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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

Inspiration

San Francisco

How Life as An Immigrant Helped Me Launch a Startup

By | May 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is scary, exciting, and gratifying. Entrepreneurship elicits so many emotions mixed into one. The same is true about being an immigrant. Momchil Kyurkchiev, originally from Bulgaria, is the CEO and cofounder of Leanplum, a marketing cloud built for the mobile era, with…

FinTech

The New Era of Fintech Disruption in NYC

By | Apr 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

I’m thrilled to be joining Techstars as managing director for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in New York City. I am taking the torch for this role from the talented Jenny Fielding, who is continuing her role of managing director of Techstars IoT….

Business

800 Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators to FCC: Protect Net Neutrality

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Net neutrality has been a hotly debated topic in the tech sector for a few years. While former president Obama did a great job of putting laws in place to protect it, innovators around the world are now worried about the future of net neutrality….

Robots

Boulder

The Chowbotics Robot Will Make You a Salad

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you walk into a restaurant, you expect to see chefs, line cooks, and maybe a waiter or two contributing to the creation your meal. But what would you think if a robot made your lunch? Chowbotics, previously Casabots, builds robots that prepare food. The company’s…

Communication

Communication Comes Down to Thoughts, Learnings, and Actions

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Having a mentor while building a business can help founders get through the tough challenges of startup life and give them a heads up on what’s around the corner. Jacqueline Ros, CEO and founder of Revolar, talks about what she learned at Techstars and having Brian Cornell, Target’s CEO as…

Accelerator

What Does Traction Mean to Accelerators?

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

When accelerators are looking to select a startup for their program, a company’s traction is going to be part of the conversation. In an interview Jenny Fielding, managing director of Techstars IoT in New York City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director for Techstars Mobility in…

Entrepreneur

3 Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Presented and backed by Techstars. Patriot Boot Camp is a non-profit designed to equip service members, veterans and spouses with the entrepreneurial education, access to resources, mentorship and community support that they need to build technology companies of scale and impact. My wife and I have…