Techstars++ Launches, Partners With Mayo Clinic

December 12, 2014

8:00 am

This week David Cohen, CEO of Techstars, rolled out a brand new program with the Mayo Clinic called Techstars++. The new program leverages the already existing network of Techstars corporate partners to provide new business opportunities to post-accelerator program entrepreneurs.

Along with the Mayo Clinic, Techstars++ is planning to bring on additional corporate partners soon. The new initiative is one more way for Techstars to extend their network of help to their portfolio companies.

Techstars++ gives companies experience by opening opportunities for them to spend time on site and engage with a corporate partner relevant to their industry. For example, after completing Techstars a healthcare oriented company can spend two weeks at the Mayo Clinic exploring business development opportunities.

A full time Techstars Program Director will reside on-site and work closely with the startups and the corporation to help maximize the opportunity. To make it even better, there’s no charge to Techstars companies to participate in Techstars++.

In turn, these corporations are exposed to some of the most innovative early stage companies and technologies in their area of expertise. Further, Techstars++ continues to foster entrepreneurial growth by building the connective tissue that ties together the local startup community with the larger global Techstars network.

The Techstars++ program announcement comes hot on the heels of a few announcements Cohen emphasized at our Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference this year. If you’re interested in the accelerator, apply here.


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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America’s Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He’s the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he’s off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing…or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach.

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