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22nd March 2012

4 Keys to a TechStars-Worthy Demo

I write a monthly column for Inc Magazine called Dispatches from TechStars. Here’s an excerpt from a March 14, 2012 Inc Magazine article. 4 Keys to a TechStars-Worthy Demo Want to pitch TechStars Founder David Cohen? You better make sure your pitch looks like this. Last week I spent two full days watching approximately 50 Read more…

27th February 2012

What If You’re Not CEO Material?

I write a monthly column for Inc Magazine called Dispatches from TechStars. Here’s an excerpt from a February 15, 2012 Inc Magazine article. What If You’re Not CEO Material? It’s your company–the product of your own passion and vision. But are you sure you’re the right person to lead it? Deciding whether or not to Read more…

20th February 2012

How to Tell a Mentor He’s Wrong

I write a monthly column for Inc Magazine called Dispatches from TechStars. Here’s an excerpt from a January 17, 2012 Inc Magazine article. Rule No. 1 about start-up mentors: They are not omniscient. In fact, sometimes they’re just plain wrong. It’s something that’s not always easy to see as an entrepreneur. You go to mentors Read more…

18th November 2011

The Kinect Accelerator – What will you do with Kinect next?

Today, Microsoft announced the launch of the Kinect Accelerator. This is an accelerator in Seattle focused on helping startups building the next generation of innovative experiences for the Kinect. The Kinect Accelerator is “powered by” TechStars, which means that TechStars is helping Microsoft to create and operate the program using what we’ve learned from accelerating 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…

26th October 2011

2011 Funding: Boulder

Hi, everyone! Clare Tischer here, new social media manager for TechStars. You have likely been seeing some catch up here on the ol’ blog as I bring it up to date with everything that’s been happening in our non-stop world. Let’s get straight to it. I wanted to cover some of the funding news regarding Read more…