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16th April 2012

A Second Boston Program for 2012

We are happy to announce that we are running another TechStars Boston session this fall. If you have wanted to take part in TechStars in Boston, you don’t have to wait until next year: you can apply right now.

As our Boston program grows we have seen increasing demand from entrepreneurs and investors. There are so many applicants that we can accept only 1% of those who apply. Of the 12 companies in the 2011 class, 12 of 12 raised follow on financing and all are making great progress.

In light of this demand, the Boston investors who make this all possible have encouraged us to pick up the pace.

Our fourth class is graduating this May 3rd – Demo Day will be so much fun – and we have just opened applications for our next class, which will begin in September.

Please apply, or encourage companies you know to apply. If you are accepted you will receive $118,000 in funding and move to Boston for the intense 3-month session. Fall is a beautiful time of year in New England.

Boston has a diverse bench of mentor talent and TechStars wants to take advantage of this. Along with consumer web companies (Ubersense, Taplab, Pact) we have accepted health IT and medical device companies (Ginger.io, Strohl Medical), enterprise software (Evertrue, Placester, Simply Good, Sennex, docTrackr), infrastructure (Kinvey, MortarData), ecommerce (Shopsy, Murfie), and even transportation (Zagster).

We are hoping our next wave of applications will include robotics, bio informatics, health IT, digital manufacturing and ed tech companies.

Please spread the word and apply here.

Founders who apply before May 1st will be eligible for an invitation to this session’s Demo Day, which is not open to the public. This is a rare opportunity to see a select group of Boston entrepreneurs present
their companies to the world.