11th December 2013

[VIDEO] Quotes for Entrepreneurs: Brad Feld

I’m a huge Battlestar Galactica fan and think Commander William Adama has amazing leadership lessons for any entrepreneur. If you don’t know what “rolling the hard six” is, it’s a classic example of a high risk / high reward scenario. Per Urban Dictionary: “Rolling a hard six has a probability of about 3% whereas rolling Read more…

10th November 2011

Don’t Forget to Bootstrap

I recently spent some time with a long time friend and entrepreneur who I’ve funded in the past. He’s working on a new company which I think is really neat and I’m already a user of. He called me for feedback on his fundraising strategy as well as to see if it’s something that we’d Read more…

21st August 2011

The Making Of The Bloomberg TechStars Show

David Cohen, the CEO of TechStars, is doing a weekly show called This Week In TechStars. Episode 3 – which is now up – is the story of the making of the Bloomberg show “TechStars” which premiers on September 13th. David interviews Elizabeth Gould, the Bloomberg Executive Producer for the show. I’ve gotten to know Read more…

23rd May 2011

Calling All Angels in Boston

I’ve been spending some time with the current TechStars Boston class. This feels to me like the strongest class we’ve had in Boston so far and might be the one of the strongest TechStars classes overall. This class of companies in Boston is thinking big and is very diverse. It’s been incredibly energizing watching each Read more…

18th October 2010

The Do More Faster Book Tour – Week 2

Well, week 1 of the Do More Faster book tour was a blast, but I’ve contemplated renaming it the “Do More Faster And Then Sleep All Weekend to Recover Book Tour” based on the empirical data from my 24 hour sleep session from Saturday at noon to Sunday at noon. The book tour is in Read more…

21st September 2010

Introducing Do More Faster

About a year ago David Cohen and I were having a beer together talking about ways to capture all the different things we’d learned about early stage entrepreneurship from running the TechStars program. In a moment of insanity, we decided to write a book. The result is Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Read more…

11th September 2010

Startup Visa Interviews at O’Reilly Gov 2.0

I spent the previous 36 hours in Washington DC, primarily at the O’Reilly Gov 2.0 conference. I did a ten minute speech on the Startup Visa and a ten minute interview about entrepreneurship, innovation, and the Startup Visa. The conference was well attended – about 700 or so folks – and I enjoyed a number Read more…

22nd November 2009

Boston moves to Spring – Applications now open

The TechStars Boston program is happening in the spring of 2010 – March, April, May. Applications are now open – the deadline for Boston is January 11th at 11:59:59pm, but don’t wait because there are some special bonus happy things if you apply early. We decided to offset the timing of the Boston and Boulder Read more…

21st October 2009

TechStars 2009 Demo Day in Seattle – 11/4/09

We are doing another TechStars 2009 Demo Day, this time in Seattle on 11/4/09. It’s part of a two day TechStars mini-reunion across all three TechStars years – part retreat, part spend time with a bunch of Seattle colleagues, and part party – TechStars style. The agenda for the Investor part of the event on Read more…