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Techstars welcomes next47 to Techstars Mobility and Techstars IoT as a corporate partner. next47 is Siemen’s new corporate venture unit focused on startups. Techstars partners with corporate leaders from around the world to help startups develop their businesses and deploy solutions as quickly as possible.

next47 joins PWC, SAP, GE and Verizon in Techstars IoT, which is based in New York City. Techstars Mobility is located in Detroit and its roster of partners includes Ford, Verizon, Honda, Dana, Munich RE, Michelin, and DTX. Entrepreneurs looking to work with these global industry leaders should apply today.

next47 will join the other partners in the programs in mentoring the programs’ entrepreneurs and will bring their wealth of experiences to the founders in each program.

About next47

next47, launched in October 2016, seeks to partner with innovative minds and turn big ideas into viable businesses. The dynamic next47 team acts as a venture capitalist, advisor and catalyst into Siemens for external start-ups and creative entrepreneurs, including Siemens employees. Its global presence in Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Tel Aviv – positions next47 close to the major innovation ecosystems to identify, shape and grow future businesses for Siemens. For more information see www.next47.com


Amy Smith Amy Smith
Amy is the VP of Product at Techstars. She was previously VP of Partnerships. Prior to Techstars, Amy was the Director of Product Management at ZOLL, where she was responsible for opportunity identification, business case creation, and evaluation. She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Michigan State University. @AmyMachSmith