19th March 2014

Corporate-run Startup Accelerators

Accelerators have revolutionized the way early stage investors support startups. They combine investment capital with intensive mentorship within a 13 week program. Can accelerators be equally as valuable for corporates? In late 2011, Techstars launched the world’s first corporate accelerator with Microsoft, highlighting the benefits of such programs to both startups and corporations. Today, we Read more…

5th March 2014

Techstars Patriot Boot Camp 2014

Techstars is excited to partner with Goldman Sachs and The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for its Patriot Boot Camp spring 2014 event. The program will be held at Goldman Sachs’ New York City headquarters from May 16th-18th. Application to Patriot Boot Camp is now open. We encourage all interested candidates to apply here. Patriot Boot Read more…

5th March 2014

FG Press and Uncommon Stock

Our friends at Foundry Group announced Foundry Group Press last week, an equitable publishing service that treats authors like partners, not service providers. With authors billed as top priority, FG Press promises: …to be at the forefront of this change, experimenting constantly in order to build a strong community around long-form written content in the Read more…

26th January 2014

Greg Rogers, Managing Director for Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

I’m excited to introduce Greg Rogers as Managing Director of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Greg was a mentor in residence in our London program in 2013 and brings over ten years of experience in the digital media and technology space as a successful entrepreneur, senior manager and angel investor. Prior to joining us, Greg Read more…

21st January 2014

Techstars and Kaplan Invite: Apply to the 2014 Program

As of this morning we are accepting applications for the 2014 class of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Ten education technology startups—focused on areas like higher education, professional education, corporate training, K-12, lifelong learning and more—will be chosen to participate in an intensive three-month, mentor-led business development program in New York City from Read more…

12th January 2014

Global Accelerator Network Announcement

When Brad Feld and I founded the Global Accelerator Network three years ago alongside the White House’s Startup America, our goal was to connect the best short term mentorship driven accelerators around the world. On day one of the network, Techstars was joined by 15 accelerators to create the network which stood for global quality in startup accelerators. We’re Read more…

9th December 2013

Accelerating FinTech: Introducing the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Barclays and Techstars are today launching a program that will give ten innovative businesses the chance to shape the future of financial services. Barclays is a major global financial services provider with over 300 years of history and expertise in banking. Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests, Read more…

4th December 2013

Announcing John Fein as Managing Director of the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by Techstars

With the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by Techstars kicking off in Kansas City on March 10, 2014, we can finally unveil the Managing Director who will be steering the ship: John Fein. John has served as Senior Project Manager at a director level for the OptumRx unit of UnitedHealth Group since 2005, directing the Read more…

13th November 2013

Calvin Chu, Managing Director for the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Today we’re proud to announce Calvin Chu as the Managing Director for the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, powered by Techstars. A seasoned technologist, his expertise lies in connected devices and hardware. Calvin has designed over a dozen products and has been the Senior Technology Licensing Officer at Columbia Technology Ventures for the past five years. Calvin Read more…