Is Your Startup Pitch Venture Ready?

Is Your Startup Pitch Venture Ready?

The Pitch Checklist How do investors evaluate your startup company? Let me take some of the mystery out of the process and tell you one approach. It’s not the only approach and different investors will put different weighting on different parts of your company. The goal of the post is to help you be self-aware and…
Seriously, What’s Your (Startup’s) Problem?

Seriously, What’s Your (Startup’s) Problem?

A simple framework to identify and articulate a problem-statement. Pitching problems at IDEO in SF during Silicon Valley Bank’s #SVBTREK2017 Whenever I’m approached by someone with a “great startup idea” I ask a deceivingly simple question: “What problem are you solving?” First time founders normally respond by launching into a 5 minutes diatribe about an…
Aligning with Give First: Techstars and Silicon Valley Bank Continue Partnership

Aligning with Give First: Techstars and Silicon Valley Bank Continue Partnership

Silicon Valley Bank could not be more excited to continue our global partnership with Techstars. SVB and Techstars are deeply aligned on #givefirst. Our mission is to increase your probability of success by going beyond banking to be a valued partner to teams in the Techstars family. This year we look forward to expanding our…
Techstars Amplifies Montreal’s Burgeoning AI Ecosystem

Techstars Amplifies Montreal’s Burgeoning AI Ecosystem

BOULDER, Colo., – March 12, 2018 – Montreal is the capital of Artificial Intelligence in Canada, boasting one of the largest AI academic communities in the world. It’s no wonder why Techstars is opening its third Canadian mentorship-driven accelerator in Montreal: Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator. Techstars is grateful for the support from Real Ventures, Canada’s…
How Investor FAQ’s Help with Startup Funding

How Investor FAQ’s Help with Startup Funding

  At SAP.iO Foundry, powered by Techstars Accelerator we recently organized a series of great investor workshops with a number of leading Berlin VC’s and our companies. The format was a private AMA style fireside chat/workshop where our founders could ask ‘the stupid’ questions and get personal tips and advice on how to raise money from industry…
Two New Corporations Partner with Techstars Paris

Two New Corporations Partner with Techstars Paris

In 2018, the Techstars Paris Startup Accelerator is made possible by its supporting corporate partners AccorHotels, Air Liquide, FDJ, GEFCO, Groupama, Next47 and Total. Techstars Paris Accelerator corporate partners represent several hundreds of thousands of employees in over one hundred countries; their accumulated market cap and annual revenues are in the hundreds of billions USD. They…
Techstars and Startup Boost Partner to Support Earlier-Stage Entrepreneurs Globally

Techstars and Startup Boost Partner to Support Earlier-Stage Entrepreneurs Globally

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Startup Boost, a global pre-accelerator program, today announces a new partnership to run Startup Boost programs for pre-seed, early stage entrepreneurs around the world. Applications are now being accepted at www.startupboost.org for early stage startup Spring programs in New York, London, Los Angeles and Toronto until…
Our New Entrepreneurship Program with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Our New Entrepreneurship Program with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Today’s students are more entrepreneurial than their parents. Generation Z’s teens are less likely to get jobs in restaurants or retail stores; they’re creating their own sites and using digital media to build small businesses from babysitting and tutoring services to food and beverage and fashion businesses. As students look to university and beyond university,…
Global Applications for the Techstars Worldwide Network are Now Open!

Global Applications for the Techstars Worldwide Network are Now Open!

There’s an often-repeated stat that 90 percent of startups fail. Not sure the source is, but no doubt that it scares entrepreneurs. At Techstars, we see the reverse in our accelerator portfolio – 90 percent of our startups are active or have successfully exited. Which statistic reflects your business? If you’re ready to succeed, take…
Come See Techstars at SXSW 2018!

Come See Techstars at SXSW 2018!

It’s almost time to kick off another year at SXSW in Austin! The local Techstars team is excited to welcome the Techstars worldwide network and attendees from around the globe to our city. Here is a quick rundown of where to find Techstars at SXSW: Wednesday, March 7th 11:30 AM – 12 PM – From…

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