The Program

Category: Founder Stories

14th April 2015

How the Disney Accelerator Powered by Techstars Program Changed My Life

Founder Guest Post: By Ken Fukazawa, CEO of Tyffon, makers of ZombieBooth and Show Your Disney Side “Why don’t you apply to the Disney Techstars accelerator program? I think it’d be perfect for your company.” A friend of mine said this to me about two weeks before the deadline for applications for the program. The main product Read more…

3rd April 2015

Where Are They Now? – Ovuline

As we head into Easter weekend,  check out our new video about Ovuline as a part of our Where Are They Now? series. Ovuline (Techstars Boston 2009) uses big data and mobile apps to help women conceive faster and have healthier pregnancies. Ovuline’s mobile apps, Ovia Fertility and Ovia Pregnancy, are the leading women’s health apps in the Apple Store and Google Read more…

25th March 2015

Localytics raises an additional $35m in funding

We’re excited to release this new short video, Where Are They Now? on Localytics, who just yesterday announced $35 million in venture capital, bringing total funding to around $60 million.  Localytics, a predictive app marketing and analytics company, went through Techstars in 2009. They stayed in Boston after the program ended and now have additional offices in London Read more…

20th March 2015

Where Are They Now? – Simple Energy “Hiring the right people”

Check out our new video highlighting Simple Energy, a company making a positive impact on the world. Simple Energy is changing how millions of people think about energy and how utilities engage with their customers.  It has saved enough energy to take a city the size of Boulder or even Salt Lake City completely off Read more…

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…