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Accelerator

Techstars Music Accelerator Adds International Members to Help Startups

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe cooperation produces greater return on investment. Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of three new member companies for Techstars Music 2018: Concord…

Accelerator

Chicago

10 Startups on Display at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Techstars is easily one of the most esteemed startup accelerators in the world. With programs in dozens of international cities and partnerships with hugely influential corporations, Techstars has shown startup founders and entrepreneurs that there is no better place to grow and build their…

Productivity

Boulder

The Early-Stage Startup Playbook for SaaS Productivity Products

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

When you’re just starting out, knowing what tools work the best for all the different current or future needs will save you time. Here’s our list of tools that can help you Do More Faster. Warning, the article is long but detailed with reviews…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Energy Accelerator Partners With Norwegian-Based Statoil

By | Oct 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

Finding new ways to develop clean energy is at the heart of Techstars Energy Accelerator. We are proud to announce Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil, a Norwegian-based company. Norway is internationally recognized for Energy so it only makes sense that this is the…

Accelerator

Boston

Techstars Joins U.S. Air Force to Launch Autonomous Tech Accelerator

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

With more government agencies taking an interest in the private sector and its innovations, Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. Techstars is the worldwide network…

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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…

Accelerator

Boulder

How To Make a Corporate Pilot Program Successful

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

More corporate accelerators are partnering up with startups for pilot programs. But what do founders need to know going into it? We asked Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target, about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team…

Automotive

Detroit

You Can Now Rent a Classic Car Through DriveShare

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 8:30 am

If you are a car enthusiast and looking for a classic Corvette, Porsche or T-Bird to buy, Classics & Exotics was the place to find it. Hagerty, the world’s largest network for people who love cars and collectible vehicles fell in love with Classics…

Interviews

The Value of Startups Interacting with Large Corporations

By | Oct 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The line between startups and corporations used to be thicker than you could imagine. However, in recent years, large businesses and budding startups have taken to teaming up to tackle the challenges of the business world and beyond. Techstars recently held an AMA on…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Startup Programs Has a Fresh New Look

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Two years ago, Techstars and UP Global joined forces to allow us to successfully build a global network of entrepreneurs. Since then, we’ve made an effort to ensure Techstars Startup Programs are integrated into the larger Techstars network to provide the most value to…

Productivity

Boulder

7 Blog Posts That Will Change The Way You Think About Product Roadmaps

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Product roadmaps are common fixtures in most industries and every bit as common as business plans. Every business has its unique take on the process and many try to establish their roadmap as a virtual competitive advantage. Unfortunately, most fall into the same category…

Accelerator

Boulder

What You Need to Know Before You Apply to Techstars

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking about joining an accelerator and Techstars is in your radar, here are some tips from our managing directors to get you started and make the application process go a bit smoother. If you’re not able to meet up with some…

Accelerator

Detroit

Why Automotive Companies Should Work With Early-Stage Startups

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The entire transportation industry is going through a historic change. Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement manufactured metal. At the Techstars Mobility Accelerator program, we have 10 corporate innovation partners…

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…

Marketing

Denver

How to Align Go to Market Strategies to Match the Enterprise Buying Cycle

By | Sep 8, 2017 at 8:30 am

In a previous post I recently covered the importance of targeting large-scale enterprise deals. Now we’ll touch on the steps SaaS companies need to take to land these contracts. The go-to-market approach for these deals is much more complex than a self-service or SMB…

Accelerator

Toronto

Techstars Expands to Canada, Opens Toronto Accelerator

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Techstars has many accelerator programs around the world and have announced their new expansion to Toronto, Canada. Here’s one perspective from a Canadian about the startup-friendly environment the country has to offer. When I returned home to Montreal, it was a great experience. I left…

Accelerator

Boulder

5 Common Threads You’ll Find in a Successful Startup Pilot

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Recently, I wrote about what motivates a corporation to partner with a startup for a pilot and the ins and outs of testing a new product, exploring the potential for a working relationship and understanding your market better. This time, I’ll go one step…