TechStars TV Presents The Founders: S3E10 “No Surprises”

December 6, 2012

11:47 am

Curious what life is like inside of a startup accelerator?  Look no further than The Founders, a documentary web series that follows BirdboxROXIMITY and Ubooly from TechStars Boulder (ranked the #2 startup accelerator in the US).

This week’s episode focuses on preparing for Demo Day.  For the better part of three months, startups refine their products/services and pitches to be revealed in front of venture capitalists, angel investors, and press on Demo Day.  Twelve weeks of hard work culminates in one day of execution, and to execute properly the teams rehearse every detail to leave no surprises.

This week’s episode features Mark Solon, co-founder and managing partner at Highway 12 Ventures and Jamie Cooper, CEO of Drake Cooper.

“We know that shit goes bad inside your companies.  Don’t snow us, don’t hide bad news.  Build trusting relationships.” – Mark Solon (Tweet This)

Skydiving, pranks, and crowdsurfing (not to be confused with crowdsourcing) all make cameos in this week’s episode as well.

You can catch up on all of the episodes for season three here.

The Founders Episode 10 “No Surprises” from TechStars on Vimeo.

Related reading: Check out Tech Cocktail’s report on selecting the right accelerator for your startup.

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When Zach Davis isn't getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail's Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.

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