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What Actually Motivates a Corporation to Pilot with a Startup?

Working with a corporation can offer all kinds of opportunities to a startup. It lets you test new functions of your app, figure out implementation techniques and, most importantly, learn from and build a lasting relationship with a potential partner. I’ve watched this process first-hand at the Techstars Retail Accelerator, in Partnership with Target, where […]


Zaki Fasihuddin’s Tips for Corporations Working with Startups

Techstars Mobility Accelerator mentor Zaki Fasihuddin recently joined Volvo Cars as VP of Digital. Zaki has been an active corporate mentor in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Techstars Mobility Accelerator programs. In this post, I interview Zaki who shares some tips for ways corporations and startups can work together. The entire transportation industry is going […]


Applications Open for Multiple Techstars Accelerator Programs

Here at Techstars, we are on a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1,000 companies grow and raise over $3.5 billion in funding, with a market cap of $9.6 billion. Now we’re on a search for the next wave of companies to join our worldwide network! Our […]


Cape Town Startup Globalisation

We’re halfway through July here at the Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Cape Town, which means that the 2017 class of FinTech startups have less than 3 weeks left before they stand on stage at the annual Demo Day. These 10 startups will be representing their companies as capable, forward-thinking visionaries, setting a path to the […]


Welcoming 114 New Companies Across the Techstars Worldwide Network

This has been a big year for Techstars. We’re 10 years old and have now seen over 1,000 companies in the Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs. We have over 30 active programs running this year which means that we are adding roughly 300 founders to our portfolio! We are excited to announce that these new classes […]


Announcing the 2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target Startups

We are excited to announce the 10 startups that will be joining us in Minneapolis for our 2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target. We kick things off this week and are looking forward to three months of awesomeness, capped off by Demo Day on October 11. The focus of these startups ranges widely—from […]


IoT is Everywhere: Announcing the 2017 Class

From logistics to mining, aerospace to construction, health to retail, IoT touches everything we do. By 2025, IoT’s yearly economic impact will be more than $10 trillion. Tapping into this enormous opportunity, the Techstars IoT Accelerator is building an ecosystem for IoT entrepreneurs to flourish. We have only touched the surface of a massive technology […]


Introducing the Techstars Mobility Class of 2017

Today we’re excited to introduce the 11 companies that will be a part of the Techstars Mobility Accelerator Class of 2017. We’re also announcing a new partnership with Rocket Fiber to bring gigabit internet to our office and house for founders. In addition, we’re welcoming three new team members to support the 2017 class. The […]

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2017 UX Trends from the Best Minds in the Industry

2017 is exactly halfway through folks, and so far the below predictions ring true.  Design and User Interface elements are becoming simpler, more ‘obvious’ to the end user, and the focus on shifting from aesthetics to usability. UX design is extending from the digital into the physical realm, and the role of a UX designer […]

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Marketing Essentials for Your Startup

Too many founders believe that marketing is something to worry about after launch, and that a “good product” will sell itself. Not only does this mean you could be building a product that no one wants (after all if you don’t actually ask anyone, how can you know?), but it can also set you way […]


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