Because TechStars gets so many applications, we’re often asked what the trends are. This year, we decided to try to blog a bit more statistical data from the application process. Thanks to Josh Whitney for spending some time cleaning up and helping us visualize this data.
First, here are the counties from which we received applications for 2009. About 10% of our applications came from outside the US this year. The darker the country, the more applications we received.
Within the US, here’s an idea of where the applications are coming from.
Obviously, we see more applications from Boulder/Denver and Boston than is generally representative. It’s easier for companies living there to apply, so those areas should be discounted somewhat if you’re trying to get a sense of where the action is.
Here’s one last view. The numbers within each state are the not the number of applications, rather, they represent the number of unique cities in that state that we saw applications from.