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4th April 2014

Seattle 2012 Alumni Leanplum: How Techstars Helped

Momchil Kyurkchiev and Andrew First crossed paths while working on the monetization side of Youtube. They decided to leave Google to start Leanplum, a service that helps product managers and marketers optimize mobile content and messaging by providing a platform for mobile A/B testing, personalization and analytics. I recently called the two founders to learn about their progress and Read more…

28th March 2014

[VIDEO] Startup Stories: DigitalOcean

Startup Stories is a series of short videos about Techstars companies focusing on a specific topics. In this video we learn about how DigitalOcean, from our 2012 program in Boulder, went from struggling in a saturated market to massive success. “As we were raising capital for the company, one of the hardest challenges was to pitch Read more…

25th March 2014

Sponsorship in Action: American Airlines and Given Goods

We recently talked with Riley End, co-founder and CEO of Given Goods Company, a company from our 2013 program in Boulder. Given Goods curates beautiful, high-quality home goods and everyday accessories that drive authentic social impact. Riley talks about a recent experience with Techstars’ sponsor partner American Airlines, as well as what Given Goods is Read more…

24th March 2014

Calling All EdTech Startups! Kaplan and Techstars are coming to a city near you…

We are kicking off the road show for the 2014 Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The accelerator is a highly selective, immersive mentorship and seed-stage investment program for EdTech startups in the broadly defined learning and education space– including birth through life long learning, K-12, higher ed, work readiness, corporate training, summer camps, and Read more…

24th March 2014

Techstars in London 2014: The Sequel

Just over 12 months ago Techstars launched in London and now we are launching its sequel today – bigger and better – that will end with a Demo Day on June 20. With over 1,000 applications to pick from Techstars London Spring 2014 finally settled on 11 companies from 8 different countries including USA, Estonia, Germany, Read more…

19th March 2014

Announcing PowerMoves.NOLA Risingstars Boot Camp, presented by Techstars

      We’re excited to announce PowerMoves.NOLA Risingstars Boot Camp presented by Techstars, an intensive boot camp event for minority entrepreneurs July 3rd-5th in New Orleans. PowerMoves.NOLA is an initiative of the New Orleans Startup Fund, sponsored by Chevron, and in promotional partnership with 2014 ESSENCE Festival Presented by Coca-Cola. PowerMoves.NOLA supports two key Read more…

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…