TechStars TV Presents The Founders: S3E9 “To Raise or Not to Raise”

November 29, 2012

11:28 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’s focus in on raising money.  The most crucial component to delivering the perfect pitch is practice – lots of it.  Bart Lorang, co-founder and CEO at Full Contact, notes that he practiced his pitch hundreds of times before demo day.  Lorang also offers up the following advice:

“The number one rule for the CEOs out there trying to raise money – just f*cking be yourself.” – Bart Lorang (Tweet This)

The episode concludes with Ubooly getting the opportunity to give a one-on-one demonstration to Jeff Clavier, who stops by the TechStars office to share some wisdom with the current class.

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

The Founders Episode 9 “To Raise or Not to Raise” 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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