The Program

Category: Founder Stories

3rd February 2015

Startup Stories – Contently

Contently, who went through Techstars New York in 2011, is a marketplace that connects quality journalists with amazing publishers. They have been growing at an extraordinary rate.  Today with 50,000 journalists, nearing 70 employees, and 100 enterprise customers, mainly Fortune 500s like Coca-Cola, GE, Google, and American Express.  It’s impressive to watch them grow and Read more…

12th August 2014

Startup Stories – Plated “Getting a Physical Goods Business off the Ground”

The latest in our series on Startup Stories is about Plated! In this short video we hear from Nick Taranto and Josh Hix, the founders of Plated, on how they have successfully gotten a physical goods company off the ground.  Plated delivers fresh ingredients so that you can cook gourmet meals at home.  They joined Read more…

5th August 2014

Startup Stories – Nestio “Surround yourself with good people”

In this Startup Stories we were so happy to film Caren Maio, CEO of Nestio, NYC’s most accurate residential listings database.  Nestio went through Techstars in 2011 and was even filmed in Bloomberg’s television series, Techstars.  We hear a lot about how important the people are who make up a company.  The idea may change Read more…

22nd July 2014

[Video] Startup Stories on Hammerhead “A software company unafraid of hardware”

We’ve had a bunch of Startup Stories  coming out and here’s a new one! In this video we learn more about Hammerhead, a company who went through the R/GA Accelerator Powered by Techstars. By the way applications are open and the deadline is August 25th, 2014… so APPLY! Hammerhead is creating something amazing for cyclists.  Read more…

15th July 2014

Startup Stories – Enertiv “Transforming an Industry”

Here’s a new video from our Startup Stories series on Enertiv, recent grad of the R/GA accelerator.  Applications are open for this year’s connected devices program, so apply!  You have nothing to lose. Enertiv provides a combination of hardware and software that allows buildings to monitor their energy consumption in real-time to save energy and Read more…

5th July 2012

Founder Stories: docTrackr

More often than not, gaining entrance into new markets is a ‘make or break’ point for fledgling companies. Reflecting the global nature of the startup eco-system is an important part of fostering relationships that open doors and minds to untapped niches. For Boston’s most recent two classes, 25% of the companies came from outside the Read more…

13th April 2012

Founder Stories: Orbotix

“In this video, as you can see, I’m controlling this robotic ball with my smartphone…you might ask yourself, ‘What’s so great about that?’ Well, it’s a robotic ball controlled with a smartphone.” The emphatic opening lines in Adam Wilson’s investor pitch for Gearbox during Boulder 2010’s Demo Day made the entire audience erupt in laughter and Read more…

19th March 2012

Founder Stories: Contently

Joe Coleman and Shane Snow are self-described “internet dorks” that have been thick as thieves since childhood when they went to middle school together in Idaho Falls. Their first company together was an online greeting cards concept when they were sixteen years old. The two parted ways for college but knew they wanted to work Read more…

17th February 2012

Founder Stories: Occipital

Occipital’s application to TechStars was submitted within five minutes of the final deadline. I’m sitting with Vikas Reddy on a Skype date with his co-founder, Jeff Powers, who is at Occipital’s San Francisco office. “That’s cutting it pretty close, guys,” I tell them. Applying by the early deadline is something heavily championed these days but Read more…