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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…

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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,…

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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…

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…

Healthy Entrepreneur

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…