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Announcing the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Techstars is excited to announce our expanded investment in the Seattle ecosystem with the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Offered in partnership with Amazon’s Alexa Fund, this program is designed to support early-stage companies advancing the state-of-the-art in voice-powered technologies, interfaces and applications, with a focus on Alexa domains such as connected home, wearables and […]



Applications are Open for the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Cape Town

We are excited to announce that applications have opened for the second class of the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Cape Town! We are looking for exceptional founders who are tackling difficult problems and big opportunities. We are specifically looking for founders who are beyond the MVP stage and working on applications of financial […]



Investing in IoT is a Bumpy Ride

Navigating investment climates is tough. It’s even tougher in IoT– especially when the tides change so quickly and without much warning. For the past few years, IoT has been on everyone’s hot list, but the good times may be slowing down. And according to CB Insights, corporate venture arms, which represent 5 out of the […]



Funding and M&A Activity Across the Techstars Ecosystem

Third quarter brought some exciting funding news for Techstars companies! Congratulations to: Roximity (Boulder ‘12) acquired by Verve Medicast (Sprint ‘14) acquired by Providence St. Joseph Beam (Seattle ‘16) acquired by Microsoft Conspire (Cloud ‘13) acquired by FullContact (Boulder ‘11) Uvize (Kaplan ‘13) acquired by SonderMind Patient IO (Austin ‘13) acquired by Athenahealth Ranku (Kaplan […]



Mental Health and Entrepreneurship

It was a quiet Sunday evening, and I had just got back from a holiday in Portugal. I was in the middle of trying to change a lightbulb (true progress on the DIY front for me), and I felt the need to tell Rich, my co-founder, about a feeling that had been consuming me for […]



Announcing Techstars Music

Techstars is excited to announce Techstars Music, a new startup accelerator program created with top music companies to invest in the ecosystem of music. The Techstars Music program will kick off in Los Angeles in February 2017 and applications are open today. We’re looking for radical tech innovations to benefit everyone in the music industry […]



Presenting Techstars IoT Class of 2016

Rewiring Legacy Industries and Creating the IoT Universe By 2025, IoT’s yearly economic impact will be more than $10 trillion. Where will we see the majority of that impact? Industries and commercial enterprise. To tap into this enormous opportunity, Techstars IoT aims to build a new ecosystem for IoT entrepreneurs with a B2B focus. “While […]

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What I Learned Being Mentored by Brian Cornell, CEO of Target

Techstars is a whirlwind experience. Thanks to this incredible program, the business growth that happened for Revolar is mindblowing and keeping up with the pace pushed my team beyond what we thought was possible. But having taken Revolar and our team through this process twice, I can say with absolute confidence that the magic is […]



The Why and How of Joining Techstars as COO

I talk with a lot of people, and often I’m asked how I ended up where I am today. It’s not a straight line story, it’s a long and winding road. Now that I’ve joined Techstars, I’m being asked “why” and “how did you decide?” One of the benefits of being older and wiser is […]



Why Having Co-CEOs is a Bad Idea, Almost Always

Recently, David Cohen and I both changed our titles to co-CEO of Techstars. We’ve long preached that having two CEOs at a startup is a bad idea, so why did we do it? First, why doesn’t it work? Usually, it’s because it’s done for the wrong reasons. Often a company has co-CEOs because they have […]


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