenes, expectations and perspectives of the corporate partner before you jump in.  In this article, Dave Drach, VP Corporate Strategy at…

Accelerator

Denver

Techstars Partners with The Nature Conservancy for New Eco Accelerator

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 7:15 am

According to the United Nations, less than 3 per cent of the world’s water is fresh (drinkable), households consume 29 per cent of global energy and consequently contribute to 21 per cent of resultant CO2 emissions, and 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every…

Funding

Is Venture Capital Right for Socially Conscious Startups?

By | Nov 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Recently, a friend and founder of a social venture that increases access to basic services for underserved communities in the US, started gearing up for his Series A fundraising. As a mission-driven company, the advice he got about where to look for funding was…

Accelerator

India

Techstars Expands Startup Opportunities in India

By | Nov 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has been a boom cycle. According to CBS News, India has been a trajectory of new startups out of the need to create jobs for themselves. There has been “more than 65 percent of the population under 35 years of age…

Accelerator

Toronto

Techstars New Toronto Accelerator to Focus on AI and Fintech

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Toronto, much like Canada, is having a growth spurt. Converging factors are happening in Toronto, and it’s great for tech startups. Techstars is proud to be a designated entity for Canada’s Start-up Visa Program, a movement that encourages immigrant founders to build their businesses in…

Entrepreneur

Brad Feld on Mental Health Awareness & the Startup Community

By | Nov 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

Mental health and entrepreneurship rarely mix well. Between the sleepless nights, the stressful days, and the constant fear of failure hovering over your head at all times, running a business takes a toll on your well-being. Fortunately, there are ways to combat the stress….

Digital Currency

Chicago

A Guide to Blockchains, Protocols and Token Sales

By | Nov 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Blockchains are changing the foundation of the global economy, and everyone is freaking out. Opinionated tribes are invoking civil wars and “forking” into new tribes. Multiple heated battles are happening simultaneously (mostly on social media) while only a few people on the outside understand…

Accelerator

Austin

Techstars Launches New Accelerator Dedicated to Social Good

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 8:30 am

There are founders who start their day with a mission to do good and solve the most pressing social and environmental issues facing the world today. In response to the increase in socially conscious startups launching around the world, Techstars launched Techstars Impact Accelerator,…

Accelerator

7 Leadership Lessons You’ll Learn at Techstars

By | Oct 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

In November 2015, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from around the world could better understand what you’ll take away when you’re done. Here were the seven lessons…

Accelerator

Boulder

10 Reasons Why You’re Ready to Join an Accelerator

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Some people say that accelerators are only good for the companies that didn’t yet raise financing. They argue that if the company has raised capital, then it’s too far along for an accelerator and wouldn’t benefit from it. My take is different — none…

Inspiration

Los Angeles

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp. But I also…